Henrietta Carey

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Henrietta Carey

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: July 28, 1920 (71-79)
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry George Carey and Catherine Carey
Sister of Lucy Ann Carey; Mary Eliza Musson; Fanny Catherine Carey; Robert Frederick Carey; Kate Watson Wallis and 1 other

Occupation: Many Charitable Works
Managed by: Stephen Peter Mellersh
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About Henrietta Carey

Henrietta's occupations:- Henrietta was associated with the Nottingham Town and Country Social Guild and with the Nottinghamshire Convalescent Homes. The Guild worked for the improvement of the life style and working conditions of working people. She supported many Nottingham charities and was an active participant in their day to day operations. One such organisation, the Ladies Sanitary Association, organised competitions for the cleanest homes and the prettiest window boxes. Because of her involvement in these inspections, Henrietta was seen by some as a snooper and this aspect of her work went against the thinking of John Ruskin whom she otherwise admired. After an uncertain start their correspondence led to her being admitted as a Companion of his Guild of St George, which involved the donation of one tenth of her income. It seems that she never met Ruskin face to face. Henrietta was a founder of Nottingham's Kyrle Society. Named after John Kyrle (1637-1724), who lived a simple life and worked to improve both town and countryside, this organisation did much to decorate and improve the urban environment. She was also extremely active in charitable support work during the First World War. A plaque on 455 and 457 The Wells Road, Mapperley, Nottingham records her work towards “two houses of rest for poor people”. (Fry, 2003) Sources about Henrietta:- See: A Directory of Names associated with Bromley House Library 1816 to 1916, Nottingham Subscription Library, foundation 1816 first centenary 1916, Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6HL. Website: < http://www.ashbracken.com/BrHouse-HTML/BrH1816-Index.html>. Also: "Henrietta Carey – an Artistic Social Worker", by Terry Fry (2003) Nottinghamshire Historian, 70 (Spring), 8 – 10. Terry Fry tells the story of a nineteenth century "one-woman social work department." Henrietta lived:- At birth (1844): Nottingham [address?]; 1851 (census): 22 St Mary's Gate, St Mary's, Nottingham; From before 1881: Trent Leigh, 48 The Ropewalk, Nottingham; and At death (1920): Nottingham [address?].

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August 1844
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

Henrietta was born in St Mary's, Nottingham [address?].

July 28, 1920
Age 75
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 75
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom