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High Street

Salisbury and Winchester Journal : Monday 18 November 1765

Portsmouth. now selling very cheap, and will continue until the 26th of March 1766, part of the libraries of several persons deceased; consisting of above 1500 volumes, most of them in good condition, by Richard Carr, bookseller and stationer, at Milton’s Head, the corner of the Parade, in the High Street.




Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 21 December 1772

Last night the lamps in the High Street, which have been erected by subscription of the inhabitants there, were lighted for the first time ; They give universal satisfaction and are found to be of very great utility.


Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 2 March 1778

Wanted : An Apprentice to a glover and breeches maker.  Enquire of Mr Groves in the High Street, Portsmouth.


Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 15 October 1781

To be sold by private sale, all that commodious messuage, with a shop, outhouses, workshop and other buildings adjoining thereto, situate in the public market-place in the High Street, and now in the possession of Mr William Bartlett, brasier.

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 5 June 1786

To be sold (either together or separate) all that capital messuage, with the garden behind it, situated on the south side, and near the upper end of the High Street, in Portsmouth, lately improved at great expense, and now occupied by Mr Anthony Atcheson.

The messuage, shop, kitchen, stable, and yard, next the above occupied by Mr Peates; and the large yard, coach houses, stables, and very extensive garden adjoining, the last mentioned messuage.

For particulars apply to Messts Bedford & Hancock, Attorneys, Portsmouth Common


Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 18 June 1787

To be sold, a substantial modern brick built dwelling house, situate in High Street, now in the possession of Mr Lindegren: Consisting of three parlours, and one kitchen; three rooms, and a laundry on the first floor, and two very convenient garrets, with good wine vaults, and a convenient yard behind the same.  Particulars may be had by applying to Mr Lindegren, the occupier; or to Mr Crossfield, No 10, New Square, Lincoln’s Inn, London




Salisbury and Winchester Journal : Monday 14 September 1789

An eligible situation for a Cutler, Silversmith or Jeweller.  To be let, at Michaelmas next, a house, desirably situated, next door to the Parade Coffee House in the High Street, with a good established trade in the Cutlery, Jewellery and Hardware business.

The stock to be taken off, consisting of a neat modern assortment of articles in the above way.  The reason of quitting is, the present owner having engaged in an extensive business in London.  For particulars enquire of Mr W Gibbens, High Street.



Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 11 April 1791

Whereas one William Dumont sometimes since left, at the house of Henry Starkey, being the Marquis of Grandby, in the High Street, Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton, a Camera Obscura, and sundry other optical instruments.  This is therefore to give him, the said William Dumont, notice, that if he does not on or before Monday, the 25th day of April, 1791, take away the same, and pay the debt he has incurred, the same will be sold by Mr James Drake, at eleven o’clock in the forenoon of that day, by public auction at the above mentioned house.


Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 27 May 1793

For private sale, all that capital messuage or dwelling house and appurtenances, pleasantly situated on the north side, and in the most respectable part of the High Street, at Portsmouth, now in the occupation of Sir Andrew Snape Douglass, Knt.  For particulars apply to Mr Richard Parsons, Attorney, Gosport.


Hampshire Chronicle : Saturday 10 September 1796

A freehold messuage, tenement, or dwelling house, situate on the south side of High Street, and near to the Market House, with a yard, workshops, and storehouses, with other convenient appurtenances, all in good repair, and now in the occupation of Mr William Lang, grocer, tallow-chandler, and soap boiler, as tenant at will.


Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 13 June 1803

Friday the melancholy accident happened in the High Street ; at a place, a shopman to Mr Hawkins, went to bed intoxicated, and either fell or jumped out of his chamber window. three storeys high, bruised himself very much, and soon after died.  The Coroner's Inquest sat on the body and found a verdict of accidental death


Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 24 May 1819

Shortly to be sold by auction,by order of the Assignees of Thomas Andrews Minchitt, William Grover Carter, and Arthur Kelly, the truly valuable and extensive freehold banking house and premises of the firm Godwin & Co, situate in the High Street.  Particulars in a future paper.




Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 10 September 1821

The next meeting of the Trustees of the Portsmouth to Petersfield Turnpike Road, resident in Portsmouth and the vicinity, will be on Monday the 10th of September, 1821, at the Guildhall, at eleven o’clock in the forenoon.

J T Shugar, Clerk to the Trustees




Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 15 November 1824

Notice is hereby given - That a general meeting of the Committee of Management of the Portsmouth and Arundel Navigation, will be held at the Company’s office, in the High Street, on Tuesday the 30th of November, 1824, at eleven o’clock in the forenoon

James Fowler : Clerk to the Company




London Courier and Evening Gazette : Friday 15 October 1830

Portsmouth Theatre to be sold by auction, at the Fountain Inn, on Wednesday, 20th October, at seven o’clock in the evening.  This highly desirable and advantageous freehold is admirably situated in the High Street, and is well worth the attention of Capitalists and Managers.  Further particulars may be had of  Mr T Owen, Portsmouth, if by letter, post paid.


Salisbury and Winchester Journal : Monday 3 November 1834

An Inquest was held on Monday last, by Mr John Howard, acting coroner, on the body of  Mr Henry Hunt, a young man apprenticed to Mr Megginson, a druggist, in the High Street.  From the evidence adduced it appeared, that, a few hours previously, the lad was trying an experiment as to the length of time he could bear to be suspended by the neck, and the result was loss of life by entire accident.  He had tied his handkerchief in a slip-knot, thrown it over the door, and put his head through it; but, from the handkerchief getting jammed between the beam and the door, the knot did not slip, and, therefore, before assistance could arrive, or his cries be heard, he was suffocated.  His mother was the first to discover his situation, and her grief, on giving her evidence, was most poignant.  A verdict of “Accidental Death” was pronounced.


Salisbury and Winchester Journal : Monday 25 March 1839

Died : On Sunday, aged 71, after an illness of some years, Mr James Goodeve, mercer and tailor, High Street.


Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 16 March 1840

Died : On the 4th inst. Mr Day, upwards of 40 years, Stage Door Keeper of Portsmouth Theatre, aged 75.


Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 25 July 1840

Died, on Saturday last, at Southsea, Mrs Irish, wife of Mr Joseph Irish, formerly watch and clock-maker of the High Street




Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 1 July 1848

Sarah Cassidy, was charged with being a common prostitute, and behaving in an indecent manner in the High Street, between twelve and one o’clock this morning.  Convicted and adjudged to be imprisoned  and kept to hard labour seven days.


Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 22 April 1848

William Cross, driving a cart, and James Furlong Jnr, driving a waggon, were charged under the Portsmouth Act, with having on the11th inst., in the High Street, furiously driven their respective vehicles.  They pleaded not guilty, but the offences were fully proved by two witnesses, and the defendants were convicted, and fined 20s and 9s costs, or 10 days’ imprisonment each.  Major Travis, who witnessed the transaction said it was a most shameful and dangerous proceeding.



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 15 July 1848

William Urry was charged with furious riding a horse in the High Street, on the 8th inst., to the danger of passengers.  The offence was fully proved by Captain Sayer and Mr Wright.  The defence was he had to go to the railway terminus and back again in a short time, otherwise should have lost his place.  Convicted and fined 15s and 9s costs, and in default committed for 14 days.


Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 21 July 1849

Death - At Southsea on the 21st instant, of apoplexy, Mr John Way, upwards of 40 years butcher in the High Street, aged 69 years.




1851 Census

Start High Street between No 149 and 1 Lombard Street

George Nichols : Beer Seller , Greenwich Pensioner : 44 yrs

Elizabeth : 43 yrs

George : 12 yrs

William : 9 yrs

Elizabeth : 7 yrs

Charles A : 5 months



Portsmouth Times and Naval gazette : Saturday 21 August 1852

Joanna Head, was charged with stealing 8 yards of window net, the property of Mr Wilmer, Draper, High Street.  The prisoner was observed with the net under her arm going out of the shop last night ; she admitted to the policeman who took her into custody that she had stolen it, saying that she wished to be transported.  Committed for trial at the Sessions.



Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 16 October 1858

Borough of Portsmouth

St Thomas Ward

At a numerous and highly influential Meeting of the Burgesses of this Ward, convened pursuant to a requisition, and held at the Guildhall, High Street, on Tuesday, October 12th, 1858.

David Levy Esq., Alderman in the Chair.  It was proposed by Mr Joseph Galt, and seconded by Mr Councillor Camwell, that Mr R W Ford be recommended to the Burgesses for re-election on the 1st of November next, as a fit and proper person to represent the Ward in the Town Council.  Carried unanimously.

Proposed by Mr R H Elcock, seconded by Mr Kennard Knott, that Mr L A Vandenburgh is a fit and proper person to represent this Ward, and that he be recommended to the Burgesses for re-election.  Carried unanimously.

Proposed by Mr R H Elcock, that the past services of Mr Emanuel Emanuel fully entitle him to the confidence of the Burgesses, and that he be recommended for re-election.  Carried unanimously.

Proposed by Mr Elcock, seconded by Mr Miller, that the foregoing resolutions be advertised in the local newspapers.

David Levy : Alderman for the Ward.




Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 21 July 1860

Jane Pollard was charged with begging in the High Street on the previous day.  Pc No27 proved the case.  Prisoner was discharged on promising to leave the town.




Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 16 November 1867

John Roddy, a miserable looking man, was charged with begging in High Street, at five o’clock on the previous evening.  The defendant, who behaved in a very impudent manner to the persons of whom he begged, was sentenced to five days hard labour.



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 29 August 1868

A Batch of Disorderly Prostitutes : Ellen Virie, a prostitute, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in the High Street.  Pc Betteridge was on duty in the High Street, late on the previous evening, and saw the prisoner in company with several soldiers, making use of bad language.  He requested her to go away, and as she would not do so he took her into custody.  The prisoner pleaded guilty to being in the High Street with the soldiers, but denied making use of bad language.  She stated that the policeman would not let her go to the “Bull’s Head” public house, where she wanted to go.  This the officer denied, and siad she did not mention a word about the “Bull’s Head.”  Mr Inspector Hood said that from the many complaints made at the police station of the conduct of the girls of the prisoner’s class, an extra policeman had been placed on duty in the places where they usually congregated.

The Governor of the Gaol, Mr John Astridge, had also very frequently made complaints of a similar nature.  Mr Chambers said that in consequence of what Mr Hood had stated, the magistrates, thinking the case proved, had decided to inflict a somewhat severe sentence, namely, seven days’ imprisonment, with hard labour.  The prisoner, on leaving the dock became very abusive, and expressed a hope that the Magistrate would “stick” there till she came back.  Mr Astridge told her she had better be careful or she would not got off with seven days.  Prisoner,”They can’t give me any more, the sentence is passed.”  The Magistrates thereupon directed the prisoner be again placed in the dock, when Mr Chambers told her that the former sentence was rescinded, and she would be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for fourteen days.


Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 31 July 1869

George Gazard,a tramp, a young fellow, was charged with stealing a coat, pipe, pocket book and handkerchief, valued together 10s., the property of William Griffin.  The prosecutor is a gas-fitter, and this morning was at work at a house in the High Street, and left his coat in the shop which was unoccupied ; about an hour afterwards he missed it.  PS Porter saw the prisoner in High Street with something under his arm, and followed him into St Mary’s Street, where, in reply to Porter, said it was a coat a young man gave him to sell, but he did not know where the young man was.  He afterwards said,” I stole the coat.  I might as well be locked up, as I’m half starved.”  Prisoner pleaded guilty.  He said he was very hungry, and didn’t know what to do to get something to eat.  He was sentenced to 21 days’ hard labour.



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 4 may 1901

Town Mount Bastion was in 1800 part of the Portsmouth Fortifications, and was situated at the northern end of High Street


Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 15 March 1892

Architects and horse keepers call and inspect the Sanitary Mangers erected by the Brooklands Dairy Co, High Street, Portsmouth.




Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 10 December 1892

Florence Fenton, 38, was charged with begging in High Street on the 8th inst..  Pc Webb proved the case, and the Bench taking into account the fact that she was convicted on a similar charge in November last, sentenced prisoner to seven days’ hard labour.

10.5 High Street

1871 Census


Agnes Isabel Johnstone : 37 yrs

Charles Frederick Cole : 12 yrs

Richard James: 6 yrs

Annie Crown : General Servant, 17 yrs



1881 Census


Francis Knott : Veterinary Surgeon : 30 yrs



1901 Census


Kate Main : 40 yrs



1911 Census


Christina Bayley : Teacher of Music : 40 yrs

 

1, 2, 3 High Street

1851 Census



Edward Blagden Hale : Captain, 82nd Regt : 36 yrs

Alfred Whittaker : Civil Servant : 25 yrs

David Watson : Captain, 82nd Regt : 35 yrs

Henry Oaks : Soldier, 82nd Regt : 26 yrs

Sarah : 19 yrs

George Edmund Halliday : Captain, 82nd Regt : 32 yrs

Frederick Edward Tighe : Lieutenant, 82nd Regt : 24 yrs

John Lawrie : Lieutenant, 82nd Regt : 24 yrs

Michael Tully : Soldier, 82nd Regt : 39 yrs

Elizabeth : 21 yrs

William Robert Farmer : Lieutenant, 82nd Regt : 26 yrs

Thomas Gibbard : Soldier, 82nd Regt : 22 yrs

Ellen : 20 yrs

Herbert Morris : Lieutenant, 82nd Regt : 25 yrs

Samuel Goodwin : Soldier, 82nd Regt : 29 yrs

Elizabeth : 24 yrs

Daniel Stratton Collings : Lieutenant : 82nd Regt : 24 yrs

William Barron : Ensign, 82nd Regt : 21 yrs

Augustus Warren : Ensign, 82nd Regt : 21 yrs

Samuel Robinson : Soldier, 82nd Regt : 27 yrs

Bridget : 27 yrs

Samuel : 1 yr

John Dalbiac Lorard : Ensign, 82nd Regt : 26 yrs

 

4 High Street

1851 Census


Thomas Smith : Lieutenant, 82nd Regt : 42 yrs

Eleanor : 31 yrs

Thomas S : 9 yrs

Isabella M : 1 yr

Thomas Sanderson : Servant / Pvt, 82nd Regt : 42 yrs

Bridget Hennessey : House Servant : 22 yrs




1871 Census


Eliza Hebron : Needlewoman : 63 yrs

Sarah Kent : Needlewoman : 65 yrs

Annie Lane : Dressmaker :47 yrs

Edward : Steward RN : 23 yrs

George Ruck : Army Service Corpse : 30 yrs

Elizabeth : 30 yrs

Clement : Bricklayer : 16 yrs

Caroline : 10 yrs

Frederick : 7 yrs

Frederick McComas : Cork Cutter : 31 yrs

Eliza : 31 yrs

William : 13 yrs

Angela : 7 yrs

George : 4 yrs

Frederick : 1 yr

Joseph Rockley : Soldier : 38 yrs

Sarah : 23 yrs

Anthony : 4 yrs

Albert : 2 yrs

Horace : 6 months

 

5 High Street

1851 Census


James Bernthall : Groom : 26 yrs

1861 : Groom 36 yrs, visitors at 29 Wiltshire Street Portsea Rachael : 26 yrs with sarah 14 yrs.

Sarah : 4 yrs



1871 Census


Emma Guy : Preparatory School Mistress : 59 yrs

Mary Lewis : 64 yrs

 

7 High Street

1851 Census


George Dodd : Paymaster, Army : 70 yrs

1841 : Army 60 yrs, living in High Street with George 26 yrs, Dorothy 58 yrs, Eliza 34 yrs

Dorothy : 60 yrs

Eliza : 40 yrs

Louisa Randall : House Servant : 24 yrs.

 

8 High Street

 

9 High Street

1851 Census


Matthew Wreford : Purveyer of Army Hospitals : 59 yrs

Harriet : 59 yrs

Hannah Butt : General Servant : 29 yrs

Mary Fleming : General Servant : 20 yrs

 
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10 High Street

1851 Census


Thomas Reed : Beer Retailer : 56 yrs

1795 : 28 June, Bapts’d at St Thomas’s.  Father Charles Reed and mother Martha

1841 : Licensed Victualler 45 yrs, living in Armoury Lane with Rosina 40 yrs, Rosina 7 yrs

Rossina : 53 yrs

James Whelan : Private Soldier : 34 yrs

Bridget : 28 yrs

James : 7 yrs

Sarah : 1 yr

John Nickson : Private Soldier : 26 yrs

Emma : 27 yrs

George : 4 yrs

Thomas : 10 months

Samuel Overend : Private Soldier : 25 yrs

Lucinda : 19 yrs

Loisa Arnett : Gentlewoman / Proprietor of Houses : 54 yrs

William Foyen : Servant : 65 yrs

Ellen Barry : Cook : 27 yrs



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 16 May 1857

Marvin & King beg to announce that they have received instructions from Captain Bally, H E I C S, who is leaving the neighbourhood, to submit to public competition, on the premises, No 10 High Street, on Wednesday, June 3rd, 1857, and following day, commencing each day at twelve o’clock punctually, the excellent modern household furniture, well seasoned goose feather beds, bedding, sideboard of richly cut glass, services of china,plated goods, and other valuable effects.  Full particulars will be published in next week’s paper




1861 Census


William R R Wallis : Solicitor & Notary Public : 27 yrs

Eliza : 22 yrs

Sarah Dunkin : 27 yrs

Isabella Roony : General Servant : 27 yrs.




1871 Census


Elizabeth Scott Jones : Wife of Col Jones, Royal Engineers : 32 yrs

Jenkin : 9 yrs

Harry : 6 yrs

Lizzie Amelia Augusta : 5 yrs

James Hill : 1 yr


Jan Broker Staker  : Governess : 55 yrs


Martha Rowen : Domestic Servant : 47 yrs


Harriet Elizabeth Stock : General Servant : 24 yrs


Sarah Maria Waldron : Domestic Servant : 34 yrs



1881 Census


Robert Spencer : Portsmouth School : 48 yrs


Joseph Coppin : Collier Mariner, 37 yrs

Maria  : 30 yrs

Norah : 10 yrs


Margaret R Ellis : Housekeeper, 66 yrs


Sarah E Anderson : General Servant : 34 yrs



1891 Census


William Walker : Artificer, RN : 49 yrs

Elizabeth A : 45 yrs

George W : Office Clerk : 23 yrs


Sarah Reeves : General Servant : 18 yrs



1901 Census


Alfred Horn : Police Constable : 39 yrs

Celia : 38 yrs

Alfred James : Painter’s Apprentice : 15 yrs

Robert Charles : Grocer’s Errand Boy : 14 yrs



1911 Census


Richard Attrill : Engineer’s Labourer : 42 yrs

Jessie : Caretaker : 42 yrs

Dorothy : 11 yrs

Gwendoline : 7 yrs

Sidney : 4 yrs




Saturday 10 January 1920 - Portsmouth Evening News

Messrs Cousins and Burbidge, Solicitors




Tuesday 5 April 1927 : Portsmouth Evening News

Messrs Bramsdon & Childs, Solicitors

 
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11 High Street

1851 Census


Samuel Ross : Grocer : 59 yrs

Hannah : 49 yrs

Ann : Dressmaker : 16 yrs

Thomas : 13 yrs


1861 Census


Elizabeth M Madden : 79 yrs

Henry M : Superannuated from the War Office : 47 yrs

Ann Hopgood : House Servant : 60 yrs

Emily Nash : Cook : 26 yrs



1871 Census


Phillis Duncan  :  Annuitant : 61 yrs

Annie Tarry : General Servant : 60 yrs



1881 Census


Wilberforce Cobbett : Architect’s Pupil : 21 yrs

George William Tibbett : Carter : 38 yrs

Mary : 38 yrs




1891 Census


Archibald Henry Ford : Civil Engineer :  Architect :  44 yrs

Alice, : 26 yrs

Celia E Rowcliffe : Servant : 18 yrs



1901 Census


Archibald Henry Ford : : Engineer, Architect & Surveyor : 54 yrs

Alice : 36 yrs

Gladys Muriel : 18 yrs

Charles Cobbett : 15 yrs

Mary Goddard : General Servant : 34 yrs



1911 Census


Archibald Henry Ford : Architect & Surveyor : 64  yrs

Alice : 46 yrs

Gladys Muriel : 28 yrs

Florence May Hayles : Cook : 22 yrs.



Sunday 7 May 2017


John D Wood, Estate Agents

Property for sale at £1,500,000

11½ High Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 20 July 1835

“Buckingham House”


The Misses Helby respectfully announce the reopening of their establishment, July 21st, 1835




1851 Census 


“Buckingham House”

Elizabeth M Madden : Fundholder : 67 yrs

Ann Hopgood : Domestic Servant : 50 yrs

Elizabeth Kent : Domestic Servant : 25 yrs

Samuel Irvine : Surgeon, Royal Marines : 56 yrs

Anne C : 54 yrs

Ellen Hall : Cook : 22 yrs

Lavinia Chipp : Housemaid : 19 yrs

 
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12 High Street

1851 Census


Richard W Ford : Attorney & Solicitor : 29 yrs

1822 : 5 February Baptsd at St John Portsea.  Father Henry Ford, mother Harriett

1881 : Solicitor, Clerk of the Peace 59 yrs, living at 31 St Thomas’s Street with wife Emma 58 yrs

1891 : Solicitor 69 yrs, living at 31 St Thomas’s Street with Emma 68 yrs, Harriet L 43 yrs, Emma B G  34 yrs, Edith E L 18 yrs

Emma : 28 yrs

Charles : 5 yrs

Arhibald H : 4 yrs

Harriet L : 3 yrs

Arhibald M A : Attorney & Solicitor : 33 yrs

Caroline Ann : 33 yrs

Mary F Griffiths : House Servant : 30 yrs

Eliza H : 27 House Servant

Amelia Cox : House Servant : 15 yrs



1861 Census


Samuel Irvine : MD of Edinburgh University : 66 yrs

1851 : Surgeon Royal Marines 56 yrs, living at 11.5 High Street with Ann C 54 yrs

1855 : From UK & Ireland Medical Directories, 1845-1942 : Irvine, Samuel,11 High Street, Portsmouth - MRCS Eng 1815; MD Edin 1830; Surg to Roy Marine Division and Roy Marine Artillery, at Portsmouth; formerly Surgeon HM Ships St Vincent, Britannia, Impregnable and Caledonia; was awarded the Gold Medal of Sir Gilbert Blane, Bart. for the Med and Surg Journal of HMS Britannia, on the Mediterranean Station.

1865 : Died in Portsea

Anne C : 63 yrs

Eliza Bray : Cook : 32 yrs

Ann Westbrook : Housemaid : 19 yrs





1871 Census


Henry Wright : Chaplain to H M Forces : 55 yrs

Anne : 57 yrs

Frederick George : 17 yrs

Nina : 14 yrs

Alice : 11 yrs

Ernest : 8 yrs


Helen Milward : Governess : 26 yrs

Jane Boghurt : Domestic Servant :  26 yrs

Bridget Wade : Domestic Servant & Nurse : 50 yrs







1881 Census


Henry G Newcome : Captain R A

Sibylla : 37 yrs

Henry W : 5 yrs

George : 4 yrs

Stephen : 2 yrs

Lionel : 5 months

Jane Shaw : Cook : 49 yrs

Elizabeth Snodgrove : Nurse : 27 yrs

Hannah Thompson : Nursemaid : 13 yrs

Mary A Warner : Parlourmaid : 18 yrs



1901 Census


Joseph Bridges : Electrician : 47 yrs

Annie : 48 yrs



1911 Census


Alfred Sidney German : Shipping Agent : 34 yrs

Jessie Elizabeth : 36 yrs

Mary Louisa : 63 yrs

Edith May Mear : General Servant : 17 yrs

 
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13 High Street

Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 30 January 1847

Death : On Friday, the 22nd inst at the residence of her brother, Eleanor Mary White, aged 65, eldest sister of Richard White, esq, Surgeon, of the High Street.




1851 Census


Richard White : General Practitioner : 57 yrs

Anna M : 24 yrs

Eleanor S : 19 yrs

Elizabeth M : 18 yrs

Kate W : 14 yrs

Catherine M : 18 yrs

Mary Ann Earle : General Servant : 24 yrs

Martha Shearman : General Servant : 31 yrs

George Redfern : Dispenser of Medicines : 30 yrs


1861 Census


Frederick Burgess : Licensed R C Physician : 49 yrs

Fanny : 41 yrs

William F R : 11 yrs

Edward A : 10 yrs

Fanny C : 9 yrs

James G : 7 yrs

Sidney : 5 yrs

Adine : 7 months

Fanny Matthews : Housemaid : 50 yrs

Hannah Dryden : Cook : 25 yrs

Martha Pierce : Housemaid : 21 yrs



1871 Census 


Samuel E Soloman : Oriental China Merchant : 56 yrs

Julia : 41 yrs

Celia : 19 yrs

Moses L : 16 yrs

Julia : 14 yrs

Rosetta : 11 yrs

Frederick D : 8 yrs

Charles : 2 yrs




1881 Census


William Henry Moore : Carpenter : 28 yrs

Kate : 24 yrs

Ernest A W : 3 yrs

Harold G : 1 yr

Victor R : 3 months

Sarah Copper : School Teacher : 19 yrs

Charles Morey : Carpenter : 32 yrs

Elizabeth : 44 yrs

Elizabeth M A : Milliner : 19 yrs

James : Carpenter : 17 yrs

Harry : 14 yrs

Joseph : 13 yrs

Rachel A : 11 yrs

Louise : 11 yrs

Alice Windsor : General Servant : 13 yrs






Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 2 July 1886

To let - several unfurnished rooms : also shop with or without rooms, rent very moderate.  13 High Street



1891 Census


Charlotte Payne : Caretaker, Office : 48 yrs

Charles : Shop Porter : 21 yrs

Frederick G : Telegraph Messenger : 15 yrs





1901 Census


Charlotte Payne : Caretaker : 57 yrs

Leonard : 2 yrs




1911 Census


Albert Morgan : Tailor’s Cutter : 40 yrs

Sarah : 39 yrs

Albert Archibald : 10 yrs

Leslie Lloyd : 7 yrs

Evelyn Phyllis : 4 yrs

John H W Livingstone : Shoemaker : 25 yrs

Esther : 18 yrs

George Rye : Boiler Man : 21 yrs

Ida : 20 yrs

Emma : 45 yrs

Harriet Maud Seyfang : Stereograph & Advertisement Writer : 31 yrs

 

14 High Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 12 May 1777

For sale, Vidonia and Teneriffe wines, just arrived in the Scipio, Captain Samuel Kirkman, from Teneriffe.  Enquire of Mr C Bettesworth, No 14 High Street



Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser : Saturday 23 July 1808

Portsmouth, Mercantile Concerns, to be sold by private contract, either together or in separate lots, the first situation for carrying on the most extensive trade at this port; viz


A large new and substantial dwelling-house, with a wine vault (now used for bonding wines and spirits), 86 ft in length and 18 in width, being No 16 in the High Street, with a very extensive yard at the back thereof, being 175 ft long and about 120 wide; adjoining which there is there is a most substantial and commodious newly-erected warehouse, of the following dimensions:- 146 ft long, and 30 ft 9 inches in the clear; with capital cellars, and three floors, fronting Penny Street, in the occupation of the Proprietor.  There is a very convenient road through the said store and yard, leading from Penny Street into the High Street.  At the end of the said store a firm and convenient dwelling house, with good dry cellars, being No 52 Penny Street, now in  the occupation of Mr William Smith, tenant at will.   Likewise two two more convenient dwelling houses, with excellent dry cellars to each, situated and being No 14, in the High Street, in  the occupation of Mr Lampriere; and No 15, in the occupation of Miss Shorter, also tenants at will.  The latter, of course, adjoins the before-mentioned No 16, whereby the whole is most eligibly connected together, and comprises a square, which must be viewed to have an adequate idea of all its conveniences.

W M Burridge, Portsmouth 

NB  If purchased in one lot, two thirds or more, if required of the purchase money, may remain on mortgage.




1851 Census


George L Greetham : Solicitor : 58 yrs

1836 : 11 February, married Caroline Bourchier at St Thomas’s

Caroline : 54 yrs

Elizabeth Edwards : Cook : 45 yrs

Ann Underwood : Housemaid : 19 yrs



1861 Census


John M Llewellyn : Surgeon Dentist, RSS Engineers : 28 yrs

1871 : Surgeon Dentist 36 yrs, widower, living at Somerset House, 1 Green Road Portsea

Lilla : 31 yrs

John : 3 yrs

Perry : 11 months

Martha Merchant : House Servant : 18 yrs

Elizabeth Whesham : Nursemaid : 17 yrs



Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 3 July 1869

The Pianoforte.  Italian and English singing.

Mrs Hill, 14 High Street.  Musical duties will be resumed on Saturday the 17th inst..




1871 Census


Ellen Hall : Gen Servant : 17

Eliza Hill : Income from House : 42

Ethel Hill, 14

Walter, 11


1881 Census


Frank L Hunt : Wine & Spirit Merchant : 29 yrs

Annie M : 30 yrs




1891 Census


Harriet Knott : 78 yrs

Frances R : 4 yrs

Edith Ellen Walker : Domestic Servant : 22 yrs



1901 Census


Francis Edward Knott : Veterinary Surgeon : 50 yrs

William Money : Groom : 60 yrs

Lucy : General Servant : 60 yrs



14b High Street

Saturday 29 December 1894

For Sale

An English Setter, splendid yard dog

apply 14 b High Street

 

15 High Street

1851 Census

Thomas Rolph : MD Canada, Lord Lieut London, in General Practice : 50 yrs

Frances : 50 yrs

Mary Ellis : Planter’s daughter :12 yrs

Harriet Brice : House Servant : 29 yrs

Edwin Lane : Labourer’s son / House Servant : 15 yrs



Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser : Saturday 23 July 1808

Portsmouth, Mercantile Concerns, to be sold by private contract, either together or in separate lots, the first situation for carrying on the most extensive trade at this port; viz


A large new and substantial dwelling-house, with a wine vault (now used for bonding wines and spirits), 86 ft in length and 18 in width, being No 16 in the High Street, with a very extensive yard at the back thereof, being 175 ft long and about 120 wide; adjoining which there is there is a most substantial and commodious newly-erected warehouse, of the following dimensions:- 146 ft long, and 30 ft 9 inches in the clear; with capital cellars, and three floors, fronting Penny Street, in the occupation of the Proprietor.  There is a very convenient road through the said store and yard, leading from Penny Street into the High Street.  At the end of the said store a firm and convenient dwelling house, with good dry cellars, being No 52 Penny Street, now in  the occupation of Mr William Smith, tenant at will.   Likewise two two more convenient dwelling houses, with excellent dry cellars to each, situated and being No 14, in the High Street, in  the occupation of Mr Lampriere; and No 15, in the occupation of Miss Shorter, also tenants at will.  The latter, of course, adjoins the before-mentioned No 16, whereby the whole is most eligibly connected together, and comprises a square, which must be viewed to have an adequate idea of all its conveniences.

W M Burridge, Portsmouth 

NB  If purchased in one lot, two thirds or more, if required of the purchase money, may remain on mortgage.



Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 15 May 1858

Marvin & King beg to announce that they have been instructed to sell by public auction, on the premises, on Thursday, May 20th, 1858, commencing at 12 o’clock punctually, all the excellent furniture and effects, late property of Dr Rolphe (deceased)


Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 16 April 1859

The Commissioners for Paving, Lighting and Improving the town of Portsmouth do hereby give notice and publish, that Mr Charles William Eustace Pineo has, with the approval of one of Her Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, been duly appointed Surveyor for the Town of Portsmouth, and that the offices provided for the use of the said surveyor, and also  of the Inspector of Nuisances for the Town of Portsmouth, are situate number 15, in the High Street, within the limits of the said Town of Portsmouth.

Dated this sixth day of April, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Nine.

By Order of the said Commissioners

Chas B Hellard

Clerk to the said Commissioners. 


1861 Census


Aaron Hill : Life & Fire Insurance Agent : 50 yrs

1810 : 25 December, Baptised at St Thomas’s.  Father Thomas, mother Mary

1841 : Clerk 30 yrs, living on Grand Parade.

1851 : Clerk 40 yrs, living at 7 King William Place with Thomas, widower 72 yrs, John 34 yrs, Mary Elizabeth 28 yrs, Navn? 22 yrs, Anne 19 yrs

Eliza A : 32 yrs

Ethel B : 4 yrs

Walter S : 1 yr

Matilda Carpenter : House Servant : 18 yrs


1871 Census


William H Ford, Attorney & Solicitor, 29

Harriett L, 23

Florence, 2

Maud, 1

Eliza Wilkins : General Servant : 25 yrs

Ann Woodford : Domestic Servant : 34 yrs


1881 Census


William H Ford, Solicitor, 39

Harriett K, 33

Florence M, 13

Maude M, 11

Edith E L, 8

Charlotte Payne : General Servant : 25 yrs



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 2 August 1890


Mr Thomas King (of the firm King and King), is instructed to sell by auction, at an early date, in lots, the following ;

15 High Street



1901 Census


Augusta Bramble : 55 yrs

Edward : Solicitor : 37 yrs



1911 Census


Lionel Gordon Stuart Graham : Law Clerk : 37 yrs

Annie Irene Kathleen : 22 yrs

Arthur Trevor Pringle McKay : 17 yrs

Mary Hilda : 17 yrs

Lily Maud Jail : General Servant : 22 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 16 February 1952


For sale by auction on Wednesday 20 February at 5pm, 15 High Street

 
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16 High Street

Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser : Saturday 23 July 1808

Portsmouth, Mercantile Concerns, to be sold by private contract, either together or in separate lots, the first situation for carrying on the most extensive trade at this port; viz


A large new and substantial dwelling-house, with a wine vault (now used for bonding wines and spirits), 86 ft in length and 18 in width, being No 16 in the High Street, with a very extensive yard at the back thereof, being 175 ft long and about 120 wide; adjoining which there is there is a most substantial and commodious newly-erected warehouse, of the following dimensions:- 146 ft long, and 30 ft 9 inches in the clear; with capital cellars, and three floors, fronting Penny Street, in the occupation of the Proprietor.  There is a very convenient road through the said store and yard, leading from Penny Street into the High Street.  At the end of the said store a firm and convenient dwelling house, with good dry cellars, being No 52 Penny Street, now in  the occupation of Mr William Smith, tenant at will.   Likewise two two more convenient dwelling houses, with excellent dry cellars to each, situated and being No 14, in the High Street, in  the occupation of Mr Lampriere; and No 15, in the occupation of Miss Shorter, also tenants at will.  The latter, of course, adjoins the before-mentioned No 16, whereby the whole is most eligibly connected together, and comprises a square, which must be viewed to have an adequate idea of all its conveniences.

W M Burridge, Portsmouth 

NB  If purchased in one lot, two thirds or more, if required of the purchase money, may remain on mortgage.



1851 Census


Charles Henry Binstead : Solicitor & Notary : 36 yrs

1845 : 14 August, married Philadelphia Sarah Morgan at St Thomas’s

Philadelphia S : 36 yrs

Eliza Smith : Domestic Servant :20 yrs

Eliza Lenanton : Domestic Servant : 23 yrs


1861 Census


Charles Pineo : Civil Engineer & Architect : 37 yrs

Ann Smith : Housekeeper : 25 yrs

John C Hooper : House Servant : 17 yrs


1871 Census


Mary Frier : Dom Servant : 19

Harriet Cox : Housemaid : 19 yrs

Thursday 8 October 1891

General Servant wanted; good character

apply 16 High Street



1901 Census


Alfred Thomas Everett : Brewer’s Secretary : 50 yrs

Annie : 50 yrs

Alfred : Brewer : 20 yrs

Edward William : 18 yrs

Ada Harriett Downs : Domestic Servant : 23 yrs



1911 Census


Alfred Thomas Everett : Brewery Manager : 60 yrs

Annie : 60 yrs



Saturday 30 August 1930


Sale of Good Freehold

On Wednesday Sept 10th 1930

Sale of Good Freehold Investments in Portsmouth

King & King

will also sell by auction, the well built commodious freehold residence being

16 High Street

Let at an inclusive rental of £62 10s per annum

 

17 High Street

 1871 Census


William Cooper : Coachman : 44 yrs

1846 : 13 April, 19 yrs, acquitted of Larceny at Southampton Assizes.

Ann : 35 yrs

William : Upholsterer’s Apprentice : 14 yrs

Albert : 8 yrs

Frederick Wimbleton : Groom : 26 yrs



1881 Census


William Lewis : Labourer : 68yrs

Elizabeth  : Housekeeper : 38 yrs



1891 Census


William Doe : Gunner, RA : 28 yrs

Annie : 26 yrs

William : 7 yrs

Minnie K : 1 yr

Minnie Humphrey : 19 yrs



1901 Census


William Passells : Licensed Victualler : 53 yrs

Ellen Beer : 32 yrs

George Passells : Telegraphist : 23 yrs

Arthur : Accountant’s Clerk : 21 yrs

Bessie : 19 yrs

Lilian : 17 yrs

Frank : Carpenter : 16 yrs

James Beer : 10 yrs

Daisy : 8 yrs

Emily : 6 yrs


1911 Census


George Thomas Adams : Wine & Spirit Store Keeper : 30 yrs

Sarah : 31 yrs

George Arthur : 3 yrs.

 

18 High Street

 1851 Census


Edward Rannie : Brewer : 38 yrs

1813 : 4 April, Baptised at St Thomas’s.  Father John Rannie, mother Elizabeth

1850 : 25 May, married Mary Connolly at St Mary’s Portsea.

1854 : Died in Portsea.

Mary : 31 yrs

Ann A Conolly : : Annuitant : 63 yrs

Elizabeth Dolman : House Servant : 43 yrs




1861 Census


George Johnson : Coachman : 36 yrs

Harriet : 36 yrs

Harriet : 12 yrs

Elizabeth : 3 yrs



1871 Census


John Pierce : Rigger HM Dockyard : 40 yrs

Louisa : 37 yrs



1881 Census


Alfred T Everett : Sub Manager at Brewers : 30 yrs

Annie : 30 yrs

Emmeline : 5 yrs

Alfred : 3 yrs

Florence A : 1 yr

Elizabeth M Wedge : General Servant : 17 yrs

Fanny Young : General Servant : 15 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 1 April 1890


General Servant wanted, at once.  Reference required.  Apply 18 High Street





1891 Census


Alfred T Everett : Brewery Manager : 40 yrs

Anne : 40 yrs

Emaline R A : 15 yrs

Alfred : 13 yrs

Florence A : 11 yrs

Edward W : 8 yrs

Mary Besty : General Servant : 17 yrs






1901 Census 


Edward Price : Electrical Engineer : 50 yrs

Beatrice Maud : : 38 yrs

Dorothy Mary Chatten : 13 yrs



1911 Census


Annie E Tring : Carriage Proprietor : 63 yrs

Richard George : 32 yrs

Florence Isabell Gordon : 24 yrs

Florence Matthews : Domestic : 30 yrs

Richard John O Couch : : 3 yrs

 

19 High Street

1851 Census


Louisa Evelagh : Lady / Fundholder : 37 yrs

George Carter : 8 Yrs

Augustus : 6 yrs

Edward Charles : 5 yrs

Henry John : Bonham Carter : 3 yrs

Francis W : 2 yrs

Louisa M : 11 months

Elizabeth A Carter : Lady / Fundholder : 21 yrs

Thomas Stidstune : Servant : 49 yrs

Elizabeth : Servant :48 yrs

Fanny : Servant : 18 yrs

James Messum : Servant : 17 yrs

Jane Sellemer  : Servant : 32 yrs

Emma : Servant : 25 yrs

Lavinia Rabbitt : Servant : 17 yrs

Sarah Mew : Servant : 27 yrs



1861 Census


Mary Rannie : 42 yrs

Margaret MacNamara : General Servant : 53 yrs



1871 Census


Louisa Evelegh : Wife of Capt Evelegh : 47 yrs

George : Brewer’s Son : 28 yrs

Augustus : Land Surveyer : 26 yrs

Edward : Brewer : 25 yrs

Louis : 12 yrs

Louisa : 20 yrs

Elizabeth : 17 yrs

Ann Tarrant : Cook : 29 yrs

Ann Kirby : Housemaid : 49 yrs

Jane Pearce : Housemaid : 28 yrs

Sarah Rattle : Kitchenmaid : 15 yrs




1881 Census


Ann Newark : Housemaid : 21 yrs

Mary A Clarke  : Parlourmaid : 22 yrs

Alice Sorris : Kitchenmaid : 16 yrs



1891 Census


George Bonham Carter : Brewer : 25 yrs

Edwin Shelley : Domestic Servant : 29 yrs

Mona A : Domestic Servant : 28 yrs

Unth A : 4 yrs




1901 Census


Lothian George Bonham-Carter : Brewery Director : 43 yrs

Emily Maud : 43 yrs

Susan Elizabeth Baker : Parlourmaid : 27 yrs

Jessie Ansell Adams : Housemaid : 33 yrs

Sarah Whitehead : : Cook : 21 yrs

Rose Slingelt : Kitchenmaid : 15 yrs

Alice Mary Derbyshire : Maid : 29 yrs



1911 Census


Lothian George Bonham Carter : Brewery Director : 52 yrs

Emily Maud : 52 yrs

Ada Elizabeth Over : Parlourmaid : 26 yrs

Lilian Hester Welch : Housemaid : Housemaid : 21 yrs

Edith Mary Childs : Cook : 27 yrs

Mabel Eliza Smith :  Housemaid : 21 yrs

Ethel Florence Maud Landre : Scullery Maid : 16 yrs

Ethel Mary Blanche Titterton : Clerk to Hants County Council : 34 yrs






Portsmouth Eve News : Saturday 16 May 1931


Opposite the Cathedral, The unusually well-built and commodious Freehold Business Property. The front portion comprises business premises of considerable size, with a frontage  to High St of about 33 ft., having commodious shop with extensive cellarage.  Above approached by a separate  side entrance, is a private residence, comprising of 12 good rooms and offices.  The whole at present let upon a repairing lease, at £120 per annum, but vacant possession may be obtained 





1911 Census : 20, 21 & 22 


 “Clarence Hotel”


James Ralph : Publican : 56 yrs

Elizabeth : 54 yrs

Emily : Assist in Business : 22 yrs

Grace : 15 yrs

Agnes Gleeson : Solicitor : 29 yrs

Cameron Campbell : Independent Means : 22 yrs

Kathleen : Independent Means : 21 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 16 May 1931


Monday next, 18th May, 1931, Field and Palmer, to be sold by auction, on the above dat at 6.30 in the evening, the unusually well built and commodious freehold business property, 19 High Street.  The front comprises business premises of considerable size with a frontage to High Street of about 33 ft, having commodious shop with extensive cellarage,  Above, approached by a separate side entrance, is a private residence, comprising 12 good rooms and offices.  The whole at present let upon a repairing lease, at £120 per annum, but vacant possession may be obtained.

 

20 High Street

1861 Census


George R Evelegh : Captain, Royal Artillery : 45 yrs

1842 : 6 April, married Louisa Carter at St Thomas’s

Louisa : 47 yrs

George C : Assistant : 18 yrs

Augustus : 16 yrs

Edward C : 15 yrs

Henry J : 14 yrs

Bonham C : 13 yrs

Francis : 12 yrs

Louisa M : 10 yrs

Markham A : 9 yrs

Elizabeth A : 7 yrs

Lewis : 2 yrs

Elizabeth Ann Carter : 31 yrs

Martha H Dardelle : Nurse : 31 yrs

Mary Ann Sillevin : Under Nurse :20 yrs

Susan Ingram : Parlourmaid : 31 yrs

Elizabeth Jones : Housemaid : 46 yrs

Mary Smith : Under Housemaid : 20 yrs

Susan Lush : Cook : 31 yrs

Sarah King : Kitchenmaid : 19 yrs

Marian Sawtell : Lady’s maid : 33 yrs

Mary Blackman : Nursemaid : 36 yrs

 

21 High Street

1861 Census


Patrick Dugan : Retired Outfitter :75 yrs

Emma Frances Picot : Housekeeper : 15 yrs

Emma Jane Sanderson : General Servant : 25 yrs 





Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 1 June 1861

23 High Street

Marvin and King are instructed to sell by auction, on the premises, on Tuesday, June 11th, 1861, at 12 o’clock punctually, the whole of the genuine household furniture, dining, drawing and breakfast rooms, four bed - chambers, kitchen, scullery and offices, together with service of silver plate, plated requisites, china and glass, and numerous other matters




1881  Census 


“Clarence Tavern”


John A Kleysor : Licensed Victualler : 30 yrs

Frendelslon : 57 yrs

Edward : Instrumental Telegraph Maker : 26 yrs

Jessie Hambledon : Barmaid : 19 yrs

Paula Schwels : Cook : 25 yrs

Sam Vogilsang : Porter : 48 yrs







1891 Census

Jonathan C Neale : Hotel Keeper : 59 yrs

Winifred : 73 yrs

Lucy : 11 yrs

Elizabeth Thomas : Bar & General Help : 35 yrs

Sarah Giles : Cook : 56 yrs

John Yoxall : Servant : 15 yrs





Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 1 December 1938

You must see the Slumberland Christmas Display at the leading house furnishers.

The Crown Bedding Company Ltd., 21 High Street

 

21 / 22 High Street

1851 Census


Patrick Dugan : Woollen Draper & Tailor (emp 8 men) : 65 yrs

Daniel G : Draper’s Assistant : 42 yrs

Charles : Draper’s Assistant : 36 yrs

George : Draper’s Assistant : 28 yrs

Julia Bowers : 21 yrs

Elizabeth : 19 yrs

Emma Vicat : 6 yrs.


1871 Census


George Dean : Hotel Keeper : 57 yrs

Matilda : 42 yrs

George : Upholsterer : 19 yrs

Caroline : Barmaid : 17 yrs

Ellen 14 yrs

David : 8 yrs

Elizabeth : 1 month

Caroline Burdon : Domestic Servant : 54 yrs

Celia Chase : General servant : 16 yrs

Alfred G Chase : Billiard Marker : 22 yrs

Ann Furmidge : General Servant : 16 yrs



1901 Census


George Goldsmith : Licensed Victualler : 43 yrs

Mary Ann : 44 yrs

Oliver : Barman : 15 yrs

Alice : 12 yrs

Mary : 9 yrs

Norah : 4 yrs

 

22 High Street

1861 Census


Robert Dugan : Tailor & Outfitter : 57 yrs

1841 : Tailor 30 yrs, living in High Street with Daniel 34 yrs & Charles 20 yrs

1851 : Tailor 47 yrs, living at 37 Berkley Street Portsea with wife Matilda, Greengrocer 39 yrs

1871 : Tailor, widower, 61 yrs, living at 20 High Street with daughter Julia 26 yrs




1871 Census


Frederick Hooper : Bank Manager : 31 yrs

Julia : 25 yrs

Amelia : 8 months

Ellen Hattie : General Servant : 18 yrs




Saturday 30 August 1930


Valuable Corner Freehold

The valuable corner freehold property with vacant possession being

22 High Street

 
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23 High Street

Salisbury and Winchester Journal : Monday 31 December 1832

Died, at her house in High Street, in the 84th year of her age, much respected, Margaret, relict of Thomas Meik, MD, , formerly Physician to that garrison, and daughter of the late James Lind, MD, the original and for many rears Physician at Haslar Hospital



1851 Census


Isabella Meik : Gentlewoman / Fundholder : 76 yrs

Eliza Barber : House Servant : 29 yrs

Louisa Champion : Cook : 31 yrs



1861 Census


Isabella Meck : Lady : 86 yrs

Ellen Young : Companion : 38 yrs

Jane Moldrum : Cook 26 yrs

Sarah Sewell : Housemaid : 23 yrs.


1871 Census


Edward Grant : Vicar of Portsmouth : 37 yrs

Madeline : 38 yrs

Madeline : 11 yrs

Frances : 10 yrs

Robert : 9 yrs

Harriet : 7 yrs

Richard Jenkins : Bailiff at County Court : 36 yrs

Mary A : 37 yrs

Grace : 10 yrs

Sophia Meston : Parlourmaid : 21 yrs

Elizabeth Rees : 31 yrs

Alice Wallace : Housemaid : 22 yrs





1881 Census


George C May : Labourer : 54 yrs

Ann May : 49 yrs


1891 Census


Albert Douse : Hotel Keeper : 59 yrs

Elizabeth : 32 yrs




Army and Navy Gazette : Saturday 11 December 1909


Army Navy and General Assurance Association, Limited

23 High Street





1901 Census


Fanny Damp : Caretaker : 70 yrs

Mary Jane : 68 yrs



1911 Census


Frederick George Deacon : Insurance Clerk : 41 yrs

Louisa Maud : 43 yrs

Lionel Alan : 5 yrs

 
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High

1851 Census


John Casher : Wine Merchant : 40 yrs

William B : Wine Merchant : 38 yrs

Henry J : Wine Merchant : 33 yrs

Helen Silverlock : Housemaid : 39 yrs

Mary A Wilcock : Cook : 50 yrs


1861 Census


Henry Seale : Commercial Clerk : 54 yrs

Sarah : 44 yrs

Sarah : 55 yrs

Rebecca Pile : House Servant : 14 yrs


1891 Census


Alexander Hellard : Solicitor : 54

Catherine, 47

Charles S : Articled Solicitor’s Clerk, 21

Beatrice, 24

Marjorie, 17

Elizabeth Pink : 35 yrs

Eleanor Smith : 23 yrs


1901 Census


Alexander Hellard : Solicitor : 64 yrs

Catherine : 57 yrs

Thomas Stewart : Solicitor : 31 yrs

Lucy Hickens : 28 yrs

Marjorie : 27 yrs

Beatrice Sanders : 30 yrs

Lionel Francis William : : Deputy Groom : 35 yrs

James : 3 months

Annie Barker : Housemaid : 23 yrs

Laura Hughes : Parlourmaid : 31 yrs

Mary McCarthy : Housemaid : 25 yrs

Anne Alice Keech : Cook : 29 yrs




1911 Census


Alexander Hillard : Solicitor : 74 yrs

Catherine : 67 yrs

Charles Stuart : Solicitor : 41 yrs

Lucy Dickens : 38 yrs

Sarah Poole : Cook : 37 yrs

Ada Lizzie Donovan : Parlourmaid : 31 yrs

Rose Lush : Housemaid : 28 yrs

Mabel Grace Maloney : Between Maid : 15 yrs





Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 26 April 1930


John A Hooker MA

Private Tutor

Physical & Chemical Labs

 

25 High Street

Monday 18 May 1789 - Salisbury and Winchester Journal

 For Sale by Auction

George Inn : High Street :  Auction of 25 Penny Street, on Saturday 30th day of May 1789 at seven o’clock in the evening




1851 Census


George Gillman : Magistrate / Banker : 47 yrs

1834 : 15 April, married A.. Priscilla Casher at St Thomas’s

1841 : Banker 37 yrs, living on High Street with Anne 32 yrs, Ann 5 yrs, Mary 4 yrs, Augusta 2 yrs, Ellen 8 months

1861 : Banker & JP 57 yrs, living at 13 Clarence Parade with Ann 53 yrs, Mary 24 yrs, Ellen 20 yrs, Fanny 18 yrs, Carolin 11 yrs, William 7 yrs

1871 : Magistrate, Banker 67 yrs, living at 13 Clarence Parade with Ann 63 yrs, Ann 35 yrs, Fanny 28 yrs, Alice 26 yrs, Carolin 24 yrs, William 19 yrs.

1877 : Died in Portsea 74 yrs.


Ann : 42 yrs

Ann : 15 yrs

Augusta : 12 yrs

Ellen : 10 yrs

Fanny : 8 yrs

Alice : 6 yrs

George F : 4 yrs

Caroline : 1 yr

Mary A Bacon : Governess : 33 yrs

Ann Newell : Domestic Servant : 29 yrs

Emma Foster : Domestic Servant :24 yrs

Sarah M Carline : Domestic Servant : 18 yrs




1861 Census


John Henney : Bank of England Sug Agent : 71 yrs

Sophia : 61 yrs

Caroline Granger : House Servant : 20 yrs





1871 Census


Francis Barham : Bank Manager : 30 yrs

Sibella : 24 yrs

Charles H E : 1 yr

Elizabeth Chamber : Cook : 25 yrs

Ann Tudor : Nurse : 47 yrs




1881 Census


Hannah Pollard : 30 yrs

Laura Cornish : Housemaid : 19 yrs

William Lee : Footman : 28 yrs


1891 Census


Nicholas E de B Fenwick : Sub Agent Bank of England : 41 yrs

Jessie C F : 34 yrs

Nicholas A F : 9 yrs

Henry E F : 8 yrs

Ernest Spencer : 6 yrs

Julia J W : 5 yrs

Amelia Barr : Head Nurse : 38 yrs

Elizabeth E Cooper : Under Nurse : 14 yrs

Elizabeth Lailer : Parlourmaid : 24 yrs

Lilly Jane Rodaway : Cook : 21 yrs

Anne A Rodaway : Housemaid : 18 yrs





1901 Census


Nicholas Edward Fenwick : Major 60th Rifles : 51 yrs

Jessie Catherine Fitzroy : 44 yrs

Nicholas Alexander F : 2nd Lieutenant Wicklow Artillery : 19 yrs

Julia Isabel : 15 yrs

Mildred K : 10 yrs

Fairford Edmund : 2 yrs

Annie Katerina : Nurse : 39 yrs

Clara Amy Beagley : Parlourmaid : 30 yrs

Evelyn Okes : Housemaid : 20 yrs

Mary Alice Farrow : Cook : 31 yrs





1911 Census


Osborn Symonds : Sub Agent, Bank of England : 39 yrs

Lusie : 26 yrs

Florens Harriet Savill : 22 yrs

 

26 High Street

1851 Census 


 “Bank of England”


Henry J Dorrien : Banker : 49 yrs

1861 : Banker 59 yrs, living at Bank of England in High Street


Robert Trodd : Groom : 35 yrs

William Winch : House Servant : 38 yrs

Harriet Hurst : House Servant : 45 yrs

Ann : 29 yrs

Jane Coute : House Servant : 15 yrs



1861 Census


Henry J Morrison : Banker : 59 yrs

Elizabeth Hurst : House Servant : 52 yrs

Ann : House Servant : 38 yrs

Sarah Watkins : House Servant : 15 yrs

William Boorman : Stable Servant : 32 yrs

George Soper : Stable Servant : 18 yrs




1871 Census


Jessie Dick : Cook : 25 yrs

Loftus George : 22 yrs



1881 Census


Horatio Ross : Agent of the Bank of England : 46 yrs

Caroline : 41 yrs

Maria E : 18 yrs

Hercules D : 12 yrs

Edward M : 10 yrs

John A : 7 yrs

George T : 6 yrs

Mabel : 1 yr

Harriet Barham : Housemaid : 22 yrs

Ellen Bray : Parlourmaid : 26 yrs

Ellen Hawkins : Cook : 25 yrs

Eleanor Whale : Nurse : 20 yrs




1891 Census


Horatio S J Ross : Bank Agent, Bank of England : 56 yrs

Caroline : 57 yrs

Edward M : Lieutenant Militia : 20 yrs

John A : 17 yrs

Violet M : 11 yrs

Bessie Golding : Lady’s Maid : 22 yrs

Mary Thomas : Lady’s Maid : 30 yrs

Fanny Sparker : Housemaid : 26 yrs

Dorothy Hardcastle : 5 yrs

Marjorie Hardcastle : 3yrs




1911 Census


Osborn Symonds : Sub Agent, Bank of England : 39 yrs

Lusie : 26 yrs

Florence Harriet Savill : Servant : 22 yrs

 

27 High Street

1851 Census


John G Dixon : Carpenter Journeyman

Charlotte : 35 yrs

Emma O : 9 yrs

Fanny A : 5 yrs

Lucy A : 2 yrs

Mary A : 42 yrs



1901 Census


Percy James A Murray : 16 yrs

Emma Annie Ward : Lady’s Maid : 40 yrs

Phoebe Monaghan : Cook : 30 yrs

Ethel Maud Sheridon : Parlourmaid : 25 yrs

Amelia Clarissa : Housemaid : 22 yrs

Henrietta Greenhead : Kitchenmaid : 17 yrs



1911 Census


Nicholas Edward de B Fenwick : Banker : 61 yrs

Jessie Catherine Fitzroy : 54 yrs

Nicholas : 29 yrs

Fairfax Edmund be B : 12 yrs

Mildred Kathleen : 19 yrs

Jane Ellen Buller : Cook : 29 yrs

Helen Beatrice Baldry : Parlourmaid : 24 yrs

Edith Minnie Smith : Housemaid : 22 yrs

Lily Weatherley : Kitchenmaid : 16 yrs





Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 1 May 1936

Board - Residence, comfortable, large rooms, good table, three minutes from sea, central, old fashion garden and lawn. moderate terms. Phone 2626 - 27 High Street

 

28 High Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 27 May 1816

Eligible Situation for Trade, High Street

To be sold by auction, by Mr Vicat, at the George Inn, Portsmouth, on Thursday, the 30th day of May, 1816, between the hours of six and eight o’clock in the evening, all those extensive and well built freehold premises, part whereof was lately in the tenure of Mr Huish, but now untenanted, and the other part in the tenure of Mr Spraggs, situate at being Nos 28 and 29, in the High Street, the whole measuring in front 40 feet, and in depth 126 feet.

These premises are used as two separate dwelling houses, but may be converted, so as to carry on the most extensive concern, being roomy and convenient; they have lately been put in a most complete state of repair, and form a most desirable residence for a private family, being in the most airy part of the street and fronting the Port Admiral’s, and adjoining the George Inn.

The premises may be viewed at any time, and for further apply to the proprietor, Mr Lipscombe, White Horse Street, the Auctioneer, Oyster Street, or to Mr Capel, Solicitor.



1851 Census


William Crew : Perfumer & Hairdresser : 73 yrs

Fanny : Miniature Painter : 46 yrs

Edward : Engraver : 38 yrs

Lydia Barber : : 11 yrs

Mary Allen : House Servant : 22 yrs


Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 3 November 1860


French Classes

Morning and Evening

Miss Crew, teacher of the French, German and Italian languages, begs to inform her friends that she has several vacancies in her evening class.

Private lessons if required

A drawing class twice a week, as usual, at Miss Crew’s residence, No 28 High Street



1861 Census


Fanny Crow : Teacher of French Grammar : 55 yrs

Edward : Engraver : 47 yrs

Caroline Barber : Assistant in the Shop : 24 yrs

Elizabeth Oxford : Demestic Servant : 50 yrs

Thomas Cousins : Attorney & Solicitor : 28 yrs




1871 Census


Edward Crew : Engraver : 77 yrs

Fanny Crew :Teacher of Languages : 65 yrs

Edward : Engraver : 37 yrs

Fanny : 76 yrs

Lydia Barder : Assistant to Engraver : 30 yrs

Ann Bendall : General Servant : 20 yrs




1881 Census


William Hawkes : Merchant : 45 yrs

Mary : 47 yrs

Alice Horton : General Servant : 24 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 21 March 1890

Cricket, Lawn tennis, Boxing Gloves and all sporting goods, cheapest and best in Portsmouth.  Graham’s, 28 High Street.



1891 Census


Robert L Luck : Theatrical Costumier & Outfitter : 40 yrs

Harriet : 36 yrs

Lionel G : 17 yrs

Percy R : 15 yrs

Agnes M L : 12 yrs

Joy : 10 yrs

Rob C D : 8 yrs

Harry : 6 yrs

Harrie : 4 yrs

Cyne Leslie : 1 month



Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 23 March 1891

Balls - Ladies and gentlemen’s fancy costumes, hire, from 2s 6d, no deposit required, at Graham’s, 28 High Street



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 27 February 1892

For Sale - very handsome Manchester terrier Bitch, maiden, very affectionate, also kennel.

Lionel Graham, 28 High Street




1901 Census


George Frederick Bevis : Retired Builder : 58 yrs

Annie : 56 yrs

Ethel Grace : 25 yrs

George Frederick : Chemist’s Apprentice : 19 yrs

Clara Maud : 18 yrs

Frank Wilfed : Grocer’s Apprentice : 16 yrs

Kate : 14 yrs






1911 Census


George Frederick Bevis : Retired Builder : 69 yrs

Ann : 67 yrs

Ethel Grace : 35 yrs

Clara Maud : Teacher of Domestic science : 28 yrs

Kate : Student : 24 yrs

Kathleen Alice Pearson : 

 

29 High Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 27 May 1816

Eligible Situation for Trade, High Street

To be sold by auction, by Mr Vicat, at the George Inn, Portsmouth, on Thursday, the 30th day of May, 1816, between the hours of six and eight o’clock in the evening, all those extensive and well built freehold premises, part whereof was lately in the tenure of Mr Huish, but now untenanted, and the other part in the tenure of Mr Spraggs, situate at being Nos 28 and 29, in the High Street, the whole measuring in front 40 feet, and in depth 126 feet.

These premises are used as two separate dwelling houses, but may be converted, so as to carry on the most extensive concern, being roomy and convenient; they have lately been put in a most complete state of repair, and form a most desirable residence for a private family, being in the most airy part of the street and fronting the Port Admiral’s, and adjoining the George Inn.

The premises may be viewed at any time, and for further apply to the proprietor, Mr Lipscombe, White Horse Street, the Auctioneer, Oyster Street, or to Mr Capel, Solicitor.




1851 Census : No 29


Elizabeth Wilson : Annuitant : 53 yrs

Caroline : Milliner : 24 yrs


Charles Knight : Victualler : 38 yrs

Jane : 37 yrs

Jessie Beazley : 14 yrs

Dinah : 7 yrs

Charles G Knight : 4 yrs

Frank : 11 months

Jane Cotton : Nurse Maid : 17 yrs

Mary Ann Allsop : Cook : 25 yrs



1861 Census


Charles J Fowler : Captain, Royal Engineers : 34 yrs

John Morton : Servant : 47 yrs

Esther : Servant : 47 yrs

Joseph : 10 yrs


1871 Census


Anthony F Barford : Outfitter : 34 yrs

Frances Grimes : Housekeeper : 18 yrs






Saturday 11 June 1870, Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette

A F Barfoed’s

12s Trousers, and £2 Suits

Unequalled quality of Material and Good Fit

29 High Street

Next to the George Hotel







1901 Census : No 29


Henry Russell : Roman Catholic Priest : 40 yrs

George Spiers : Retired Farmer : 54 yrs

Rose : Housekeeper : 57 yrs

Emma : Governess : 23 yrs





1911 Census


John Puckering Leach : Chemist : 24 yrs

Caroline : 24 yrs

Nellie Mary : 21 yrs

 

31 High Street

1891 Census


John Clegg : Bank Manager : 43 yrs

1881 : Bank Manager 33 yrs, living at 32 High Street with parents Samuel Samuel 84 yrs and Harriett 75 yrs

1911 : Retired Bank Manager 63 yrs, living at 9 Campbell Road Southsea with wife Grace Mary 37 yrs and stepson Percival Eldridge 16 yrs


Eliza Mintram : Housekeeper : 31 yrs

Alice : 8 yrs



1901 Census


John Clegg : Bank Manager : 53 yrs

Louisa Eleanor Andrews : Housekeeper : 27 yrs

Emily E J Sight : General Servant : 24 yrs



1911 Census


Harry Arthur Dart : Bank Manager : 41 yrs

Edith Gertrude Need : General Servant : 25 yrs

Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 30 August 1927

Small, white, rough haired bitch, brown patch on left eye.  Martin, 31 St Thomas’s Street

 

32 High Street

1851 Census


Betsy Mitchell : Naval Outfitter & Tailor (emp 5 men & 1 boy) ; 53 yrs

Sarah M : 29 yrs

Emily : 23 yrs

Louisa Ann : 21 yrs

Caroline : 18 yrs

Mary : 14 yrs

Walter Oliver : 12 yrs

Clara A : 10 yrs

Marcus F W : 6 yrs

Caroline Houghton : House Servant : 20 yrs

Alice E : House Servant : 16 yrs



Saturday 23 July 1859

To Outfitters, Drapers and others

To let, with immediate possession, all those extensive business premises, being No 32 in the High Street, next door to the George Hotel.



1871 Census


Frederick J Hooper : Bank Manager : 31 yrs

1841 L 2 yrs, living in St Thomas’s Street with William 27 yrs, Caroline 26 yrs, William 3 yrs & Elizabeth 63 yrs


Julia : 25 yrs

Madeline : 11 yrs

Frances : 10 yrs

Robert : 9 yrs

Harriet M : 7 yrs



1881 Census


Harriet : Nurse : 34 yrs

Samuel Clegg : Retired : 80 yrs

Harriet : 75 yrs

John : Bank Manager : 33 yrs

Annie M McDonald : General Servant : 29 yrs







1891 Census 


 St Thomas Vicarage


Madeline C Grant : 58 yrs

Madeline L : 31 yrs

Sarah Hayman : Cook : 24 yrs

Ada Baker : Housemaid : 18 yrs

Florence E Norman : Parlourmaid : 25 yrs



1901 Census


Daniel Charles West Darnall : Clergyman, C of E : 60 yrs

Elizabeth : 57 yrs

Elizabeth Alicia : 34 yrs

Amy Beatrix : 27 yrs

Dorothy G : Art Student : 24 yrs

Mary E H Trehearne : Own Means : 78 yrs

William M Fernaux : Clergyman C of E : 53 yrs

Clara Louisa Reiss : Art Student : 28 yrs

Elizabeth Ann Bothill : Parlourmaid : 26 yrs

Fanny Diaper : Housemaid : 19 yrs

Edith Annie Smith : Cook : 21 yrs


1911 Census


Robert Summer Medlicott : Clergyman : 42 yrs

Ellen Douglas : 34 yrs

Margaret Edith : 40 yrs

Grace Katherine : 39 yrs

Annette Daby : Lady Nurse : 27 yrs

Joan Douglas Medlicott  : 7 months 

Eliza Drage : Cook : 54 yrs

Margaret Starling : Lady’s maid : 38 yrs

Lilian Edith Dumper : Parlourmaid : 27 yrs

Edith Ellen Marratt : Housemaid : 22 yrs

Hilda Gergina Trebble : Housemaid : 19 yrs

Harry Lewis : House Boy : 15 yrs

 

33 High Street

1861 Census


John P McPhie : Vicar of Portsmouth : 56 yrs

Janet W Pugh : 56 yrs

James : 27 yrs

Katherine :  Clerk, Admiralty, Somerset House : 23 yrs

Eliza Newman : 48 yrs

Frances Brown : 28 yrs




1871 Census


Edward J Grant : Vicar of Portsmouth : 37 yrs

Madeline C : 38 yrs

Madeline L : 11 yrs

Frances M : 10 yrs

Robert E : 9 yrs

Harriet M : 7 yrs

Sophia M Masters : Parlour Maid : 21 yrs

Elizabeth A Rees : Cook : 31 yrs

Alice Walters : Housemaid : 22 yrs




1881 Census 


Edward Grant : Vicar : 47 yrs

Madeline : 21 yrs

Frances M : 20 yrs

Louisa C Angell : Housemaid : 14 yrs

Mary Hughes : Cook : 39 yrs

Ann Humby : Parlourmaid : 25 yrs



1891 Census 


 “Corinthian Yacht Club”


John Hams : Club Steward : 28 yrs

Martha M : 31 yrs

Henry Gray : Page : 16 yrs

George Redman : Waiter : 25 yrs

Henry Smith : Hall Porter : 24 yrs

George Thorn : Porter : 24 yrs

Edward Lock : Hall Porter : 19 yrs





1901 Census


Edward Lock : Waiter : 28 yrs

Robert H Broom : Waiter : 33 yrs

John Dymond : Porter : 48 yrs

 

34 High Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 6 June 1836

Portsmouth and Portsea Bank for Savings 

The office of the above institution is removed to No 34, High Street, formerly the Crown Hotel.



Saturday 31 August 1844, Hampshire Telegraph

 Mr Blackwell’s Furniture Warehouse



Kerry Evening Post : Wednesday 29 January 1845

Portsmouth, Jan 22 :  At about six o’clock this morning a fire broke out in the back of a house, in the centre of High Street, occupied by Mr Blackwell, furniture and cabinet maker.  It was first discovered by Dr McLean, of the 76th Regiment, a lodger in the house, who was awoke by a strong smell of smoke.  He immediately awoke the people of the house, and gave the alarm.  The town and government authorities were soon on the spot with engines &c., but some time elapsed before water could be procured.  The military were soon present and too much praise cannot be given to the judicious placing of sentries to preserve the property  carried out into St Thomas’s churchyard for safety.  The fire raged with extreme violence for some time.  Fortunately there was no wind, and at nine o’clock no further danger was apprehended.  At one time great anxiety was felt for the fate of the two adjoining houses.  The one occupied by the Rev Mr McGhie was on fire for a short period and the one occupied by Mr Sergeant, fruiterer, was in considerable danger.  The furniture from both houses was thrown out and carried into safety, but received considerable damage.  A great portion  of Mr Blackwell’s stock was burned, and the damage has been estimated at £3000 ; but we hear that the stock was insured to the tune of £1000. We are sorry to say that Dr McLean, who discovered the fire, has lost the whole of his wardrobe, the room he occupied as a sleeping room being entirely consumed.  Captain Searle, RN CB and family who likewise had apartments in the house, saved their effects.  We hear that the cellar of the house was a large quantity of powder, it is said as much as three or four barrels; providently did not ignite, or the destruction would have been most distressing.  The house partially consumed is well known to naval and military people as being part of the once well frequented Crown Hotel.





1851 Census 


Vicarage


John P McGhie : Vicar of Portsmouth : 45 yrs

Martha Sweetland : House Servant : 47 yrs

Frances Brown : House Servant : 19 yrs

John Edmund Bates : House Servant : 17 yrs 




1881 Census 


G. Brown : Billiard Marker : 20 yrs

John Smith : Retired Army Capt : 64 yrs

Charles Taylor : Waiter : 19 yrs

Stephen Wallis : Waiter : 21 yrs



1891 Census


Edwin Spinner : Hairdresser & Tobacconist : 39 yrs

Cecelia : 42 yrs

Edward H : 12 yrs

George G Burt : Apprentice Hairdresser & Tobacconist : 16 yrs





Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 6 April 1895

Lost - Tuesday, silk umbrella, black handle, silver mounts.  Reward for returning same to Spinner, Hairdresser, High Street.





1911 Census


Herbert Edward Vosper : Engineer : 60 yrs

Frances : 59 yrs

Gertie Cartlidge : General Servant :





Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 27 March 1920

Monday 12th April, 1920

34 High Street

Field and Palmer

are instructed by the owner, on leaving Portsmouth, as above, commencing at twelve o’clock noon - a portion of the household furniture and effects.  Bedsteads, bedding, adjustable mahogany invalid’s couch, 3 ft 8 ins Mahogany hanging wardrobe with mirror door, mahogany Pembroke table, a 2ft 6 ins fumed oak Secretaire bookcase, 4 ft dresser sideboard, screw extending dining table, 3 ft mahogany chiffonier, and miscellaneous effects.

 

35 High Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Saturday 26 March 1796

“Crown Inn”

To be sold by auction, by Mr Collins, on Thursday the 31st day of March, 1796, at the Crown Inn, in the High Street, Portsmouth, at six o’clock in the evening :-


Lot 1 :  All that large and convenient double dwelling house, with proper and suitable offices, well calculated for the residence of a genteel family, situate in Penny Street, formerly the residence of Samuel Ballard Esq., deceased, but now of Thomas Bartlett Esq


Lot 2 :  All that messuage and tenement, situate near the centre of the |High Street, lately occupied by Mr Burrell, but now by Mr Jackson, hairdressers, for which business it is particularly adapted, from its vicinity to the principal Inns; or it may, with very little alteration, be converted into a desirable residence for a private family.




Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 10 June 1816

To London, Wonderful Rapidity with Perfect Safety.  ‘The Hero’, a light coach, from the Crown Hotel, Portsmouth, leaves eight o’clock in the morning, to dine in London, and will arrive at half past four, an opportunity never before offered the public.  It travels at near nine miles an hour, goes over Putney Bridge, through Piccadilly, to the Golden Cross.  To persons on urgent business it affords several hours to transact it, and return by the mail the same evening.

Fares : Inside - £1 10s

           Outside - 15s

Performed by James Neyler, William Horne, & Co.




Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 16 June 1817

Crown Hotel, Portsmouth, June 11, 1817

Town and Garrison Races

Ordinaries and Assembly

Under the Patronage and Direction of the Stewards

James Neyler most respectfully begs to announce the Race ordinary each day, at the Crown Assembly Rooms, at six o’clock

Tickets 14s

It is particularly requested that gentlemen who intend to dine, will leave their names at the Crown bar, before twelve.

The Race Ball will be held at the Assembly Rooms, Green Row, on the evening of First Race day, Tuesday the 17th

Tickets 4s

Stewards : Capt Minchin, 51st Light Regt., Lieut Ramsden, RA, Mr J K Turner, Major Wall, RA, Judge, Major Ashurst, Treasurer





Kerry Evening Post : Wednesday 29 January 1845

At about six o’clock this morning a fire broke out in the back of a house. in the centre of High Street,, occupied by Mr Blackwell, furniture broker and cabinet maker.  It was first discovered by Dr McLean, of the 76th Regiment, a lodger in the house, who was awoke by a strong smell of smoke.  He immediately awoke the people in the house, and gave the alarm.  The town and government authorities were soon on the spot with engines &c., but some time elapsed before water could be procured.  The military were soon present, and too much praise cannot be given to the judicious placing of sentries to preserve the property carried out into St Thomas’s churchyard for safety.. The fire raged with extreme violence for some time.  Fortunately, there was not any wind, and at nine o’clock, no further damage was apprehended.  At one time great anxiety was felt for the fate of the two adjoining houses.  The one occupied by the Rev Mr McGhie was on fire for a short period, and the one occupied by Mr Sergeant, fruiterer, was in considerable danger.  The furniture from both houses was thrown out and carried to safety, but received considerable damage.  A great portion of Mr Blackwell’s stock was burned, and the damage has been estimated at £3000; but we hear hear that thew stock was insured to the tune of £1000.  We are sorry to say that Dr McLean, who discovered the fire, has lost the whole of his wardrobe, the room he occupied as a sleeping-room being entirely consumed.  Captain Searle RN, CB and family, who likewise had apartments in the house, saved their effects. We hear that in the cellar of the house was a large quantity of power (it is sad as much as three or four barrels); providentially this did not ignite, or the destruction of life and property would have been most distressing.  The house partially consumed is well known to naval and military people as being part of the once well-frequented Crown Hotel.





1851 Census


John Blackwell : Upholsterer : 47 yrs

Ann : 35 yrs

Edward : 8 yrs

Ann E : 5 yrs

Roderick  F : 4 yrs

Hannah S : 3 yrs

Sarah Hunt : House Servant : 36 yrs

Sarah Slade : House Servant : 23 yrs



1911 Census


Samuel Turner : Agent & Traveller (Whisky) : 34 yrs

Jessie : 25 yrs

35½ High Street

William Barton : Agent to Pickford Carriers : 43 yrs

Ann : 40 yrs

Mary A King : 12 yrs

 

36 High Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 21 July 1823

Piano Forte and Harp Warehouse, 36 High Street, Portsmouth

Formerly the Coffee Room of the Crown Hotel


J W Braddock, repairer, regulator and tuner of piano fortes and harps, from London, has the honour of announcing to the Ladies and Gentlemen of Portsmouth, Portsea, Gosport and adjacent country, that he has just returned  from London with an extensive and truly elegant assortment of patent horizontal and upright Grand, Cabinet, Cottage and Square piano fortes ; with several superior toned double and single action harps, with musical instruments of every description, manufactured by the most celebrated makers, at the London prices.




1851 Census



Julius Roberts : First Lieutenant RM Artillery : 29 yrs

Henry B Irskine : Second Lieutenant RM Artillery : 29 yrs

William Sargeant : Fruit Merchant : 51 yrs

Mary : 50 yrs

Mary Hollis : 27 yrs

Edwin : Draughtsman : 27 yrs

Ellen : 4 yrs



1871 Census


Edward Mackin : Perfumer : 45 yrs

Frances : 39 yrs

Arthur : Assistant : 17 yrs

Henry : Assistant : 13 yrs

Edgar : 12 yrs

Allice : 10 yrs

Kate : 8 yrs

Augusta : 5 yrs

Albert : 4 yrs

Alfred : 2 yrs

Douglas : 1 month



1881 Census


James Monck : Refreshment House Keeper : 37 yrs

Bessie : 27 yrs

Leonard : 25 yrs

Emma : 23 yrs

Sarah Bayliss : General Servant : 21 yrs

James Bodle : Hairdresser : 38 yrs

Elizabeth : 37 yrs

Sarah Cousins : General Servant : 24 yrs

Ella Dawton : 11 yrs

George Lane : Retired Outfitter : 60 yrs




1891 Census


Edwin Payne : Dairyman : 36 yrs

Susan : 37 yrs

Sidney E : 13 yrs

William M : 12 yrs

Nellie B : 10 yrs

Herbert A : 7 yrs

Edith L : 2 yrs

Edith Knott : General Servant : 23 yrs




Diss Express : Friday 8 June 1894


Marriage : May 13th at St Margaret’s Church, Plumstead, by the Rev A McAlister, Christopher Chapman Munn, of Diss, to Emma Lavinia, second daughter of the late Mr B Monck of 36 High Street





1901 Census


Rowland J Loader : Saddler & Harness Maker : 61 yrs

Eliza Ann : 45 yrs

Louis Charles : 28 yrs

Clarissa R Messenger : School Mistress : 23 yrs






1911 Census


Albert Edward Mason : Butcher : 38 yrs

Edith E : 44 yrs

Arthur E : 13 yrs

George E : 9 yrs

Soloman Haynes : Skilled Dockyard Labourer : 40 yrs

Margaret : 40 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 12 November 1938

Geoffrey Grigg

The Butcher of Waterlooville

has bought Masons

36 High Street

Unlimited supply of Scotch Beef, Southdown Lamb and Mutton

All killed at our own Registered Slaughter-house, Waterlooville

Dairy Fed Pork

Pork Sausages ... 1/2 per pound

Pork and Beef Sausages  50/50 ... 8d per pound

Beef Sausages ... 6d per pound



36a High Street

Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 29 October 1870


Book, Stationery, & Fancy Warehouse

36a High Street


Thomas Lewis






 1871 Census


Emma Brown : 16 yrs

Jessie : 14 yrs

Ellen : 10 yrs

Frances Colly : General Servant : 57 yrs

Mary Speck : Governess : 37 yrs

 

37 High Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 20 July 1835

Officers fitting for the Spanish Service are respectfully informed that they may be supplied with every article of cavalry and Infantry equipment from patterns supplied by General Evans and Colonel Kinloch, at W Dixon’s, Military Trouser Maker, 37 High Street.  Regimentals in a superior style, equal to any of the first houses produce.



The Portsmouth Papers / High Street / 1848

At Mr Chamney’s shop, No 37, could be bought pastries and pies, and digestive and fancy bread, ready for shipment of household use.




1851 Census


George Fowler : Hairdresser & Perfumer : 35 yrs

Elizabeth : 31 yrs

Ellen E : 8 yrs

Elizabeth : 6 yrs

George E : 4 yrs

Merina : 1 yr

Elizabeth Hayson : House Servant : 19 yrs



1861 Census


Alexander Abrahams : Working Jeweller : 33 yrs

Rachael : 35 yrs

Rachael : 9 yrs

Abraham : 3 yrs

Israel : 1 yr

A  (sister) : 17 yrs 




Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 28 September 1867

By order of the Mortgagee under power of sale.  King and King are instructed to sell by auction at their rooms, 130 Queens Street, on Wednesday, October 16th, 1867, at seven o’clock punctually, -


37 High Street

A Business Premises having a commanding frontage in the best portion of the street and tenanted by Mr Abrahams and Mr Moss


18 East Street

A dwelling house let to Mr Duckett, with two tenements in rear.  Together with 

The office at corner of camber tenanted by Messrs Fraser and White



1871 Census


Alexander Abrahams : Chandler : 42 yrs

Rachel : 45 yrs

Rachel : Assistant : 18 yrs

Abraham : 13 yrs

Grad : 11 yrs

Jane : 9 yrs

Esther : 7

Epharim : 5 yrs

Hannah : 3 yr

Alice Cass : General Servant : 14 yrs


1881 Census


William R Wosakle : Commercial Traveller : 37 yrs

Alice E : 29 yrs

William G : 8 yrs

Alice A : 7 yrs

Kate : 5 yrs

Louisa F : 3 yrs


Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 2 June 1886


Girls wanted for the folding.  Apply Hampshire Printing Works, 37 High Street




Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 2 July 1886


5s reward, lost between Gunwharf and St Thomas’s, purse containing £1 8 2d (soldier’s pay). Bring to 37 High Street.





1891 Census


R Belber : Domstic servant : 20 yrs

John : 1 yr 

Horace : 6 months

John Mackie : Printer : 41 yrs



1901 Census


Onslow J Billinghurst : Accountant’s Clerk : 34 yrs

Ellen : 35 yrs

Bruce O : 5 months

George Chestle : Commercial Traveller : 26 yrs



1911 Census


Edward Denham : Grocer’s Manager : 48 yrs

Emily : 40 yrs

Dorothy Padwick : 15 yrs

Norman : 6 yrs

 

38 High Street

1851 Census


John Groves : Butcher (emp 2 men & 1 boy) : 48 yrs

Jane : 46 yrs

William Coolender : Butcher’s Assistant : 24 yrs

Edwin Body : Butcher’s Assistant :  18 yrs

Mary Pay : House Servant : 30 yrs

Sarah Crout : House Servant : 30 yrs



1861 Census


John Groves : Butcher : 58 yrs

Jane : 56 yrs

Henry : Butcher : 23 yrs

Edwin : Book Seller ; 22 yrs

Mary Pay : Cook : 40 yrs

Fanny Galpine : Housemaid : 19 yrs

Robert Green : Butcher : 20 yrs



1871 Census


Henry Groves : Butcher : 33 yrs

Mary Britton : General Servant : 22 yrs

Edward Gittins : Butcher’s Shopman : 26 yrs

Mary Pay : Housekeeper : 50 yrs




Hampshire Advertiser : Wednesday 15 August 1877


The two houses in High Street and one in Pembroke Street, the property of the late Mr Henry Groves, which was purchased by Mr Emanuel and resold to the Corporation for £2500, have been again sold by public auction by Messrs King & King, and purchased by Mr Gibbs for £2000, with the stipulation that the houses are to be set back, so as to increase the width of Pembroke Street by upwards of six feet.  This will be a great improvement, and will cost the Corporation but a little over £500.



1881 Census


Samuel Smith : Grocer : 47 yrs

Annie : 47 yrs

Sarah L E : 19 yrs

Mary L : 17 yrs

Alice E : 16 yrs

Henry R : 14 yrs

Joseph W : 12 yrs

Ann Cooper : General Servant : 17 yrs




Friday 24 April 1885


Smith & Vosper - Special Notice

Reduction in all butters

Fresh printed butter (country)  1s 4d

Fresh Roll ditto  1s 8d

Finest Normandy  1s 3d

Fine Irish  1s 2d

Good Irish  1s

Finest Butterine  10d



1901 Census


George H Meades : Baker : 29 yrs

Alice E : 34 yrs

 

39 High Street

Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 14 October 1848


Frederick Mills, a private in the Royal Artillery, was placed in the dock, charged with having, about eleven o’clock that morning, broken a pane of glass in the shop of Stephen Burrows, High Street.  It appeared that the man was standing in front of the prosecutor’s shop, and just as the Superintendent of Police came up, he exclaimed, “Look here,” and immediately thrust his fist through a pane of glass.  The defendant appeared to be labouring under the influence of drink, and the Sergeant Major said he had lately been in hospital, when at Woolwich, ninety days during which time he had been cupped and had a seton through his neck.  Major Travers remarked that he was sorry to see a soldier placed in such a position, tradesmen must be protected, and the sentence of the court was, that he pay the value of the glass broken (1s 6d) and 7s costs.




1851 Census


Stephen Burrows : Fruiterer : 47 yrs

Sarah : 42 yrs

Robert : Fruiterer : 23 yrs

Ann Clark : House Servant : 29 yrs

Mary Quinnell : Charwoman : 57 yrs 



1871 Census


John Symonds (1825 - 1871) : Photographer : 45 yrs

Eliza : 44 yrs

Kate : Assistant : 21 yrs

Maria Needes : General Servant : 18 yrs




Hampshire Telegraph 


2 August 1871

Extraordinary Suicide of a Portsmouth Tradesman

A shocking suicide was committed last (Tuesday) evening at the South of England Music Hall, in St Mary's Street.  Between eight and nine o'clock Mr Symonds, photographer, of the High Street, walked into the bar attached to the boxes, calls for a glass of brandy and water ans asked the barmaid,"Should you not be surprised to hear of my being carried out of this hall dead tonight?"  The young woman made no reply ; and Mr Symonds appears to have passed into the boxes. A few minutes afterwards he suddenly fell back in his seat; and Mr Morley, surgeon, of St Mary's Street, was called in.  On the arrival of that gentleman, he found that his life was extinct; and on examing the glass from which the deceased had been drinking, a large quantity of cyanide of potassium was found in it.  The body of Mr Symonds was at once removed to his residence; and the shocking occurrence caused a temporary suspension of the performance at the Hall.  It appears that Mr Symonds, who had but little difficulty in obtaining the poison, as it is used in the business of a photographer, purchased it in the course of the day at the shop of Mr Parsonsd, chemst, of St Mary's Street.  An inquest on the body will probably be held today.




1881 Census



John G Brown : Photographer : 55 yrs

Elizabeth : 54 yrs

Kathleen Donovan : 7 yrs

Ellen Kinch : General Servant : 26 yrs



1891 Census


Ellen Kinch 33 yrs


1901 Census


John Edward Brown : Photographer : 75 yrsi

Emily Elizabeth Aspinall : Domestic Servant : 27 yrs

 

40 High Street

1851 Census


Charles Lawler : Messenger Court of Bankruptcy : 50 yrs



1861 Census


Thomas Aylwin : Saddler & Harness Maker : 30 yrs

Mary : 20 yrs

Angelina : Housekeeper : 21 yrs

Arthur : Saddler’s Apprentice : 11 yrs

Agnes : 10 yrs

William Gardner : Clerk in District Pay Office : 32 yrs

Caroline : 29 yrs

William H J : 1 yr



1871 Census



Angelina Hyde : 31 yrs

Alice : 9 months

Thomas Aylwin : Saddler : 45 yrs

Peter : Boot Maker : 36 yrs

Emily : 34 yrs

Emily : 11 yrs

Thomas : Saddler : 40 yrs

Angelina : Housekeeper : 41 yrs


 1891 Census



Mary Adamson : 59 yrs

Angelina Hyde : Saddler : 57 yrs



1901 Census


Angelina Hide : Saddler : 50 yrs



1911 Census


Angelina Hyde : Saddler’s Shop : 72 yrs

 
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41 High Street

“Dolphin Hotel”

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 13 August 1792

To be let, and entered on immediately, The Dolphin Inn, opposite the market place, in the High Street.

For particulars (if by letter, post paid) enquire of Mr Rood, on the premises



Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 22 July 1793

For sale at Portsmouth, the following capital vessels, at the Dolphin, High Street, on Monday the 5th day of August, 1793, at ten o’clock in the forenoon :


The Guidelou, prize of his Majesty’s ship Boyne, an entire new vessel, launched about three months ago, well found in sails, rigging, and stores of all kinds, and may be sent to sea at a small expense.  She is well built and strong on the construction of a cutter, but with a carvel or plain bottom.  She sails remarkably fast, and could not have been taken but for the mismanagement of the French officers in a gale of wind.  Length of keel about 78 feet, breadth of beam 30 feet, pierced for 20 guns, and has 18 mounted.


The Curieux, a French man-of-war brig, taken by his Majesty’s ship Inconstant : a remarkable fine vessel, carvel built, about 300 tons burthen, pierced for 16 guns, and particularly well adapted either for a cruiser, a packet, or a yacht : having capital accommodations : copper fastened and sheathed.  She sails exceedingly fast, and is well found in stores of all kinds.

At the same time will be sold, a very quantity of ordnance, victualling and ships stores, landed out of the French Frigate La Cleopatre, taken by his Majesty’s ship La Nymphe : and La Prompte, taken by his Majesty’s ship, the Phaeton and Weazle.


For particulars apply to Mr Lindegren, Portsmouth.



Salisbury and Winchester Journal : Monday 30 September 1799

To be sold by auction by Mr Collins, on the premises, on Thursday the 3rd day of October next, at seven o’clock in the evening,

All that capital and well accustomed free-hold tavern or public house bearing the sign of the Dolphin, situate in the most public part of the market place, on the south side of the High street, consisting of a spacious tap-room, and room over the same about 40 feet by 15, eight sitting parlours, seven bed chambers, excellent cool cellars, a wash-house, and kitchen, and every other convenience for the business, with the additional advantage of a passage into Penny Street, now occupied by Mr Richard Prince, the proprietor.  The whole is in the most complete repair, and immediate possession will be delivered to the purchaser.

For further particulars enquire of Mr Richard Prince on the premises, or of Mr Greetham, High Street.




Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 25 June 1832

Dolphin Tavern, High Street, Portsmouth

To be let, with immediate possession (as the present tenant is about to embark in another business), the above desirable premises.  For particulars, apply Mr James Crawford, the present tenant.




Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 16 September 1837

The Portsmouth Philharmonic Society commenced the season at the Dolphin Inn Assembly Room, High Street, on Tuesday evening, which was numerously attended, and went off with great eclat.




1851 Census 


 “Dolphin Tavern”


Charles Roberts : Commercial Hotel : 51 yrs

Eliza : 39 yrs

Elizabeth : 14 yrs

George : 12 yrs

Eliza : 2 yrs

Sarah Colwell : House Servant : 25 yrs 






1861 Census


“Dolphin Hotel”


William Bond : Victualler : 44 yrs

Caroline : 43 yrs

William : Shipwright’s Apprentice : 19 yrs

George : Shipwright’s Apprentice : 16 yrs

Kate : 15 yrs

Caroline : 14 yrs

Frederick : 12 yrs

Harry : 11 yrs

Elizabeth Clark : Cook : 24 yrs

Ann Smith : Housemaid ; 24 yrs

Frederick Sayers : Billiard Marker : 18 yrs

Thomas Bartlett : Boot Maker : 35 yrs

Eliza Hillman : Housekeeper : 35 yrs





1871 Census 


“Dolphin Hotel”



William Bond : Inn Keeper : 54 yrs

Kate : 25 yrs

Carrie : 24 yrs

Frederick : Draper : 23 yrs

Frederick Weddle : Commercial Traveller : 28 yrs

Mary Ann Collis : Barmaid : 18 yrs

Elizabeth Mitchell : Cook : 29 yrs

Henry Prow : General Servant : 16 yrs

Martha Seadler : Domestic Servant : 26 yrs

Lucy Wilson : Cook : 28 yrs







1881 Census 


 “Dolphin Hotel”


William Bond : Hotel Keeper : 64 yrs

Ann : School Teacher : 15 yrs

Henry Vidham : Law Student : 26 yrs

Joseph Cratchley : Waiter : 21 yrs

Sarah A Harriett : Housemaid : 20 yrs

John Hayward : Retired Paymaster RN : 59 yrs

Maria Hayward : 46 yrs

Eliza  H M Holland : Barmaid : 20 yrs

Mary Minton : Cook : 43 yrs

Thomas Smith : Boots : 16 yrs

Susan Welch : Kitchenmaid : 15 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 28 February 1883

Wanted - A Cook, Kitchenmaid, and Waitress.

Apply between 12 and 1 : Dolphin Hotel




1891 Census 


 “Dolphin Hotel”


James Innes : Hotel Keeper : 54 yrs

Grace A : 53 yrs

Alice M : Governess School : 24 yrs

Grace M : 16 yrs

Henry P : 12 yrs

George F Phipps : Commercial Traveller : 41 yrs

Isabel Kempton : Domestic Waitress : 20 yrs

Hubert Rogers : Boots : 24 yrs





1901 Census


James Innes : Licensed Victualler : 64 yrs

Grace A : 63 yrs

Kate O’Shea : Barmaid : 23 yrs

Ellen O’Connell : Housemaid : 28 yrs

Hettie Henning : Cook : 23 yrs

Herbert G Alner : Porter : 18 yrs

Carl Magnus Ryshon : Swedish Officer : 42 yrs




1911 Census 


 “Dolphin”


James Innes : Hotel Proprietor : 74 yrs

Grace A : 73 yrs

Henry P : Portrait Painter : 32 yrs

Winifred : 30 yrs

Malcolm : 5 months

Charles Albert Wright : Hotel Porter : 46 yrs

Rachel Reynolds : Hotel Cook : 37 yrs

Lewik King : Hotel Waiter : 24 yrs

Gladys A M Potts : Nursemaid : 14 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 25 January 1943

A technical offence against the Licensing Laws came before the Magistrates this morning, and after the hearing lasting only a few minutes, Mr A J Steadman and Mr T Carmichael, who adjudicated, found the two defendants guilty, and dismissed the the cases on payment of costs, 4s each.

The allegation was that Archibald Douglas Scott, licensee of the Pembroke public house, consumed drink during non-permitted hours on November 30 at the Dolphin, 41 High Street, and that Stuart Reginald Baker, manager of the Dolphin Hotel, aided and abetted Scott in committing the offence.

 

42 High Street

Salisbury and Winchester Journal : Monday 16 August 1784

R Rood, No 42 High Street, successor to Mr John Wright, wine merchant, respectfully informs his friends and the public, that he has purchased the stock in trade, and entered the business of Mr Wright, and humbly solicits the favours of that gentleman’s former customers, and those of the public in general, who may depend on being served with the best wine of all kinds, on moderate terms, and on the shortest notice.

NB - Mr Rood returns his most sincere thanks for the favours he has received of the Porter business, and solicits a continuance of them, having a continual supply of fine London Porter, which he sells at the usual price, in casks or bottles.


Poltergeist Activity in a Wine Merchant's House, High Street

Unsurprisingly, Sailortown had a superstitious side, which was strengthened by reports of paranormal activity.

In May 1800 a servant girl employed at Wine Merchant Mr Rood’s house was sacked as it was believed she was 'combating with Spectres or Demons'. A local history book reveals:

‘The bells in the house … continued to ring most violently all day without any apparent cause which could be discovered, to the great alarm of the family and neighbourhood. So violent, indeed, was the motion of some of them, that they were actually forced from their fastenings in the wall.




Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 29 September 1849

The business for the sale of C Macintosh Co’s waterproof, airproof and vulcanized India Ribber articles, is removed from 104 to 42, Front of market, High Street.


Thomas Draft returns his sincere thanks for the patronage he has received since his commencement  in the above business in these towns and respectfully call attention to the improved make of ladies’ gentlemens’ India rubber winter overshoes and goloshes; also his large assortment of waterproof overcoats, capes and overalls, and the Patent Orion Belt and Life Preserver.

 

43 High Street

 

44 High Street

1851 Census


Edward Luscombe : Druggist : 52 yrs

Fanny : 22 yrs

Helen : 20 yrs

Ann Williams : 43 yrs

Winifred Whitworth : House Servant : 19 yrs



1861 Census


“Stamp Office”


Edward Luscombe : Chemist & Druggist : 61 yrs

Fanny : 31 yrs

Helen : 29 yrs

Anne Williams : Housekeeper : 53 yrs

Matilda Fisher : Domestic Servant : 35 yrs


John S Moss : Railway Carrier : 44 yrs

Marion : 49 yrs

Constance : 19 yrs

Mary Ann : 15 yrs


John W May : Netherland Consul General, London : 68 yrs

Ann : 64 yrs

Sophia Hughes : Lady’s maid : 33 yrs

William H Charpentier : Engraver, Printer & Stationer : 61 yrs

Jane : 57 yrs

Anna J : Governess : 35 yrs

Helen M : Assistant to father : 25 yrs

Ernest G : Apprentice to father : Amelia Waller : House Servant : 19 yrs



1871 Census


Fanny Luscombe : Dealer in Fancy Goods : 42 yrs

Helen : Assistant : 40 yrs

Elizabeth Gilkin : Assistant : 76 yrs

Ann Williams : Housekeeper : 61 yrs



1881 Census


Fanny Luscombe : Fancy Toy Dealer : 51 yrs




1891 Census


Helen Luscombe : Fancy Toy Dealer : 60 yrs




1901 Census


Rachel Isaacs : Fruiterer & Confectioner : 47 yrs

Alexander : Naval Cap Maker : 16 yrs

Abraham : 14 yrs

Grace : 9 yrs

Lucy Parham : : General Servant : 20 yrs

 

45 High Street

1851 Census


Henry Grant : Grain & Fish Provision Merchant : 49 yrs

Jane : 46 yrs

Charles H : 18 yrs

Esther : 9 yrs

Elizabeth : 6 yrs

Martha Chanie : House Servant : 33 yrs

Eliza Rowe : House Servant : 25 yrs



1861 Census


Henry Grant : Merchant : 58 yrs

Esther : 19 yrs

Elizabeth : 14 yrs

Ferris : Merchant’s Clerk : 21 yrs

Elizabeth Tizzard : House Servant : 23 yrs

Elizabeth Carter : House Servant : 19 yrs

James Good : House Servant : 15 yrs




1871 Census


Charles Grant : Provision Merchant : 39 yrs

Elizabeth : 34 yrs

John : 9 yrs

George : 7 yrs

Charles : 4 yrs

Thomas : 1 month

Ann Buckett : Cook : 36 yrs

Eliza Cox : Nurse : 26 yrs



1881 Census


Frederick Morley : Medical Practitioner : 38 yrs

Annie : 38 yrs

George : 11 yrs

Henry W  : 9 yrs

Alice C : 8 yrs

Elizabeth Douglas : Housemaid : 18 yrs

Alice Rolls : General Servant : 19 yrs






1891 Census


Frederick Morley : Medical Practitioner : 48 yrs

Annie : 48 yrs

Henry W : Medical Student : 19 yrs

Alice C : 18 yrs




Thursday 8 October 1891

Good General Servant wanted; over 20, must do plain cooking, small family; boy kept; 45 High Street



1891 Census


Annie E Billett : General Servant : 22 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 2 August 1892

Boy wanted.  Dr Morley, 45 High Street





Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 24 January 1894

Boy wanted part of the day  Dr Morley, 45 High Street





Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 29 November 1895

Housemaid wanted at once.  Mrs Morley, 45 High Street.




1901 Census


George F Morley : Doctor : 31 yrs

Annie : 58 yrs

Alice C : 28 yrs

Fanny R Gates : General Servant : 19 yrs

Mary Ann Riley : Housemaid : 21 yrs



1911 Census


George Frederic Morley : Registered Medical Practitioner : 41 yrs

Bertha : 30 yrs

Frederic : 6 yrs

George henry : 4 yrs

Mary Dorothea : 2 yrs

Adelaide Calypso Howick : Cook : 22 yrs

Emily Kate Steel : Nurse : 24 yrs

Elizabeth Ross Murray : Housemaid : 26 yrs

 

46 High Street

1851 Census


James Loe : Grocer : 56 yrs

Eliza : 55 yrs

Sarah: 24 yrs

Frances Paine : 28 yrs

Mary Ann Mills : House Servant : 26 yrs

Louisa Carpenter : House Servant : 24 yrs

Ann Staines : Landed Proprietor : 68 yrs

Margaret O Harrison : 42 yrs

Ann Staines : 38 yrs

Edward S Harrison : 20 yrs

Sarah Ann Coates : Servant : 27 yrs







 1871 Census


William Charpentier : Engraver & Painter : 71 yrs

Jane : 66 yrs

Anna Jane : Governess : 43 yrs

Helen Mary : Assisting in the Building : 34 yrs

Catherine : Governess : 30 yrs

Ernest : Assistant to the Engraver : 25 yrs

Eliza Dommett : Housemaid : 28 yrs

Annie Stevens : Cook : 28 yrs








1881 Census



Alexander Holland : Solicitor : 43 yrs

Catherine : 37 yrs

Eleanor C : 13 yrs

Beatrice : 10 yrs

Lucy D : 8 yrs

Marjorie : 7 yrs

Fanny Foord : 52 yrs

Eliza Walden : Cook : 22 yrs

Ellen Fryer : Cook : 22 yrs

Joanna Gibbs : Nurse : 18 yrs

Harriet A Hawkins : 14 yrs

Martha Hemmings : Nurse : 37 yrs

Rose L Linton : Housemaid : 23 yrs




1891 Census


Helen M Charpentier : Bookseller & Stationer : 55 yrs

Edward Crew : 77 yrs

Annie McDougall : Domestic Servant : 31 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 7 August 1895

Errand Boy wanted, about 14.  Apply to Charpentier’s, 46 High Street



1901 


Alfred North : Stationer & Shop Keeper : 55 yrs

Agnes E : 57 yrs

Fanny K : 25 yrs

Harry C : Printer & Compositor : 23 yrs

Virginia E : 19 yrs

Rose Earwaker : General Servant : 23 yrs







Portsmouth Evening News :  Sat 21 January 1911

Printers / Stationers

Charpentier & Co

46 High St






1911 Census


Alfred Moth : Printer & Stationer : 65 yrs

Agnes Christina : 67 yrs

Alfred Hazell King : 14 yrs

Theophile Armand Lord : 16 yrs

Mabel Ballam : General Servant : 25 yrs





Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 5 July 1933


Maps of every description

Agents for Ordnance Survey Maps

Charpentier Ltd

46 High Street




Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 4 March 1938


Boy wanted for cycle delivery.

Charpentier, 46 High Street


Charpentier’s premises were destroyed in an air raid in 1941 and with them went an irreplaceable collection of illustrations of old Portsmouth.

 

47 High Street

1851 Census


James M Young : Butcher (Emp 2 men & 1 lad) : 66 yrs

Thomas H Vaughan : Butcher’s Assistant : 35 yrs

James Barton : Butcher’s Assistant : 34 yrs

Richard Churchill : Butcher’s Assistant : 16 yrs

Mercy Bull : House Servant : 50 yrs


Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 28 May 1859

No 47 High Street, Portsmouth

The useful household furniture will be sold by public auction, by Mr G M Beck, on Tuesday, June 7th, 1859, commencing at twelve o’clock precisely.  Also the whole of the gas fittings, shop fixtures, and utensils-in-trade, sets scales, weights, trays, hooks, three large meat hampers, two blocks, saw, chopper, Royal Coat of Arms, light spring cart, grindstone and frame, slaughter house fittings and other effects.  On view morning of sale.



1861 Census


Edwin Body : Butcher : 28 yrs

Emily : 35 yrs

Kate : 3 months

Eliza Langdown : House servant



1871 Census


Edwin Body : Butcher : 38 yrs

Sarah : 28 yrs

Kate : 10 yrs

Jessie : 8 yrs

Alice : 4 yrs

Eva : 1 yr

Matilda John : General Servant : 23 yrs

Caroline Lepson : Nurse : 16 yrs



1881 Census


Edwin Body : Butcher : 48 yrs

Kate : Housekeeper : 28 yrs

Jessie : Book Keeper : 18 yrs

Alice : 14 yrs

Eva : 11 yrs

Beatrice : 9 yrs

Sidney A : 8 yrs

Sarah : 5 yrs

Ellen Milligan : General Servant : 20 yrs




Thursday 1 January 1885

General Servant wanted, at once, about 18 years of age

Miss Body, 47 High Street




1891 Census


Jessie Body : Butcher : 28 yrs

Alice : 24 yrs

Eva : 21 yrs

Sidney A : Butcher’s Assistant : 18 yrs

Sarah : 15 yrs

Martha : Kitchenmaid : 21 yrs

Ellen J Standing : General Servant : 19 yrs



1901 Census


Albert C Hooper : Fish Salesman : 26 yrs

Annie : 26 yrs

Albert E : 18 months

Elsie M : 3 months



1911 Census


Vernon Frederick Moore : RN Carpenter’s Mate : 26 yrs

Caroline Benfield : 27 yrs

Vera Agnes : 2 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 11 May 1940

Young and White will sell the freehold shop and dwelling house, 47 High Street.  Facing the Cathedral and comprising tiled shop with room at rear and 6 living rooms on 3 floors over.  Rear approach from Penny Street and large store at rear.  The living accommodation is let at 11s 11d per week inclusive.  The shop is in hand.

Vendor’s Solicitors - Messrs Cousins and Burbidge, 19 & 20 King’s Terrace, Southsea.

 

48 High Street

1851 Census


Joshua S Sayer : JP, Retired Capt RM : 68 yrs

Frances Rose : 47 yrs

Elizabeth : 24 yrs

Ellen : 21 yrs

Wellington : 16 yrs

Priscilla Short : House Servant : 55 yrs

Amy Harvey : House Servant : 19 yrs



1861 Census


Frances R Sayer : 58 yrs

Wellington H : Wine Merchant : 26 yrs

Ellen M : 21 yrs

Margaret Ferris : Servant : 22 yrs

Ellen Cooper : Servant : 19 yrs



1871 Census


Wellington Sayer : Wine Merchant : 36 yrs

Frances : 46 yrs

Ellen :  38 yrs

Kate : 26 yrs

Alice Cooper : 11 yrs

Maude Cooper : 7 yrs

Mary Ann Dean : Cook : 22 yrs

Jane Woods : Housemaid : 19 yrs






The Portsmouth Papers / High Street / 1836

Although each house was architecturally distinct from its neighbours, the general arrangement was fairly standardised.  A good example is the shop of the wine merchant Mr Sayer (no 48), which in October 1836 was advertised for sale and described in detail.  Like most of the High Street buildings it had excellent cellar space, affording Mr sayer the opportunity to store two thousand dozen bottles.  On the ground floor were an entrance hall, counting house, spirit store and scullery, while the first floor had a drawing room - cum library (forty feet by fifteen feet), with folding doors to divide it, a dining-room (twenty one feet by fourteen feet), a kitchen and two pantries.  The two principal bedrooms, with dressing rooms, together with two servants’ bedrooms and an extensive laundry, were on the second floor, and above were two more bedrooms with cupboards.  Behind the shop, in Penny Street, was a large three-storeyed building (ninety feet by thirty fee) which had been used for many years as a wholesale candle and soap manufactory





1881 Census 


 “Portsmouth Tavern”


Sophia Bramton : Needlewoman : 64 yrs

Mary Quinton : 60 yrs

Mary Downs : Charwoman : 52 yrs

Elizabeth Downs : General Servant : 25 yrs

Edward Downs : 15 yrs

Emma Johnston : Housemaid : 19 yrs

Mary Knott : Cook : 17 yrs

Harriet Monck : 8 yrs

Frances R Sayer : 77 yrs

Wellington Sayer : Wine Merchant : 47 yrs

Seymour Sayer : 45 yrs

Ellen M Sayer : 52 yrs

Kate W Sayer : 39 yrs

Charles Wood : Labourer : 61 yrs

Martha : 62 yrs.





Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 25 October 1884

On Tuesday, October 28th, 1884, No 48 High Street, well made household furniture, Grand Pianoforte (by Broadwood), plated articles, bed and table linen, china services, cut table glass, engravings, books, ornaments &c., &c..

King & King are in receipt of instructions from the representatives of the late Miss Harrison, to sell by auction, on the premises, on the above date, at twelve o’clock precisely, the whole and useful household furniture, comprising rosewood couch, settees, sets of single and easy chairs, centre, side, work and occasional tables, Girandoles, mantel glasses,whatnots, cabinets, several good Brussels carpets, rugs, dining tables, two antique sideboards, a set of Chippendale chairs, bookcase, dinner wagon, two cheffoniers, window hangings, antique fenders,and fire-irons, mahogany and iron bedsteads, prime goose feather beds,, hair mattresses, two mahogany enclose wardrobes, Japanned winged wardrobe with silver glass panel, an old oak wardrobe, linen press, mahogany chests of drawers, marble-top washstands, toilet tables, toilet glasses, sets of ware, bath and japanned wood goods, floorcloth, hall table, and chairs, barometer, and an assortment of kitchen requisites and and general effects.

On view on morning of sale and catalogues to be had in due time.  Auction Offices, Southsea and Queen Street Portsea.



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 27 September 1890

To be let - upper part of 48 High Street




1891 Census





1901 Census


Charles Snook : Egg Merchant : 54 yrs

Adele : 86 yrs

Eugenie : 53 yrs

Charles G : Salesman : 29 yrs

George : Salesman : 25 yrs

James : 15 yrs

Jeanne : 21 yrs

Ethel : 19 yrs

Jessie Bartlett : General Servant : 44 yrs




1911 Census

Charles Snook : Egg Merchant : 64 yrs

Eugenie : 63 yrs

Charles George : Assistant : 39 yrs

James : Assistant : 26 yrs

Jessie Bartlett : General Servant : 54 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 4 March 1938

Sailmaker, experienced, required.  Used to cutting, planning and finishing.  Constant employment.  Apply, stating age, experience and wages, by letter only.  C Nielson and Son, 48 High Street.

 

49 High Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 26 December 1836

Death : On the 18th inst., Joseph Strickland, aged 16 years, in the employment of Mr Selby, of the High Street.  He was a youth of much promise, and had his life been spared, he would have been a most useful member of society;  his memory will be lastingly and deservedly respected by all who knew him



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 5 May 1849

Clothing & Outfitting establishment, High Street,  J C Selby, respectfully announces his return from London with a large stock of the newest and best goods for summer use.


Shirts, hosiery, bedding, swords, epaulettes and every article for a complete foreign outfit.


Agents for the Patent Cork Floating Mattresses, for the preservation of life at sea.




1851 Census


John C Selby : Clothier & Outfitter (emp 16 men) : 56 yrs

Jane : Gentlewoman : 50 yrs

Elizabeth Crayton : Domestic Servant : 26 yrs

Mary Brown : Domestic Servant : 25 yrs

Dinah Geary : Gentlewoman : 46 yrs



1861 Census


Jane Selby : Outfitter : 64 yrs

Mary Richardson : Gentlewoman : 39 yrs

Albert Ranall : Outfitter’s Assistant : 19 yrs

Ann New : House Servant : 25 yrs

Ellen Randall : House Servant : 16 yrs





1871 Census


Elizabeth Canes : 73 yrs

Henry Guy : Naval Outfitter : 44 yrs

Charlotte : 38 yrs

Charlotte : 9 yrs

Helen : 6 yrs

Ernest : 3 yrs

Ann Pinhern : General Servant : 21 yrs




1881 Census


George M Tipper : Tailor & Outfitter : 54 yrs

Mary Hyatt : General Servant : 25 yrs

Ada M Irving : 12 yrs

Kathleen M : 11 yrs

Margaret : 10 yrs

Lucy Pierce : 40 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 7 October 1887

a. Wanted - Respectable girl, as general servant.  

Rooms - furnished, suitable for gentleman.

Apply 49 High Street




Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 19 March 1891

Wanted : Girl, strong, active and willing, about 18.  49 High Street



1891 Census


Edward W Baber : Local Agent to India Rubber Company : 48 yrs

Mary : 41 yrs

Annie K : 17 yrs

Mary L : 15 yrs

Edward W : 12 yrs

George S : 10 yrs

Ernest J : 8 yrs

Charles R : 6 yrs

Agnes M : 2 yrs

Arthur D : 7 months

Albert : 4 yrs

Mary Ahrens : General Servant : 18 yrs

Edith M Wells : 15 yrs



1901 Census


Edward William Baber : Manager, East India Rubber Co : 57 yrs

Mary : 50 yrs

Annie K : 27 yrs

Marrie : Governess : 25 yrs

Albert C : 14 yrs

Arthur H : 10 yrs




1911 Census


Benjamin Fippard : Manager of Branch of  Rubber Co : 39 yrs

Elizabeth : 40 yrs

Elizabeth Goddard : Housekeeper : 62 yrs

Alfred Kamel Elgood : Grocer’s Ledger Clerk : 67 yrs

Louise Henrietta : 65 yrs.



Hampshire Telegraph : Friday 4 August 1916

By instructions from the Official Receiver, Re Dalton in Bankruptsy, on Monday 14th August 1916 Field and Palmer are instructed by W F Hunt Esq., Official Receiver, to sell by auction, at 7 o’clock in the evening, the well placed and commodious busine premises and freehold residence adjoining, being, 49 and 50 High Street.

No 49 being business premises to let to the Silvertown Indiarubber Company at £80 per annum, and No 50, the adjoining well conditioned private residence, the two properties covering an area of nearly 11,00 square feet, and producing in actual and estimated rentals of £125 per annum.






Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 28 November 1923

To All Interested In Wireless

The best results can only be obtained by the use of reliable apparatus.  The consistently high quality of “Silvertown” Wirelss Accessories is guaranteed by 50 years’ electrical manufacturing experience.

“Silvertown” Wireless Accessories are British and Best, and can be obtained from any high-class Wireless Stores at present-day reduced prices.

Something New in Insulators

Ask your dealer for particulars of Silvertown “Featherweight” and “Everdry” Insulators.  Small area for surface leakage.  Electrical efficiency superior to that of a number of porcelain insulators in series.


Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday  17 November 1936


Several good carpets and quality furniture for sale.  Real bargains.  Inspection invited.  Edgeworth - 49 High St

 

50 High Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 6 January 1817

To Lett, unfurnished, the upper part of the house, centrally situated in the High Street, comprising a drawing room and dining room, 3 excellent bedrooms. and 2 attic rooms, a commodious kitchen on the ground floor, cellar and other convenient offices; the whole peculiarly adapted for the residence of a respectable family.  Apply to Mr James Dodds, Hatter, 50 High Street.

The whole stock of Messrs Fricker and Dodds will be sold without reserve, in consequence of a dissolution of their partnership, after which the concern will be carried on by Mr Dodds.



Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 6 July 1835

Wanted - A youth as an Apprentice to the copper-plate engraving and lithographic printing, who will have an opportunity of perfecting himself in all the various branches of the art.

Apply to - W H Charpentier, 50 High Street



Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 6 June 1836

To Parents and Guardians : Wanted, an active intelligent youth, as an apprentice to the Copper Plate Engraving and Printing ; Lithography, and all the branches of the several arts, being executed on the premises ; he will have an opportunity of perfecting himself in each department.  A premium is required, as the youth will be treated as one of the family.  All letters to be post-paid, and directed W H Charpentier, Artists’ Repository, 50 High street, Portsmouth, where he has on sale a fresh supply of Ackerman’s, Rowney’s, and Newman’s Colours ; Turnbull’s, Creswick and Whatman’s boards and papers, tin sketch boxes, port folios, solid and other sketch books, pencils of all makers of eminence, chalks, a great variety of miniature cases and frames, embossed boards and cards.  He particularly calls attention to his assortment of canvas ticken, mill boards, and colours in bladders, at the London prices, and every other requisite fro drawing and painting ; for flower making, wax in sheets, of every colour, powder for tinting, cutters, leaves, lithographic stones, chalk, ink &c..

Artists and schools supplied on reasonable terms.




Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 10 March, 1849

Charpentier’s Printing Office






1851 Census


William H Charpentier : Engraver & Printer : 51 yrs

Jane : 48 yrs

Amelia A : 22 yrs

Ernest G : 5 yrs

Fanny E Foord : 20 yrs

Emma Warren : House Servant : 23 yrs



Hampshire Chronicle : Saturday 4 August 1855

Marriage : On Thursday, at Trinity Church Portsea, Mr Hawkins, Printer, to Julia, daughter of Mr Charpentier, High Street




1871 Census


Thomas Batchelor : Bookseller : 43 yrs

Mary : 38 yrs

Arthur : 8 yrs

Bertha : 7 yrs

Frederick : 5 yrs

Herbert : 2 yrs

Emma Bull : General Servant : 17 yrs



1881 Census


Charles Holland : Foreman of Builders : 43 yrs

Mary A : 28 yrs

Alice M : 7 months

Thomas Batchelor : Bookseller and Stationer : 53 yrs

Mary : 48 yrs

Frederick : 15 yrs

Herbert : 12 yrs

Edith : 8 yrs


1891 Census


David Smith : Bookseller & Stationer : 33 yrs

Lizzie Ann : 35 yrs

Mary F : 11 yrs

Ellen : 9 yrs

Violet G : 2 yrs

Mary Jane Biss : General Servant : 33 yrs

Ann Flower : Domestic Servant : 66 yrs



1901 Census


George  E R Dalton : Retired Master Mariner : 46 yrs

William Pallant : Private Secretary : 20 yrs

Mary A Price : Cook : 72 yrs



1911 Census


George Edward Robert Dalton : Retired Master Mariner : 55 yrs

Thomas Pallant : Carpenter : 60 yrs

William Thomas : China Collector : 30 yrs


Hampshire Telegraph : Friday 4 August 1916

By instructions from the Official Receiver, Re Dalton in Bankruptsy, on Monday 14th August 1916 Field and Palmer are instructed by W F Hunt Esq., Official Receiver, to sell by auction, at 7 o’clock in the evening, the well placed and commodious busine premises and freehold residence adjoining, being, 49 and 50 High Street.

No 49 being business premises to let to the Silvertown Indiarubber Company at £80 per annum, and No 50, the adjoining well conditioned private residence, the two properties covering an area of nearly 11,00 square feet, and producing in actual and estimated rentals of £125 per annum