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Re: Chertsey house records
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 23:28 GMT (UK) »
Millipede: what do you mean by " abode"? Is that where she died? And, do you think that it was a place for indigent people or those who could afford care?

Abode = address = where Ann was living or staying when she died.

A Google search will probably give you some information about infirmaries, who was admitted to them, and any costs involved.

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Re: Chertsey house records
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 23:32 GMT (UK) »
This rather lengthy 1912 report might be of interest:
https://www.weybridgesociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Health-Sanitary-Conditions-1912-report-WW.pdf

Whether Ann was a Workhouse inmate and admitted to the Infirmary when she became ill, or whether she was admitted directly into the Infirmary as she required medical care, I wouldn’t like to speculate.

See the map on this link which shows the Infirmary within the Workhouse grounds:
http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Chertsey/

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Re: Chertsey house records
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 25 November 21 00:11 GMT (UK) »
Re: Horsell …

I think having a close look at old maps gives you a reasonable insight into an area. A link to Horsell:
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=16.58696415624343&lat=51.32242&lon=-0.57096&layers=168&right=ESRIWorld

My impression is that this looks like a rural village - you can see a brewery and farms etc where people would have been employed. Looking at the occupations of residents in the censuses can also give you some idea of how wealthy an area was, the size of their homes etc.

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https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/SRY/Horsell


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Re: Chertsey house records
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 25 November 21 08:51 GMT (UK) »
In 1881 Joseph was living at Littlewick, Horsell, he was an Under Gardener.

Nearby properties in 1881 were Parley House which was occupied by a Farm labourer and his family and on the pages following Josephs record it mentions Knaphill nursery. 

On modern maps you need to be looking for Littlewick road, Joseph would have been living in the area between the Squires garden centre & the junction of Barrs Lane where the Knaphill nursery was situated.   As you will be able to see the adjacent area is common land.  Much of this area prior to development was owned by Nurserymen including Slococks, Waterers & Jackmans

There is lots information online about the area
https://wokinghistory.org/onewebmedia/140912.pdf

Have you tried looking at Surrey history centre website, you can search on house names / road names etc
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http://www.rootschat.com/links/01r2o/

You should also be able to find information on Chertsey there too
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Re: Chertsey house records
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 25 November 21 11:27 GMT (UK) »
Re: Horsell …

I think having a close look at old maps gives you a reasonable insight into an area. A link to Horsell:
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=16.58696415624343&lat=51.32242&lon=-0.57096&layers=168&right=ESRIWorld


Little Wick is showing on that map and Knaphill Nursery, it is in the area of the 'H' in Horsell that is written in capitals
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Re: Chertsey house records
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 25 November 21 21:23 GMT (UK) »
Ann appears to have been admitted to the workhouse 30 Aug 1899 having been removed from Reading.  She was recorded as a charwoman.  She does not appear to have been discharged at any time.  So she was there until her death in 1915.

This Ann appears to have been born in Aldermaston.

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« Reply #15 on: Thursday 25 November 21 21:44 GMT (UK) »
That’s a good find Nell.  :)

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Re: Chertsey house records
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 27 November 21 23:27 GMT (UK) »
How very interesting to read about this Surrey area. Indeed, it clearly is rural beginning a transformation, and unlike my brief Google search. The soil dictated it's use, as many places. Whatever 60 acres of "American plants" were amuses me. To me, it looks like Joseph was working for a gardening company, which fits into his past, well. Many thanks for your effort.
The comment that Joseph lived across from the railway track in Chertsey was heartwarming. His fourth son, my ancestor, was a guard on a London South West train on that track until his death from TB in 1890.
Which gets me to Ann. She was the first daughter of 3 in Joseph's family of 11 children. Thank you for giving me an idea of who she was. Once those kids left Aldermaston, mainly in the 1850s, they disappeared into daily history.

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Re: Chertsey house records
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 28 November 21 07:28 GMT (UK) »
The other end of Littlewick road leads to an area of Horsell Common where there are sandpits
https://www.horsellcommon.org.uk/sites/the-sandpit/

H.G. Wells lived in Maybury Road which like Laburnum Road faces on to the railway track.
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