Crown Street

Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 12 October 1839

Died : Suddenly, on the 11th inst., in Crown Street, Mr George Short, fishmonger, aged 53 years.




1841 Census


No house numbers on  records

Dwellings separated by double spacing


John Ballard : Lodging House keeper : 88 yrs

Mary Taylor : Nurse : 40 yrs

Jane Nevan : Cook : 35 yrs

James Humber : Tinman : 50 yrs

Charlotte : Needlewoman : 45 yrs

Rebecca Davis : 40 yrs

Eliza Wilkins : 20 yrs

Benjamin Bates : Labourer : 73 yrs

Hannah : 73 yrs

John Boddy : Blacksmith : 52 yrs

Elizabeth : Needlewoman : 40 yrs

John : 11 yrs

Charles : 1 yr

Elizabeth Teake : 40 yrs

John : 11 yrs

Joseph : 5 yrs

Daniel : 2 yrs

Thomas : 3 yrs


James Brindley : Tailor : 75 yrs

Elizabeth : 57 yrs

James : Tailor : 50 yrs

James Bates : 30 yrs

John Duffield : Victualler : 30 yrs

Maria : 25 yrs

James : 1 yr

Eliza Cotton : 20 yrs

Mary Bowyer : 20 yrs

Sarah Padington : 15 yrs

John Wean : Seaman : 20 yrs


Richard Hobbs : Waterman : 65 yrs

Eleanor : 60 yrs

Will Chivers : Bricklayer : 25 yrs

Frederick Glover : Printer


Will Harris : 31 yrs

James Burser : 5 yrs

Jane : 28 yrs

Elizabeth : 2 yrs

Henry Hewett : Mason : 24 yrs

Philip Gayland : 19 yrs


Eliza Smith : Washerwoman : 30 yrs

Jane : 14 yrs

Mary : 4 yrs

George : 7 yrs


Benjamin Jones : Navy : 50 yrs

Hannah : 45 yrs

James Ramsted : Royal Marine : 25 yrs

Charlotte : 20 yrs

George Osborn : Royal Marine : 25 yrs

Harriett : 20 yrs


John Morley : Navy : 50 yrs

Margaret : 40 yrs

Margaret : 18 yrs

John : 16 yrs

Susan : 15 yrs

Mary : 10 yrs

Henry : 11 yrs

John Binford : Tailor : 60 yrs

Giles Heaver : Bricklayer : 27 yrs

Hannah : 30 yrs

Samuel Burgess : Army : 25 yrs

Jane : 25 yrs



Mary Burjin : Lodging House Keeper : 55 yrs

Mary Hilsfred : 35 yrs

Jane : 12 yrs

Harriett : 1 yr

George Cottrell : Seaman : 29 yrs

Jane : 25 yrs

George ; 4 yrs

William : 1 yr

Charlotte Gill : 25 yrs

Isaac : Navy : 26 yrs

Margaret Burgh : 15 yrs

Martha : 14 yrs

Hannah Wilkins : 30 yrs

William : 2 yrs


John Dounan : Navy : 65 yrs

Hannah : 55 yrs

Margaret Gun : 55 yrs

Robert Marley : 11 yrs

Catherine : 9 yrs

Jane Campbell : 25 yrs

William : 16 days


William Way : 45 yrs

Sophia : 38 yrs

Frederick : 14 yrs

Charles : 13 yrs

Emily : 2 yrs

Edward : 8 months



Thomas Reynolds : Royal Marine : 35 yrs

Eliza : 29 yrs

Eliza : 8 yrs

Thomas : 4 yrs

Henry : 2 yrs

Ann Bencroft : Charwoman : 30 yrs

John Scriven : 12 yrs

Eliza Bencroft : 9 yrs

James : 7 yrs

William : 5 yrs

Frances : 2 yrs

Lydia Stevens : Charwoman : 46 yrs

Eliza : 25 yrs

Thomas : 5 yrs

Sarah : 8 months


Elizabeth Martell : Stay maker : 38 yrs

William : 15 yrs

Frederick : 9 yrs

Martha Terry : Charwoman : 30 yrs

Thomas : Labourer : 38 yrs

Mary Donaldson : 80 yrs

Mary Wipp : 80 yrs

Thomas Terry : 76 yrs

Sarah : 66 yrs

Elizabeth Nichol : 60 yrs

James Gates : Labourer : 30 yrs

Eliza : 30 yrs

Mary Williams : 46 yrs

Ann : 20 yrs

Mary : 15 yrs


Robert Copus : Labourer :65 yrs

Mary : 60 yrs

Robert : Labourer : 35 yrs

Maria : 25 yrs

George : 6 yrs

Maria : 4 yrs

Thomas : 3 yrs

Mary : 10 months

James Bell : 11 yrs

John Emery : Labourer : 65 yrs

Mary : 70 yrs

James Hooper : Navy : 35 yrs

Maria : 30 yrs

James : 10 yrs

Mary : 4 yrs

Thomas : 2 yrs


John Hooker : Clerk : 56 yrs

Martha : 50 yrs

William : Labourer : 27 yrs

James : Waiter : 22 yrs

Martha : Dressmaker : 24 yrs

Eliza : 10 yrs

Joseph Wallgrove : Royal Marine : 36 yrs

Mary : 29 yrs

Francis : 8 yrs

Julia : 6 yrs

Sarah Cleverley : 80 yrs

Eliza Chatman : Dressmaker : 34 yrs

Alexander : 8yrs

Louisa : 3 yrs

William Lashley : Royal Marine : 38 yrs


Sarah Gill : Charwoman : 50 yrs

Sarah : 15 yrs

George : 9 yrs

John : 7 yrs

Charles : 3 yrs

Charlotte Gates : Charwoman : 40 yrs

Sarah Chandler : Stay Maker : 40 yrs

Meliah : 11 yrs

William : 8 yrs

Sarah : 7 yrs

Ambrose : 2 yrs

Samuel Halls : Royal Marine : 31 yrs

Ann : 33 yrs

Gillip Jones : Labourer : 28 yrs

Ann : 27 yrs


GREEN COURT HERE


Thomas Seal : Navy Pensioner : 80 yrs

Hannah : 70 yrs

Richard : Seaman : 34 yrs

Jane : 34 yrs

Hannah Mansfield : 26 yrs

Maria : 1 yr


CROWN COURT HERE


Robert Jackson : Seaman : 50 yrs

Robert : 10 yrs

William : 10 yrs

Walter : 5 yrs

Jane : 40 yrs

Jane : 15 yrs

John Harding : Labourer : 60 yrs


NELSON COURT HERE


William Snooke : Carpenter : 65 yrs

Elizabeth : 65 yrs

Jane : Needle Work : 30 yrs

Mary : Needle Work : 25 yrs

Martha : Needle Work : 25 yrs

Charles : Carpenter : 20 yrs

Sarah : 15 yrs

Ann Green : 60 yrs

Edward Hoskin : Navy : 25 yrs

William Hillman : Navy : 25 yrs

Jane : 25 yrs

Maria : 7 yrs

Robert : 4 yrs

Nicholas Edwards : 35 yrs



Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 12 August 1854

For sale by private contract - All that messuage or dwelling-house, lately used as two dwelling houses, situate in Crown Street, containing two parlours , and four bedrooms, and late in the respective occupations of Messrs Batchelor and Hayward.




Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 20 September 1856

Pietro Felegara, one of the Italian Legion, was remanded for three days for further examination, charged with stabbing a soldier of the 20th Regiment, in Crown Street. last evening.  A Marine was also stabbed in the same street by one of the same legion, and was taken away to the hospital last night.  A soldier of the 97th was stabbed by one of the Italian legion, who managed to escape apprehension, and the wounded man was taken to hospital, where he still remains.  Another Italian of the legion is now in the borough gaol awaiting his trial for a similar offence.




Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 20 October 1860

Henry Harris, beer retailer of Crown Street, was summoned for allowing disorderly conduct in his beer-house, at an early hour on Saturday morning.  Mr Field, Solicitor of Gosport, attended on behalf of the defendant, and called a witness who satisfactorily proved that defendants house was open for the necessary purpose, and the disorder was occasioned by two soldiers, entering the house in a drunken state, and commencing to fight, which was only allowed to continue until the arrival of the guard to remove them.  Summons dismissed.



North Devon Journal : Thursday 31 May 1866

On Friday afternoon, the 25th ult., a waterman named George Bailey, residing in Crown Street, lost his life under somewhat mysterious circumstances.  After conveying Major F B Tritton, of the Parkhurst depot battalion, from Point to Cowes, Bailey left in his boat on the return voyage, about three o’clock, but did not reach his destination.  About three o’clock, however, as three fishermen belonging to Portsmouth, named James Moses Sen., James Moses Jun., and Henry Tull, were beating up the west channel towards Spithead, they fell in with a disabled boat, and near it were fragments of the wreck, including the side benches, rudder, pair of oars, head and stern sheets, and the back-board, on which was painted “ George Bailey Portsmouth.”  No doubt, therefore, remains as the fate of the unfortunate man, who has become a victim in his own temerity in attempting to return to Portsmouth in the face of the high wind and heavy sea, which prevailed at the time.  The deceased has left a widow and three children, who were wholly dependent on his exertions for their support.  The body has not yet been recovered.  Deceased was about forty-two years of age, and had held a waterman’s licence for twelve years.


Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 30 January 1869

Death - On the 16th inst., at Crown Street, Edward Long, aged 72 years

1871 Census

Houses not listed

Joseph Newman : Labourer in Stores : 42 yrs

Mary : 42 yrs

James : 15 yrs

Emma : 11 yrs


William Jones : Marine Store Dealer : 45 yrs

Frances : 35 yrs



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 24 May 1873

Joseph Booth, a pensioner, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly in Crown Street, was fined 10s, including costs; and in default of payment was sent to gaol for five days


Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 5 February 1876

John Arthur was charged with having committed an assault upon Charlotte Wilmot.  The defendant did not appear.  The defendant, a scissors grinder, lives in Crown Street, and the complainant is the wife of a private in the 52nd Regiment, living in the same place.  On Saturday evening the defendant went to complainant’s room and struck her twice in the face.  The Magistrates imposed a fine of 20s, or 14 days hard labour.


Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 14 May 1881

Robert Tagg, 26 of Crown Street was brought up on a charge of having possession of a piece of copper which was supposed to have been stolen.  On Thursday afternoon the prisoner was coming from Mary Street, Landport, but on seeing Detective Swift he immediately went back, and when the officer got the corner he saw the prisoner put his hands to the top of the wall.  He, however, denied that he had put anything over, but after he had been taken to the station, the officer the discovered the copper produced in the yard.  He had come from gaol only a few days since, and was now remanded for a week for enquiries to be made.


Lake’s Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser : Saturday 29 March 1890

Deaths : At Crown Street, Portsmouth, March 19th, Kate, daughter of John and Eliza Libby, aged 33 years.


Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 20 April 1901

Crown Street was formerly called Coach and Horses Street.

Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 20 June 1924

A marine store dealer, Henry Morris, of St Thomas’s Street, who said he was under the impression that if he did not take the goods to his premises he need not register the articles, was charged with failing to enter in his register a sale of metal.  Detective Sergeant Harvey explained that when he spoke to Morris about some zinc he had sold to another dealer, and asked to be allowed to examine his register, defendant replied that the register was the same as when witness last saw it, as he did not now buy any metal.  Several pages had been torn out of the register, which contained no entry relating to the sale of metal.  Harry Full of Crown Street spoke to purchasing 1cwt 20 lbs of zinc from the defendant on May 27th.  Defendant’s excuse to the Magistrates was that he bought the metal on the Quay, and he had been told by other dealers that if he bought anything and did not take it to his premises he need not register it.  “You have been led astray,” remarked the chairman, in fining Morris £2


Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 5 March 1925

Children’s Court : Two boys, aged ten and eleven year, were remanded for a week on a charge of breaking into a store at Clarence Barracks, Southsea, between Feb 23 and 27, and stealing a waistcoat and a pair of khaki breeches, value 4s 6d, the property of Edwin Casey, and a pair of white overalls, value 1s, the property of Jeremiah Ryan.  In giving evidence of arrest, Detective Constable Veal said he went to Clarence Barracks in consequence of a complaint made, and there saw the elder boy, who admitted breaking into the store with the other boy by opening the door with a key.  Witness afterwards traced the articles to a Mr Harry Full, a marine store dealer, of Crown Street, who had bought the property as rags.  The boys were granted bail, each in the surety of £5.


Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 3 December 1937

A boy who had appeared many times previously before the bench was, with his sister and another girl, charged with entering a house in Crown Street and stealing 4s 2.5d.  “We think the boy was to blame,” said the chairman to the girls, “for leading you into trouble.”  The two girls were allowed to go and the boy was sent to an approved school for three years.

Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 26 April 1937

For driving his taxi without due care and attention on April 9 at the junction of Festing Road and Festing Grove, George William Parker, 21, Crown Street, was ordered to pay costs of 4s.  It was stated  that acar driven by Dr Robert John MacEllowney, of Culver Road, Southsea, was turning slowly out of Festing Grove when the taxi flashed round the corner and struck it.  Answering Superintendent H L H Fisher, defendant said he was looking at the name plates on the roads and did not see the other car till he hit it.


Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 6 September 1937

“I had no idea I was going so fast,” declared George William Parker, taxi driver of Crown Street, who was summoned for speeding in Goldsmith Avenue on 20 August on August 20.  Pc Bleach said his speed over an observed distance was 38 miles an hour.  Defendant was fined 10s and warned that as a taxi driver he should be much more careful.

 

1 Crown Street

Step Back in Time

1851 Census

William Poole : Ginger Beer Maker : 47 yrs

1861 living at 16 Crown St, watchmaker, 58 yrs

1871 living at 14 Crown St, watchmaker, 66 yrs


Sarah : 37 yrs

William : 13 yrs

Sarah : 11 yrs

Amelia : 9 yrs

James Albert : 8 yrs

Joseph : 4 yrs

Harriet : 1 yr


1861 Census

Mary A McCleer : Housekeeper : 55 yrs

Charles : Labourer : 49 yrs

Emma Willis : Domestic Servant : 28 yrs

William Townsley : Labourer : 30 yrs

William Watson : Labourer : 56 yrs

John Comley : Labourer : 54 yrs



1871 Census


Unoccupied



1881 Census


Elizabeth Marton : Greengrocer : 33 yrs



1891 Census

William Biddlecombe : Tailor : 60 yrs

Maria : 66 yrs

Hugh Little : General Labourer : 45 yrs

Sidney Taylor : General Labourer : 28 yrs

George Woods : Baker : 21 yrs


Henry Weaver : General Labourer ; 25 yrs

Sarah : 24 yrs

 

2 Crown Street

1851 Census

Martha Nutter : Laundress. Pauper : 51 yrs

William : Labourer : 24 yrs

Henry : Labourer : 21 yrs

Eliza : 19 yrs

Fanny Yatman : Laundress : 24 yrs


Margaret Fogwill : Pauper : 57 yrs

Eliza : 11 yrs

Emma : 9 yrs

William : 7 yrs

Thomas Hann : Lawyer : 24 yrs



1861 Census


Thomas Smith : Labourer : 34 yrs

Harriett : 40 yrs

Thomas Burgess : 16 yrs

Ellen : Domestic Servant : 13 yrs

William : 9 yrs


Bridget Hanbey : 32 yrs

Mary A : 12 yrs

John : 10 yrs

James : 7 yrs

Daniel : 4 yrs

Patrick : 2 yrs


Catherine Donovan : 60 yrs

Terry : Labourer ; 31 yrs

Michael : Labourer : 25 yrs

Mary : 28 yrs

Mary : 3 yrs


William Kelly : Excavator : 28 yrs

Elizabeth : 20 yrs

Bridget Brown : 60 yrs


Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 2 July 1870

Inquest on the body of Mary Rebecca McFarlane.

Thomas Strugnell of No 2 Crown Street, witness at Inquest.



1871 Census

George Udger : General Dealer : 50 yrs

Ann Nora : 36 yrs

Ann Nora : 3 yrs

James Sherney : 9 yrs


Aaron Bick : Carpenter : 50 yrs

Elizabeth : 42 yrs


John Carey : House Painter : 26 yrs

Alice : Laundress : 48 yrs




Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 17 November 1877

W Smith, Bottling Merchant, 2 Crown Street

Publicans and Spirit Merchants supplied with all kinds of Spirit Bottles at moderate prices.


1881 Census

Joseph Morey : General Labourer : 35 yrs

Mary Ann : 37 yrs

Rosina : 6 yrs

George Shop Keeper : 64 yrs

George : 23 yrs


1891 Census

Walter Smith : Bottle Merchant : 39 yrs

Bella : 34 yrs

Walter F : 12 yrs

Lilie : 10 yrs

Kate E : 8 yrs

Bella : 8 yrs

Frederick Whymark : Bottle Merchant’s Assistant : 21 yrs

William Taylor : Painter : 50 yrs



1911 Census


Walter Smith : General Merchant : 60 yrs

Bella : 56 yrs

 

3 Crown Street

1851 Census

Thomas Seal : Dockyard Pensioner : 76 yrs

Hannah : 77 yrs

Hannah Mountifield : Dressmaker : 35 yrs

James : 8 yrs

Eliza Way : Dressmaker : 65 yrs

Sarah Heffron : Laundress, Pauper : 76 yrs



1861 Census


John R Gregory : Labourer : 50 yrs

Eliza : 44 yrs

John R : Labourer : 17 yrs

Cecelia : 10 yrs

Matilda : 6 yrs

Rebecca : 4 yrs


Thomas Harding : Labourer : 70 yrs

Charlotte : 60 yrs

Eleanor : 21 yrs


William Beale : Saw Cutter : 59 yrs

Elizabeth : 58 yrs

Ann Dowd : Soldier’s Wife : 39 yrs

John : 13 yrs

Daniel : 11 yrs

Elizabeth : 7 yrs

Mary A Pinny : 16 yrs

William : Labourer : 29 yrs

Thomas Parsons : Lighterman : 53 yrs

Ann : 51 yrs



1871 Census

Common Lodging House


James Stil : Labourer : 49 yrs

Thomas Boulby : Labourer : 17 yrs

William Emery : Labourer : 30 yrs

Robert Wilcox : Labourer : 27 yrs

Charles Cook : Labourer : 48 yrs

William Williams : Ships Portrait Painter : 67 yrs

Charles Cooper : Coachman : 58 yrs

Richard Jackson : Shoemaker : 35 yrs

John Percy : Engine Fitter : 46 yrs

James Johnstone : Labourer : 35 yrs

John Jones : Labourer : 50 yrs

Caroline : 41 yrs

Charles Wilcox : Labourer : 45 yrs

Mary Ann : 28 yrs

Thomas Seal : Labourer ; 24 yrs

Michael McQuinn : Labourer : 15 yrs

William Tarrant : Labourer : 34 yrs

Edward Bailey : Labourer : 38 yrs



1881 Census


Allen Gates : 32 yrs

Margaret : 10 yrs

Emily : 6 yrs

 

4 Crown Street

1851 Census

Thomas Terry : Labourer : 36 yrs

1881 Portsmouth Workhouse inmate, pauper, aged 66 yrs

1887 died Portsea


Mary Ann : 33 yrs

James : 12 yrs

Charlotte ; 5 yrs

Ann : 3 yrs

Elizabeth Jane : 1 yr



1861 Census


Robert Andrews : Labourer : 35 yrs

1871 living at 5 Crown St, Carter


Elizabeth : 33 yrs

Thomas Giles : General Dealer : 13 yrs

Emma : Nursemaid : 12 yrs

William : 8 yrs

Hannah Cardy : 68 yrs

Thomas : Costermonger : 28 yrs


Abigail Chickert : Needlewoman : 22 yrs

James Hoar : Mariner : 30 yrs

Maria : 30 yrs

Emma : 4 yrs

James : 3 yrs

Thomas : 2 months



1871 Census

John Gregory : House Painter : 25 yrs

Eliza ; 55 yrs

Matilda : 16 yrs

Cecelia : 20 yrs

Rebecca : 14 yrs


John Ryan : Labourer on Quay : 50 yrs

Catherine : 40 yrs

John : 18 yrs

Ann : 16 yrs

William : 7 yrs


Mary Stanley : Charwoman : 64 yrs


Margaret Brine : Selling Nuts & Grapes : 70 yrs


Newcastle Courant : Friday 25 January 1878

Charge of Murder :  On Tuesday afternoon, Detective Inspector Bidgood of the Portsmouth Constabulary, arrested John Kinchlea, at Wandsworth, upon a charge of having, in August 1874, inflicted fatal injuries upon his wife.  He admitted that his name was Kinchlea, and that three years ago he lived at 4 Crown Street.  He is an Irishman apparently about 63 years of age, and has a haggard dirty appearance.  After being taken into custody a telegram was sent to Portsmouth to notify the capture.  Kinchlea was taken to Portsmouth in the evening.


1891 Census

Emma Little : Plain Needle Work, Shirts : 58 yrs

Lily : 14 yrs


Alfred Jupp : General Labourer : 37 yrs

Matilda : 36 yrs

Alfred : Chemist’s Assistant : 15 yrs

Emily : 13 yrs

Matilda : 8 yrs

Mary : 4 yrs


Eliza Gregory : Living on own means : 74 yrs

Cecelia : Laundress ; 40 yrs

Rebecca : General Servant : 33 yrs


Nora Lane : Living on own means : 77 yrs

 

5 Crown Street

1851 Census

Thomas Byssick : Labourer, Pauper : 44 yrs

Sarah : 42 yrs

Charlotte : Servant : 17 yrs


John Lodge : Journeyman Sweep : 24 yrs

Ann : 24 yrs


1861 Census


Martha Burgin : Laundress : 33 yrs

Sarah Dowdell : Seamstress : 40 yrs

George Cotterall : Mariner : 50 yrs

Jane : 42 yrs

William : Labourer : 21 yrs

Henry : Porter : 17 yrs

Martha : 13 yrs

Alfred : 7 yrs

Edward : 4 yrs

Charles : 2 yrs



1871 Census


Robert Andrews : Carter : 45 yrs

Betsy : 42 yrs

William Giles : Labourer on Quay : 18 yrs


Ann Cowdray : Pauper : 78 yrs


George Hughes : Labourer on Quay : 56 yrs



1881 Census


James Liddle : Marine Store Dealer : 53 yrs

Emma : 46 yrs

E;iza : 10 yrs

Lilly : 4 yrs


1891 Census

George Gemeill : Fisherman : 64 yrs

Jessie : Housekeeper : 26 yrs

Thomas : Stoker, RN : 22 yrs

Alfred : Fisherman : 21 yrs



1911 Census


William Hodges : Pensioner, Army : 64 yrs

Fanny : 53 yrs


Minnie Smith : Hawker : 67 yrs


Thomas Aldridge : Pensioner, Army : 73 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 25 September 1937

Wanted for cash to any amount, scrap metals, woollen or cotton rags, and iron.

C W Jordan, 80 Church Road and 5 Crown Street.  Established 1900.  Still going strong. Phone 4379



Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 6 May 1943

C D Jordan & Son : Rag and Metal Merchants

80 Church Road & 5 Crown Street

Phone 4379 C D Jordan for prices for small metals, rags, paper etc

We collect anywhere in town

 

5a Crown Street

1891 Census

Thomas Cordery : Fish Hawker : 57 yrs

Elizabeth : 53 yrs

John H : General Labourer : 23 yrs

Ellen : 11 yrs

Elizabeth Boxall : 9 yrs

 

6 Crown Street

1851 Census

John Stapleford : Upholsterer : 45 yrs

1841 living in St Mary’s St, Broker, 35 yrs

1861 living at 21 King St Portsea, Commercial Clerk, 55 yrs

1871 same address, retired Clerk, 65 yrs

1881 living at 3 Jubilee Terrace, Portsea, 75 yrs


Ann : 42 yrs

Ann : MIlliner : 22 yrs

Emily : Fancy Dress Maker : 17 yrs

John : Clerk to Auctioneer : 18 yrs

Lydia : 13 yrs

Sarah : 11 yrs

1871 Music Teacher, 30 yrs


Thomas : 5 yrs

Harry : 3 yrs


1861 Census


Mary Humphries : Needlewoman : 60 yrs

Maria Purse : Genera; Servant : 40 yrs

Honora Lane : Charwoman : 40 yrs

Rebecca Cato : 76 yrs

Timothy Lane : Labourer ; 26 yrs

Margaret : 26 yrs

Eliza Stephens : Laundress : 38 yrs



1871 Census


Martha Burgin : Laundress : 43 yrs

Sarah Dowdell : Seamstress : 50 yrs

George Mackenzie : Fisherman : 38 yrs

Sarah : 35 yrs

Elizabeth Cain : Pauper : 77 yrs


1891 Census


James Pegg : General Labourer : 52 yrs

Martha : 50 yrs

Thomas Worley : Shoemaker : 54 yrs

Sarah : General Servant : 27 yrs



1911 Census


James John Buckett : Carter for Fruit & Potato Merchant ; 33 yrs

Maud Evelyn : 27 yrs

Maud Evelyn : 5 yrs

Mabel Ethel : 4 yrs


Matilda Godwin : 86 yrs


Mark Mulford : Coal Lumper : 42 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 23 June 1924

Portsmouth Coal Gas Poisoning Case

Charged at the Portsmouth Town Hall this morning with being drunk and disorderly, a 

woman again visited the building this afternoon - this time to give evidence at an inquest 

held in connection with the death of her husband.  The deceased man was William George McRoy (61) of 6 Crown Street, and the widow, Emma McRoy, told the Coroner, Sir Thomas Bramsden, MP, that her husband had not been in good health, and had been worried for some time because he was out of employment,  About sic o’clock on Saturday evening she went out to get some medicine, and an hour later a friend informed her that her husband was dead.  Witness went home and learnt that her husband had committed suicide by coal-gas poisoning.  He appeared to have been worried because he had spent the money for this week’s rent on beer.  Witness admitted that she was charged this morning that she was charged with being drunk late on Saturday night.  Two years ago her husband had attempted his life by similar means, but on that occasion a lodger intervened

NellieTurner, a widow, and a lodger at the house said she had known the couple for four years.  During last week both drank heavily and there had been quarrels.  At 6.45 on Saturday evening she saw the man in the garden, and he asked her to shake hands.  When she asked why, he replied,” I am going to have a long sleep.” She heard the penny-in-the-gas meter “click” and later smelt gas.  Becoming suspicious she ran for the Police and Pc North entered the man’s room, and found him dead, with a gas tube near his mouth. The room was full of fumes.  Dr Elliott, of High Street, said death was due to gas poisoning and a verdict of “ Suicide” whilst in a state  of unsound mind was recorded.

 

6a Crown Street

1891 Census

Martha Burgin : Laundress : 63 yrs

Maria Pearce : 45 yrs

 

7 Crown Street

1851 Census

Robert Copus : General Dealer : 45 yrs

Maria : 45 yrs

George : Teacher : 18 yrs

Maria Elizabeth : Dressmaker : 14 yrs

Thomas : 4 yrs

Sarah : 3 yrs

Robert : Pauper : 80 yrs


Mary Hendy : 85 yrs

William : Blacksmith 18 yrs

Elizabeth Winchester : Teacher at Infant School : 17 yrs



1861 Census

Nos 7 & 8


Thomas Hudson : Coal Dealer : 28 yrs

Emma A : 30 yrs

George E : 6 yrs

Emma L : 4 yrs

Thomas : 3 yrs

Eleanor E : 6 months





1871 Census 

No 7


Charles Denham : Chimney Sweeper : 38 yrs

Mary Ann : 30 yrs

Peter : 12 yrs

Frederick : 8 yrs

Charles : 5 yrs

Mary Ann : 1 yr


Mary Humphries : : Pauper : 72 yrs

John Denehie : 11 yrs


Frances Barnes : Pensioner, Chelsea : 44 yrs

Sarah Ann : 39 yrs


Evan Jones : Military Police : 40 yrs

Elan : 34 yrs




1881 Census


George Saunders : 60 yrs

Emma : 54 yrs

John : Bookbinder’s Apprentice : 17 yrs


George Ceary : Carter : 49 yrs

Sarah : Charwoman : 47 yrs

Samuel : Carter : 17 yrs

Elizabeth Hatcher : 7 yrs





1891 Census

Charles Denham : Chimney Sweeper : 53 yrs

Mary A : 49 yrs

Frederick : Merchant Seaman : 28 yrs

Emily J : 9 yrs

Elizabeth : 6 yrs

William Domoney : Bricklayer : 26 yrs

Mary 



1911 Census


John Gawn : Fisherman : 61 yrs

Rosina : 58 yrs

Peter : Fisherman : 33 yrs

Jane : Corset Maker, Landport : 29 yrs

John : Fisherman : 27 yrs

Daisy Eleanor : 22 yrs

Steven : Fisherman : 17 yrs

Daniel : Fisherman : 78 yrs

 

8 Crown Street

“Oak Apple”

1851 Census

John Frost : Chelsea Pensioner : 45 yrs

Ann : 36 yrs


Henry Mealing : Chelsea Pensioner : 46 yrs

Elizabeth : 39 yrs


Thomas Johnson : Labourer, Pauper : 45 yrs

Wineford : 35 yrs

Thomas : Labourer : 18 yrs

James : 12 yrs

James : 2 yrs

John : Labourer : 18 yrs


Thomas Vine : Fisherman, Pauper : 53 yrs

Mary Ann : 49 yrs

Emma : 3 yrs


Caroline Hale : Annuitant : 39 yrs

William : 14 yrs


Lydia Stephens : Pauper : 73 yrs

Eliza : Laundress : 36 yrs

Sarah : 10 yrs


Sarah Low : Pauper : 68 yrs


Margaret Tubb : 31 yrs

Charles : 14 yrs

Richard : 10 yrs



1871 Census

“Beer Shop”


William Straw : Beer Retailer ; 48 yrs

1862, 4 Feb, married Eliza Leary at St Mary’s Portsea


Eliza : 36 yrs


1891 Census

Oak Apple

Charles Smith : House Agent, Auctioneers : 45 yrs

Sarah : Licensed Victualler : 48 yrs

Ada : 23 yrs

Charles : Cab Driver : 21 yrs

William : Billiard Marker : 19 yrs

Ernest : Dentist : 17 yrs

Leonard : Errand Boy : 14 yrs

Fanny : 12 yrs

Laura : 9 yrs

Herbert : 7 yrs

Ethelbert : 5 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 16 April 1892

£11 Fired Fish business; also sweets, price £6; Off licence and General, price £19, Beerhouse price £28.  Particulars C Smith, Oak, Apple Crown Street




Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 24 July 1893

£13 - Greengrocery and general business with wood, coal store and stabling attached, including stock.  Doing £5 weekly.  A bargain - particulars, C Smith, Oak Apple, Crown Street.


Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 27 January 1894

Beerhouse £45 , wood-coal store attached, large garden.  Rent £12.  Doing £20 monthly. Particulars C Smith, Oak Apple, Crown Street.

Off Licence and General Business £25 ; rent £3 10s weekly, four bedrooms, three down, and shop.  Stock included.  Particulars C Smith, Oak Apple, Crown Street.



1911 Census

George Barter : General Labourer : 30 yrs

Sarah : 30 yrs

Ada May : 9 yrs

Albert G : 6 yrs

James E : 5 yrs

Lydia R : 3 yrs

Lucy Beatrice : 1 yr

 

9 Crown Street

1851 Census

John Gregory : Seaman, Pauper : 45 yrs

Eliza : 36 yrs

John Richard : 7 yrs

Cecelia : 9 months

Rebecca Davis : 54 yrs


Sophia Windsor : Needlewoman : 56 yrs

William : Errand Boy : 13 yrs

Frederick Gillmore : Hawker : 28 yrs


Martha Stone : Sailor's Wife : 30 yrs

George : 8 yrs

Philip : 5 yrs

Sarah Ann : 3 yrs

William Henry : 7 months


Sophia Flint : 19 yrs


Thomas Terry : Labourer : 43 yrs

Martha : 45 yrs

Thomas Mitchell : Mariner : 55 yrs


Mary Hart : Charwoman : 30 yrs

John : 6 yrs

Joseph : 6 months

Canadia Obrien : : Blacksmith : 54 yrs


Elizabeth Nichols : Laundress, Pauper : 71 yrs

1861 Census

Samuel Galphin : Labourer : 37 yrs

Ann : 35 yrs

Mary A : 8 yrs

Jemima : 5 yrs

Emma : 3 yrs

Elizabeth : 1 yr

Richard Cobins : Labourer 30 yrs

Ellen Marson : 30 yrs


Portsmouth Evening News :Saturday 23 May 1885

Police Court : Before The Mayor and Alderman Colenutt - Assaulting the Police

William Day of 9 Crown Street was brought up in custody charged with being drunk and disorderly on the Pier, and assaulting Pc Buckland whilst in the execution of his duty.  The charge was fully proved, and he was sent to prison for seven days with hard labour.



1891 Census

John Good : Hawker : 33 yrs

Elizabeth : 34 yrs

Florence : 10 yrs

Albert : 1 yr

Robert White : General Labourer : 61 yrs

William Sage : General Labourer : 23 yrs

Alice L : 21 yrs





1911 Census


Alfred Arthur Moore : Stevedore : 45 yrs

Kate : 46 yrs

Alfred James : Bottler : 22 yrs

Mary : General Servant : 20 yrs

George : Bottle Washer : 18 yrs

Harry : Messenger : 15 yrs

Maud : 6 yrs

Ernest : 4 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 31 October 1935

Notice is hereby given that the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of the City of 

Portsmouth ...made a Compulsory Purchase order for the following ;

Area 68 sq yds or thereabouts : Dwellinghouse with yard at rear, known as 9 Crown  Street

Area 64 sq yds or thereabouts : Dwellinghouse with yard at rear, known as 10 Crown 

Street

Area 67 sq yds or thereabouts : Dwellinghouse with yard at rear, known as 11 Crown 

Street

 

9a Crown Street

Background and History

1891 Census

John Corps : Steam Ship Stoker : 34 yrs

Kate : 31 yrs

Maude : 9 yrs

John : 4 yrs

George : 2 yrs


Caroline Nash : Laundress : 54 yrs

Joseph : General Labourer : 22 yrs


Joseph Allan : Dockyard labourer : 40 yrs

Hannah : 39 yrs

 

10 Crown Street

1851 Census

Sarah Bennet : Lodging House Keeper : 33 yrs

Hannah Woodland : 25 yrs

John Knight : Labourer : 27 yrs

Ann : 27 yrs

Margaret : 4 yrs

Harriet : 1 yr


Ann Wittington : Pauper : 64 yrs


Thomas Ansell : Labourer : 41 yrs

Ann : 40 yrs


George Gregory : Labourer : 31 yrs

Charlotte : 22 yrs

John : 12 yrs



1861 Census


Jeremiah Constantine : Greenwich Pensioner : 56 yrs

Elizabeth A : 38 yrs

Caroline : Domestic Servant : 16 yrs

James T : 9 yrs

Eleanor M : 7 yrs

Frederick : 5 yrs

James Bone : Labourer : 32 yrs

George Lambkin : Labourer ; 24 yrs

Elizabeth Constantine : 1 yr



1871 Census


Elizabeth Constantine : Mangle Woman : 48 yrs

Elizabeth : 15 yrs

Frederick : 11 yrs

David : 8 yrs

James Bone : Porter : 42 yrs


1891 Census

Elizabeth Constantine : Mangling : 68 yrs

David : Ship’s Steward, RN : 28 yrs

Henry S K Lewis : Dockyard Labourer : 39 yrs

Eleanor M : Dressmaker : 37 yrs

Eleanor C : 13 yrs

Henry J T : 6 yrs

Daisy E : 2 months



1911 Census


Alice Edith Reynard : 57 yrs

Charlotte Maria Dore : 50 yrs

William Albert Lockye : 10 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 14 February 1923

Musical Instruments - Organ for sale, mahogany case, mirror back, knee swell, £5 10s

10 Crown Street



Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 31 October 1935

Notice is hereby given that the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of the City of 

Portsmouth ...made a Compulsory Purchase order for the following ;

Area 68 sq yds or thereabouts : Dwellinghouse with yard at rear, known as 9 Crown  Street

Area 64 sq yds or thereabouts : Dwellinghouse with yard at rear, known as 10 Crown 

Street

Area 67 sq yds or thereabouts : Dwellinghouse with yard at rear, known as 11 Crown 

Street

 

11 Crown Street

Step Back in Time

1851 Census

John Smith : Chelsea Pensioner : 53 yrs

Ann : 54 yrs


George Cottrell : Porter, Pauper : 46 yrs

Jane : 45 yrs

William : 12 yrs

James : 9 yrs

Henry : 7 yrs

Thomas : 5 yrs

Martha ; 3 yrs

Lucy : 11 yrs


Thomas Randle : Private, 7th Regt : 40 yrs

Ann : 39 yrs

Richard : 14 yrs

Ann : 10 yrs



1861 Census

“Hero”


Charles Holder : Victualler : 39 yrs

Eleanor : 38 yrs

Sarah : 12 yrs

William : 10 yrs

Mary A : 8 yrs

Thomas E : 3 yrs

Ellen : 2 yrs 

Elizabeth : 3 months

Louisa Bullick : Domestic Servant : 24 yrs


1871 Census


Unoccupied


1881 Census


William Godwin : General Labourer : 50 yrs

Mary : Laundress : 52 yrs


Robert Tug : Water Main Layer : 37 yrs

Alice : 21 yrs

Alice : 2 yrs


1891 Census

Edmund Batchelor : Coal Meter : 63 yrs

Charlotte : Laundress : 59 yrs

Rebecca : General Servant : 25 yrs

Amelia : Stay Maker : 24 yrs



1911 Census


Thomas Henry Gurr : Mariner : 40 yrs

Martha Jane : 39 yrs

Winifred Martha : 2 yrs

William Charles Gawn : General Labourer : 40 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 31 October 1935

Notice is hereby given that the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of the City of 

Portsmouth ...made a Compulsory Purchase order for the following ;

Area 68 sq yds or thereabouts : Dwellinghouse with yard at rear, known as 9 Crown  Street

Area 64 sq yds or thereabouts : Dwellinghouse with yard at rear, known as 10 Crown 

Street

Area 67 sq yds or thereabouts : Dwellinghouse with yard at rear, known as 11 Crown 

Street

 

12 Crown Street

“Hero’s Welcome”

1851 Census

Thomas Morgan : Coal Merchant : 50 yrs

Mary : 49 yrs

George Taylor : Labourer : 19 yrs

James : Labourer : 17 yrs

Susannah : Servant : 12 yrs

John : 8 yrs


Elizabeth Gayland : Pauper : 70 yrs

Sarah Pearce : Pauper : 29 yrs


Robert Herron : Gunner, Royal Artillery : 28 yrs

Jane : 29 yrs


Robert Mepham : Marine, Private : 32 yrs

Rachel : 31 yrs

Benjamin : 11 yrs

Sarah : 11 yrs



1861 Census


John Shepperd : Mariner : 36 yrs

Ann : 30 yrs

John : Shop Boy : 15 yrs




1871 Census

“Hero Tavern”

David A Barnes : Licensed Victualler : 30 yrs

Ellen W : 29 yrs

David T : 10 yrs

James : 8 yrs

Thomas : 6 yrs

Ellen : 5 yrs

Eliza : 3 yrs

Isaac John : 1 yr

Sarah Brows : General Servant : 19 yrs


Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 19 July 1883

Heros’ Welcome

To-Morrow at Two O’clock : Hero's Tavern, Crown Street

H Symonds will sell by auction, as above, iron bedstead, beds, bedding, couches, chairs, pony cart, harness, vinegar, and useful articles.  On view prior to sale.

At seven o’clock, the Cross Keys, St Mary Street, remaining lots of wearing apparel


1891 Census

Edwin Wardner : Barman : 27 yrs

Rachel : Licensed Victualler : 31 yrs

Lilian : 4 yrs

Annie E : 1 yr






1911 Census


John Smith : Fisherman : 39 yrs

Lilly : 38 yrs


H W Jennings : Harness Maker : 58 yrs

Bessie Parket : Housekeeper : 56 yrs


Maud Faber : Needlewoman : 52 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 29 December 1922

Court : Before Councillor J W Perkins (Chair) and Alderman C Dye

Alleged Wounding - With her left eye bandaged, Emily M Alder appeared to give evidence 

against Mary Ann Loft of 12 Crown Street, who was charged with unlawfully wounding her. 

Mrs Alden said she visited 12 Crown Street yesterday afternoon, and had a drink with 

some people in the house.  As she was going out she passed prisoner’s room, and 

prisoner struck her across the left eye. A small pair of pincers, produced in Court, was 

alleged to be the weapon used.  Dr Seymour said the injury to the eye was permanent.  

The case was adjourned for a fortnight.





Sheffield Independent : Friday 7 December 1928

Beautiful cock Skylarks, cage moulted, exhibition specimens, singing and finger tame 10 s 6d ; FM large cocks, specials 2s 6d ; 9d carriage.

Kelly, 12 Crown Street.

 

13 Crown Street

My Small Business Name Story

Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 1 November 1830

For sale by private contract, all that messuage or dwelling house, situate 13 Crown Street.  For particulars apply to Mr Clifford, Surveyer



1851 Census

Charlotte Marton : Seamstress : 22 yrs

John Harding : 18 yrs


Ann Dardner : 20 yrs


Jane Gadd : 21 yrs


Joseph Hetheridge : Labourer : 34 yrs

Elizabeth : 27 yrs



1861 Census

Thomas Beems : Mariner : 36 yrs

Mary : 62 yrs

James Humber : Brazier : 73 yrs

James Churchill : Labourer 51 yrs

Jane : 48 yrs

Mary A Collins : 46 yrs

Ellen Wett : : 30 yrs

Frances Crawford : 71 yrs

Alexander Hoar : 10 yrs

Mary Capper : Laundress : 60 yrs

Lucy Harvey : Laundress : 60 yrs






1871 Census


Richard Roberts : Labourer on Quay : 42 yrs

Sarah : Laundress : 50 yrs


John Ask : Navy Pensioner : 54 yrs

Sarah : 39 yrs


Daniel Seal : Pensioner : 59 yrs




1881 Census


Richard Roberts : General Labourer : 52 yrs

Sarah : Laundress : 63 yrs


Edward Jones : Carpenter : 32 yrs

Elizabeth : Laundress : 31 yrs

Harry : 8 yrs

Robert : 5 yrs

Mary : 2 yrs


Robert Beason : Hawker : 30 yrs

Margaret : 30 yrs

Emily : 12 yrs




1891 Census

George Barrett : General Labourer : 34 yrs

Eliza : 35 yrs

Sidney E : 7 yrs


1911 Census


Grace Bertha Dicks : 34 yrs

Alfred William : 4 yrs

Violet Emily Elizabeth : 3 yrs

Ida Caroline Humphries : Stay Lacer : 14 yrs

 

14 Crown Street

1861 Census

Joseph Pafford : Grocer & Beer Retailer : 57 yrs

Caroline : 46 yrs

Joseph Peter : Warehouseman : 16 yrs

Henry T : Cork Sorter : 15 yrs

Caroline : 13 yrs

Emily : 10 yrs

John : 9 yrs

George R : 6 yrs

Charlotte Kenard : Barmaid : 39 yrs



1871 Census


George Ayling : Mariner : 66 yrs

Hannah : 62 yrs

Charles : Labourer, Unemployed : 19 yrs


John Knight : Labourer, Dockyard : 53 yrs

Ann : Laundress : 47 yrs

Fanny : 11 yrs

Susannah : 7 yrs

Alfred : 5 yrs


William Poole : Watchmaker : 66 yrs

Sarah : 47 yrs

Sarah Giles : 29 yrs

Victoria Poole : 20 yrs

Samuel : Dealer : 18 yrs

Henry Giles : 4 yrs


Edward G Talbot : Pensioner : 70 yrs

Sarah Tilly : Chair to Homes? : 67 yrs

Eliza Stephens : Supported by Son : 45 yrs


Charles Bennett : General labourer : 52 yrs

Ann : 55 yrs




1891 Census

Annie Knight : Laundress : 66 yrs

John Taylor : Pensioner : 49 yrs

William Hodges : Pensioner : 42 yrs

Afred Hewitt : 5 yrs

Elizabeth Shipway : Laundress : 36 yrs

John Knight : Coachman : 20 yrs

Elizabeth Shipway : 3 yrs

Thomas : 1 yr

Joseph Wright : Mariner : 65 yrs

Ruth : 54 yrs



J Gusman, 14 Crown Street




1911 Census

Alfred Guncill : Fisherman : 41 yrs

Rachel : 41 yrs

Beatrice Harmsworth : 17 yrs


James Marshallsay : General Labourer : 32 yrs

Alice : 30 yrs

James : 4 yrs

Alfred : 2 yrs

Eliza McCormack : 75 yrs


John Wells : General Labourer : 28 yrs

Annie : 22 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 9 October 1935

Hairdressing - Wave All Permanent Waving machine, all accessories, cost £22; a bargain, £9.

 

15 Crown Street

1851 Census

James Tyley : Greenwich Pensioner : 60 yrs

Mary : 53 yrs



1861 Census


James C Downer : Mariner : 72 yrs

Emily C : 40 yrs

Hannah M Samper : 16 yrs

Emily Downer : 11 yrs

William Roberts : Excavator : 35 yrs

Sarah : Laundress ; 40 yrs

William Burton : Excavator : 48 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 28 July 1880

Loader & Son are instructed to sell by auction, at their property sale rooms, 9 Queen Street, on Thursday, July 29th, 1880, at seven o’clock in the evening - all that block of freehold property in one lot being -

Nos 15 & 16 Crown Street - Each comprising four rooms, together with a cottage of three rooms in the rear of the the above ; also the corner premises being

No 17 Crown Street - with cellarage and the Whitesmith’s workshop adjoining

 

16 Crown Street

Where History Comes Alive

1851 Census

Jeremiah Constantine : Pensioner, Chelsea : 48 yrs

Elizabeth : Servant : 28 yrs

Richard Hobbs : Formerly Waterman : 75 yrs

Joseph Constantine : 9 yrs

Caroline : 6 yrs

Margaret : 3 yrs


John Williams : Lamp Lighter : 28 yrs


John Hazell : Labourer : 39 yrs

John Paddick : Labourer : 51 yrs


Abraham Cradick : Coachman : 30 yrs



1861 Census


William Poole : Watch Maker : 58 yrs

Sarah : 46 yrs

Amelia : Domestic Servant : 19 yrs

James : General Dealer : 17 yrs

Joseph : Printer’s Boy : 13 yrs

Victoria : 10 yrs

Samuel : 7 yrs

Lydia : 2 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 28 July 1880

Loader & Son are instructed to sell by auction, at their property sale rooms, 9 Queen Street, on Thursday, July 29th, 1880, at seven o’clock in the evening - all that block of freehold property in one lot being -

Nos 15 & 16 Crown Street - Each comprising four rooms, together with a cottage of three rooms in the rear of the the above ; also the corner premises being

No 17 Crown Street - with cellarage and the Whitesmith’s workshop adjoining

 

17 Crown Street

Step Back in Time

1851 Census

Charles Holder : Victualler : 29 yrs

Eleanor : 28 yrs

Sarah : 2 yrs

William : 3 months

Maria Marsh : Servant : 25 yrs

Jane Cummins : 21 yrs


Eliza Ann Baker : Dressmaker : 33 yrs

Jane : Servant : 20 yrs


Martha Carter :  House Servant : 30 yrs


Ann Peiny : House Servant : 22 yrs

Elizabeth Ann Norton : Dressmaker : 20 yrs


Emily Routledge : House Servant : 20 yrs



1861 Census


John Blampton : Boot Maker : 77 yrs

Nancy : 56 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 28 July 1880

Loader & Son are instructed to sell by auction, at their property sale rooms, 9 Queen Street, on Thursday, July 29th, 1880, at seven o’clock in the evening - all that block of freehold property in one lot being -

Nos 15 & 16 Crown Street - Each comprising four rooms, together with a cottage of three rooms in the rear of the the above ; also the corner premises being

No 17 Crown Street - with cellarage and the Whitesmith’s workshop adjoining




1881 Census


George Ash : General Dealer : 31 yrs

Harriett : 38 yrs

Alma : 8 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 26 March 1895

Inquest on James Beal, aged 66 years, a fisherman lodging with Mr and Mrs John Gawn at 17 Crown Street.  He did not enjoy good health, having been in the Hospital for long periods.  About six o’clock last Tuesday evening Charles Pounds, a fisherman of 13 Bath Square, saw deceased walk on the Outer camber and lean against one of the iron stanchions to which chain running round the Camber is attached.  Shortly after Pounds heard that he had fallen overboard, and, looking into the camber, saw him in the water with his head below the surface.  Pounds jumped in and held the deceased’s head above the water auntil a boat came and took them both ashore.  Deceased was quite insensible, but after artificial respiration had been resorted to by Constable Hollis and others he recovered consciousness, and was, on Dr Morley’s advice, wrapped in blankets and taken to the Hospital ...where he died of pneumonia.  Constable Hollis that Pounds had saved three people from drowning.  The Coroner expressed his gratification as the plucky way in which Pounds had behaved, and said that if some evidence could be obtained of the other cases he would be pleased to recommend him to the Royal Humane Society.  Beal fell into the water as a direst result of poorly maintained chains on the Camber edge.

 

18 Crown Street

Background and History

1851 Census

Martha Glover : Dressmaker : 40 yrs

Elizabeth : 6 yrs

William Snooke : Joiner : 75 yrs

Mary Ann : Dressmaker : 42 yrs

Sarah : Dressmaker : 38 yrs


Samuel Bates : Shoe Maker : 46 yrs

Jane : 45 yrs



1861 Census


Thomas Morgan : Coal & Wood Dealer : 71 yrs

Mary : 58 yrs

James Taylor : Labourer : 25 yrs

William H Gaterhill : Labourer : 20 yrs

John Marsh : Bricklayer : 29 yrs

Harriett : 30 yrs

Ann : 7 yrs

George : 3 yrs

Margaret : 10 months



1871 Census


Unoccupied

 

1851 Census

Thomas Beems : Lodging House keeper : 54 yrs

Mary : 52 yrs


James Humber : Tinman : 54 yrs

Charlotte : 54 yrs

William Chivers : Labourer, Pauper : 51 yrs

Mary Ann : 42 yrs


John Boddy : Blacksmith : 62 yrs

Elizabeth : Washerwoman : 56 yrs

John : Porter : 31 yrs

Charlotte : 12 yrs


Ann Vincent : Pauper : 32 yrs

John : Fisherman : 12 yrs

Elizabeth : 6 yrs

Jane : 4 yrs

Amelia : 2 yrs


Ann Underdown : 42 yrs

Ann Emma Gladstone : 18 yrs

Agnes Underdown : 7 yrs

Emma : 5 yrs


Robert Wakeford : Labourer, Pauper : 35 yrs

Ann : 30 yrs

Mary : 5 yrs

Emma : 2 yrs



1861 Census


Hannah Mansfield : Laundress : 46 yrs

Daniel Seal : Pensioner : 50 yrs

Susannah Surry : 20 yrs

Susannah : 3 yrs



1871 Census


Thomas Cordory : Fishmonger : 37 yrs

Elizabeth : Laundress : 33 yrs

William : 12 yrs

Caroline : 9 yrs

Thomas : 6 yrs

John : 3 yrs

James : 1 yr


Sarah Bipix : Laundress : 65 yrs

Thomas Batchelor : Blacksmith : 17 yrs


Thomas Terry : Labourer on Quay : 63 yrs

Martha : 64 yrs

Thomas Mitchell : Labourer on Quay : 76 yrs


Ellen Leary : 58 yrs

Garnet : Labourer, Shipwright’s : 15 yrs


Mary Ann Batchelor : Pauper : 82 yrs

Thomas Rey : Labourer in House


Ellen Kinchillen : Charwoman : 55 yrs

John Messey : Labourer on Quay : 60 yrs

Ann Blampin : Charwoman : 69 yrs


Thomas R Francis : Miner : 32 yrs

Elizabeth : Tailoress : 42 yrs

Charles Libian : Stone Breaker : 14 yrs

Walter Legron : Stone Breaker : 13 yrs


James McDonald : Labourer, Dockyard : 40 yrs

Mary : 35 yrs

Martin : 7 yrs

Mary : 4 yrs

Catherine : 6 months




1881 Census


Walter Smith : General Dealer : 30 yrs

Eliza : 29 yrs

Walter F : 2 yrs

Louise : 4 months

Frederick Whymark : 12 yrs

Mary Ann Denham : 11 yrs

George : 8 yrs

 

20 Crown Street

A Place Unlike Any Other

1861 Census

James Tyley : Pensioner, RN : 72 yrs

Mary : 63 yrs

Mary Way : Seamstress : 72 yrs



1871 Census


James Tyley : Navy Pensioner : 82 yrs

Mary : 75 yrs

 

21 Crown Street

1861 Census

Frederick Gillmor : Greengrocer : 30 yrs

Frances : 28 yrs

James Mansell : 15 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 26 April 1937

Before Vice-Admiral O E Leggett (chair) and Mr J A Stedman - For driving his taxi without due care and attention on April 9 at the junction of Festing Road and Festing Grove, George William Parker of 21 Crown Street was ordered to pay costs of 4s.  It was stated that a car driven by Dr Robert John MacEllowney, of Culver Road, Southsea, was turning slowly out of Festing Grove when the taxi flashed round the corner and struck it.  Answering Supt H L H Fisher, defendant said he was looking at the name plates on the roads and did not see the other car until he hit it.


Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 6 September 1937

“I had no idea I was going so fast,” declared George William Parker, taxi driver of Crown Street, who was summoned for speeding in Goldsmith Avenue on 20 August on August 20.  Pc Bleach said his speed over an observed distance was 38 miles an hour.  Defendant was fined 10s and warned that as a taxi driver he should be much more careful.

 

22 Crown Street

1861 Census

Charlotte H Gates : Charwoman : 57 yrs

Sarah Heffron : Laundress : 75 yrs

Edward Long : Labourer : 60 yrs

Ellen : 50 yrs

Michael O’Brian : Labourer 54 yrs

Michael Twing : Labourer : 51 yrs

Daniel Noonon : Labourer : 51 yrs

Timothy Murphy : Labourer : 50 yrs

Con Driscoll : Labourer : 55 yrs

James Crowley : Labourer : 26 yrs

John Connell : Labourer ; 24 yrs

Mary Lantry : Domestic Servant : 14 yrs


1891 Census

Richard Roberts : General Labourer : 63 yrs

Sarah F : 73 yrs


Patrick Walsh : General Labourer : 30 yrs

Alice : 29 yrs

Nora Healy : 5 yrs


John Hall : General Dealer :  28 yrs

Emily : 31 yrs

Minnie : 6 yrs

Harry : 4 yrs

Rose : 2 yrs

George : 4 months



Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 26 December 1894

An inquest was held on Monday at the Portsmouth town Hall, before the Coroner, (Mr TA Bramsden ) on the body of Richard White, a labourer.  He was 64 years of age and lived at 22 Crown Street.  He had suffered from shortness of breath, for which he had been an out-patient at the Hospital.  At ten o’clock on Saturday night he was heard to fall by Ann Quarm, another lodger, who went to him and and found him lying upon his back in an unconscious condition.  She went for the deceased’s nephew, and on Dr Colt being called in he found life extinct.  He attributed death to syncope, probably due to heart disease.  The jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes.

 

22 Crown Street
Small House at Rear

1891 Census

Christial Maley : General Labourer : 54 yrs

Harriett : 49 yrs

Bertie : 9 months

 

23 Crown Street

1861 Census

John Hufnes : Fishmonger : 60 yrs

Fanny : 60 yrs

John Wiston : Labourer : 34 yrs

Ellen : 28 yrs

Charles Harvey : Carpenter : 53 yrs

Mary A : 54 yrs

Martha : Domestic Servant : 16 yrs

 

24 Crown Street

1861 Census

Thomas Terry : Labourer : 54 yrs

Martha : 54 yrs

Richard Hide : Labourer : 54 yrs

Maria : 12 yrs

Sarah Basset : Laundress : 52 yrs

 

27 Crown Street

1881 Census

Goerge Odjer : General Dealer : 56 yrs

Eliza : 56 yrs

Alice Esk : Servant : 21 yrs


Hessie Skinner : Barmaid : 19 yrs

James Morgan : Mariner : 25 yrs

George : Mariner : 24 yrs

 

28 Crown Street

Step Back in Time

1881 Census

Charlotte Unwin : 33 yrs

Joseph Wright : Mariner : 57 yrs

Betty : 57 yrs


Henry Pitt : Baker & Pastry Cook : 29 yrs

Alice : 24 yrs

Alice : 1 yr

 

29 Crown Street

1881 Census

Nancy Lewis : Dressmaker : 27 yrs

Nancy : 3 yrs


John Wright : Carman : 64 yrs

Ann : 57 yrs

Alfred : Errand Boy : 14 yrs

John : 9 yrs

 

30 Crown Street

A Historic Adventure

1881 Census

Eliza Constantine : Mangle Woman : 57 yrs

Martha Morgan : 53 yrs

 

31 Crown Street

1881 Census

Edward Batchelor : Labourer : 52 yrs

Charlotte : Laundress : 48 yrs

George Edward : Labourer in Grocer Store : 28 yrs

Thomas : General Blacksmith : 25 yrs

Henry : General Labourer : 21 yrs

Rebecca : General Servant : 15 yrs

Alice : 15 yrs

Amelia : 14 yrs

 

33 Crown Street

1881 Census

Samuel Poole : Fisherman : 26 yrs

Vic har : Confectioner : 28 yrs

Lidia Vic : 11 yrs

Louisa F : 9 yrs

James Morgan : 35 yrs

 

39 Crown Street

Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 21 November 1939
John A Gregory, of 39 Crown Street, was granted the restoration of his driving licence which last April was suspended for two years when he was convicted on charges of dangerous driving and being drunk in charge.  Gregory said he was a salesman and owing to his employer’s other salesmen having been called up it was necessary for him to drive a car.

 

Crown Street
1 Messants Court

1891 Census

Daniel Hutchins : General Labourer : 42 yrs

Elizabeth J : 41 yrs

 

Crown Street : General Shop

1871 Census

William Saunders : General Dealer : 51 yrs

Emma : 44 yrs

Frances : 14 yrs

John J : 7 yrs

Emily E : 6 yrs

 

Mitchell’s Court

Crown Street

1851 Census

Henry Walker : Corn Meter : 31 yrs

Leah : 28 yrs

Mary Ann : 3 yrs

Henry : 5 yrs

Leah : 1 yr

 
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