Miss Alice Hartley
[The sitter had previously visited Silvy's studio on 24 March 1863.]
Born in Wolverhampton in 1847, Alice was the third daughter of ironmaster John Hartley and his wife Emma. Her maternal grandfather was the ironmaster George Benjamin Thorneycroft of Wolverhampton.
On 20 September 1877 she married Captain Charles Ellison Terrot of the 63rd Regiment (Belfast Newsletter, 27 September 1877), who in 1881 gave his profession as a Major in the 53rd Regiment of Infantry. The wedding ceremony was performed by the bride’s brother, Reverend John Thornycroft Hartley, who holds the distinction of being the only clergyman ever to have won the men’s single title at Wimbledon.
In 1881 the couple were living with their first child – soon to be joined by two siblings – and five servants at Tong Vicarage, Tong, Shropshire. Alice’s parents John and Emma Hartley were living at nearby Tong Castle.
Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Terrot ‘formerly a Major in Her Majesty’s 53rd Regiment of Foot but late a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Manchester Regiment of Her Majesty’s Army’ died suddenly, aged 44, on 27 August 1885 at his residence in Shorncliffe Camp at Cheriton in Kent. He left an estate valued at £9284.
Alice Terrot died, aged 88, on 8 May 1935 at 5 Shakespeare Terrace, Folkestone. Her estate was resworn twice but was eventually valued at £4486.
'The death occurred on Wednesday last week of Mrs Alice Terrot of 5, Shakespeare Terrace, Folkestone, one of the oldest residents of the town. [...] Mrs Terrot, who had lived in Folkestone since 1889, resided for many years at 33, Augusta Gardens, where she entertained a wide circle of friends' (Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald, 18 May 1935).