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Kate Trevor, Nee Burrington

The Bridgwater Mercury 26 December 1934 Supplied by R De Smet


We deeply regret to announce the death of Mrs. Kate Trevor, wife of Colonel Edward Trevor of 'Halesleigh', Wembdon Road, who entered into her rest at about 8 o'clock on Saturday evening last. The deceased lady was taken seriously ill in August, 1933 and although she made a partial recovery and was able to get about a little, she had a relapse a few months ago and gradually sank, passing peacefully away.

Mrs. Trevor had for many years been prominently identified with the social, religious, and political life of the town, and was held in high esteem by all who knew her for her gently disposition and kindness of heart. She was the only daughter of Mr. E.H. Burrington, a member of a former well known and respected Bridgwater family, and was within about four weeks of her 76th birthday. For nearly 48 years Colonel and Mrs. Trevor had lived a happy married life, and were devotedly attached to each other.


Mrs Trevor gave much of her time and energies to good works. She and her husband were keenly interested in St. Mary's Church. which they both regularly attended until she was laid aside by illness, and in promotion of bazaars and other objects to raise funds for the Church she always took a leading part. Then in the Bridgwater Hospital and the local Nursing Association she was also an active worker and helped to organise the annual 'Pound Day' for the hospital and other efforts. Any worthy cause always found in her a generous supporter.

Like her husband, Mrs. Trevor was a zealous Conservative, and for many years was chairman of the Bridgwater Women's Conservative Association, and shortly before her illness helped to start a club for women Conservatives at the party's offices in Castle Street.

The deepest sympathy of the townspeople and residents of the district will be extended in his great loss to Colonel Trevor, who is a well known figure in the town, as a solicitor and Clerk to the Bridgwater County Magistrates, whilst in his younger days he was prominently identified with the local Volunteers.

At the morning service at St. Mary's on Sunday the Vicar (the Rev E.H. Hughes-Davies) made a touching reference to the passing of Mrs. Trevor, paying a tribute to her love for the Church and her sweet and kindly disposition, also extending sympathy with Colonel Trevor in his hour of trial.


Before the commencement of the business at the Bridgwater Borough Police Court on Monday, the Mayor rose and expressed on behalf of the Bench their sorrow at the death of Mrs. Trevor, and asked the Clerk to send to Colonel Trevor an expression of their sympathy.

Mr. Arthur King, on behalf of the solicitors practicing at the Court, and the Chief Constable (Mr. F.W.Pearce) added their sympathy, which the Clerk (Mr. F.P. Tyrrell) promised to convey to Colonel Trevor.

When county magistrates met at a special sitting at Bridgwater this (Monday) morning, Mr. C.B. Greenhill, on behalf of the Bench, expressed deep sympathy with Colonel Trevor in his sad loss, and said they would like their expression to be conveyed to him.

Mr. Robinson (Assistant Clerk) and Inspector Webb (on behalf of the police) associated themselves with the expression.


The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon. There will be a service in St. Mary's Church at 2.30, followed by the interment

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