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Re: Help with an address please
« Reply #18 on: Monday 25 May 20 11:22 BST (UK) »
I think the landlord is possibly a Mr Hills of Belsize Park. Can't find anything for a Maunder Hills, though.
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« Reply #19 on: Monday 25 May 20 11:28 BST (UK) »
Ah, there's a thought  Mr (Maunder) Hills of Belsize PK - thanks for that ShaunJ

Mckha489 - the elaborate machine could have been connected with her occupation.  She was a chiropodist (sometimes a euphemism, but she did sell a chiropodist chair when she was about 8 months pregnant with her first child).  Later advertised as a nurse and masseuse.  She advertised electric baths (lightbulbs in a box - an early sunbed type thing as a cure-all), and nurses sent out.  As for the frictional machine, either connected to the masseuse work, or there is an article about 'the job nobody wanted' if you care to Google it.

She had three living children plus the stillbirth that sent her insane, and was not married. 
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« Reply #20 on: Monday 25 May 20 11:31 BST (UK) »
Is there any connection between the name after Landlord and the name of the mother which appears in the section above, whose calling is 'Lets Lodgings' (ie. is it the same surname)?

Could SE indicate working on a self employed basis for that person (or that the Landlord is working on a self employed basis, rather than for a company)?



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« Reply #21 on: Monday 25 May 20 11:36 BST (UK) »
Hi Gaffy

Nice thought but no, the person who let lodgings was the grandmother (Mrs Matthews) to the children, and she lived in Sutton Coldfield.  It seems from the 1901 census she let room(s) in her own house.

Did they use self-employed as a term then?  Good idea.  I'll look back at other entries to see if any landlord's occupations are given.

Now I'm wondering what 'settlement papers' actually means.
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« Reply #22 on: Monday 25 May 20 11:51 BST (UK) »
My 1905 London suburbs directory has a John Henry Maunder at 16 Belmont Park, Lee, SE
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« Reply #23 on: Monday 25 May 20 11:53 BST (UK) »
Yes I spotted that and did wonder if the writer had mistakenly written Belsize.  Is it likely the writer would have made such an error though?  Who knows!
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« Reply #24 on: Monday 25 May 20 12:37 BST (UK) »

My 1905 London suburbs directory has a John Henry Maunder at 16 Belmont Park, Lee, SE


On 16 February 1900, Messrs, Dyer, Son & Hilton announced in a London newspaper that this address, up for auction, had been disposed of privately. The very next day, there was an advert for 'UNFURNISHED FLATS TO LET near Corner of Oxford-street and Tottenham-court-road ... Write, J.M. 16, Belmont-park, Lee, S.E.'


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« Reply #25 on: Monday 25 May 20 12:56 BST (UK) »
Could be a major landlord?

Wonder where Hill Top, Hilltop, or Hill(s) of... fits in to this?
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« Reply #26 on: Monday 25 May 20 13:40 BST (UK) »
In the 1901 census, John Maunder is a civil service clerk aged  43, born Chelsea. Piece 546 Folio 150
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