|'An Account of all the Inhabitants of the Parish of Croydon |
in the County of Cambridgeshire commencing from 1 January 1843'
|by Reverend Francis Fulford 1803-1868 (Rector at Croydon 1841-1845).|
Additional notes by Reverend R S B Sandilands (Rector 1845-1864).
- under the same roof as the last
James and Mary King
He works for Mr Elliston at Wimpole. She is daughter of William Pateman (page 30).
1. Alfred King, aged 6.
2. Emily King, aged 5.
3. Ellen King, aged 3.
4. Sarah King, aged 1.
They were married and the children Christened at Croydon Church. They attend Church.
RSBS: (King is now a sort of overseer for Mr Elliston - he is a steady man - but said not to be very good tempered to the workmen; she is a very quick, good sort of woman.)
Father of the Publican, rents some land and is a cattle jobber and drover. He has been at church two or three times. He is a civil old man.
William Larkins and Wife
and son Joseph Larkins
A butcher, drunken, idle, abusive. She has very bad health. Her friends are in good circumstances at Morden. Larkins is never at Church, she but seldom on account of her health - a good sort of woman.
RSBS: (Later note: Died 10th October 1847.)
[Above paragraph is crossed through]
RSBS: (This farmhouse has been converted into four tenements, one of which is occupied as above.
a third by Joseph and Mary Darnell (see page 55).
a fourth by John and Mary Endersby (see page 57).
RSBS: (Later: The Larkins' have quitted this house, which is now occupied by John Simons and wife.)
Farmer - churchwarden - a man of good private property - and a very steady respectable man. He has an estate of his own at Orwell, holds one of Downing College in which he resides, and has just taken a large farm of Mr Gape's [up on the hill, above the Rectory.
His wife is a London lady - they have 2 children. They are very civil and friendly.
Farmer, has had a former wife; and his wife a former husband, and each had children, but none by this marriage. A civil friendly man - she a very violent temper.
RSBS: (Removed to the farm formerly occupied by Charles and Emily King, deceased (see page 70). The farmhouse is divided into tenements (see page 91).)
In the close near Mr Jackson's
Aged and a widow, she has had two husbands.
To her first, who was called Richardson, she was married at Great Warley church, Essex, and by him she has a son aged 41 and blind who lives with her, William Richardson.
She was married to her second husband Edwards at Croydon. She can't read - is very constant at Church - unless prevented by illness - her son generally attends Eversden Meeting Independents, and is a decided dissenter.
She is grandmother to Samuel Richardson (page 5), and also to Anne Thompson (page 52).
John and Mary Pateman
Can read very little, works for Mr Ellis. She can't read. He is son of William Pateman (page 30) - she is daughter of John Lee (page 68). They were married and their child Christened at Croydon. He generally attends a Meeting House at Great Morden. She is very constant at Church - and is a Communicant.
1. John Pateman, aged 5. In the Sunday school
RSBS: (His brother lives with him. His name is [left blank]. He works for Mr Pearman.) [RSBS entry is crossed through]
RSBS: (Later: He has left here now.)
A widower, can read, brother of John Spencer (page 51).
1. Anne Spencer, aged 21.
Has but this one child at home - one son has lately enlisted.
He is shepherd for Mr George, and is but seldom at church. She occasionally is at church and sometimes attends Bassingbourn Independent Meeting.
He is lately married to Betsy and has a child.
RSBS: (She has lately attended church more regularly - she is supposed to be likely to marry William Lee. Mary Spencer, the eldest daughter, is lately married to Hosea Simpson, and they live here at present, I believe.)
RSBS: (Later: Anne is married to William Lee.)
William and Mary Gentle
Can't read, works for Mr George. She can read. She was a widow of the name of Allen -
has a son ____ Allen - just discharged from the Marines with a pension and settled at Eversden.
1. Philip Gentle, aged 22. Now in goal for a riot at Caxton Work House.
2. Joseph Gentle, aged 21. Now living at Eversden as a Carpenter.
3. Marianne Gentle, aged 18. Silly.
They attend church very constantly. She used always to go to Eversden Meeting, and now does once a month. He has been a very drinking man; has much improved. She is a very respectable woman.
RSBS: (Philip is gone to Canada. Joseph is married and settled at Eversden.)
John and Elizabeth Lee
He can't read, works for Mr Merry. She can read a little.
2. David Lee, aged 14. In the Sunday school. Works for Mr Rust.
3. Eliza Lee, aged 12. In the Sunday school.
Joseph is very steady, David is not.
They have many other children in this parish (pages 17, 35, 53, 65 and a son at Hatley etc); a married daughter who lived in the same house died in her confinement in April 1842, named Elizabeth How, leaving an infant child which sometimes stays with its grandmother. They are very regular at church, and are very steady, respectable people.
RSBS: (Lydia, an older daughter, is come home to live, when her brother married - whose house she used to keep.)
David and Kezia Law
He is brother to William Law (page 11). She is sister to Mrs Newman and Mrs Graves.
They have four children - are steady respectable people and generally at church.
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