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Who lived in your house in 1901? (Frobisher, Falkland & Fairfax Roads)

Michael's thread reminded me that I have access to the 1901 census for these 3 roads.

The School House was occupied by James Quin, his wife Sarah and their 2 children, Ethel and Amy aged 13 and 10 - and one Florence Stockwell (their servant!). James was born in Huntingdonshire, Sarah in Cambridgeshire and the girls in Hertfordshire, as was Florence.

Unfortunately some of the entries are barely legible but I shall do my best to give you as much information as possible.

Right, whose first then?

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Wow this is fascinating!

I don't suppose there are any entries for 527 Green lanes? It's split into quite a few different flats, I live in Flat 2 at the top, above chickenways :)

This one was hard!

I can't find any record for this address in the 1901 census but finally found something in the summary book of the 1911 census. There's no record as such as all it says is "used as a picture palace"!

I will let you know if I find out anything more.

Hello Angela - that Liverpool House has got us all going! Anything for 69 Wightman Road, 1901 & 1911, and any other notes as to number of rooms etc ?



I'll do two separate responses, bear with me!


Thomas L Proudfoot, age 61, born in Marylebone. Bookbinder (employer)

Frances, age 57, born St Pancras

Laval C, age 19, born St Pancras. Insurance clerk

Annie (sister),  age 58, born Marylebone. Bookbinder

Charles Turner (brother-in-law), age 50, born St Pancras. House Agent


Anne Elinor Proudfoot, age 68. Retired bookbinder

Charles Frederick Turner (boarder), age 60. Estate Agent

John George Cross (boarder), age 26, born Newland Common, Yorkshire. Chartered accountant

7 rooms

Part two.

According to the British Book Trade Index, the first mention of Proudfoot bookbinders dates from 1774 (Jaffray manuscript in the British Library) and between 1808 and 1846 the business traded from at least 6 different addresses in central London.  I don't know what happened over the years but when the last Thomas Proudfoot died in February 1911 he only left a few hundred pounds to his only child.

The State Library of NSW has an undated letter written to Thomas by the painter, lithographer and naturalist, George French Angas. The letter requests his publisher to forward a missing plate from his sister's copy of his book 'Kafirs' to his bookbinder, Mr Proudfoot in George Street.

Angas did a number of drawings of the first gold digging in Bathhurst, NSW and these works were on display at the 1855 Paris exposition alongside works by five other Australian artists, including Conrad Martens and Adelaide Ironside. By a funny coincidence,  Adelaide is a distant relative of my husband!



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