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kings rd chelsea 1928 ?

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KathleenBell Report 18 Mar 2013 22:32


Could it be that your mother was born in the workhouse? By that time most workhouses just put the address on the certificate and didn't mention the fact that it was a workhouse, whereas in earlier times they would have just named the workhouse.

Most workhouses had an infirmary which later became a hospital so there was no shame in being born there. It doesn't necessarily follow that the mother was actually an inmate.

Kath. x


GlitterBaby Report 18 Mar 2013 21:17

Did you spot the date of this thread - 2009


Joan Report 18 Mar 2013 21:14

This is strange as my mothers birth certificate states she was born at 250 Kings Road Chelsea march 1928.


JaneyCanuck Report 23 Jun 2009 22:06

I think it almost certainly was the workhouse.

Just a stroke of luck that somebody involved in that planning process had decided to get persnickety about the designations of the two parts of that address!

I had just googled

"250 king's" chelsea

and there it was.

Now, keep in mind that the workhouse may have had an infirmary for non-residents, for people who were sick and went there with their final illness, although by 1928, that may have been less likely than in an older age.


Priscilla Report 23 Jun 2009 21:24

Hi Jean, Julie, Janey

250, King Rd, Chelsea,
Is on a Death Certificate that has just come Through the Post.
It is Named as the Place were the Person Died! and it is also the Residence of the informant who was a Medicel Superintendent!. So i wonder if was the workhouse under the same Address As Janey Said!
What do you think?

Thanks for Your Help Girls!
Im a bit rusty with Genelogy i haven't been on here for a while and forgot a lot of search tips!



JaneyCanuck Report 22 Jun 2009 22:42

So -- "her pre-Edward marriage" would cover it? ;)

What fun --

Marriages Sep 1928

Simpson Ernest A Spencer Chelsea 1a 1114
Simpson Ernest A Warfield Chelsea 1a 1114
Spencer Wallis W Simpson Chelsea 1a 1114
Warfield Wallis W Simpson Chelsea 1a 1114

Main thing is: it was the Registry Office. ;)

Eek. Quite the URL.

It's about a planning application, it seems:

The sites mentioned in 12.2.5 have been identified in various ways in different council documents (see below). An unambiguous identification should be used for each site to avoid any misunderstanding.

250 King's Road - Block A (the old registry office on the corner of Sydney St.and the King's Road)
250 King's Road - Block B (the old workhouse, also known as 151 Sydney Street).

So -- It could have been the workhouse?!


Julie Report 22 Jun 2009 22:38


Are you sure

Before her divorce became final, in late 1927, Wallis had already met Anglo-American businessman, Ernest Simpson. This well-to-do, cultured Harvard alumnus had also extracted himself from an unhappy marriage. He moved to London to run his family's shipping business, while she stayed with friends in the south of France. Before long, she accepted Simpson's proposal of marriage, having few other alternatives. They married in July 1928.

Chelsea Registry office is at about 230 Kings Rd


Jean Report 22 Jun 2009 21:58

Hi Priscilla,
250, kings road, Chelsea S.W.3 was the Chelsea Register Office , Wallis Simpson married her 1st husband there in 1928,
hope this helps


Priscilla Report 22 Jun 2009 20:25

Can Anyone please advise me.
Im trying to find out what
250, Kings Road, Chelsea was in 1928.
Hospital, Private Res, Etc