Residents of the terrace in 1901
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
Here lived the builder James Dewdrey (33) and his wife Florence (31) with their three children Reginald (5), John (3) and Estella (1).
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.
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.
William James Newton, the retired grocer and beer retailer (53) ,lived here with his wife Hannah (52). Both were born in Warwickshire.
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.
Edward Hezekiah Duke, the postman (37), lived here with his wife Emily (34) and three daughters Emily (14), Elsie (10) and Dorothy (2).
The retired coal merchant’s foreman George Ayres (65) lived here with his wife Frances (62).
According to the Towner’s directory James Jutten the decorator lived here but he does not appear on the census.