Trafalgar Terrace

Residents of the terrace in 1901

By Rosalind Cook

Except where otherwise stated all of the below were born in Sussex. Only seven of them were on the electoral register, which at that time did not include women.

No.4

Here lived the Robinson family. The father Harry (48) was a stonemason and he and his son Harry (20) are described in the census as marble workers. Sarah (46) was mother also to Fanny (18), Sarah (14), Peter (13), Charlie (11), Agnes (9), Willie (6), Maud (4) and Nellie(2).

Two rooms appear to have also been occupied by Henry (37) and Emily Booker (26) and their baby daughter. Henry was a General Labourer born in London.

No.5

Next door lived the widow Lydia Wright (67) with her three children. Her daughter Agnes(40) was a self-employed dress-maker who worked from home. Arthur (25) worked as a grocery clerk and his brother Charles (23) as a grocery assistant.

No. 6

In the 1901 census Sarah Tuppen (48) is described as the head of the household, and her husband John is not mentioned, although his name appears on the electoral register for this address. Sarah lived with two boarders: James Parsons (20) who worked as a clerk in a soap factory and James Skinner (29) ,born in Surrey, who worked in connection with "railway goods".

No.7

The cook and confectioner Charles Pettit (42) lived here with his wife Elizabeth (39) and their four children : Agnes (13), Bernard (10) and Francis (7) and the eldest son Frederick (16) who worked in a restaurant. It appears the factory worker Charles Osbourne (23) also had a room in this house.

No.8

Here lived the builder James Dewdrey (33) and his wife Florence (31) with their three children Reginald (5), John (3) and Estella (1).

No.9

Thomas Marriott (37) the cycle repairer, born in Hackney, lived here with his wife Isabella (40), his two sons Thomas R (13) and George (9) and his widower father-in-law Robert Haslett (69), who still worked from home as a tailor. Thomas R worked as a fishmonger's assistant.

No 10

The carpenter William Gilwood (38) lived here with his wife Kathleen (35) and their five children. Kathleen worked as a self-employed dressmaker from home and was born in Exmouth. They had two daughters: Alice K (16) and Daisy (5), and three sons William G (10), Frederick (8) and Henry (1).

On the night of the census they had a young visitor from Southampton staying with them by the name of Edward Stacey (12). Probably brother and sister, Nellie (25) and William Sherwood (16) were boarders. Nellie was a domestic cook, maybe for the household, while William was a railway labourer.

No 11

William James Newton, the retired grocer and beer retailer (53) ,lived here with his wife Hannah (52). Both were born in Warwickshire.

No 12

Widower and carpenter Augustus Guy Tyzack (64), born in Norfolk, lived here with his three daughters and son-in-law Albert Dove (30), a labourer, who was married to Margaret (29). Frances (26) worked as a shop assistant in a tobacconists. Daisy (23) worked as dressmaker from home.

No.13

Edward Hezekiah Duke, the postman (37), lived here with his wife Emily (34) and three daughters Emily (14), Elsie (10) and Dorothy (2).

No.14

The retired coal merchant's foreman George Ayres (65) lived here with his wife Frances (62).

No.14a

According to the Towner's directory James Jutten the decorator lived here but he does not appear on the census.

This page was added on 22/03/2006.
Comments about this page

Thomas Marriott was my great grandmother's younger brother. He was born in Hackney in 1863, and his father died when he was 8. His mother couldn't support four children on her income as a seamstress, so a place was found for Thomas in the Royal Albert Orphan Asylum at Frimley. In 1880 he joined the London Brighton and South Coast Railway as a Porter on a weekly wage of 16/- and he was promoted to 18/- and moved to Brighton in 1881. In 1883 Thomas married Isabella Haslett. In 1891 they were living at No.37 Red Cross Street with their two small sons Thomas Robert (who died in 1909 aged 22) and Edmund (who died a few weeks after the census in 1891). By 1901 Thomas had left the railway to repair cycles and their third son George had been born. Thomas and Isabella were still at No.9 Trafalgar Terrace in 1911 with their daughter Annie aged 4. Thomas died in 1927 in Brighton aged 66, and Isabella died aged 80, also in Brighton, in 1942. I haven't discovered how much longer the family lived in Trafalgar Terrace. I don't know what happened to George, but I think Annie married George A Reed in 1933.

By Judy Buckley (25/08/2012)

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