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1901 census look up please

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Tracey

Tracey Report 19 Jan 2014 22:04

I am tracing the history of a house in Lincoln....... Guildford House South Park Lincoln. I would be so grateful if somebody could look on the census and tell me who lived there in 1901. .

Tracey

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 19 Jan 2014 22:25

do you have a house nos FMP doesnt find it with the info you have given

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 19 Jan 2014 22:29

this is it in 1911

1911 Census transcription details for: Guilford House South Park Lincoln
National Archive Reference: RG14PN19729 RG78PN1182 RD418 SD2 ED10 SN278
Reg. District: Lincoln
Sub District: Lincoln Home
Parish: Lincoln
Enum. District: 10
Address: Guilford House South Park Lincoln
County: Lincolnshire
Name Relation Condition/
Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
HARRIS, John Head Married M 56 1855 Secretary Of Public Company Bedford Luton
HARRIS, Fanny Sophia Wife Married
32 years F 57 1854 Lincoln Heapham
HARRIS, Felicia Dorothea Daughter Single F 19 1892 Student Lincoln Lincoln
HUNTER, Rose Servant Single F 22 1889 General Servant Domestic Lincoln Washington

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 19 Jan 2014 22:32

Hi Tracey as far as I can see on the 1901 census there were quite a few properties on South Park that were un-named and un-numbered so it could be difficult to tell which it was.

However there was a newspaper article in December 1897 about the sale of properties in the area that says "A villa residence on South park, known as Guildford House, was purchased by Mr. Harris for " (The amount is unclear). Will dig a bit further.

EDIT: Looks like Mr Harris was still there in 1911 going by post above. Amount paid was £910

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 19 Jan 2014 22:33

perhaps it wasnt named Guildford house in 1901

1901 census transcription details for: South Park, Lincoln South Common

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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG13
Piece: 3060
Folio: 78
Page: 33
Reg. District: Lincoln
Sub District: Lincoln Home
Parish: Lincoln South Common
Enum. District: 11
Ecclesiastical District: Extra Parochial
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: South Park, Lincoln South Common
County: Lincolnshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
HARRIS, John Head Married M 46 1855 Engineers Cashier
Luton, Bedfordshire
HARRIS, Fanny S Wife Married F 47 1854
Heapham, Lincolnshire
HARRIS, Harold J Son Single M 20 1881 Outfitters Assistant
Lincoln
HARRIS, Felicia D Daughter Single F 9 1892
Lincoln
LORD, Ada Servant Single F 19 1882 General Servant Domestic
Lincoln

Tracey

Tracey Report 19 Jan 2014 22:36

Thanks so much Shirley it was house number 51. Strange coincidence that Mr Harris was from Luton and ended up in Lincoln as I come from Luton too!!

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 19 Jan 2014 22:39

This is how the house came to be on the market in 1897:

Publication:Stamford Mercury
Publication date:Friday 09 July 1897

In the Deaths column

Holton - On July Ist, his residence, Guildford House, South Park, Lincoln, John Holton, aged 76 years. Interred at Canwick Road Cemetery, July 6th.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 19 Jan 2014 22:40

1891:

HOLTON, John Head Married M 69 1822 Retired Schoolmaster Lambeth, Surrey
HOLTON, Eliza Wife Married F 68 1823 Chapmanslade, Wiltshire
HOLTON, Kate Elizth Daughter Single F 27 1864 Lincoln
HARLOCK, Clara Louisa Great Niece Single F 12 1879 Scholar Southsea, Hampshire
GILBERT, Joanna Servant Single F 20 1871 General Servant Domestic Gedney, Lincolnshire

Piece: 2589 Folio: 123 Page: 8
Registration District: Lincoln
Civil Parish: South Common
Municipal Borough: Lincoln

Address: Guildford House, South Park, South Common, Boultham, Lincoln County: Lincolnshire

Tracey

Tracey Report 19 Jan 2014 22:41

Thanks MarieCeleste.......wow £910 wonder what that would be in today's equivalent value.....it is for sale now for £325,000!

Tracey

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 19 Jan 2014 22:50

Tracey, there are various calculators that tell you what a sum of money back then would be worth now. However they just don't seem to work on property prices.

A sum of £910 in 1897 is apparently worth around £83k now.

My house was built in 1867 and sold for £500 then so using those calculators £500 is now worth £40k - Hmm, I think my house is worth a bit more than that.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 19 Jan 2014 23:14

Tracey - check your messages inbox. I've sent you a cutting for the property advert from 1897, £325k sounds a bargain going by the description:

Dining room; drawing room; 5 bedrooms; bathroom; 2 wcs; 2 kitchens; scullery; outbuildings and a greenhouse with a modern heating system. Front and back gardens.

It states that it was recently built by Mr John Holton so the 1891 census is probably the earliest.

Tracey

Tracey Report 20 Jan 2014 08:59

Thank you so much for doing this you are very kind! Interesting to find out things about a house......especially who lived there. I cant find house on 1881 census and the family were living elsewhere in 19881 so that clears up that part for me.

Many thanks!

Tracey