83 High Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 14 October 1839

Wants a situation, as Ladies Maid, a most respectable young woman, 25 years of age, who perfectly understands Dress making, Millinery and Hair Dressing.  Can give a good character from the situation she has just left.

Apply,  (if by letter, post paid) to M E , 83 High Street, will be duly attended to.




Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 14 December 1844

Court of Bankruptcy, London, Tuesday, Dec10

This morning, at half past eleven o’clock, was appointed for the Insolvent to come up to receive his final order.  His petition was filed on the 25th of October last, and his schedule exhibited debts to the amount of £131 1s 2d, and his credit books and papers were entered as “none”  He is described as Thomas Freshwater, steward of and residing in the Military Hospital, White Hart Row, in the County of Hants., and he estimates the value of the excepted articles at £8 14s 6d.  Among the creditors are Mr Joseph Morton, Prospect Row, Clothier ; Mr John Webber of St George’s Square, Portsea, pastry-cook: and Messrs Chambers of High Street, Grocer.

Most of his creditors appear to be holders of his acceptances, with the significant and brief memoranda attached of “no effects”

Mr Buchanon, as agent of Mr Thomas P Taylor, of Portsea, Solicitor, attended to support the Insolvent, who, however, did not make his appearance, whereupon the Learned Commissioner made the following order, “The Petitioner not appearing at the time and place appointed, petition dismissed.”


Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 11 May 1844

 J H Diaper : Tea, Coffee, and General Grocery Warehouse

J H Diaper begs to return his sincere thanks to the Nobility, Gentry and Clergy of these towns and neighbourhood, the Officers of H M Navy and Army, his friends and the public generally, for the kind patronage and support bestowed upon himself and his late father for nearly fifty years, and to inform them that he disposed of the business to Messrs Chambers, for whom he earnestly solicits a continuance of the same



1851 Census


William G Chambers : Tea Dealer & Grocer : 41 yrs

Margaret : 37 yrs

Alison Elizabeth : 10 yrs

Helen : 9 yrs

William G : 8 yrs

Margaret A : 5 yrs

Martha : 3 yrs

Susan Seymour : General Servant : 39 yrs

Jane Tribe : General Servant : 25 yrs

Rebecca Earl : General Servant : 20 yrs



1861 Census


William G Chambers : Grocer & Tea Dealer : 51 yrs

Margaret : 47 yrs

Louisa E : 20 yrs

Helen C : 19 yrs

William G : Solicitor’s Articled Clerk : 18 yrs

Margaret A : 15 yrs

Martha : 13 yrs

Mary : 8 yrs

Betsey : 7 yrs

Emelie E Douizy : French ? : 25 yrs

Ann E North : Cook : 29 yrs

Bertha J Wills : Housemaid : 17 yrs



1871 Census


Ann Owen : Annuitant : 38 yrs

Clara A : 10 yrs

Mary Ann : 7 yrs

Agnes M : 5 yrs

John H : 2 yrs





1881 Census


Robert Miller : Master Grocer : 65 yrs

Anne : 59 yrs

Annie : 37 yrs

Frederick Channel : 60 yrs

Annie Nicholson : Cook : 31 yrs

Clara Utley : Housemaid : 17 rs



Wednesday 25 February 1885

General Servant 

Wanted a good strong girl for the country, about 18

Apply Mrs Miller, 83 High Street




1891 Census


Henry Hares : Police Constable : 29 yrs

Henry W  : 4 yrs

Ethel Ellen  : 2 yrs

Edith Maud  : 7 months

Alice Jane Lillington : 9 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 23 March 1891

Business premises to let, eith with shop or without, at 83 High Street.  Apply C Ellis, King’s Road, Southsea.




1901 Census


Charles F Gales : Brewer’s Manager : 46 yrs

Elizabeth : 44 yrs

Elizabeth : 22 yrs

William H G : Brewer’s Clerk : 18 yrs



1911 Census


Charles Frederick Gale : Brewer’s manager : 57 yrs

Ethel Mary : 46 yrs

Elizabeth Jane : 32 yrs

William Henry : Bottler, Brewer’s : 28 yrs

Maude Ellen : 21 yrs

Arthur George : 1 yr





Portsmouth Evening News Saturday 3 November 1923

By appointment to His Majesty

Mew, Langton Brewers

Local Office - 83 High St  Tel- 2930

 

84 High Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 14 March 1842

Death : At 84 High Street, on Sunday March 6th, Harriett, the beloved wife of Mr J Blunden, Chemist.



Hampshire Telegraph : Sunday 31 October 1846

Important to the Public - Varicose Veins, Dropsical Affections, Weak Legs,, Knees, Ankles &c..


W Padwick has much pleasure in stating that the most decided benefit and satisfaction have been derived from, and the highest opinion entertained by the faculty for the use of Atlee & Co’s Patent Elastic Stockings, Knee Caps, Socks &c..  The particular property of the stocking is to give constant support to the leg in vericose or enlarged veins, weak, swollen or Dropsical Affections.  The knee cap and socks will be of great service when, from weakness or injury to the parts, support may be required


W Padwick, 84 High Street




Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 1 April 1848

Dreweatt & Co have much pleasure in stating, that the most desided benefit and satisfaction have been derived from, and the highest opinion entertained by the faculty for, the use of Atlee & Co’s patent elastic stockings, knee caps, socks &c..  The particular property of the stocking, is to give constant support to the leg in varicose or enlarged veins, weak, swollen, or dropsical affections.  The knee cap and socks will be of great service when, from injury or weakness to the parts, support may be required.


Also abdominal, umbilical, spinal supports and patent elastic belt, of a very superior description, for gentlemen.


The above may be had of Dreweatt & Co, 84 High Street, sole agents, who at all times keep a large assortment.







Saturday 15th April 1848 - Hampshire Telegraph

Dreweatt & Co : Book Seller



1851 Census


Albert Thompson Aders : Chemist’s Assistant : 19 yrs

Richard Preston : Printer : 55 yrs

Susannah : General Servant : 54 yrs

Ann Vine : 11 yrs



Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 25 July 1857

Dreweatt, Chemist, 84 High Street, Portsmouth


Agent for Horniman’s Pure Tea, in packets, the leaf not coloured.  Dr Scoffen, in his invaluable work, “ On Food Adulterations,” remarks on page 423, “ The best tea I can find that imported by Messrs Horniman.  Its unattractive appearance, manifests it to be what it professes - tea which which has been subjected to no kind of outward embellishment - a manifestation which its delicious flavour sufficiently confirms.”



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 12 March 1859

Important Discovery : Messrs Dreweatt & Co’s new patent elastic vulcanized stockings, knee caps, &c., for varicose veins, and all weaknesses and swellings of the legs, sprains &c..  Heat or cold do not affect them, nor will washing injure their fabric; and can be pulled on with the same ease as an ordinary stocking.  Forms for self-measurement sent free by post on application to Dreweatt and Co, Chemist and Druggist, 84 High Street. 



1861 Census


George Pasmore : Chemist & Druggist : 38 yrs

Harriett A : 41 yrs

George F : 11 yrs

John D : 8 yrs

Charles T : 5 yrs

William T Pallow : 21 yrs

Eliza Nicholson : House Servant : 19 yrs

Eliza Smith : House Servant : 21 yrs



1871 Census


George Pasmore : Pharmacist Chemist : 49 yrs

Hannah A : 55 yrs

George Frederick : Dentist : 21 yrs

John : 18 yrs

Charles : Dentist : 15 yrs

Frank Davis : Chemist’s Assistant : 29 yrs

Maria Pullen : General Servant : 19 yrs



Wednesday 15 May 1878

Wanted, a middle aged woman - widow preferred - without encumbrances, as a general servant.  Cleanliness essential.

S Hales & Co, 84 High Street.




1881 Census


Richard Holtlum : Chemist : 34 yrs

Clara : 23 yrs

Ida : 8 months

Richard : Chemist : 44yrs

Jane Philips : General Servant : 25 yrs



1891 Census


Amelia Jarrett : Housekeeper : 46 yrs




1901 Census


Richard Holtham : Chemist : 56 yrs

Amelia Jarrett : Housekeeper : 56 yrs

Emma : General Servant : 28 yrs



1911 Census


Sidney Parker : Chemist : 32 yrs





Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 6 June 1938

What might easily have been a very serious fire occurred early yesterday morning at 84 High Street.  The fire broke out in the middle room of the ground floor flat occupied by Mrs F Souter, who carries on a business as a general dealer at this address and lives next door.  The fire was caused by an electric flat iron not being switched off and left on the table.  It burned a hole through the table, then through the floor and next set the basement alight.  Fortunately all the doors were shut, and this starved the fire of the necessary oxygen which would have given it serious consequences.  In flats above there were ten persons sleeping.  A baby crying led to the alarm.  The Fire Brigade, with Inspector W V Nicholas in charge, sent a turbine, and the outbreak was quickly subdued.

 

85 High Street

1851 Census


George Sheppard : Shoemaker (emp 12 men) : 36 yrs

Mary Ann : 48 yrs

Mary Jane : 14 yrs

Donald : 10 yrs

Jane : Assistant : 39 yrs

Emma Minstead : Assistant : 21 yrs



Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 31 May 1851

Mr George Sheppard of High Street, appeared before the court this day for the purpose of preferring a complaint with regard to the intolerable nuisance caused by a number of musical vagrants or ‘grinders’ perambulating the streets of Portsmouth and Portsea to the great annoyance of the inhabitants. 



1861 Census


Charles M Smithers : Tailor : 33 yrs

Harriett : 28 yrs

Rosa : 6 yrs

Uriah W : 5 yrs

Harriett J L : 3 yrs

Emily : 8 months

Emily Cork : House Servant : 17 yrs

Mary Clark : 20 yrs



1871 Census


Charles Bidgood : Police Constable : 38 yrs

Eliza : 28 yrs

Elizabeth A : 3 yrs



1881 Census


Elizabeth Chatten : Retired Draperess : 56 yrs

Frances Kelly : 52 yrs

Caroline Way : 61 yrs

Maria : 50 yrs


Thursday 5 February 1885

Office Boy Wanted, must write well, age about 15, apply in writing only to Manager, 85 High Street


Saturday 6 November 1886

… Mr C Lillington, 85 High Street …



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 ;

85 High Street




1891 Census


Rowland Loader : Harness Maker : 44 yrs

Ella J : 21 yrs

Louis C : Harness Maker : 18 yrs

Ethel L : Pupil Teacher Broad School : 16 yrs



1901 Census


Henry J Wilkinson : Ship’s Engine Fitter : 32 yrs

Sarah A : 41 yrs

Edward Rooms : Sewing Machine Traveller : 16 yrs

Leonard A V : 12 yrs

Florence Ellsey : General Servant : 20 yrs

Gladys H M Savage : 9 yrs





Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 25 September 1931

Mr and Mrs C J Mountfield of 85 High Street, today celebrate their golden wedding, having been married at the Wesleyan Church, Gosport, on 25th September 1881.  Mr and Mrs Mountfield have 12 children, 31 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Mr Mountfield is a retired Sub-Divisional Inspector of the Metropolitan Police, which he joined at the age of 19, and retired after 25 years’ service.  Joining the Force in 1877, he served seven years as a Constable in Croydon.  He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, and transferred to Greenwich, where he remained for three years.  He was then promoted to Inspector, a rank he held for 15 years. During his career in the Force he was connected with nearly every class of criminal, many years of his service being spent in the rough districts of Bermondsey and Southwark.  He was in charge of police at the great dock and gas strikes, and was on duty at many notable public gatherings and jubilees of the late Queen Victoria.  He was frequently commended by Judges, Magistrates and Police Commissioners for the able manner in which he performed his duties, one of the instances being being in connexion with the Muswell Hill murder case in which he took a prominent part.

Upon his retirement, a public subscription realised £120 and his colleagues in the Force presented him with a gold watch and chain.

Mr Mountfield has spent many years in Portsmouth since his retirement, and is well-known as an umpire for the Navy and United Services, and many of the leading cricket clubs during the summer, and during the winter he is a gatekeeper at Fratton Park.  For the last 21 years he has been a keen worker for the Charity Organisation Society, and still acts as their enquiry officer.







Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 30 March 1939

Sir, A Portsmouth slop-sellers sign, 1790 :-

Morgan - Mercer and Sea-draper, No 85, opposite the Fountain Inn, High Street.


Sailors rigged complete from stem to stern, viz.: - Chapeau, mapeau, flying jib and flesh bag; inner pea, outer pea and cold defender; rudder case and service to the same, up-haulers, down traders, fore shoes, lacings, gaskets, etc.


With canvas bags

To hold your cags,

And chests to sit upon,

Clasp knives your meat

To cut and eat

When ship does lay along.


I should be interested to know if the original of this sign is till in existence and where it can be seen.  Can any reader sat what all these strange names referred to?


Yours etc.,


A MacDermott

Comdr., RN

 

86 High Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 11 August 1849

86 High Street, opposite the Fountain Hotel

Crook and Son beg to announce that they have received instructions from the proprietor, Mr A Myers, to sell by auction, on the premises, with reserve, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the 21st, 22nd and 23rd August, 1849, at eleven o’clock each day, the remaining stock-in-trade, consisting of the best London jewellery, in brooches, rings, chains, ornaments, gold pencil cases &c..



1851 Census


Hubert Perrie : Jeweller & Toy Worker : 46 yrs

Elizabeth : 55 yrs

Charlotte Allen : General Servant : 19 yrs



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 24 July 1858

By the use of  W H Muggleton’s newly invented silver faced letters, for marking all kinds of linen, wearing apparel, &c., which is now becoming generally adopted, having hitherto given the greatest satisfaction in London and most of the principal provincial establishments.  A saving of a great deal of time and trouble is effected by the use of these invaluable articles to the perplexing plan of using the pen.  Agent for Portsmouth - Mr H Perin, 86 High Street




1861 Census


Hubert Perin : Fancy Warehouse : 56 yrs

Elizabeth : 65 yrs

Harriett Purchase : 21 yrs



Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 7 November 1863

Death : On Wednesday evening an inquest was held before W J Cooper Esq., borough coroner, at the Dolphin Hotel, High Street, on the body of Elizabeth Perin, wife of Mr Herbert Perin, fancy goods emporium, High Street.  It appears that about 8 o’clock that morning deceased, who was 68 years of age, and apparently in good health, was getting up;  she suddenly remarked that she felt very giddy, fell down, and instantly expired.  Dr Bloxam, who attended immediately, pronounced life to be extinct.  The Jury returned the verdict of “Death from Apoplexy.”





1871 Census


Herbert Perin : Fancy Trader, Children’s Goods : 35 yrs

Harriett : 31 yrs

Herbert T : 5 yrs

Harriett : 4 yrs




1881 Census



Josie Austin : 5 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 ;

86 High Street



1891 Census


Charles J Lillington : Boot Maker : 33 yrs

Frances : 32 yrs

Annie E : 11 yrs

William J : 5 yrs

Frederick G : 2 yrs

Ernest A : 1 yr







Army and Navy Gazette : Saturday 5 September 1891

C J Lillington

Naval and Military Boot Maker

All Boots Hand-sewn

86 High Street





1901 Census


Charles J Lillington : Boot Maker : 42 yrs

Frances J : 41 yrs

Annie : Boot Maker’s Clerk : 21 yrs

Alice J : Pupil Teacher (School Board) : 19 yrs

James : Boot Maker : 15 yrs

Fred G : 12 yrs

Henry J : 7 yrs

Olive J : Housekeeper : 24 yrs


1911 Census


Joseph Edward Livermore : Poulterer : 38 yrs

Louise Mabel : 35 yrs

Randolph : 15 yrs

Dorothy : 12 yrs

Stanley : 2 yrs

 

87 High Street

1851 Census


George Victor : Wine Merchant : 57 yrs

Sarah Anne : 51 yrs

G W A : Midshipman : 19 yrs

Helen F : 10 yrs

Elizabeth Sampson : General Servant : 32 yrs

Elizabeth Tusber : General Servant : 27 yrs



1861 Census


John Sheppard : Postmaster, GPO : 65 yrs

Mary E : 60 yrs

Jane : 24 yrs

Sarah : 21 yrs

Louisa Stock :18 yrs



Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 6 April 1867

Thomas Rowan, a boy, was charged with stealing a plum cake, value 4d., the property of Mary Sheppard.  Prosecutrix resides in High Street, opposite the Clarence Barracks, and on Monday last the prisoner was seen to take a cake out of the shop window.  Prisoner, who has been convicted before and sentenced to seven days’ imprisonment for damaging a fence, was sentenced to 14 days’ hard labour



1871 Census


Francis Court : Postmaster of Portsmouth : 46 yrs

Louisa : 29 yrs

Hannah L : 4 yrs

Charlotte E : 3 yrs

Kate E Pink : General Servant : 19 yrs




1901 Census


John T Clarke : Caretaker of Post office : 58 yrs

Jane : 35 yrs

William H :  Telegraph Messenger : 13 yrs

Albert E : 10 yrs

John W Toogood : 8 yrs

Frances Laming : Housemaid : 19 yrs



1911 Census


John Long : Caretaker, Post Office : 50 yrs

Kate : 39 yrs

 

88 High Street

Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 19 June 1847

Death : On the 16th instant, after a few days illness, at her residence in the High Street, Ann, the beloved wife of Mr William Wheeler, line draper, &c., in her 24th year.




1851 Census


John William Wheeler : Linen Draper : 34 yrs

Mary Ann : 30 yrs

Henry : 4 yrs

Mary Elizabeth : 18 months

Henry Baker : Draper’s Assistant : 20 yrs

Jane Harrington : General Servant : 20 yrs

Elizabeth Woolford : General Servant : 14 yrs

Frances Batchelor : Dressmaker : 49 yrs

Ann : Dressmaker : 48 yrs

Ellen Garlick : Dressmaker :23 yrs

Susan Jones : General Servant : 19 yrs

William Humby : Boot Maker : 21 yrs



1861 Census


John W Wheeler : Draper & Silk Weaver, emp 5 hands : 45 yrs

Mary Ann : 40 yrs

Rebecca : 6 yrs

George P : 5 yrs

Alice M : 1 yr

Harry Florence : Apprentice : 16 yrs



1871 Census


James Hard : Draper : 25 yrs

Eliza A : 29 yrs

William Jennings : Annuitant : 72 yrs

Rose Frank : Assistant to Draper : 26 yrs

Robert Munday : Assistant to Draper : 18 yrs

Emily Clark : General Servant : 23 yrs





Saturday 22 September 1866, Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette

The Noted Foreign and British Shawl and Silk Warehouse

and general Drapery Establishment - 88 High Street (next door to the Post Office)

Fresh arrival of new goods adapted to the season.

All the new materials for ladies’ dresses.



Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 24 February 1881

Steady respectable general servant wanted for a business house.  For particulars apply 88 High Street.



1881 Census


Walter Fuller : Linen Draper : 25 yrs

Eliza : 23 yrs

Walter : 1 month

Elizabeth Taylor : Nurse : 58 yrs

Maria Tredge : General Servant : 17 yrs




Friday 10 November 1882


General Servant - Thorough, Call between 5 and 7 o’clock

88 High Street





Saturday 23 October 1886

On Monday next, 88 High Street, about 200 lots of useful household furniture and effects.  Neve & Price will sell by auction on Monday October 25th, 1886, at twelve o’clock, the well made furniture comprising ten brass and iron Arabian and French bedsteads, spring mattresses, and clean bedding, 20 pairs of thick blankets and sheets, Brussels and tapestry carpets, mahogany chest of drawers, dressing glasses, washstands and wares, chairs, fenders and fire irons, handsome inlaid cabinets with ormolu mounts, three well-made walnut frame couches, mahogany dining room ditto, lofty over-mantle in ebonies and gilt frame, plate china and glass, also ten new reversible driving aprons, with plated rings, loin cloths etc.  Catalogues ready.




Friday 25 October 1889

The St Petersburg Cigarettes Manufacturing Company

88 High Street

Offer the public cigarettes, made from Egyptian Turkish Tobacco, at 2s, 7s 6d and 12s 6d per 100 (also by weight).  All hand-made.

Special ladies’ cigarettes from 3s 6d per 100






1891 Census


Henry Crawford : Major, 1st Regt, Royal Inniskillin Fus. : 44 yrs

Susa A E : 39 yrs

James N : 16 yrs

Florence G : 13 yrs

Dorothy : 12 yrs

Margaretta K : 9 yrs

Kenneth A : 7 yrs

Charles F G : 6 yrs

Barbara Cruikshank : Nurse : 37 yrs

Jessie Cruikshank : Cook : 31 yrs

Bertha Fry : Housemaid : 18 yrs



1901 Census 


Abraham Schneider : Cigarette Maker : 28 yrs

Rebecca : 27 yrs

Milly : 6 yrs

David : 4 yrs

Samuel : 1 yr

Gertrude M Scott : Servants Agency : 24 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 13 July 1901

Cooks, (Hotel and Private), housemaids, basement maids, house-parlourmaids, nurses, wanted immediately.  Royal Agency, 88A High Street




1911 Census


Archibald Douglas Scott : Confectioner & Tobacconist : 32 yrs

Frances Mary : Assistant in Business : 32 yrs

Frances Martha : 2 yrs

Arthur Louis : Mariner : 31 yrs

Eliza : Single : 65 yrs

Maud Knighton : General Servant : 13 yrs


John Thomas King : Boot Traveller : 64 yrs

Dorothy Redgway : Housewife : 64 yrs


Edward Hudson : Grocer’s Assistant : 29 yrs

Nellie : 24 yrs

Jack : 1 yr


Lucy Elizabeth Sheath : Laundress : 23 yrs


Elizabeth Pelissi : 62 yrs


Alfred Seaman Norman : Soldier, Bombardier, Ryl Garr Art : 26 yrs

Annie : 26 yrs

Reginald Alfred : 2 yrs


Herbert Barton : Corporal, Ryl Garr Art : 36 yrs

Esther Adeline : 36 yrs

Annie Eizabeth May : 14 yrs

Ethel Ada Amelia : 13 yrs

George William Lloyd : 9 yrs


S Mayo : Gunner, Royal garrison Artillery : 24 yrs

Mickilemer : 24 yrs

Percy George : 30 months


Edith Dredge : Laundress : 21 yrs


Charles Houghton : Flower Hawker : 23 yrs

Margaret : Hawker : 23 yrs

 

89 High Street

West Kent Guardian : Saturday 28 October 1848

On Tuesday morning, about half past six o’clock, the family of Henry Deacon Esq., banker, of Portsmouth was thrown into a great state of alarm by an announcement from one of the domestics that Mrs Deacon’s sister, Miss Maria Treveliam Pettit had committed self destruction by cutting her throat in a most frightful manner, so as to cause almost instant death.  It is said that for some time past her intentions had been fixed upon a gentleman, from whom she met with no responsive feeling, and a settled melancholy seized her in consequence,  Change of air was recommended as her only means of restoring her health, and Tuesday was fixed for her removal to Southampton.  Early in the morning, however, she carried a young child of Mr Deacon’s to the nurse, and after taking an affectionate farewell, returned to her own apartment, where, by the aid of a carving knife, she inflicted a terrible wound on the throat, causing almost instant death.  An inquest was held in the course of the morning, and the Jury returned a verdict of “Temporary Insanity.”



1851 Census


Henry Deacon : Banker : 55 yrs

Eliza : 14 yrs

Fanny : 13 yrs

Alice : 9 yrs

Dora : 6 yrs

William Lewis : 5 yrs

Eliza Maxon : Governess : 40 yrs

Edward Giles : Accountant : 21 yrs

Louisa Daniels : General Servant : 28 yrs

Elizabeth Harris : General servant :20 yrs

Rebecca Dice : General Servant : 32 yrs




1861 Census


George Sheppard : Boot Maker & Alderman

Mary Ann : 57 yrs

Mary Ann : 24 yrs

Amelia Jane : 50 yrs

Emily Quinton : 18 yrs

Jane Daysh : General Servant : 19 yrs 



1871 Census


Thomas Shepperd : Boot Maker : 30 yrs

Rosina Maria : 30 yrs

Mary J : 34 yrs

Caroline Quinton : 30 yrs

James Sargan : Assistant Boot Maker : 36 yrs

Martha Goulton : General Servant : : 19 yrs




1881 Census 


Thomas Shepherd : Boot Maker’s Manager : 40 yrs

Alice : 31 yrs

George : 9 yrs

Mary : Music Teacher : 44 yrs

Mabel Hatch : 12 yrs





1891 Census


George Cowles : Boot Maker : 51 yrs

Emily : 48 yrs

Ernest L : Boot Maker’s Assistant : 25 yrs

Agnes G : Confectioner’s Assistant : 20 yrs

Ethel E M : 17 yrs

Ella G E : 13 yrs

Marion A : 9 yrs

Reginald E : 7 yrs

Edmund W : 5 yrs

Harold E : 2 yrs



1901 Census


George Cowles : Boot Maker : 61 yrs

Emily : 58 yrs

Ella G E : Confectioner’s Assistant : 23 yrs

Marian : Draper’s Assistant : 19 yrs

Reginald E : Outfitter’s Apprentice : 17 yrs

Edmund W : Boot Maker’s Apprentice : 15 yrs

Harold E : 12 yrs



1911 Census


Charles James Lillington : Bootmaker Dealer : 53 yrs

Frances Jane : 52 yrs

Alice Jane : Board School Teacher : 29 yrs

William James : Bootmaker’s Assistant : 25 yrs

Frederick George : Bootmaker’s Assistant : 23 yrs

Mabel : 19 yrs

 

90 High Street

Hampshire Advertiser : Monday 5 January 1824

China, glass, earthenware, 90 High Street, this ale is unavoidably postponed till Monday, the 12th instant, instead of the 5th as before advertised.  By order of the Executors of the late Mrs Starkey, the shop will re-open on Monday, January 12th, 1824, when the stock in trade, consisting of an extensive and valuable assortment of china, tea, breakfast and table services, cut and plain glass, cruet, liquor, and soy frames, blue and white earthenware, principally of Spode’s manufacture, will be sold 35 per cent under prime cost - for ready money only.  Hours of sale from ten till four o’clock.



1851 Census


George Clark Rout : Outfitter (emp 7 men) : 44 yrs

Hannah : 42 yrs

Frederick C : Clerk : 18 yrs

Louisa : 4 yrs

Blanche : 5 months

Clara Stanley : : 37 yrs

Margaret Griffiths : General Servant : 18 yrs

Eliza Budd : General Servant : 27 yrs



1861 Census


George C Rout : Outfitter, emp 10 men : 53 yrs

Rosa : 24 yrs

Emma : 20 yrs

Laura A : 13 yrs

Blanche M : 10 yrs

Louisa Till : House Servant : 22 yrs



1871 Census


George C Rout : Outfitter, emp 7 men : 64 yrs

Rosa C : 34 yrs

Louise : 23 yrs

Blanche : 20 yrs

Louisa Mansfield : General Servant : 21 yrs




1881 Census


Rosa Rout : 44 yrs

Laura : 32 yrs

Theresa Blackman : General Servant : 20 yrs




1891 Census


Edmund C Macready : Hairdresser : 31 yrs

Louisa S : 30 yrs

Lawrence C : 6 yrs

Edmund G : 1 yr




Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 1 June 1889

Superior residential accommodation near Royal Naval and Royal Portsmouth Corinthian Yacht Clubs.  Apply 90 High Street.


Haidresser’s fittings for sale.  Apply 90 High Street.


Good outside lamp for sale, cheap.  Apply 90 High Street.



Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 25 April 1894

Accommodation : Drawing room and bedroom, with attendance, or board and residence ; good cooking ; liberal table ; no children.  90 High Street




1901 Census


Henry Pratt : Police Constable : 49 yrs

Mary : 47 yrs

Clara E : Mother’s help : 22 yrs

Sidney G : Shipwright’s Apprentice : 16 yrs

Herbert C : 14 yrs

Florence K : 11 yrs.

Percy P : : 8 yrs

Thomas Foster : Retired : 70 yrs

Edward : Sign Writer & Decorator : 40 yrs



1911 Census


Sidney George Pratt : Shipwright, HM Dockyard : 26 yrs

Herbert Charles : Stores Clerk, Corporation Telephones : 24 yrs

 

91 High Street

The Portsmouth Papers / High Street / 1846

A few doors from the Three Tuns, was in 1846, Mr Fraser’s confectionery shop (no 91).  As a sideline, he carried on in summer trade in ice-creams and water-ices, with Wenham Lake ice always available and “sent any distance with little waste”  In winter he turned to soup- making and packed and sent his wares to any part.  In 1846, a fine lively turtle which was killed at the Fountain and dressed up by a London cook, produced soup which was sold for 5 shillings a quart.




1851 Census


William Teaser : Confectioner :45 yrs

Mary : 56 yrs

Amelia Moyes : General Servant : 25 yrs

Ann Tanner : General Servant : 22 yrs

William Townshend : Journeyman : 20 yrs

Sidney Hamsham : Apprentice : 20 yrs

George Horner : Apprentice : 17 yrs



1861 Census


Henry M Ryan : Cook & Confectioner : 26 yrs

Fanny : 25 yrs

Ellen Lillyett : 16 yrs

Mary Palmer : Assistant in Shop : 24 yrs

Job Sims : Cook : 27 yrs

Harriett Chaplin : Servant : 22 yrs

John Ranger : Servant : 17 yrs

Charles Thomson : Servant : 15 yrs





1871 Census


Henry M Ryan : Confectioner & Baker : 35 yrs

Fanny : 35 yrs

Fanny : 9 yrs

Eliza : 8 yrs

Sarah E Dobson : Governess : 83 yrs

Mary Palmer : Assistant to Confectioner : 34 yrs

Eliza Shaw : General Servant ; 18 yrs

Eliza Jennings : General Servant : 21 yrs 



Wednesday 15 May 1878

Wanted, a strong active lad, aged about 16, to assist in a bakehouse and carry our goods.  Good reference. 





1881 Census


Henry Ryan : Confectioner : 45 yrs

Fanny : 45 yrs

Fanny : 19 yrs

Eliza : 17 yrs

Mary Palmer : Confectioner’s Assistant : 48 yrs

Kate Cassige : General Servant : 21 yrs

Charlotte Walsh : General Servant : 18 yrs





Saturday 4 November 1899

Five rooms to let, unfurnished, over business premises, private door

91 High Street



Tuesday 21 April 1891

Wanted; an experienced person for confectioner’s and restaurant, good references.

Apply Hill & Co, 91 High Street




1891 Census


Jane Dixon : Confectioner’s Assistant : 28 yrs

Kate Halstead : General servant : 18 yrs

Annie Sheppard : General Servant : 29 yrs

Herbert J Walesby : 5 yrs

George O Wells : Cook & Confectioner : 50 yrs

Sarah : 44 yrs

George C : Confectioner’s Assistant : 21 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 30 October 1899

Five rooms to let, unfurnished, over business premises, private door.  91 High Street




1901 Census


William Chilcott : Army Soldier : 39 yrs

Kathleen : 36 yrs

Lily A : 3 yrs



1911 Census


Rachel Isaacs : Fruiterer : 54 yrs

Solomen : Working jeweller : 29 yrs

Alexander : Cap Maker : 27 yrs

Abraham : Hosier & Hatter : 24 yrs

Grace : 20 yrs

 

92 High Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday  11 January 1790

Red Lion Inn, High Street

W Young respectfully informs his friends and the public in general, that he has taken and entered the above Inn (late Mr Butler’s) which he has fitted up  in the most convenient manner, and having laid in a fresh and genuine assortment of wines and spirituous liquors, takes the liberty to solicit their favours, and assures them that no exertions on his part shall be wanting to merit their patronage and support.

Good stabling with every attention to gentlemen travellers.



Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 20 January 1817

Valuable and elegant stock of Jewellery, Plate, Household Furniture, Shop Fixtures, &c., to be sold by auction, by Mr Garnett, on Monday January 20, 1817 and following days, all the entire and fashionable stock-in-trade, handsome household furniture &c., of Mr Jacob Zacharia, Jeweller, Silversmith and sword Cutler, No 92 High Street, who is about the leave Portsmouth.




1851 Census


William Teaser : Confectioner :45 yrs

Mary : 56 yrs

Amelia Moyes : General Servant : 25 yrs

Ann Tanner : General Servant : 22 yrs

William Townshend : Journeyman : 20 yrs

Sidney Hamsham : Apprentice : 20 yrs

George Horner : Apprentice : 17 yrs



1861 Census


William Wright : Chemist & Druggist : 59 yrs

George : Chemist & Druggist : 41 yrs

Mary Ann : 36 yrs

George : Assistant : 22 yrs

Sarah Baber : House Servant







Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 12 March 1870

Henry E Ffennell, Wine and Brandy Merchant, begs to advise the public that his wholesale and family wine and spirit business will in future be carried on entirely at 92 High Street




Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 2 July  1870

Depot for The Pure Wines of Hungary

Henry E Ffennell, 92 High Street

Price lists on application.  Sample cases of different wines may be had



1871 Census


Thomas Lewis : Stationer, emp 1 shopman & 1 boy : 32 yrs

Eliza Harris : Housekeeper : 46 yrs





Wednesday 15 May 1878

Wanted, a strong active lad, aged about 16, to assist in a bakehouse and carry our goods.  Good reference. 




1881 Census


Henry Ryan : Confectioner : 45 yrs

Fanny : 45 yrs

Fanny : 19 yrs

Eliza : 17 yrs

Mary Palmer : Confectioner’s Assistant : 48 yrs

Kate Cassige : General Servant : 21 yrs

Charlotte Walsh : General Servant : 18 yrs





1891 Census


Jane Dixon : Confectioner’s Assistant : 28 yrs

Kate Halstead : General servant : 18 yrs

Annie Sheppard : General Servant : 29 yrs

Herbert J Walesby : 5 yrs

George O Wells : Cook & Confectioner : 50 yrs

Sarah : 44 yrs

George C : Confectioner’s Assistant : 21 yrs



1901 Census


William Chilcott : Army Soldier : 39 yrs

Kathleen : 36 yrs

Lily A : 3 yrs



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 4 May 1901

“Red Lyon Inn”.  This stood on the site now occupied by Nos 92 and 93 High Street.  It was in this inn that Pepys stayed in 1661.  The name is still retained in Red Lion Yard in St Thomas’s Street



1911 Census


Abraham Taylor : Cigarette Manufacturer : 38 yrs

Rebeka : 38 yrs

Millie : Assistant in Business : 16 yrs

David : Assistant in Business : 14 yrs

Samuel : 11 yrs

Mark : 9 yrs

Charles :  4 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 14 April 1923

Uniform - Commander’s outfit, everything from full dress to monkey jacket ; suit officer about 5ft 10 ins and 40 ins chest measurement.

92 High Street.

 

93 High Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 5 November 1838

Silk and Shawl Warehouse, 93 High Street, Portsmouth.

E Shores in returning thanks for the liberal support he has received since his commencement in business, begs to inform the Nobility, Gentry and inhabitants generally of Portsmouth, Portsea, Gosport and vicinities, o fhis return from London with a most extensive assorted stock of rich Ducapon, Satinettes, French satins, Slik velvets, Fancy Scarfs, handkerchiefs, &c., shawls. shawl scarfs, French and British Merinos, printed Cashmeres, Cloakings, De Laine Dresses, Fur and Fur Trimmings,&c., of which he solicits an early inspection.


Families are also particularly invited  to his large supply of Irish and Damask Linens, Russia and Barnsley Sheetings, real Whitney Blankets, Quilts, Counterpanes &c., the whole of which, having been carefully selected from the first Markets and under the most advatageous circumstances, cannot fail to ensure the approbation of every purchaser.








Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 5 September 1842

Waterloo House, 93 High Street

E Shores announces to the public that the whole of the remaining stock of summer goods, will be offered at a considerable reduction in price, in order to make room for new purchases.







Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 15 July 1848

Mary Ann Morley, an in-door servant to Miss Caroline Mayell, dressmaker and milliner, High Street, was charged with robbing her mistress.  The prisoner had been in her service four months, and although  she had no business to go to the shop, it was shown she had opportunities of doing so.  Miss Mayell, being suspicious of her, applied to the Police, and on the 12th inst, had her boxes searched, and in them were found three worked collars, a lace veil, two handkerchiefs, ap air of silk stockings, 29 reels of cotton, trimmings, pieces of ribbon, and various other articles, all belonging to her mistress; that on the things being found the prisoner said she was helped to do it, and she did not do it alone.  Committed for trial.  Amelia Knowles, half sister to the last prisoner, and an apprentice to Miss Mayell, was also charged with robbing her mistress; but as there had been no suspicion attached to her befoe, and the things found on her were of a trivial nature, Miss Mayell would not press the charge against her, and she was discharged with an admonition.



1851 Census


Caroline Mayall : Millinery & Lace Warehouse : 38 yrs

Laura : 25 yrs

Elizabeth Sarah Ledward : : Assistant : 18 yrs

Honor Sherwood : Milliner : 21 yrs

Mary Ann Johnston : Assistant : 37 yrs

Mary Ann Moore : Housekeeper : 31 yrs

Caroline Lewis : 28 yrs

George Redward : 7 yrs




Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 10 March 1855

Miss Mayell begs to announce to the ladies of Portsmouth and its neighbourhood,  that she is now in London selecting the Spring Fashions, which will be ready for inspection in a few days.

NB - Vacancies for Apprentice and Improver.





1861 Census


Caroline Mayell : Milliner, emp 10 hands : 49 yrs

Elizabeth Redward : Assistant in Shop : 28 yrs

Lydia Legg : Assistant in Shop : 19 yrs

Isabella Patterson : 31 yrs

Sophia E Wilkinson : Assistant in Shop : 23 yrs

Charles Pay : Porter : 22 yrs

Elizabeth Hughes : Milliner : 25 yrs

Fanny Meatyard : Apprentice : 16 yrs

Mary Adams : Apprentice : 18 yrs

Elizabeth Saxy : Apprentice : 24 yrs



1871 Census


Maria Gibbs : Milliner : 30 yrs

Samuel : 8 yrs

Eliza Hellyer : General Servant : 18 yrs






1881 Census


Alexander Abrahams : Jeweller : 50 yrs

Deborah : 51 yrs

Sarah : 26 yrs

Abraham : Jeweller’s Assistant : 24 yrs

Jeanette : 19 yrs

Esther : 17 yrs

Ephraim : 15 yrs

Annie : 13

John Weldrette : Porter & Server : 14 yrs


1891 Census


Alexander Abraham : Jeweller : 60 yrs

Deborah : 64 yrs

Sarah : 34 yrs

Abraham : Jeweller : 32 yrs

Esther : 24 yrs

Annie : 21 yrs

Isreal Isaacs : Watchmaker : 22 yrs



Friday 20 April 1883

If this should meet the eye of anyone troubled with their watches and clocks stopping, take them to Alexander Abraham, 93 High Street, where  you will get them done well and cheap, and warranted for two years.




1901 Census


Alexander Abrahams : Watchmaker & Jeweller : 72 yrs

Abraham : Watchmaker & Jeweller : 40 yrs

Soloman Isaacs : Watchmaker & Jeweller : 18 yrs


Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 4 May 1901

“Red Lyon Inn”.  This stood on the site now occupied by Nos 92 and 93 High Street.  It was in this inn that Pepys stayed in 1661.  The name is still retained in Red Lion Yard in St Thomas’s Street


1911 Census

Abraham Abrahams : Manufacturing Jeweller : 47 yrs


Hampshire Telegraph : Friday 20 June 1913

By direction of the Trustees of the Will of Mrs Laura Ellen Dodd Tottenham, deceased, Wednesday, July 2nd, 1913 at 7 pm. King & King will sell by auction the commodious freehold double-fronted business premises being 93 High Street, the cottage in rear in Church Lane.  Messrs Hobbs & Brutton, Solicitors, High Street

 

94 & 95 High Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 28 January 1788

To be lett, and entered on immediately, a house, No 94, in the High Street, opposite the Butchers Market.

Enquire of Thomas Blake, No 24, St James’s Street, Portsmouth Common.



Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 14 March 1803

By Mr Collins, on the premises, on Monday, March the 14th, and following day, all the neat household furniture, plate, linen, china, books and utensils in trade, of Mr Daniel Prout, Pastry Cook and Confectioner, at 94 High Street, in the Market Place, quitting business.

The furniture comprises four post, bureau, and press bedsteads,with cotton and plaid furnitures, and window curtains, goose feather beds, mattresses, blankets, and counterpanes; in mahogany are,neat chairs dining, card, pillar, and night tables, neat bookcase with glazed doors, dressing drawers, pier and dressing glasses; portable writing desk, a capital fourteen day spring dial, by Jamison, an alarum, carpets, bath stove, fender and fire irons, kitchen furniture, washing utensils, a great quantity of stone bottles and jars, good glass shades, six mahogany glass cafes, several large glass stands and a variety of other articles.



1851 Census


Thomas Parkinson : Hotel Keeper : 60 yrs

Sarah : 48 yrs

Thomas B : 18 yrs

Amelia H : 10 yrs

Jane Downey : General Servant : 55 yrs

Mary Galway : General Servant : 36 yrs

Ann Wilson : General Servant : 31 yrs

Henry Faithfull : General Servant : 28 yrs

Henry Adams : General Servant : 18 yrs



1861 Census

“United Service Hotel”


Hannah Keyworth : Housekeeper : 21 yrs

Jane Downey : Cook : 66 yrs

Henrietta Parkinson : Barmaid : 18 yrs

Annie M Coles : Waitress : 22 yrs

William J Marshall : Boots : 21 yrs


Joseph Barnett : Cigar Importer : 31 yrs

Mary Ann Gulliver : Housekeeper : 29 yrs

John Franckiess : Shopman : 18 yrs

Joseph Sayers : Errand Boy : 16 yrs

Louisa Lambourn : House Servant : 18 yrs



1871 Census


No 94


Edward Hoar : Letter Carrier : 24 yrs

Ann : 23 yrs

Annie : 2 yrs

Edward H : 4 months


No 95


Mary Gullion : Tobacconist : 58 yrs

Joseph A Sayers : Billiard marker : 28 yrs

Benjamin Butler : Errand Boy : 14 yrs



1881 Census 


 “Norris’s Hotel”

James Norris : Licensed Victualler : 41 yrs

Eliza : 38 yrs

James : 14 yrs

Eliza : 10 yrs

Mary A : 13 yrs

Jane : 9 yrs

Emma : 7 yrs

George : 1 yr

Reginald Fleadon : Gentleman : 25 yrs

William Flux : Government Contractor : 40 yrs

Emma Hillery : General Servant : 27 yrs

Richard Owen : Hotel Waiter : 32 yrs

Sarah Waldron : Waitress Chambermaid : 17 yrs





1881 Census No 95


Fielder : Second Class PO : 32 yrs

Maria : 31 yrs

Horace : 1 yr

Alfred Kemp : 12 yrs

Horatio : 10 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 ;

95 High Street



1891 Census 


 “Guildhall Hotel”


Albert Randall : Publican : 36 yrs

Emily : 36 yrs

Frederic Cheeseman : Plumber : 25 yrs

Frances A : 26 yrs

Archibald : 3 yrs

 

96 High Street

1851 Census


Henry John Haywood : Poulterer & Pork Butcher :38 yrs

Mary : 45 yrs

Henry J : 15 yrs

Elizabeth Sausabey : General Servant : 14 yrs

John Read : General Servant : 24 yrs



1861 Census


Mary Jones : Greengrocer : 59 yrs

Annie Hardman : 11 yrs

Henry Jones : 5 yrs



1871 Census


Alfred Burdett : Harmonium Maker, emp 1 boy : 30 yrs

Amelia Fisher : Housekeeper : 39 yrs

Frederick : 15 yrs

Annie M : 12 yrs

Minnie : 11 yrs

William : 9 yrs

John : 6 yrs




1881 Census


Oliver Nicholson : Naturalist : 64 yrs

Maria : 58 yrs

Emily : 19 yrs

Sidney Howard : Naturalist : 20 yrs

Patrick Dugan : 9 yrs

Mary Taylor : Portmanteau Maker : 41 yrs



1891 Census


Thomas W Yates : Boot Maker : 28 yrs

Maud M : 30 yrs

Florence S : 5 yrs

Dorothy M : 2 yrs

Reginald C : 1 yr



1901 Census


William Cole : Oil Salesman (Colour) : 32 yrs

Ethel A F : 30 yrs

Claude W : 10 yrs

Elsie M : 7 yrs



1911 Census

Evelyn Cattell : Stationer : 58 yrs

Ernest Charles Moore : Assistant : 28 yrs

 

97 High Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 14 March 1803

To be sold by auction, by Mr G Vicat. on Tuesday the 15th of March, 1803, and following day, the stock-in-trade, and valuable household furniture, recently new and in good condition, with plate and china, of Mr T Slight, No 97 High Street, leaving Portsmouth.

The stock consists of ladies’ Spanish and other slippers, gentlemens’ boot and shoes, with a variety of childrens’ half boots, shoes &c..

The furniture comprises four post and field bedsteads, with mahogany feet pillars; cotton and dimity furnitures; window curtains to match; prime goose feather beds, in bordered tick; hair and wool mattresses; in mahogany are, chest of drawers, a set of match dining tables, with circular ends, an excellent sideboard with celleret, drawers, dining, card, Pembroke and tea tables, bason stands, &c.c a neat sofa, carpets; patent painted floor cloths and passage canvas, handsome pier and dressing glasses, painted and other chairs; a barometer by Civatte; a child’s rocking horse; Prince’s metal and steel fenders; fire irons, and kitchen requisites.

The goods may be viewed the day previous to the sale which begins at ten o’clock.



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 2 September 1848

John Riley, the fruiterer of the High Street, was charged by Harriett Dennis, a nymph of the pave, with having assaulted her on Monday evening last.  He denied the assault, but admitted he had endeavoured to settle the matter with her.  The Magistrates allowed him to speak with the complainant out of court, and the matter was adjusted without further proceedings.




1851 Census


John Riley : Fruit Merchant : 43 yrs

Eliza : 38 yrs

John : Tailor : 23 yrs

Daniel : Tailor : 21 yrs

William : Apprentice to Draper : 14 yrs

Edwin : 12 yrs

Harry : 7 yrs.



1861 Census


Robert Burrows : Tobacconist : 33 yrs

Emma : 35 yrs

Robert : 8 yrs

Amelia Parkinson : Governess : 21 yrs

Selina Ford : House Servant : 12 yrs



Portsmouth Times : Saturday 18 September 1869

Valuable dwelling houses and building property for sale.  Building sites in lots, at Southsea, suitable for shops etc..  Dwelling houses at Landport.  Plans can be seen and particulars may be obtained on application to Mr J R Rockliffe, Surveyor and Auctioneer, 97 High Street.



1871 Census


James R Rockliffe : Cigar Importer : 42 yrs

Emma : 40 yrs

Robert S L Burrows : Shopman to Mr Rockcliffe : 18 yrs

Winifred Towner: Assistant : 18 yrs


1881 Census


James Rockliffe : Civil Engineer : 50 yrs

Emma : Cigar Merchant & Tobacconist : 53 yrs

Eliza Tyrell : General Servant : 17 yrs

Julia Wells : Shop Assistant : 25 yrs



1891 Census


Frederick J Wadley : Private, 1st Royal Dragoons : 37 yrs

Mary Ann : 37 yrs

Frederick J : 11 yrs

Catherine E : 9 yrs

Nora M A : 3 yrs



1901 Census


John H Papps : Pianoforte Tuner : 52 yrs

Janet : 39 yrs

John H : Pawnbroker’s Assistant : 16 yrs

Fred A : Pawnbroker’s Assistant : 15 yrs

Winifred L : 11 yrs

Albert E : 10 yrs

Dorothy M : 6 yrs

Mary A Skeats : 63 yrs




1911 Census


John Henry Papps : Piano Tuner : 63 yrs

Janet : 48 yrs

John Henry : Dockyard Labourer : 25 yrs

Frederick : Ironmonger : 24 yrs

Winifred Lucy : At Home : 21 yrs

Albert : Cabinet Maker : 19 yrs

Dorothy Mary : 16 yrs

 

98 High Street

Salisbury and Winchester Journal : Saturday 15 April 1848

A fire was discovered on Monday night, in the shop of a person named Wickham, opposite the market, in the High Street.  Being close to the Police-station assistance was rendered, and in a short time the flames were subdued, and all was considered safe.  It was then ascertained, that the contents of the shop, consisting of grocery &c.c were entirely consumed, but very little damage was done to the upper part of the house.  It wa stated, that the owner had lost about £300 in  notes and cash, nothing, however,  was found and the books were destroyed.



Hampshire Advertiser :Saturday 5 August 1848

An information was laid against Mr John Wickham, pork butcher, residing in High Street, by Mr Samuel Greetham (Clerk to the Magistrates), under the Portsmouth Improvement Act, for keeping, in the Red Lion Yard, St Thomas’s Street, a pigsty, from which issued an offensive smell that was prejudicial to the health of the family, the complainant’s residence being opposite thereto.

The Inspector of Nuisances, appointed by the Portsmouth Commissioners’ Bill, deposed to the pigsty being very offensive, which was corroborated by Matthews, the beadle, and the complainant also deposed to being exceedingly annoyed for some years past by the stench arising from the nuisance complained of.

Mr Ford appeared in support of the complaint, and Mr G H Way on behalf of the defendant, and stated that the pigs had only been kept there a reasonable time previously to being slaughtered, and there was every wish on the part of the defendant henceforth to abate the nuisance.

The Bench inflicted a penalty of 5s, expressing a hope that after the case had been thus brought before the court, the nuisance would, in future, be abated.



1851 Census


John Wickham : Pork Butcher (emp 1 man & 1 boy) : 18 yrs

Sarah : Housekeeper : 27 yrs

F Dessaint : Agent & Surveyor of Shipping : 65 yrs

Anna : 33 yrs


1861 Census


Thomas Batchelor : Book Seller, Stationer & Book Binder : 33 yrs

Mary : 28 yrs

Margaret Lowe : House Servant : 16 yrs


George Fowler : Perfumer : 50 yrs

Elizabeth : 39 yrs

Helen : 18 yrs

Eliza : 14 yrs

George : 13 yrs

Merina : 12 yrs

Hemer : 10 yrs

Adolphus : 8 yrs

Henry : 6 yrs

Edwin : 18 months

Eliza Philips : Servant : 17 yrs

Chelston : Naval Officer : 39 yrs



1871 Census


Mary A Botterall : Dealer of Needlework : 75 yrs

Eliza : 37 yrs

Harriett Barnett : Assistant to Dealer in Shop : 12 yrs



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 20 December 1873

Christmas Cards, Christmas Gifts, Large and excellent selection  at Davis & Botterill’s Berlin and Fancy Repository, 98 High Street.  Worked sofa-cushions, slippers, screens &c..  Traced Marcella goods and all materials for ladies’ work, in great variety.  NB 98 High Street, exactly facing the Guildhall





Saturday 17 September 1881

Wanted; a Re-engagement as daily or morning Governess.  Good references

Apply 98 High Street



Wednesday 5 October 1881

Wanted, Music lessons on very reasonable terms.  Reduction for family.  Good references - A, 98 High Street



1881 Census


George Smith : Dealer in Fancy Goods : 42 yrs

Jane : 13 yrs

Frances : 11 yrs

Gertrude : 6 yrs


Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 27 September 1890

R C Walling, 98 High Street, Manufacturer of spectacles, folders, goggles, &c., Trial glasses sent to country customers.  Sights tested by by Mason’s Opotometer


1891 Census


Richard C Walling : Optician : 69 yrs

Elizabeth : 70 yrs

Alice Webster : 78 yrs

Alice Horton : General Servant : 17 yrs




1901 Census


Harry Allan : Butcher Shopkeeper : 36 yrs

Kate : 35 yrs

Edith M B : 6 yrs

Harry G S : 4 yrs

Arthur D : 2 yrs

Vera K : 4 months

Lyndhurst M Maxwell : Carrier’s Clerk : 18 yrs

Reginald G : Butcher’s Journeyman : 17 yrs

Nellie Treleaven : Dressmaker : 17 yrs



1911 Census


Harry Allan : Master Butcher : 46 yrs

Kate : 45 yrs

Edith : 16 yrs

Harry : 14 yrs

Durrell : 12 yrs

Vera : 10 yrs

George Maxwell :  Traveller, Refrigerators : 27 yrs

Nellie Treleaven : Domestic Duties : 27 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 1 June 1953

Fines totalling £25 were imposed on an 80 year old Portsmouth butcher’s business, Allans (Portsmouth ) Ltd of 98 High Street at Portsmouth Magistrates Court today, for supplying meat to two foreign ships in December and January in excess of the amounts permitted by the Export of Goods Control Consolidation Order of 1952, and for failing to obtain clearance and failing to deliver a Customs entry.  The managing director, Mr Edgar Allan was fined 310 for shipping the meat.

 

99 High Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 6 May 1816

Thomas Nicholson : Draper, Tailor and Navy and Army Clothier.  To be sold by auction by Messrs Eastman and Son, on Tuesday 14th of May, 1816, and the following days, the entire modern and valuable Household Furniture, and extensive stock in trade.



Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 13 July 1840

For sale or hire for the season, the Teazer Yacht, of 22 tons, carvel built, copper fastened, and fitted up with one of Collier’s Patent Water Closets.  She has a new suit of sails, bent, and ready for sea at one hour’s notice.

For particulars apply to Mr Thomas Nicholson, General Outfitter, 99 High Street.




1851 Census


John Smith : Outfitter : 48 yrs

Elizabeth : 52 yrs

Sarah : 16 yrs

Eliza : 14 yrs

Catherine : 10 yrs





Saturday 17 May 1856, Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette

Naval and Military Outfitting Establishment

99, High Street

Fraser and Davis

Beg to inform their Friends and Patrons that they have discontinued to manage the business of the late J C Selby, and that in future they will carry on the business of Naval and Military Outfitters, at 99 High Street.

R Fraser brings to bear upon the management of the New Firm the experience of 26 years, during which time he has conducted the business of the late J C Selby.  They confidently appeal to their Friends and patrons for their support.





1861 Census


Frederick Hordle : Ironmonger : 38 yrs

Mary : 24 yrs

Edith M : 3 yrs

Fanny Clarke : House Servant : 16 yrs





1871 Census


George Fowler : Perfumier : 50 yrs

Elizabeth : 50 yrs

Marion : Assistant : 20 yrs

henry : 12 yrs

Edwin : 10 yrs

Eliza White : Dependent on Head of family : 24 yrs

Flora : 6 yrs

Ernest : 1 yr




1881 Census


Soltilda Lilleswell : Stationer : 33 yrs

Maud Kessell : 12 yrs

Soltilda : 9 yrs

William : 5 yrs

Pamela Shepherd : 45 yrs

Mary A : 14 yrs

Sarah A : 8 yrs

Amelia Victor : 63 yrs




Thursday 14 June 1883

Business Premises to Let

Shop; 99 High Street, fashionable plate-glass front; best situation; suitable for a branch

Apply 39 High Street




Thursday 1 January 1885

General servant wanted, must be able to cook, also nurse girl for mornings, good character indispensable - Mrs Symonds, 99 High Street




1891 Census


Harry J Symonds : Photographer : 39 yrs

Julia A V : 33 yrs

Harry J : 11 yrs

Chlores G P : 7 yrs

Nowell : 2 months

Edith K Baird : 23 yrs

Emily Knight : General Servant : 22 yrs



1901 Census


Harry J Symonds : Photographer : 48 yrs

Eliza Brown : 74 yrs

Adela E Symonds : 19 yrs

Chloris G P  : 17 yrs

Alice Johns : General Servant : 23 yrs



1911 Census


Harry John Symonds : Photographer : 59 yrs

Adela Eliza : Assistant to Father : 29 yrs

Chloris Phyllis : 27 yrs

Eliza Brown : 85 yrs

Laura Cosserel : General Servant : 20 yrs

 

100 High Street

North Devon Journal : Thursday 14 February 1828


N . B.  This entry contains a very detailed description

 of personal injuries



Henry Slight, Surgeon

100 High Street, Portsmouth writes to the Editor of the Evening Mail.


Sir,


I beg leave to hand for your perusal an account of the dreadful accident which occurred here yesterday.


The Lord High Admiral embarked at nine o’clock to inspect the Asia, Albion, and other ships returned from Navarino ; and being a visit  of rather a more than ordinary naval character, it was determined to salute his Royal Highness with the tremendous cannon taken by  Lord Howe on the 1st of June from L’Impeteaux, French line battle ship, and which are kept on the battlements of this garrison as naval trophies.


Several of the cannon had been fired, and two fine young men, named Anderson and Miller, of the Royal Artillery, were employed in reloading one, being in the act of ramming down the cartridge when, from some unaccountable accident, it exploded.  As I was watching the manoeuvres of the soldiers, and stood near the cannon for the purpose of exhibiting the magnificence of the salute to a lady, I was instantly satisfied from the rapidity of the report (and seeing that the Officer had not given the usual order) that some accident had happened, and I hastened across the bastion.


In a few moments a poor man rolled from the parapet, with a arm shattered, his face dreadfully disfigured, his clothes torn from his body, and uttering the most frightful groans, and complaining sadly of the cold. I bound up his hand with a handkerchief, and endeavoured to staunch some blood which was flowing from his breast.  While thus employed and second and more horrible spectacle presented itself.  A poor wretch  rolled across the pavement on which the cannon are placed, having lost both arms, his face burnt, blood flowing from his mouth, the clothes torn from his thighs, which were totally abraded of skin, fractured in several places, and the cavity of the knee joint laid open.


There was no surgeon present but myself, and I confess I knew not to which I should pay the most attention.  I however bound up the arms with some blue bunting.  (I think torn from the Royal Standard). and entreated the officers to send for beds and convey the unfortunate men to the hospital.  After some short time the military surgeons of the garrison reached the spot, and having procured two iron bedsteads, the men were carried off.  One poor fellow died about an hour after the accident, and the other recovering in a small degree, in company with Dr Lloyd, of the Royal Artillery, the arm was amputated a short distance below the shoulder, and a portion of the sleeve of his coat, with a button attached, removed from the fleshy part of his chest, and he (though dreadfully burnt), is doing well.


On examining the body of the other this day, we found both arms carried away below the elbows, the tendons &c. hanging like ribbons ; the bones of the upper arms not only broken but absolutely powdered, the clavicle forced from the breat bone. the thigh bone fractured in these places, and the thumb, and the nail still attached driven deep into the fleshy part above the knee. 


A third man came to me on the bastion complaining of his hand, which appeared burnt, and the thumb dislocated, but I was so engaged I had not time to examine the extent of the injury he had suffered, and have not since learnt.






1851 Census


Henry Slight : General Practitioner : 56 yrs

Alexander Kisling : Secretary :45 Yrs

Daniel : 10 yrs

Mary Baggs : General Servant : 38 yrs



1861 Census


William J Suter : Tailor, Assistant Cutter : 27 yrs

Amelia A : 26 yrs



1871 Census


Frederick Hurdle : Furnishing Ironmonger : 48 yrs

Mary : 34 yrs

Edith M : 13 yrs

Frederick : 8 yrs

Herbert W : 5 yrs

Arthur G : 3 yrs

Elizabeth H : 1 yr

Emily Cullis : General Servant : 16 yrs


1881 Census


Thomas Hooker : Ironmonger : 34 yrs

Emily Calis : General Servant : 26 yrs

George Knight : Ironmonger’s Assistant






1891 Census


Thomas Hooper : Ironmonger : 44 yrs

Emily Cullis : Housekeeper : 34 yrs




1901 Census


Thomas J Hooper : Ironmonger : 54 yrs

Ellen Mortimore : Housekeeper : 35 yrs



1911 Census


George Cook : Fishmonger & Poulterer : 49 yrs

Ellen : 46 yrs

Doris Verren : 6 yrs

Olive Miriam : 4 yrs

Kathleen Irene : 2 months

Mabel Langdown : Servant : 22 yrs

Eliza Bertha Lewis : Housemaid : 15 yrs

 

101High Street

1851 Census


John George : Army & Naval Clothier : 43 yrs

Emanuel Emanuel : Silversmith : 42 yrs

Julia : 35 yrs

Eliza : 13 yrs

Emanuel : 11 yrs

Barron : 9 yrs

Kate : 6 yrs

Moses Maurice : 4 yrs

Jack Edward : 4 months

Amy Vince : General Servant : 24 yrs

Sophia Judd : General Servant : 20 yrs



Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 19 January 1856

E and E Emanuel have always on sale and extensive stock of Sextants, Quadrants, Telescopes and Night Glasses, and all other nautical instruments, new and second-hand.  Revolvers, guns and pistols by the best London Makers.

The Hard, Portsea and 101 High Street



1861 Census


Manuel Emanuel : Goldsmith : 52 yrs

Julia : 47 yrs

Emanuel : 21 yrs

Kate : 16 yrs

Maurice : 14 yrs

Edward : 10 yrs

Sarah Bray : House Servant : 27 yrs

Fanny Reston : House Servant : 32 yrs


John Ubsdell : Bank Manager : 63 yrs

Ann Wallis : Housekeeper : 39 yrs



1871 Census


Maurice Emanuel : Court Jeweller : 24 yrs

Mary Chaise : Housekeeper : 43 yrs

Thomas Morgan : Light Porter : 28 yrs





Army & Navy Gazette : Saturday 25 November 1871

E & E Emanuel

Jewellers, Silversmiths and watchmakers by Special Appointments to Her Majesty the Queen, HRH the Prince of Wales, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, and to the principal Courts of Europe.

Regimental Messes furnished with estimates for new plates or repairs.

Miniature copies of the China, Crimean, Indian, and Baltic Medals, the Victoria Cross, Medjidie, CB., Legion of Honour, and every English and Foreign Decoration supplied wholesale and retail

The miniature Abyssinian, New Zealand, and North-West Frontier Medals.

Sole address : 101 High Street




1881 Census


George Dimmer : Jeweller : 30 yrs

Elizabeth : 30 yrs

George : 7 yrs

Ethel : 2 yrs

Arthur : 1 yr

Charlotte Day : Nurse : 14 yrs

Alfred Thorn : Porter & Door Servant : 19 yrs

Ellen Watson : General Servant : 22 yrs





Thursday 27 July 1882

G Dimmer

(Late E and E Emanuel)

Begs to solicit the patronage of the nobility, gentry and residents of Southsea and neighbourhood.  GD’s stock will be found replete with the latest novelties in gold and silver jewellery suitable for the present season - watches, clocks, chains, alberts, brooches, ear-rings, lockets, solid silver, electro plate, - please note the address.




Thursday 23 September 1886

Good General Servant wanted, who thoroughly understands cooking, a housemaid and nurse kept. 

Apply after Thursday, 101 High Street



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 27 September 1890

Stables and stores to let in Fountain Street, near Arcade, Landport.  Apply 101 High Street




1891 Census


Henry A Harrison : Jeweller’s Manager : 46 yrs

Frank G : Architect’s Assistant : 20 yrs

Leonard S : Dockyard Writer : 18 yrs

Emily Meritt : General Servant : 22 yrs




1901 Census


Annie E Green : Boarding House Keeper : 30 yrs

James Pringle : Own Means : 70 yrs

Charles Dormer : Commander RN : 37 yrs

Francis Johnson : Own Means : 42 yrs

Lucy Boycott : General Servant : 26 yrs






1911 Census


William Sefton Bowman : Retired, Captain RN : 47 yrs

John Lause Rook Macluran : Lt Col, RMAS : 53 yrs

Lucy Ada Elizabeth Biles : General Domestic : 20 yrs

Annie Elizabeth Green : Boarding House Keeper : 40 yrs.

Plaque on ground reads ;-

101 High Street stood here and was bombed in the blitz of 10 January 1944

The families sheltering in the cellar died.

Isaac Barker 67 and his wife Gertrude 64

Richard Clemens 67 and his wife Mary 67

George Barnes 71

Peter Halson 11 months

John Albert Morris 38 his wife Elsie 24

and son John 2

Charles Ridge 58, his wife Annie 50

and daughter Ruby 14

Winifred Andrews 44 and son George 15

lived here  but died that night outside in Lombard Street

May They Rest in Peace

 

102 High Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 10 June 1839

To parents and guardians - Wanted. immediately, a respectable well educated youth as an apprentice to the book selling, stationery and printing business.  Apply (if by letter, post-paid), to J Miller, jun, Library, 102 High Street.




Mr Bosenquet : 1847

Miniature Painter and Profilist from 148 Regents Street, London has arrived at Portsmouth, successor to Mr Cartwright, where the most strikingly correct likenesses may be obtained in various styles, from bronzed profiles at 2s 6d, to beautifully finished coloured from 7s 6d to 15s and one guinea.  See specimens at his rooms.



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 4 August 1849

Boarding School at Ingouville, Nr Havre, France

Mr Hapel, well known by many persons of Portsmouth, who have entrusted their children to his care, begs to inform the public that he has two or three vacancies for Young Gentlemen, who wish to acquire a knowledge of the French language.

Respectable reference may be obtained by applying to Mr Dowle, 102 High Street.



1851 Census


John Cole : Music seller : 33 yrs

Mary Ann : 32 yrs

Blanche : 2 yrs

R Daly : Nurse : 70 yrs

Harriet Vallor : General Servant : 19 yrs

Edward  Ralph Horsey : First Lieutenant, Marine Artillery : 22 yrs



1861 Census


Thomas Lewis : Bookseller : 22 yrs

Rebecca R Bartlett : Housekeeper : 69 yrs





Saturday 13 July 1867

Hampshire Advertiser : Portsmouth Branch

The agency of the paper in this extensive district is conducted by Mr Henry Lewis of 102 High Street



1871 Census


Unoccupied






Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 4 November 1871

(102 High Street - Corner of Golden Lion Lane)

James E Ivimey

Hosier, French Glover and Shirt Maker

Has pleasure in announcing the completion of this building, and most respectfully informs the Clergy, Gentry, Officers of both Services, and the public generally, that he has opened the same with a superior stock of Hosiery, Fancy Silk Scarves, French, Brussels, and English Kid Gloves (in a variety of makes), Umbrellas, Rugs &c., &c. selected with great care and experience from the first houses of the Trade, and will be found well worthy of inspection.

In Ladies’ Gloves (double buttoned and single), the makes comprise Courvoisier’s Prize Medal Glove, Dent and Allcroft’s (best town made), Hocart, Villeneuve, and the justly celebrated Josephine Glove 9 (which can always be seen in great variety at the establishment), Rouillon’s first quality and first choice, positively guaranteed ; they are made especially to order, and the price, in all colours, is 3s 6d per pair.

We have just received a case of Danish Gloves, of extremely good quality, which we are able to offer at 2s per pair.




Monday 6 December 1886

Gentlemen’s linen gloves - G C Bentall has a large stock of the above, at 2s 9d per pair, such as are not usually sold for under 4s 6d




1891 Census


Charles E Cotton : Hosier’s Assistant : 35 yrs

Aslen : 36 yrs

Hilda G : 11 yrs

Marguerite H : 7 yrs



1901 Census


Charles E Cotton : Hosier Manager : 45 yrs

Helen : 46 yrs

Hilda G : Teacher of Music : 21 yrs

 

103 High Street

Mr Petree 1844

Surgeon Dentist Mr J M Mosely from London and Bristol may be consulted here every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Entrance first door in Golden Lion Street.




1851 Census


Jane Peirce : Grocer : 46 yrs

Frank : Grocer : 45 yrs

H Newland : Shopman : 30 yrs

Kate Page : General servant : 29 yrs

Chignell : 76 yrs

William : 51 yrs

William Street : 43 yrs

Catherine Harris : Funds & Annuity : 69 yrs



1861 Census


James Frayler : Outfitter, emp 13 men : 57 yrs

Jane : 48 yrs

Eliza Jane : 21 yrs

Eliza F Curtis : 12 yrs

Alice E : 11 yrs

Jane Westbrook : House Servant : 23 yrs





1871 Census


John R Williams : Naval & Military Outfitter : 38 yrs

Minnie : 35 yrs

Bernard G : 6 yrs

Basil : 3 yrs

Arthur C : 2 yrs

Herbert J : 5 months

Mary Walden : Annuitant : 63 yrs

Kate Dunlop : Nursemaid : 18 yrs





1881 Census


Hannah Harrison : Gentlewoman : 57 yrs

Alice Howard : Gentlewoman : 31 yrs

Eliza Davies : Housemaid : 20 yrs

Lucy Tudal : Cook : 19 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 27 September 1890

General Servant, age about 26, wanted.  Good character indispensable.  Apply Mrs Suter, 103 High Street (side door)





1891 Census 


William J Suter : Army & Navy Tailor / Outfitter : 57 yrs

Amelia E : 56 yrs

Miriam B : 21 yrs

Walter B : Outfitter’s Apprentice : 15 yrs

Sarah M Stedman : General Servant : 20 yrs

Edith A Thomas : 16 yrs

 

104 High Street

Hampshire Advertiser :Saturday 2 September 1837

Mr Barnard, Sen Surgeon Dentist of Ryde at 104 High Street from ten till half past three o’clock

Carriages to put down, and patients to enter by a private door.






Saturday 19 February 1848, Hampshire Telegraph

Mr Macartney : Optician




1851 Census


Charles Cullingworth : Furrier : 28 yrs

Emma Elizabeth Hart : 23 yrs

Henry Thomas : 11 yrs

Elizabeth Lowe : Annuitant : 56 yrs

Eliza Elizabeth : 4 months 

Amelia Alsford : General Servant : 17 yrs



1861 Census


Charles C Cullingworth : Furrier & Silk Mercer : 38 yrs

Emma E : 33 yrs

Jane E Boyles : Shop Assistant : 17 yrs

Ann E Beech : Servant : 19 yrs





1871 Census


Charles J Cullingworth : : Furrier : 49 yrs

Emma C : 32 yrs

Rose Biddlecombe : Assistant to Furrier : 20 yrs

Agnes Taylor : General Servant : 17 yrs






Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 5 January 1867

Furs, Millinery and Mantlees

Mr Cullingworth

Manufacturing Furrier and Skin Merchant

104 High Street


Acknowledges, with thanks, the very liberal and distinguished patronage he has received during the past sixteen years, and having completed his arrangements for the Season he has now on view a very Superior and Choice Collection of furs consisting of Sable, Ermine, Chinchilla, Fur Seal, Astrachan and Silver Grebe &c &c  in muffs, cuffs, ties, collarettes &c

Rich Real Fur Seal-Skin Jackets

Six, Eight, Ten and Twelve Guineas - New Shapes


Handsome Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Opossum and Fox Carriage Rugs

or suitable for Drawing Room decoration

Furs acleaned and altered.   Moth extracted.  Skins Dressed or Mointed.


During the winter months the new show rooms, recently built, will be opened, as usual, with a first class selection of French and English Millinery, Mantles &c Exclusive Novelties in new shaped hats.


Just received, several cases of the celebrated Josephine French Kid Gloves, First choice only; Dent’s very superior Foussi and other gloves.  Children’s French Kid Gloves - all sizes.


Importer of Farina and Nun’s  double distilled Eau-deColgne, 10s 6d the case of six bottles.

Agent for the Britannia Rubber Company, Waterproof Cloaks, Riding and walking jackets, perfectly rain proof.





1881 Census


Charles Cullingworth : Furrier : 60 yrs

Emma : 8 yrs

Mabel : 41 yrs

Mary Cullum : General Servant : 19 yrs



1891 Census


Charles J Cullingworth : Furrier : 71 yrs

Emma E : 50 yrs

Emma : 18 yrs

Bessie Stocker : General Servant : 18 yrs


1901 Census


Emma Jeffery : Furrier : 67 yrs

Margaret M Beveridge : 26 yrs

Elizabeth Honeybourne : 21 yrs

Alice Barnes : General Servant : 19 yrs



1911 Census


Thomas Main : Ironmonger & Cycle Dealer : 48 yrs

Hannah : 52 yrs

Alice Muriel : Student : 17 yrs

Thomas Edward : 12 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 10 October 1933

Fur Coats - The High Street Fur Stores, Manufacturing Furriers and Remodelling Specialists.  104 High Street

 

105 High Street

1851 Census


John Houghton Smithers : Silversmith : 38 yrs

Mary Ann : 31 yrs

Henry P : 15 yrs

Eliza Jane : 8 yrs

William : 7 yrs

Mary Ann Gilbert : General Servant : 22 yrs



1861 Census


John H Smithers : Watchmaker : 48 yrs

Mary A : 41 yrs

Mary A : 16 yrs

William : 12 yrs

Emily : 9 yrs

Joseph Edward : 7 yrs

Fanny : 3 yrs

Sarah Jane Davis : House Servant : 18 yrs



 Portsmouth Times & Naval Gazette : Saturday 14th December 1867

In the Exhibition of 1851, First Prize for watchmaking awarded to

J H Hamilton, who, in returning his grateful acknowledgments for past favours bestowed on him, begs to call public attention to Elkington & Co’s New Registered Table Fork



1871 Census


Thomas Hamilton : Watchmaker : 45 yrs

Elizabeth : 42 yrs

Mary R Gisherman : General Servant : 22 yrs




1881 Census


Charles Sibley : Jeweller : 38 yrs

Ketura : 41 yrs

Charles : 12 yrs

Stanley : 10 yrs

Sarah Field : Jeweller’s Assistant : 19 yrs


1891 Census


Joseph G Cairns : Watchmaker & Shoesmith : 44 yrs

Lillian G : 18 yrs

Alexander O : 14 yrs

Kate Page : General Servant : 18 yrs





1911 Census


Joseph Gustavus Cairns : Jeweller, Watchmaker, Dealer : 65 yrs

Elizabeth Mary Ann : 67 yrs

Alice Robertson : General Servant : 32 yrs

 

106 High Street

1851 Census


Henry Foster : Grocer : 50 yrs

Mary Ann : 42 yrs

Henry P : 16 yrs

Eliza Jane : 8 yrs

William : 7 yrs

Charles E : 4 yrs

Horatio : 3 yrs

Fanny Boore : Governess : 27 yrs

Elizabeth Savage : Monthly Nurse : 56 yrs

James Hooper : Assistant : 22 yrs

Edwin Couple : Apprentice : 20 yrs

Catherine Mayhew : General Servant : 43 yrs

Jane Shire : General Servant : 22 yrs

Caroline Webb : General Servant : 19 yrs



1861 Census


William Garraway : Tea Dealer & Grocer : 34 yrs

Marianne S : 40 yrs

Mary E : 12 yrs

William J : 10 yrs

Philip H : 5 yrs

Louisa : 2 yrs

Charles Collins : Apprentice : 17 yrs

Eliza Earl : Cook : 30 yrs

Emily Vincent : House Servant : 17 yrs


Lumley Graham : Lt Colonel, 19th Foot : 33 yrs

Augusta : 34 yrs

Martha Hunt : Servant : 34 yrs




1871 Census


William Horn : Grocer & Wine Merchant : 53 yrs

Charles J : 13 yrs

Henry B : 11 yrs

Rebecca : 9 yrs

Frederick Gemer : : Assistant Grocer : 31 yrs

Louisa Croad : Housemaid : 28 yrs

Elizabeth Gremer : Cook : 27 yrs





1881 Census


William Horn : Master Grocer : 66 yrs

Henry : Grocer’s Clerk : 21 yrs

Rebecca : 18 yrs

Mary Budd : General Servant : 26 yrs





1891 Census


Hemsley Jackman : Police Constable : 30 yrs 

Caroline : 41 yrs

Harriet M : 9 yrs

Charles T : 7 yrs

Annie E : 5 yrs

Edwin A : 3 yrs

Mary Ann Penfold : Cook : 34 yrs




1901 Census


Henry Williams : Navy Pensioner : 65 yrs

Edith Crates : 31 yrs

Daisy : 8 yrs

Gladys : 4 yrs

Dorothy : 1 yr

Rebecca Gregory : General Housemaid : 38 yrs

Harriet Pates : Charwoman : 60 yrs



1911 Census


George Edward Jennings : Caretaker to Antique Dealer : 60 yrs

Annie : Caretaker : 42 yrs

 

107 High Street




Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 28 October 1833

Mr E Clarke, Surgeon-Dentist, 127 St James’s Street, Brighton, respectfully acquaints the inhabitants of Portsmouth and its vicinity, that he may be consulted professionally on Friday, Nov 1, at 107 High Street, Portsmouth.




Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 12 June 1847

Outfitting Warehouse, 107 High Street : J Woods respectfully solicits the patronage of the Nobility, Gentry, Officers of the Army and Navy, his friends and the public, and from his many years residence in London and Portsmouth, trusts he shall be enabled to select hos stock of hosiery, gloves, and every variety of fancy handkerchiefs, scarves, Joinville and other fashionable ties &c. &c., to meet their approval ; and that his very long experience in the shirt and stock department of the business will be the means of his giving general satisfaction.

The friends of young gentlemen proceeding to sea will find at this establishment, a complete outfit on the most economical terms, consistent with the quality and durability of the articles furnished.  The strictest punctuality may be depended upon, and every article warranted.

The attention of ladies is particularly called to the particular make of the hosiery furnished by JW., which will be preferred for comfort and durability to any general sold ; his town-made and Paris kid gloves are of the very best quality.

JW takes this opportunity of returning his sincere thanks to the many Ladies and Gentlemen who have kindly promised him their support.






Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 15 January 1848

A young lady, experienced in tuition, is desirous of attending a family as Daily Governess, to give instruction in English in all its branches, French (which she speaks fluently), music, and the rudiments of Italian.  References can be given if required.

Address, if by letter, pots paid, to LG, 107 High Street, Portsmouth



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 1 April 1848

A miraculous cure for corns, bunions, defective nails &c., performed in two minutes, by Mr Rendall, an experienced practitioner, without cutting or causing the slightest pain.

Mr Rendall may be consulted daily, from 9 till 5, during the few days he remains in this town, at 107 High Street.  Terms - 2s 6d and 5s




1851 Census


Ann Galt : Lodging House Keeper : 60 yrs

Elizabeth Thomas : Annuitant : 68 yrs

Ann Denham : General Servant : 19 yrs




Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 27 May 1854

107 High Street

The Registered Saxony-Wool Camp or Baltic Shirt


Edward Totterdell and Company beg to inform Officers of the United Service they have now on hand and ready for immediate use, a very large stock of the above shirts, registered by them in  January 1854.

In apologising for the disappointment experienced during the last fortnight, E T & Co beg to state they have now 250 extra hands at work on that article alone, and with the stock now on hand, feel confident no further disappointment will be experienced.







Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 24 July 1858

Wanted, in a small family, a good general servant, where the washing is put out.


Apply to 107 High Street.




1861 Census


Elizabeth Russell : 33 yrs

George H Tibbotts : Outfitter, Hosier : 26 yrs

Elizabeth R Russell : 9 yrs

Eugenie A : 5 yrs

Brettin M : 2 yrs

Elizabeth Boughton : 26 yrs

Katie Tring : 9 yrs

Henry R : 7 yrs

Henrietta Gale : Nurse : 22 yrs

Emelia Apps : Cook : 21 yrs





Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 29 October 1870

Messrs Russell & Co

Hosiers, Glovers and Shirt Makers

107 High Street

have pleasure to announce to the Nobility, Gentry, and their friends generally, that their Ladies’ and Children’s Hosiery and Glove Department is now open.



1871 Census


George Head : Carpenter : 27 yrs

Mary : 26 yrs



1881 Census


Elizabeth Russel : Hosier & Shirt Maker : 29 yrs

Sarah Green : General Servant : 22 yrs

Letitia Williams : 15 yrs

Bertha : 14 yrs

Eliza : Hosier’s Clerk : 27 yrs



1891 Census


James W Norris : Manager to Hosier : 46 yrs




1901 Census


James W Norris : Outfitter & Hosier : 50 yrs

Maria : 42 yrs







1911 Census


James Walter Norris : Manager Hosiers : 60 yrs

Maria : 57 yrs.

 

108 High Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 6 November 1820

Modern household furniture, pedestal sideboard, chimney glass, window curtains, wardrobe, two piano fortes, elegant paintings and engravings, small library of books, sideboard of plate, table clock, linen and effects.  To be sold by auction, by Parrey, Son and Elliott, on the premises, 108 High Street, on Wednesday, November 15, 1820, and following day, at eleven o’clock precisely each day (by direction of the Sheriff of Hants).



Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 1 February 1836

J E Vardy, Linen and Woollen Draper, Silk Mercer, Hosier, Haberdasher, &c., 120 High Street, corner of White Horse Street, respectfully announces to the public, that he has taken more commodious and extensive premises, No 108 High Street, to which he intends removing shortly : he has consequently determined on disposing of the whole of his present stock, at prices that will ensure a ready sale.

JEV not being in the habit of “puffing,” trusts the above circumstances will justify in thus addressing the public at the present time, without laying him open to the charge of endeavouring to deceive.

JEV begs further to assure his friends, the goods were not bought with any such intention, and will be found of superior quality.

Gratefully acknowledging past favours, JEV respectfully solicits an early inspection of his stock.

NB : The premises, No 120 High Street to let, and the present excellent shop front of No 108, for sale. - 23rd January 1836





Hampshire Chronicle : Saturday 23 November 1844

Crook, Son and Diaper, are instructed to sell by auction, at the George Hotel, on Thursday 28th November 1844, at 12 o’clock noon, the very substantial freehold property, advantageously situate, being No 108, in the centre of the High Street, where a well established business has been carried on by Mr Vardy, as a linen draper ; comprising two complete residences standing apart, but connected with eachother, are well adapted for an extensive trade and the reception of respectable families as lodgers, without the slightest inconvenience to either department ; also extensive lofty arched vaults and cellars, extending under the whole premises, with slip-way from the street.  To be viewed by permission.




1851 Census


Charles Woollven : Chemist : 28 yrs

Edward H Trollop : Apprentice : 17 yrs

Frances Heather : General Servant : 42 yrs

Henry Boys Harvey : Major on Half Pay : 41 yrs

Frances Elizabeth : 32 yrs

Margaret Hale : General Servant : 23 yrs

Charlotte Hendy : General Servant : 39 yrs.

Richard Ryard : General Servant : 31 yrs.



1861 Census


Charles Moorshead : Chemist : 22 yrs

Thomas H Cruse : Chemist’s Assistant : 19 yrs

Mary Clarke : House Servant : 46 yrs

Edward J Birr : Store Receiver, Royal Dockyard : 62 yrs

Eleanor : 23 yrs

Emma Linken : Servant : 21 yrs

Eliza Humby : Servant : 16 yrs



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 18 June 1864

Marriage : On the 9th inst., at St Thomas’s, by the Rev J P McGhie, Mr Charles Moorshead of High Street, to Emma Jane, third daughter of the late Mr T Gravenor of Queens Street



1871 Census


Charles Moorehead : Chemist, emp 2 Assistants, shopkeeper + 2 : 33 yrs

Emma : 31 yrs

Charles K : 6 yrs

Emma : 4 yrs

John G : 1 yr

Herbert : 4 months

James Thomas : Chemist’s Assistant : 23 yrs

Frances Wakeford : Cook : 31 yrs

Emily Glover : Domestic Servant




1881 Census


Charles Moorehead : Chemist & Druggist : 42 yrs

Emma : 41 

Charles : 16 yrs

John : 11 yrs

Herbert : 10 yrs

Lillian : 8 yrs

Walter : 7 yrs

Ada : 5 yrs

Helen : 2 yrs

Elizabeth Edney : Nurse : 21 yrs

Sarah Hay : Cook : 26 yrs


1891 Census


Charles Moorehead : Chemist : 52 yrs

Emma J : 51 yrs

Walter : 17 yrs

Ada F : 15 yrs

Helen E : 12 yrs




1901 Census


Charles Moorehead : Chemist : 62 yrs

Emma J : 61 yrs

Herbert B : Engineer RN : 30 yrs

Lilian : 28 yrs

Ada F : 25 yrs

Nellie : 22 yrs

Agnes Day : Domestic Servant : 29 yrs



1911 Census


Charles Moorehead : Counselling Chemist : 72 yrs

Ada Fanny : 35 yrs

Helen Eliza Strickland : 32 yrs

Arthur Foster : Assistant Paymaster RN : 28 yrs

Barbara : 1 yr

Alice Dorothy Hayward : General Servant : 16 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 26 July 1937


Boy wanted for shop work and errands, about 15, wages start 10s; usual hours; no Sunday work.  Apply Barrett, 108 High Street

 

109 High Street

Monday 3 June 1816, Hampshire Chronicle

Mrs Dodd’s 

Fashionable Straw & Whale-Fin Hat and Bonnet Warehouse





Saturday 9 October 1847, Hampshire Telegraph

Sidney Smith and Company

The Depot for Elegance and Fashion





Portsmouth Evening News, Saturday 21 April, 1855

High Street (opp George Hotel) : Messrs Snook and

Edwards, now offering for sale several hundred rich silk dresses from

 £1 15s 6d the dress.

Beg to announce their Mantle Rooms are now open.





Portsmouth Evening News, Saturday 21 April, 1855

Messrs Humphreys & Co

Messrs Humphreys & Co will open the above establishment on Monday, the 5th inst., with a new and elegant stock of Millinery, flowers, Mantles, Gloves &c and a generally assorted stock of fancy goods, selected with great care from the London and Paris Markets.



1861 Census


William P Poad : Draper : 36 yrs

Eliza F : 33 yrs

Fanny L : 4 yrs

Bessie M : 2 yrs

William H : 1 yr

Susanna Snook : Formerly under Government : 59 yrs

Fanny : Draper’s Assistant : 23 yrs

John L Hove : Clerk : 32 yrs

Mary A Platt : Housemaid : 20 yrs

Priscilla Bishop : Nursemaid : 13 yrs



Portsmouth & Naval Gazette : Saturday 3 January 1863

109 High Street : Messrs Humphries & Co with open the above establishment on Monday, the 5th inst., with anew and elegant stock of millinery, flowers, mantles, gloves &c., and a generally assorted stock of fancy goods, selected with great care from the London and Paris Markets



1871 Census


William H Jefferies : Tailor, emp 1 youth : 47 yrs

Hannah : 53 yrs

Amy : 11 yrs

James : Tailor : 21 yrs

George M Prior : Army Captain’s Staff : 27 yrs





1881 Census


William Jefferies : Tailor & Outfitter : 60 yrs

Hannah : 63 yrs

Amy : Tailoress : 21 yrs





1891 Census


Lucy Penney : Domestic Servant : 18 yrs







Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 29 March 1895

Situations vacant - General, good character, age about 20.  Three in family.

Apply 109 High Street




1901 Census

Alexander N G Howell : Solicitor & Conveyancer : 39 yrs

Laura : 44 yrs

Lewis D : 8 yrs

Annie Moore : General Domestic : 18 yrs





Friday 29 March 1895

General Servant - good character, age about 20, three in family.

Apply 109 High Street

 

110 High Street

 1851 Census


Henry Castell : Jeweller : 35 yrs

Jane : 26 yrs

Emily Maria : 5 yrs

Jessie : 3 yrs

Henry : 2 yrs

Edward : 1 yr

Jane : 6 days

Jessie Thagines : Assistant : 22 yrs

Hannah Castell : Assistant : 18 yrs

Sarah Ann Penny : General Servant : 28 yrs

Lucy Vince : General Servant : 22 yrs

Matilda E Randall : General servant : 17 yrs

Harriet Phillips : Monthly Nurse : 51 yrs

Henry Baker : Surgeon RN : 39 yrs

Fanny : 32 yrs

Sarah Andrews : General Servant 29 yrs



1861 Census


Henry Castell : Jeweller : 46 yrs

Jane : 36 yrs

Emily : 15 yrs

Jessie : 13 yrs

Henry : 12 yrs

Edward : 11 yrs

Jane : 10 yrs

John : 6 yrs

George : 3 yrs

Maria : 3 yrs

Margaret : 1 yr

Sarah Ann Barron : 38 yrs

Mary Ann Jeram : Servant : 29 yrs

Mary Ann May : Cook : 22 yrs

Harriett Rowe : Housemaid : 16 yrs



1871 Census


George W Vick : Outfitter : 42 yrs

Lavinia A : 41 yrs

Emma : 19 yrs

Emma : 70 yrs

Jane Bradley : General Servant : 23 yrs




1881 Census


George Vick : Tailor & Outfitter : 52 yrs

Annie : 51 yrs

Emma : 29 yrs

Emma : 81 yrs

Mary Diel : General Servant : 18 yrs



1891 Census


George Vick : Tailor & Outfitter : 63 yrs

Annie : 62 yrs

Mary Micklam : General Servant : 25 yrs


Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 20 March 1899

110 High Street

On Wednesday next, March 22nd, 1899, Messrs Penney and Clark are instructed by Mr George Vick, in consequence of the premises being sold and the expiration of the lease, to sell by auction, as above, ar 12 o’clock - the stock in trade of an Outfitter and Hosier, together with a portion of the household furniture and effects

 

111 High Street

Government House

Cheltenham Chronicle : Thursday 22 February 1810

Birth : At Government House, Portsmouth, the Lady of the Hon Capt Paget, of HMS Revenge, of a daughter.




Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser : Friday 24 June 1814

Portsmouth, Wednesday evening, seven o’clock. “As I conjectured yesterday, his Royal Highness the Prince Regent did not make his entry in the night.  He arrived about five o’clock this evening, in a covered travelling chariot, drawn simply by four horses, escorted by about 250 of the 10th Hussars.  Troops lines the road each side of the way, from the Parade at the bottom of the High Street to Hilsea, a space of several miles.  When the cavalcade approached the gates, his Royal Highness was saluted by the guns of the ramparts and batteries, which kept up a tremendous firing, and the cheers of the people, who crowded the walls and crowned every eminence.  The applause was continued through every street until his arrival at Government House.  His Royal Highness was there received by all the Admirals and Captains in port, at the head of whom was the Duke of Clarence, as well as by  Generals Wilson and Houstoun and a great number of Military Officers.  When he alighted, the troops presented arms and colours, and ‘God Save the King’ was played by the Military Bands.  The colours of each regiment were also presented on the road as the royal carriage passed along the line.  His Royal Highness the Duke of York accompanied the Regent in the same coach.”


“The Emperor and King have not yet arrived: they, as well as Blucher, Platoff &c.c &c., are expected in a few hours.  The Emperor of Russia, and his sister the Duchess of Oldenburgh, go to the Commissioner’s House in the Dockyard.  The Regent and Duke of York take up their residence at the Government House; the Princes of Prussia at the George Inn; and the illustrious Blucher goes to Bank of Godwin and Co on the Parade.”


Soon after his arrival, his Royal Highness the Prince Regent came into the balcony of the Government House, and bowed to the people, who were assembled by thousands; he was greeted by repeated cheers, both from the populace and the troops.  He was surrounded by several Military Officers of rank, as well as foreign officers, whose names could not, in the confussion, be ascertained.  His Royal Highness appeared much gratified with his reception, which was of a nature bordering on enthusiasm, and no doubt will make a lasting impression on his Royal Highness’s mind.  He was dressed in a blue coat with a red collar, and looked remarkably well.  When he left the balcony he again bowed most affably, and the applause, if possible, was redoubled.”


“His Royal Highness dines this evening at Government House, with a numerous party.  Tomorrow the Naval Review takes place; if the weather should prove favourable, the spectacle will be most gratifying.  The number of people assembled here, it is calculated, amounts to 300,000.  The throng was such that the gates were obliged to be shut, and they that chanced to be outside remained there after the royal cavalcade had entered.  The towns of Portsmouth and Portsea will be generally illuminated tonight in the most splendid manner.  Many transparencies will be exhibited, worthy of notice, and which may display much taste in the execution.  The balcony in front of the Government House is decorated with festoons of drapery and branches of laurel, formed by coloured lamps; in front of the house  are the initials A F (Alexander and Frederick), surmounted with laurel and the word’Peace’; and on each side two splendid stars, all formed by coloured lamps.  Several hundred vessels are collected outside the harbour to take people off to see the Naval Review - all of them gaily decked out with colours &c..  PS - while writing, the gallant Blucher and the Princes of Prussia are just arrived.”




Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 25 March 1839

Government House : Mr Garnett respectfully announces that the sale by auction of the furniture and effects of Lieut. General Sir Thomas McMahon, Bart KCB, on the 25th instant is postponed, the whole being removed to the Town residence.




1851 Census 


Joseph James Galt : Navy & Army Outfitter (emp 8 men) : 32 yrs

James Gieve : Foreman : 30 yrs

Edwin Bowles : Hosier : 25 yrs

Charles Standish : Mate RN : 22 yrs

William Harbin : Tailor 42 yrs

Jane : General Servant : 43 yrs

Ellen Harris : General Servant : 16 yrs

Jane Blundell : General Servant : 12 yrs



1861 Census


James Gieve : Outfitter : 40 yrs

Emma : 26 yrs

John H Neale : 5 yrs

Emma E Gieve : 1 yr

Lucy A Blampy : House Servant : 18 yrs

Mary A Jones : House Servant : 14 yrs



1871 Census


James Gieve : Naval Outfitter, emp 15 men, 4 Assistants : 50 yrs

Emma : 36 yrs

John W Neale :15 yrs

Emma E Green : 11 yrs

James W : 9 yrs

Alice M : 7 yrs

William : 2 yrs

Annie Parker : Annuitant : 19 yr

Hannah Randall : Cook : 24 yrs

Caroline Bowen : Domestic Servant, Nurse : 27 yrs



1871 Census

Government House

George Frederick Templeton : L General, Viscount : 80 yrs

Susan : 17 yrs

Henry E M D Upton : 17 yrs

Abraham Cox : Butler : 67 yrs

Robert J Tylor : Valet 26 yrs

William Smith : Footman : 23 yrs

Margaret Williams : Ladies Maid : 28 yrs

Martha Trustain : Housekeeper : Elizabeth Bowles : Cook : 22 yrs

Ann Loyd : Laundry Maid : Elizabeth hewitt : Laundry Maid : 23 yrs

Elizabeth Bernette : Head Housemaid : 35 yrs

Harriett Joy : Housemaid : 18 yrs

Mary Graham : Stillroom Maid : 20 yrs

Agnes Gibb : Scullery Maid : 18 yrs

Louisa Foster : Kitchenmaid : : 22 yrs







1881 Census


James Gieve : RN Outfitter : 60 yrs

Emma : 46 yrs

John : 25 yrs

Elizabeth : 21 yrs

James : Banker’s Clerk : 19 yrs

Alice : 17 yrs

William : 12 yrs

George : 8 yrs

Eliza Marshall : Cook : 24 yrs

Helen Perkins : Housemaid : 20 yrs




1891 Census  


Government Military Offices


Alexander Buchanon : Government Office Keeper : 45 yrs

Mary : 40 yrs

Frederick : Bugler, Royal Engineers : 14 yrs

Rose : 22 yrs

Emma : 18 yrs

Frances : 9 yrs



1851 Census


Government House


Lord Frederick FitzClarence : Major General : 37 yrs

Lady Adelaide : 31 yrs

Adelaide Sidney : 26 yrs

Ernestine : 17 yrs

Phillipa : 14 yrs

Louisa Booth : 39 yrs

Caroline Jackson : Lady’s Maid : 39 yrs

Martha Morton : Housekeeper : 45 yrs

Martha Bridge : Lady’s Maid : 19 yrs

Martha Smith : Laundry Maid : 27 yrs

Mary Fitness : Laundry Maid : 25 yrs

Caroline Grist : Still Room Maid : 21 yrs

Mary Standen : Housemaid : 35 yrs

Eliza Tapp : Housemaid : 21 yrs

Maria Allen : Kitchenmaid : 26 yrs

Ann Powell : Kitchenmaid : 18 yrs

Jane Tarbainer : general servant : 32 yrs

Henry Norland : Butler : 32 yrs

James Thornton : Cook : 69 yrs

Stephen Sachase : Footman : 25 yrs

James Best : Postillian : 28 yrs

James Fairbain : Groom : 37 yrs

James : 6 yrs

Margaret : 8 yrs

William : 2 yrs


1861 Census

“Government House”


Lord William Paulet : Maj Gen Commanding SW District : 57 yrs

Ann Lewis : Cook, Housekeeper : 42 yrs

Abraham Booker : Butler : 32 yrs

William Colley : Footman : 21 yrs

George Ballard : Groom & Coachman : 35 yrs

George Scarry : Groom : 16 yrs

Diana Bristow : Housemaid : 28 yrs

Sarah Lillwood : Kitchenmaid : 19 yrs

Elizabeth Mundy : Kitchenmaid : 19 yrs





1901 Census


Alexander W Buchanon : Caretaker of  Army Office : 59 yrs

Mary : 53 yrs

Frances L : 19 yrs

Annie E : 34 yrs

Gertrude E O’Donnell : 27 yrs

William A Holloway : 10 yrs

Alexander : 8 yrs

Wanda : 5 yrs



1911 Census 


“Head Quarter Office”


William Kitchingham : Office Keeper : 42 yrs

Annie : 37 yrs

William : Office Boy : 16 yrs

Thomas : Office Boy : 15 yrs

Harry : 10 yrs


“Iron Lodge, Government House”


Annie Palmer : 36 yrs

Albert : 11 yrs

Helen : 9 yrs

Ethel : 8 yrs

Alfred : 5 yrs

Herbert : 3 yrs

George : 5 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 29 June 1953

British Electricity Authority, Southern Division, invite applications for a position as shorthand-typist.  Applicants should be capable of speeds of 100/50 words per minute.  Commencing salary depending on qualifications and experience rising to a maximum of £388.  Applications, giving full details of age, experience, positions held, and present salary should reach P D A Oliver, 111 High Street not later than 3rd July 1953.

 

112 High Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 17 July 1780

Hosiery : Now on sale at Mrs Cane’s, No 112 High Street, Portsmouth, during the Mart




1851 Census


James Hatch : Ironmonger : 48 yrs 

Austin : 45 yrs

James Morley : Shipwright : 69 yrs

Mary : 62 yrs


1861 Census


James Hatch : Ironmonger : 60 yrs

Amelia : 55 yrs

James Morley : Retired Shipwright : 78 yrs

Mary : 72 yrs


1871 Census


John Collins : Tea Dealer : 35 yrs

Georgina : 36 yrs

Frederick J : 9 yrs

F E J : 2 yrs

H H : 9 months

Hannah Coleman : 20 yrs

Margaret Eller : General Servant : 14 yrs

Jane Snelyar : General Servant : 20 yrs

John Burbeck : Grocer’s Assistant : 16 yrs




1891 Census


Joseph G Harris : Steam Ship Agent : 59 yrs

Amelia M : 60 yrs

Mary Stevens : General Servant : 38 yrs





1901 Census


Arthur J St Leger : Captain, Reserve of Officers : 41 yrs

Hilda G : 27 yrs

Brenda M : 3 yrs

Vera : 9 months

Florence Ellis : Nurse : 30 yrs

Ellen Shaughnessy : Cook : 31 yrs

Alice Ryan : Housemaid : 20 yrs

 

113 High Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 8 May 1820

113 High Street : Mrs Kirkman most respectfully informs the ladies of Portsmouth, Portsea and vicinities, that she and Miss Cox having been in London some time, will return on saturday next with a fashionable selection of Millinery, dresses &c., and solicits their attention to the same




Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 14 April 1923

Maid for general housework required.  Knowledge of cooking; liberal outings; sleep in.

Apply 113 High Street.




The Portsmouth Papers / High Street

Mr Meggison the Chemist paid £58 a year rent for the shop and dwelling house and

in the 1861 Census, he and his wife were residents at the York and Pier Hotel.



1851 Census


Cotterell Megginson : Chemist & Druggist : 67 yrs

Caroline : 61 yrs

Harriet Gardener : 59 yrs

Sarah Adams : General Servant : 17 yrs






Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 28 May 1859

To Grocers and Cheesemongers, wanted, a situation as Junior assistant, Respectable references.  Address JD.,  Mr Saunders, Chemist, High Street.



1861 Census


William Saunders : Out of Business : 69 yrs

Lucy : 65 yrs

William H : Chemist & Druggist : 28 yrs



1871 Census


William Saunders : Retired Inn Keeper : 77 yrs

Lucy : 76 yrs

William : Chemist & Druggist : 38 yrs

Charlotte Green : General Servant : 16 yrs




1881 Census


William Saunders : Chemist : 48 yrs

Emma : 36 yrs

Ellen Wicks : General Servant : 18 yrs




1891 Census


William H Saunders : Chemist & Druggist : 57 yrs

Emma : 47 yrs

Annie M Matthews : General Servant : 19 yrs




1901 Census


William H Saunders : Chemist & Druggist : 67 yrs

Emma E : 56 yrs

Annie T Brodrick : Housemaid : 15 yrs





1911 Census


William Henry Saunders : Chemist : 78 yrs

Emma Eliza : 68 yrs

Amelia Bailey : Domestic Servant : 22 yrs

 

114 High Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 14 February 1825

M Comerford, very respectfully announces, that he will have to offer for unreserved sale by auction, early in the next week, at his rooms in the High Street, a most valuable collection of books, new and secondhand, among which will appear - Dr Rees Encyclopaedia, 85 parts complete, with finest impressions of the plates,Encyclopaedia Britannica, 20 vols. 4 to last edition 1823, elegantly bound, Encyclopaedia Porthens, 23 vols, Royal 8vo half bound; with the works of Byron, Blair, Scott, Southey, Crabbe, Chalmers, Johnson, Paley, Gibbon, Hume, Robertson, Rollin, Pope, Bacon, Locke, Granger, Henry, Horne, Horsley, Hogarth &c., &c..

Catalogues will be ready in due time, notice of which will be given in the next paper.




Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 2nd November 1844

Sophia Comerford 

Circulating Library and General Stationery Warehouse (opposite the bank of England)



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 14 March 1846

Naval, Military and Circulating Library

Opposite the branch Bank of England, 114 High Street

S Comerford, (widow of the late M Comerford), Bookseller, Stationer &c.,  in returning her grateful thanks to her numerous friends and public generally, for their increased patronage, informs them she has made arrangements to supply all the London daily Papers every morning at eleven o’clock, and restfully solicits share of their support assuring them it will be her study to serve them with the greatest punctuality and dispatch.  SC also supplies every other newspaper as soon as published, as heretofore.





1851 Census


Henry Lewis : Bookseller & Stationer : 51 yrs

Agnes Joyce : 42 yrs

James : Seaman : 42 yrs





Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 8 October 1853

Bible, Church Service and Prayer Book Depository

114 High Street

An extensive stock in plain and elegant bindings suitable for presentation.  Church Services, bound in morocco, with gilt clasp from three shillings to three guineas.  Bibles and prayer books from one shilling to four guineas.  Orders from the country promptly forwarded

Henry Lewis  114 High Street



Hampshire Telegraph : Sunday 16 May 1857

Caxton Machine Printing Office, 114 High Street, Portsmouth

H Lewis, finding it impracticable, even with the aid of three presses, to execute the orders entrusted to him, has just erected a first class printing machine, capable of throwing off  one thousand copies per hour ! thereby securing great economy of time and expense where large numbers are required.

With this addition to his extensive resources in plain and ordinary type H L trusts henceforward to fullfill to the letter the motto of which he commenced the printing business, “Punctuality, Neatness and Economy”

10,000 Hand bills ... £4

10,000 Ditto (half the size) ... £2 10s

10,000 Business Cards ... at 9s per 1,000

Plain and Ornamental Printing Office, 114 High Street, Portsmouth.





1861 Census


Henry Lewis : Bookseller & Stationer : 61 yrs

Agnes Joyce : Housekeeper : 52 yrs



1871 Census


Henry Lewis : Publisher & Printer : 51 yrs

Martha ; 52 yrs

Eliza Cress : 27 yrs

Jane Fry : General Servant : 23 yrs



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 20 December 1873

“Ship Ahoy”, Mr Plimsol’s Coffin Ships.  Read the best Christmas Annual.  Henry Lewis, 114 High Street




1881 Census


William Barrell : Book seller, Printer & Stationer’s Manager : 23 yrs

Laura : 18 yrs

Mary : 25 yrs


1891 Census


William A Barrell : Book seller, Printer & Stationer’s Manager : 33

Louisa M R : 18 yrs

William A : 9 yrs

Gladys R M : 5 yrs

Alice West : 21 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 23 March 1891

Counter show case, 5ft long, sloping glass top, mahogany framing, two doors, bargain.  114 High Street




1901 Census


William H Barrell : Printer, Binder & Stationer : 43 yrs

Laura : 38 yrs

William H : Printer, Binder & Stationer : 19 yrs

Gladys L M : Fancy Shop Keeper : 16 yrs

Phyllis M C : 5 yrs

Aubrey L : 3 yrs

Emily Daniels  : General Domestic : 19 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 1 August 1904

W H Barrell

Printer, Binder

Stationer, Bookseller

Die Stamper, Gold Blocker

114 High Street

Telephones: Nat & Mun 223

Factory: 38 & 39 St Thomas Street



1911 Census


William Henry Barrell : Printer, Stationer etc : 53 yrs

Laura Maria K : 48 yrs

Gladys Laura Mary : 25 yrs

Phyllis Muriel : 15 yrs

Aubrey Lewis : 14 yrs

Etresone Gwendoline : 9 yrs

Ethel Smith : General Servant : 24 yrs

 

115 High Street

1851 Census


Louisa Ann Maynard : 28 yrs

Louisa Spencer : Milliner : 25 yrs

John James Slater : Fund Holder : 54 yrs

Frances C : 50 yrs

Caroline Hume  : 28 yrs

Thomas A : Surgeon H M 82nd Regt : 42 yrs



1861 Census


Robert Hayward : Grocer & Baker : 43 yrs

Eliza : 42 yrs

Emma E : 16 yrs

Eliza Amos : House Servant : 25 yrs


William Rutherford : Dr, Inspector & General of Hospital, Army : 45 yrs

Joseph L Childs : Chemist & Druggist 37 yrs



1871 Census


Eliza Hayward : Grocer : 51 yrs

Emma : 26 yrs

Maria Saltons : L General Servant : 16 yrs


Herbert F L Browne : Captain, 77th Regt : 35 yrs

Charlotte ; 39 yrs

Edith A : 8 yrs

George K : 6 yrs

Violet G : 4 yrs

Herbert C : 2 yrs

Elizabeth Boyle : 33 yrs

Maria New : Nurse : 29 yrs

Emily King : Cook : 21 yrs




1881 Census


Albert Cooper : Wine Merchant’s Clerk : 17 yrs

Eliza Hayward : Grocer : 62 yrs

Edwin Hugget : Grocer’s Shopman : 31 yrs

Sophia Smith : General Servant : 19 yrs



1891 Census


Albert S Reeve : Grocer : 51 yrs

Charlotte : 46 yrs

Charlotte A : Dressmaker : 23 yrs

Grace S : Music Teacher : 22 yrs

Ernest S : Pawnbroker’s Assistant : 16 yrs

Mabel G : Grocer’s Assistant : 14 yrs

Ida G : 13 yrs

Reginald B : 11 yrs

Gwendoline M : 9 yrs 

Gladys E : 7 yrs

Roy C : 4 yrs

Frederick S L : 2 yrs



1901 Census


John Loney : Journeyman Printer : 33 yrs

Annie : 35 yrs

Lawrence : 6 yrs

Stanley : 3 yrs

Irene : 7 months

 

116 High Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 11 January 1841

Music Warehouse, 116 High Street : Eliza Davis (widow of the late John Davis), is announcing to the nobility, gentry and inhabitants of Portsmouth, and the surrounding country, her intention of continuing the business of her late husband, most respectfully throws herself on the kind consideration of the Ladies in particular, earnestly soliciting their support, to enable her  to maintain herself and infant children.


E D in returning her grateful thanks for the support received by her late husband, begs to say no exertion shall be wanting on her part to merit a continuance of the same.


Piano-fortes tuned and let out on hire.  All new music as soon as published.





1851 Census


William B Newland : Guilder (emp 2 men) : 42 yrs

William : Locker Hall & Customers : 31 yrs

Sarah : 51 yrs

Richard : Guilder & Painter : 25 yrs

Elizabeth : 14 yrs

Sarah Ann : 12 yrs

Henry : 8 yrs





Saturday 15 January 1859

Purchase your stationery at Newland’s.  Cream laid note papers from 6d the Five Quire Packets, and upwards at Newland’s Stationery Warehouse, 116 High Street

Photographic goods at London Prices

Agents for Perry’s celebrated Collodian.



1861 Census


Richard Coltherup : Letter carrier : 30 yrs

Esther : 34 yrs

Charles : 9 yrs

George : 7 yrs

Maurice : 3 yrs

Frederick : 1 yr

Mary A Cartwright : House Servant : 15 yrs






1871 Census


William B Newland : Print Seller, Gilder : 50 yrs

Sarah : 70 yrs

Elizabeth : 30 yrs

Julia Price : General Servant : 20 yrs



Tuesday 2 August 1881

Hyatt Bros.

Wanted, agents to form clubs for our superior oil paintings.  Liberal commission.

116 High Street




1881 Census


William Newland : Print Setter & Decorator

Eliza Marsh : Housekeeper : 40 yrs




1891 Census


Eliza J Nobbs : Own Means : 25 yrs

Arthur A Abbs : Photographer : 21 yrs

Jessie Dawson : Photographer’s Shop Woman : 21 yrs

James Taylor : Shipping Agent : 36 yrs

Mary Ann : 35 yrs

Percy J : 8 yrs

Arthur P : 6 yrs

Albert V : 2 yrs

Beatrice : 1 yr



1901 Census


James Taylor : Ship Agent & Barge Owner : 47 yrs

Mary A : 45 yrs

Percy J : Shipping Clerk : 18 yrs

Arthur P : 16 yrs

Albert V : 12 yrs

Beatrice : 11 yrs

Ada C Porter : Mother’s help : 25 yrs



1911 Census


James Taylor : Shipping Agent : 56 yrs

Mary Ann : 55 yrs

Percy Joseph : Mariner : 28 yrs

Arthur Pitman : Shipping Carrier : 26 yrs

Ernest Gordon : Shipping Clerk : 24 yrs

Beatrice : 21 yrs

Sarah : 76 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 28 May 1914

M Langlands & Sons’ Steamers.  Regular sailings between Portsmouth and Aberdeen, Newcastle on Tyne, Middlesborough, Hull, Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea.

For freight, etc., apply to Powell, Bacon and Hough Lines, Limited, 116 High Street


Chauffeur,25, seeks first situation, 2nd class certificate, running repairs.

A. V. Tay;or, 116 High Street

 
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