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St Albans - help with a street name.
« on: Friday 29 April 16 04:52 BST (UK) »
Would some kind person who knows a bit about St Albans be able to tell me whether there is/was a street called Croft St? I have a death certificate for my Gt Gt Grandfather and I was sure it was Croft St, but now I'm wondering whether it is in fact supposed to be Cross St? The death entry is from February 1844. I can't seem to find Croft St at all on a current map but maybe the name has changed if it did exist?

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Re: St Albans - help with a street name.
« Reply #1 on: Friday 29 April 16 05:19 BST (UK) »
Hi I have just checked the 1841 census for St Alban/s for a Cro* Street, the only one that comes up is a Cross Street, what was the name of your ancestor?

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Re: St Albans - help with a street name.
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 30 April 16 06:58 BST (UK) »
Hi thanks very much for this, I suspect that it is Cross St then. My ancestor who died in 1844 is Henry Jeffries age 71 a fishmonger born c 1773 in Herts but I don't know where. I do know all his children found to date were born in St Albans (the Abbey or St Peters). He had 2 wives whom he outlived, Mary and Elizabeth. I know he had a number of children who died as children. He had a son also called Henry Jeffries (my gt grandfather) who was also a fishmonger perhaps apprenticed to his father? Henry Snr had two daughters Sarah and Caroline that survived childhood. Sarah married a William Balls at London Colney and William ends up becoming a fishmonger with Henry Jnr; I have a fair bit of information on Henry Junior, but nothing on Caroline.

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Re: St Albans - help with a street name.
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 30 April 16 07:05 BST (UK) »
 :) Guess what,  Henry 70 along with Sarah 30 and Caroline 20 were living in Cross Street in 1841
Census ref HO107/447/ 5/39 / 30
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Re: St Albans - help with a street name.
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 30 April 16 08:50 BST (UK) »
Fantastic  - that helps with a bit more digging and great to confirm the st as Cross St. Many thanks for your help.

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Re: St Albans - help with a street name.
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 30 April 16 17:52 BST (UK) »
Hi if this helps at all re Caroline, there is a marriage of a James Kendall to a Caroline Jefferies June qtr 1843 Newport Pagnell v6 page 509 and this 1851:-

James KENDELL 28 occ Farm Labourer b Stagsden, Bedfordshire
Caroline 28 b St Albans, Hertfordshire
Robert 5 b Stagsden
George 3 b Sherington, Buckinghamshire
Elizabeth 1 b Sherington
Residing at Up End, North Crawley, Newport Pagnall Union, Buckinghamshire.
Census Ref HO107/1723/338/6

One to check out possibly?

The family "disappear" after the 1861 census, and look to have emigrated to Canada, their is a death of a Caroline Kendall 18th June 1877 Huron, Ontario, Canada, b England aged 54 occ Farmers Wife ( shows James Kendall as husband occ Farmer) she was ill for 1 year with Dyesepeia??
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Re: St Albans - help with a street name.
« Reply #6 on: Monday 02 May 16 00:27 BST (UK) »
Great thanks I certainly will check this out. I'd kept the search around St Albans, but  guessed that she either died or got married and moved away, as she isn't the informant to her father's death when he died at the beginning of 1844. I would have expected that she would have been the informant if she was still living with him as she was a straw plaiter in 1841 census. So an 1843 marriage could well fit in and explain stuff.

Thanks so much for this, sometimes a new set of eyes is very useful.

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Re: St Albans - help with a street name.
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 23 October 16 21:39 BST (UK) »
I am originally from st albans and yes I can confirm there is a street called CROFT STREET.  It comes under the AL2 post code. If I can be of any more help please dont hesitate to contact me.

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Re: St Albans - help with a street name.
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 23 October 16 21:50 BST (UK) »
I am originally from st albans and yes I can confirm there is a street called CROFT STREET.  It comes under the AL2 post code. If I can be of any more help please dont hesitate to contact me.

Hi so was Croft Street there in 1841, or is it a renamed Cross Street?
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