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Family History Beginners Board / Re: birmingham 1820's
« on: Yesterday at 19:39 »
Aris' Birmingham Gazette, 4 April 1825
To be sold by Auction ... upon the premises, Soho Hill, opposite Soho Park, ... a portion of the neat and genteel Chamber and Parlour Furniture, Piano-forte by Tomkisson, China, Glassware, Brewing Vessels, Kitchen effects &c, belonging to a Gentleman who is changing his residence ...".

Of course, he could have been leaving because the area was on the way down!!

I had checked post 1901 Directories eg. "Wales Trade Directories 1912" in case J. Lawrence had returned to 80 Queen St - nothing found.

ShaunJ's "August 1899" newspaper find is a good one.  I think 1895-1899 is the period in question.

Historical Directories (online)
"Kelly's 1895 Directory of Monmouthshire and South Wales" has Alexander Lawrence at 80 Queen Street. No entry in that Directory for a J. Lawrence, photographer.

The "Cardiff Directory 1901" has an entry for a J Lawrence, photographic artist, 3 St. John's sq.

I don't think J. Lawrence was at the 80, Queen Street studio for long. The only mention to date is August 1895 (newspapers).


The Kentish Gazette, 5 Jan 1847, also includes " ... after a few hours illness ..."


John Bull, 4 Jan 1847
On the 27th ult, at Arley, Cheshire, Margaret Maria, wife of the Rev Morton Shaw and youngest daughter of the Rev. Phillip Le Geyt, Vicar of Marden, Kent.

Looking at Welshnewspapers online, I can see an Alexander Lawrence, photographic artist, at 80, Queen Street between 1893 and 1895. Alexander died 31st Dec 1894 and his death notice was in the Western Mail, 3 Jan 1895.

J. Lawrence (the name on the photo card) , photographic artist, 80 Queen Street, is mentioned in the Evening Express, 20 August 1895. I cannot find reference to a photographic establishment at that address after this.

There are references to its being a licensed premises/eating house after this date and in the 1901 Census it is described as a restaurant.

I can find Alexander in the '91 Census but puzzled who "J Alexander" might be.

The Stamford Mercury, 9 April 1778, reported the death of Emanuel Langford, M.A., rector of Ormsby and Vicar of Hather.

The Clergydatabase - Emanuel Langford

Instituted Vicar - location Hather with Kelby, 10/4/1747
Death - Office Vicar - location Heydour with Kelby and Thorpe, 28 April 1778

Early newspapers reported the appointment of gamekeepers.

Stamford Mercury, Fri, 28 Sep 1787
Deputed - Ringrose, Benjamin - Haydor
By whom - Duke of Rutland
Manor - Ropsley

His entry for Sep 1789  reads -
Keepers' Names - Ringrove (sic), Benjamin of Hather
Lords and Ladies of Manors - ... Isabella, Duchess of Rutland and Henry Duke of Beaufort; Right Hon William, Earl of Mansfield and the Right Hon William Pitt
Manor - Ropsley


The Common Room / Re: Ride Officer
« on: Wednesday 18 April 18 19:40 BST (UK)  »

see para "Structure of the Excise Service"

I also checked "The Excise Officers Manual and improved practical gauger " 1840. One version I found (google  books) delivered several hits when searching under "ride". However, more than one version is returned, some of which have no hits.

I think I found 47 instances on the 1881 census of occupation "Ride Officer Inland Revenue"

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