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Broad Street

Newcastle Courant : Monday 19 January 1713

The men lately discharged from Her Majesty’s ships the Arundel, Chatham, Ruby, Roebuck and Tartar, for reducing them the a middle complement, are to be paid off at the Pay-Office in Broad Street


King James’ Gate near White Hart Road


Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 14 November 1774

To be sold by auction, by order of Mr Thomas Hampton, the surviving assignee of the estate and effects of Sir Thomas Ridge, Knight, a Bankrupt, deceased, on Wednesday, the 23rd day of November next, at six o’clock in the evening, at the Vine Tavern, in Oyster Street, Portsmouth.

Lot 1 : A ground rent of five pounds per annum, issuing out of two houses on the south side of St Thomas’s street (nos 39 and 40) together with the reversion of the said houses in fee, at the expiration of the present lease.

Lot 4 : A public house called the ‘Europa’, situated in Broad Street, on the Point of Portsmouth, heretofore in the occupation of Francis Carnall, and now of Nathaniel Graves.

Lot 5 : A public house called ‘The Roe-Buck’, situated in Broad Street, of Portsmouth aforesaid, hereto in the occupation of Redman King, and now Evan Williams.




Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 29 May 1775

A Prime Situation for a Hat Maker

To be lett, at midsummer next, for the remaining term of five years, a good dwelling house and warehouses, undeniably situated for any business, in Broad Street, on the Point, now fared up in a complete manner for the business of a Hat Maker.  Any person of the trade will not only be let in on easy terms, but succeed to a very good business.  Enquire of the present tenant, who is retiring from trade.

Also now selling at and under prime cost, with an allowance of five per cent discount to shopkeepers, the remaining part of the stock, consisting of mens and boys castor and felt hats, hat trimmings, &c.,and two gross of London turn’d blocks, with several other articles.

There has been 400 and 500 old hats dyed and turn’d yearly in the above shop. 



Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 17 April 1786

Broad Street

Thomas Sharp begs leave to inform his friends and the public, that in consequence of his agreement subsisting between and Mr Higgins, he ha laid in a large and elegant assortment of the the most fashionable goods in the Mercery, Drapery, Hosiery, and Haberdashery business, which he will sell on the lowest terms.  He also attended the sale of the late Mr Higgins’s stock and bought a considerable quantity of goods in the above branches, by which he is enabled to sell many articles much under their original cost, particularly muffins, dimities, muffinettes, loom quiltings, prints, silks, thread, and cotton stockings, and a quantity of very fine napkins that has been used at his Majesty’s table &c.


Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 1 August 1791

To be sold by auction, on Thursday, the 4th day of August next, at six o’clock in the evening, on the premises, (unless sold by private contract, of which prior notice will be given), A capital and new built public house, situated near the beach, on the east side of Broad Street, on the Point of Portsmouth.

The situation of this house is commanding, and admirable for business; it contains on the ground floor in front, an excellent bar, a tap room, 14 feet by 16 feet 3 inches, and a handsome parlour, 11 feet by 11 feet;  on the first storey, three bed-chambers, 14 feet 6 inches by 11 feet each;  on the second storey, also three chambers, 14 feet 6 inches by by 10 feet 3 inches each, together with an open and commodious Court behind the house, and detached kitchen and offices; the kitchen is 12 feet 8 inches by 13 feet, adjoining to which are two very capital cellars;  over the kitchen and cellars is a large and commodious room, measuring 27 feet by 17 feet, most pleasantly situated at point in prospect, commanding a view of the Dockyard, Gunwharf, great part of the harbour &c., &c., and calculated for a dining-room or club room.  There is also a most excellent storeroom, 32 feet by 13 feet, which has a communication with the water for boats &c..

For further particulars, apply to Mr Tobias Conway, Mercer, Half-Moon Street, on Portsmouth Common, the proprietor; or to Messrs Bettesworth and Grant, Attorneys at Law, College Street, Portsmouth Common aforesaid.


Royal Cornwall Gazette : Saturday 6 January 1816

On Sunday week, a dreadful fire broke out in the house of Mr How, Broad Street on the Point, Portsmouth, which raged with the greatest fury for a considerable time.  The house and the store  of Mr How were entirely consumed, together with two or three houses in Seagur’s Court.  Mr Heather’s office, and Mr Jubber’s shop, were in such imminent danger, that they were completely stripped.

Assistance was afforded with the utmost alacrity, and owing to the great exertions of the Royal Engineers, Royal Marines, 66th Regiment, and other military, together with many inhabitants, Mr Knott’s brewhouse, and Mr Smith’s shop, as well as several other houses, which were, at one time, actually on fire, were got out of danger, and the fire extinguished.


Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 20 October 1823

Died on Saturday last, aged 25 years, Miss Hicks, of the Navy Post office, Broad Street.


Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 21 April 1828

A siezure of 32 pieces (2050 yds) of French silk was made by Stansfield, of the Customs, on Tuesday night in a waggon-office in Broad Street


Salisbury and Winchester Journal : Monday 12 November 1838

Mr Bayley, a respectable grocer, in Broad Street, appeared on Tuesday to answer a complaint made by a woman named Alice Melville, but better known in the town by the cognomen of “Queen Anne” for having, on Friday, thrown a quantity of  blood from a pail on her, and on the following Monday washed her with a bucket of water.  This complaint Mr Bayley fully admitted, but stated he was compelled to take the law into his own hands, from the constant annoyance he had experienced from this virago for the last fifteen months, she having been in the habit of almost daily walking opposite his door, and insulting his family and customers.  The magistrates bound him over to answer the complaint at the Sessions.  “Her Majesty” was then placed at the bar, charged with insulting Miss Wilkinson, a resident of Mr Bayley’s family, threatening to “do for her” and using vile and disgraceful language, and not being provided with two persons to be bound for her good behaviour, in the sum of £10, to answer this complaint at the Sessions, she was consigned to the custody of Mr Hunt, the gaoler.  The people at the Point are quite rejoiced of being rid of this pest for the next two months.  The miserable creature is a dwarf in size, but a giant in loquacity and venom ; her tongue is a continual dropping.  She makes it a point to insult ladies, by following them, and talking at them, and has hitherto displayed great ingenuity in evading a breach of the peace; but on Monday last, “Her Majesty” overstepped  her customary plan, and was instantly secured, and made an example of.


Shipping andMercantile Gazette : Thursday 29 June 1843

To ship agents and ship chandlers, to be let, an old established business in the above line in Broad Street, the proprietor being about to retire.

Messrs Robinson and Son, Auctioneers, Broad Street.


Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 19 August 1843

Infant School

It is satisfactory to know that an institution of this kind, so long and grievously wanted, is about to be established in Broad Street.  Infant schools are of great importance.  They interfere with no other schools, but merely train up children to be ready for the instruction which others afford.


Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 13 June 1846

John Rayner, residing in Broad Street, Allen’s Fields, was charged by his wife with assaulting her in the public streets, on Monday, the 1st instant.  The evidence adduced by the husband in this case turned the tables, it appearing therefrom that the wife was the aggressor, having met him the street and repeatedly struck him before he returned the blow.  Major Travers said it was clear the complainant had commenced the assault, although it was an unmanly act in a husband to strike his wife.  He would recommend that the defendant allowed her a maintenance, or he would  probably be brought before the Bench for refusing to support her.  Defendant - I am willing, and have offered to do so.


Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 13 February 1847

Death : On the 10th instant, in Broad Street, Mr Philip Dugdall, aged 62.



Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 7 August 1847

Death : On the 31st ult, rather suddenly, Mary Ann, the beloved wife of Mr George Emery, of Broad Street, aged 27


Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 7 October 1848

Ann Kelly, a young girl of 16, was charged with behaving in a riotous manner between one and two o’clock this morning in Broad Street.  She was convicted and judgement suspended.


Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 27 October 1849

Death : On the 24th inst., in Broad Street, highly respected as an old reputable inhabitant, Mrs Sophia Burridge, widow of the late Mr Joseph Burridge, heretofore ship-chandler &c., in her 80th year



Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 31 July 1869

Elizabeth O’Brien, a middle aged woman, was charged with uttering three counterfeit half-crowns on Wednesday last.  Clara Tollervey, living with her brother, a butcher (No 19), said that on Wednesday last the prisoner went into the shop and asked for some cheap pieces of meat.  Witness served her with as much as came to 9d, and the prisoner tendered a half-crown, for which she received change.  After the prisoner was gone witness found it was bad and then gave it up to the police.  She did not recollect ever having seen the prisoner before.  The half-crown produced was the same.  Angelina Boxall, wife of Charles Boxall, painter, living at 13 Broad Street said that on Wednesday the prisoner went into her father’s greengrocer’s shop, and bought some plums for which she tendered half-a-crown.  She went to a public house, a few doors off and got change there from a cabman, but as witness was going away he called her and said he did not like the look of it.  He then bent it and found that it was bad.  She immediately went back and on her way saw a policeman to whom she gave the half-crown, and he apprehended the prisoner.  The coin produced was the same.  Mary King, a single woman, living with her family, who keeps a beerhouse in St Thomas’s Street, said that on Wednesday the prisoner went to the house and called for a glass of ale, and tendered a half-crown for which she gave her change.  She afterwards found it was bad and put it away. The coin produced was the one, as she had marked it.  Pc Knight was on duty in Broad Street, on the day in question, and he apprehended the prisoner from information received from Mrs Boxall.  On going to the police station prisoner said the half-crowns had been given to her by some man.  At the station she was searched.  Two of the half-crowns produced were given to witness the next day by the preceding witnesses.  Mr Joseph Ogburn, of Green Row, was shown the half-crowns which were not all the same date, and they were spurious.  The prisoner was then remanded for eight days in order to enable the police to communicate with the authorities at the Mint. 


Fife Herald : Thursday 21 November 1872

The death of the wife of a carter named Curtiss, living in Broad Street, occurred on Sunday morning, under shocking circumstances.  her husband, it appears, was absent, but in the same house was her son, who not hearing any sound in his mother’s room, went there and found the body of the deceased in the fireplace, her head and arms being consumed by the fire, and the other arm nearly burnt away.  The chest and upper part of the back were also fearfully injured.  Deceased had intended to take her breakfast alone, and it is thought she was about to fill the teapot when she was seized with a fit and thus fell into the fire.  She was fifty years of age, and when last seen alive was in good health.




Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 20 April 1901

Beef Stage - A name given to the public landing stage in Broad Street

Fisherman’s Row - A row of small tenements about 150 feet in length, situated in the middle of Broad Street, nearly opposite the old “Blue Posts”.  They were called the “Middle Houses”

Point Gate - (Otherwise King James’s Gate) until recent years stood at the south end of Broad Street, close to White Hart Road.

Wynerd’s Point - The end of Broad Street, from which the Floating Bridge now starts.


Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 16 September 1932

Death : Barber - Edward John Barber, late of Gosport, passed away peacefully at his sister’s residence, Broad Street, aged 77 years

 

1 Broad Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 21 October 1799

Portsmouth Point, to be sold by auction, by Mr Collins, at the Blue Posts Inn, Broad Street, on Friday, the 25th instant, at seven o’clock in the evening, all that capital freehold estate, situate at the entrance of Broad Street, being No 1, opposite the Old Sally Port.

Comprising a large commodious shop, with two parlours on the ground floor, a capital drawing-room, with two good bed chambers and a dressing room on the first floor, and three good bedrooms in the attic, a large good kitchen, with a storehouse over the same, and a stage of the back thereof (adjoining the Camber), which vessels of easy draught can come up to at high water, a paved court yard, with numerous other conveniences, now in the occupation of Mr Harding, the proprietor : containing in front 30 feet, and in depth about 75 feet, exclusive of the stage, which is lease-hold under the Corporation of Portsmouth, and is undeniably one of the best situations for trade, and calculated for almost any business in Portsmouth in the mercantile or other line.  Possession of which will be given in one month from the sale, if required.

For a view of the same, and particulars, apply on the premises, and to the Auctioneer, Union Street of Portsea.



Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 6 May 1816

Cheap and fashionable clothing for spring : J Keet & Co, No 1 Broad Street, adjoining the bridge, Point, Portsmouth, respectfully acquaint the inhabitants of Portsmouth, and towns adjacent, they are returned from London, having purchased a prime assortment of cloths, Kerseymeres, Cords, Quiltings, India Nankeen, &c., of the best quality and most prevailing colors.

A handsome suit of the best superfine cloth (Mame-look trousers,) made to measure, for £5 18s and at a day’s notice.

Irish linens, sheetings, striped cottons, American cloths, Ticks, 4-4ths carpeting &c., of the most approved manufacture.

A variety of ready-made clothing, Bedding &c..

Keet & Co buy and sell for ready money, consequently can charge such prices will be found well worthy the attention of the public.




1851 Census



George Elkins : Dealer In Curiosities : 59 yrs

Thomascar : 58 yrs

Matilda : 28 yrs

Edna : 26 yrs

Julian : Dealer in Curiosities : 24 yrs

Charles : Dealer in Curiosities : 22 yrs

Emma : 18 yrs

Adolphus : 17 yrs



1861 Census


James Herbert : Dealer in Furniture : 39 yrs

Emma : 32 yrs

Fanny Lewis : 15 yrs

John : 12 yrs

Lawrence : 9 yrs

Emma Herbert : 4 yrs

Walter : 2 yrs

Matthew : under 1 month

John Badger : Corporal, Royal Artillery : 36 yrs

Margaret : 36 yrs

James : 12 yrs

Robert : 9 yrs

Ellen J : 3 yrs

Charles Davy : Royal Marine Artillery : 27 yrs

Sarah : 27 yrs

James A : 6 yrs

Sarah Coombs : 11 yrs

Charles A Davy : 4 yrs

James Ogburn : Butcher : 36 yrs

Matilda : 31 yrs

Frederick : 6 yrs

Henry : 6 yrs

Henry Fand : Shoemaker : 39 yrs

Lucy : 51 yrs

Louisa : Servant : 14 yrs

John Paine : Slater : 19 yrs

Henry : General Labourer : 16 yrs

William Moore : Hotel Waiter : 35 yrs

Ellen : 27 yrs

Ellen E : 3 yrsWilliam J : 1 yr



1871 Census 


 Unoccupied




1881 Census



Mary Hewitt : Sailor’s Wife : 29 yrs

John : 8 yrs

George : 3 yrs

Frank : 1 yr


Jessaline Patterson : 69 yrs

Thomas : House Painter : 34 yrs

Frances : Dressmaker : 30 yrs

Jessaline : Dressmaker : 32 yrs



1891 Census


John T Read : Ship Builder : 39 yrs

Margaret C : 39 yrs

Margaret L : 5 yrs

Dorothy A : 4 yrs

Ethel J : 2 yrs

Sarah A Gardner : General servant : 22 yrs

Alberta Luke : Nurse : 23 yrs


Sophia Hutchings : Licensed Victualler : 69 yrs

Henry J Butcher : Waterman : 50 yrs

Eliza J : 39 yrs

Henry J : Waterman : 21 yrs

Richard Gumtrell : Carman : 29 yrs

John Amor : Army Pensioner : 75 yrs


Frederick Moores : Stableman : 29 yrs

Kate E : 27 yrs

Charles F : 4 yrs

Ada S : 2 yrs

Ernest W : 3 months




1901 Census


Daniel R Holdaway : Foreman, Tramway Stables : 35 yrs

Emily M : 34 yrs

Lillie : General Servant : 14 yrs

Ruben : 13 yrs

Robert : 10 yrs

Albert : 4 yrs



1911 Census

Tram Stables


A W Burnett : Carman : 24 yrs

E Ellen : 27 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 21 September 1923

Augustus William Burnett, Old Tram Stables, Broad Street, drove a charabanc at a speed over 16 miles an hour in Green Lane, Hambledon, on September 12, and, there being a previous conviction for a like offence, he was now fined £7



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 30 March 1929

For Sale by Auction : Formerly the Tramway Stables and Car Sheds, 1 Broad Street.  This property, which is admirably suitable for conversion into lock-up garages, warehouse or factory premises, comprises brick built stable, with flat of four rooms over, large stores, car shed with corrugated iron and slate roof with skylights.  The property possesses a frontage to Broad Street of 54 ft, and a return frontage of 103 ft 9 ins to Tower Street with a frontage of 31 ft 6 ins to Tower Street in the rear and will be sold with vacant possession upon completion of purchase.  Plans may be seen at the offices of the Auctioneers.





Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 26 July 1932

The Wyllie Memorial Studio

No 1 Broad Street

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3 to 6

Entrance ……6d

Floating Bridge Trams stop by Request

 

2 Broad Street



Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 30 November 1835

Mr Cook begs most respectfully to announce, that he has received instructions to sell by auction, on the premises, No 2 Broad Street, on Wednesday, the 2nd of December 1835, and the following day, at eleven o’clock each day, all the excellent well selected stock and silver plate and best plated articles.




1851 Census


Empty House



1861 Census


Edward Cross : Painter : 50 yrs

Elizabeth : 52 yrs

Elizabeth A : 23 yrs

Sarah H : 20 yrs

Mary L : 17 yrs


1871 Census


Edward Cross : Painter, Master emp 5 men : 60 yrs

Sarah : 30 yrs

Mary : 27 yrs



1911 Census


William James Meades : Caretaker & General Ship Hand : 62 yrs

(born 28 Jan 1849, bapt 4 Apr 1849 at St Thomas’s, Father William / Mother Susan;

1851 living parents at 2 Waterworks lane Portsea; 

1861 living with grandmother Mary A Meades, Victualler, at “Three Tunns”, East St;

1870 Married Susan

1872 Issued with Masters Certificate on 19 June at Portsmouth

1881 living at 39 Upper Church Path Portsea, 32 yrs Merchant Master Mariner; 

1891 living at 46 Rivers St, Portsea, mariner; 

1901 living at 12 Somers Rd, 53 yr old merchant seaman; 

died June 1925)

Martha : 62 yrs

Dorothy May : 6 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 4 May 1912

Wednesday, June 5th, 1912 at 7 o’clock.  Important sale of substantially constructed freehold residence in the old town of Portsmouth, with store and wharf on the Inner Camber.  King and King are in receipt of instructions from Mr J Read on the termination of the Corporation Lease for the shipping yard to sell by auction No 2 Broad Street, arranged with hall, two reception and 5 good bedrooms, etc., together with the extensive boat building store of 2 floors, and covered yard forming a wharf opening into the Inner Camber.  Messrs Cousins & Burbidge, Solicitors, 88 St Thomas’s Street.

 

3 Broad Street

1851 Census


Elizabeth Taylor : Victualler : 46 yrs

Edward : 7 yrs

Elizabeth : 5 yrs

Mark Barron : Waterman : 22 yrs

George Lane : Labourer : 26 yrs

Sarah S Woodford : 23 yrs



Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 21 February 1852

Death : At the “Arethusa Tavern” Broad Street, on the 14th inst, Elizabeth, relict of the late Mr Edward Taylor, aged 48.


1861 


 “Arethusa”


Ann Thompson : Victualler : 64 yrs

Elizabeth Davidson : 35 yrs

Henry W : Master’s Assistant RN : 16 yrs

Thomas Heather : Day Labourer : 43 yrs

James : Day Labourer : 45 yrs

Henry James : Watchmaker : 26 yrs

Mary : 26 yrs

Henry T : 7 months



1871 Census 


 “Arethua & Circe”


Mary Bailey : Merchant Seaman’s Wife : 25 yrs

Sarah : 2 yrs

Henry : 9 months

Kate Stockwell : 16 yrs





1881 Census 


 “Coach & Horses”


Sophia Hutchings : Landlady, Beer Retailer : 56 yrs

Henry J Butcher : Waterman : 40 yrs

Sophia J : 29 yrs

Henry J : 10 yrs

Winifred S : 8 yrs


Richard Gumbrell : Tram Car Stableman : 20 yrs


Thomas Langrish : Stableman : 50 yrs


Cottage at rear of No 3 :

John Martin : Waterman : 74 yrs

Martha : 76 yrs



Wednesday 21 June 1882

William Hallett, seaman, of West Street, was summoned for being drunk and refusing to quit the Arethusa and Circe,

Broad Street on the 15th inst.  Fined £1 3s 6d, including costs.



1901 Census


Sophia Hutchings : Retired Publican : 78 yrs

Eliza Butchers : 49 yrs

Henry J : : Boatman, Barge : 60 yrs

Henry J : Boatman : 30 yrs

Georgina : 25 yrs

Emma B : 5 yrs

Helena : 5 yrs

Henry J : 4 yrs

William A : 8 months

Elizabeth : 12 yrs



1911 Census


Henry John Butcher : Mariner : 40 yrs

Georgina : 35 yrs

Helena : Apprentice Dressmaker : 15 yrs

William : 10 yrs

May : 7 yrs

Harold : 3 yrs

Eliza : 59 yrs

Emma : Apprentice Tailoress : 15 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 18 August 1923

On Wednesday, 5th September, 1923, King and King will sell by auction, 3 Broad Street.  Solicitors, Messrs Larcome and Winter, 89 Commercial Road.

 

4 Broad Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 12 June 1847

The Zephyr, steam ship, Captain Beer, leaves London every Friday at eight o’clock in the morning calling at Portsmouth, on Saturday at ten o’clock, Cowes at eleven, for Weymouth, Topsham and Torquay, and returns every Tuesday, calling at Portsmouth on Wednesday morning.  For particulars of fares and freights enquire of Wheeler and Hatch, 4 Broad Street.  Agents to the Atlas Fire and Life Company.




Thursday 20 March 1851

The Brunswick Steam Packet, William Harvey, Commander, will leave Portsmouth for Torquay and Plymouth, calling at Southampton every Friday at half past two o’clock pm; and Plymouth to Torquay, Southampton, and Portsmouth, Thursdays at one, pm weather permitting.  

Agents; Wheeler and Hatch, 4 Broad Street, agents to the Atlas Fire and Life Office



1851 Census


Robert Hatch : Agent “Steam Packet” : 49 yrs

1802  25 Jan, born, St Thomas’s;

1825 24 Dec married Rebecca Compton Wheeler at St Thomas’s;


Rebecca : 44 yrs

Mary : 23 yrs

Rebecca : 22 yrs

Amelia : 20 yrs

Emma : 3 yrs

Mary Wheeler : Wife’s Mother : 67 yrs



1861 Census


Rebecca C Hatch : Steam Packet Agent : 54 yrs

Mary J : Daily Governess : 33 yrs

Rebecca W : 31 yrs

Emma E : 13 yrs



1871 Census


Joseph E Harris : Shipping Agent : 39 yrs

Amelia M : 40 yrs

Amelia M : 10 yrsJ

Jane Hatch : Supported by Relatives : 79 yrs

Amelia : House Owner : 65 yrs

Emily Springer : Servant : 22 yrs

Emma Neal : Servant : 19 yrs

1901 Census


Annie Bond : Living on Own Means : 35 yrs

George F : Foreman of Steam Engineering : 26 yrs

Alice Whyte : General Servant : 30 yrs

William Read : Ship Builder : 47 yrs



Dore’s Court Here



1911 Census


William Read : Ship Builder : 57 yrs

Annie Caroline : 44 yrs

Annie Elizabeth Hope : Cook : 31 yrs

Grace Macgregor : Housemaid : 19 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 21 May 1940

Yachts Boats etc

For sale - 10ft three quarter decked Bermudian Sailing Dinghy;  £32

Apply: G A Feltham, 4 Broad Street

 

5 Broad Street

1851 Census


George Pitt : Eating House Keeper : 34 yrs

Sarah : 36 yrs

Harriet Goddard : Servant : 21 yrs



Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 4th December 1858

Lots for auction near the site of the contemplated new Docks.


Lot 1 - The Neptune and Mars (near the floating Bridge


Lot 2 - King of Prussia


Lot 3 -Dwelling house with shop adjoining 13 Broad Street, in the occupation of Mr Gander


1861 Census


Sarah Pitt : Lodging & Eating House : 47 yrs

Mary Elloitt : 6 yrs

George Lloyd : General Dealer : 37 yrs

Ellen : 25 yrs

Henry Appleby : Merchant captain : 45 yrs

Mary : 40 yrs

William H : 10 yrs

John Hogg : Wine & Spirit Traveller : 56 yrs

Mary Thorn : Household Servant : 18 yrs

Elizabeth Palmer : Household Servant : 17 yrs



Joseph Douglas : Watchmaker : 56 yrs

Edmund : Watchmaker : 22 yrs

Henry Morey : Armourer : 52 yrs

James Burton : Armourer : 27 yrs


1871 Census

Elizabeth Dore : Grocer, Master : 67 yrs

Emma : 18 yrs

 

6 Broad Street

1861 Census


William Dore : Grocer : 48 yrs

1871 442 Commercial Rd, Alderman of the Borough of Portsmouth


Elizabeth : 53 yrs




LUKES COURT HERE



1871 Census


Samuel Elliott : Miller’s Clerk : 21 yrs

Caroline : 19 yrs


Joseph Easton : Glass Blower : 42 yrs

Mary A : 42 yrs

Arthur : Teacher of Music : 19 yrs


David : Labourer ; 17 yrs


Mary McGuinness : Servant : 26 yrs


Rachel Casavant : Dressmaker : 31 yrs


Benjamin Carter : Shipwright : 45 yrs

Emma : Dressmaker : 19 yrs

James : Shipwright’s Apprentice : 15 yrs

Henry : 8 yrs

George : 6 yrs





1881 Census


Harry G Morris : House & Yacht Decorator : 40 yrs

Sarah J : 40 yrs

Lucy M A : 17 yrs

George P H : Plumber’s Apprentice : 16 yrs

Albert Edward : 12 yrs

John H : 10 yrs

Henry : 7 yrs

Alfred : 2 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 ;

6 Broad Street.


1891 Census


Harry G Morris : Printer & Decorator : 50 yrs

Sarah J : 50 yrs

George H : Plumber : 27 yrs

Albert E : Plumber ; 21 yrs

John H : Butcher : 19 yrs

Harry : Brewery Boy : 17 yrs

Alfred : 13 yrs

William : 10 yrs

Daisy B : 4 yrs


William Leverett : Waterman : 55 yrs

Ann : 51 yrs




1901 Census


Harry G Morris : Plumber & Decorator : 60 yrs

Sarah J : 59 yrs

Albert E : Painter, House : 32 yrs

John H : Sawyer : 29 yrs

Alfred J : Labourer, general : 20 yrs

Daisy B : 13 yrs

 

7 Broad Street

1861 Census


Henry Allen : Licensed Waterman : 40 yrs

1881 & 1891 living at 2 Bathing Lane, waterman


Amy : 36 yrs

Amy J : 13 yrs

James Tait : Sailmaker : 22 yrs

Helen : 21 yrs

Eleanor : 1 yr

George Coote : Pilot : 34 yrs

Jane : 28 yrs

George : 2 yrs

John : 3 months

Edwin Humphries : Merchant Mariner : 18 yrs

John Barnes : Tobacconist : 54 yrs

Sarah : 56 yrs

Martha A : Stay Maker : 20 yrs

Mary M : 16 yrs

William H Hewett : Steward RN : 23 yrs



1871 Census


William Mar : Dockyard Labourer : 35 yrs

Martha : Mangle Woman : 27 yrs

William : 9 yrs

Ellen : 7 yrs

Sarah : 5 yrs

Alice : 3 yrs

Martha : 1 yr

Samuel Young : Navy Pensioner : 63 yrs

Jane : 57 yrs

Horatio Chegwin : Ships Captain, RN : 27 yrs

Emily : 23 yrs

Lavinia : 6 yrs

Emily : 1 yr

Elizabeth Poole : Washerwoman : 25 yrs



 

8 Broad Street

Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 6 May 1865

The Portsmouth Engineering, Foundry and Smiths’ Works

8 Broad Street

Loe, Tout & Company Proprietors


Agricultural Implements, and Machinery of every description, Carriage Patent Axletree, Spring and bolt manufacturers and exporters.  Ships and general Smiths





Portsmouth Times and Naval News : Saturday 16 May 1868

Portsmouth Engineering Works

8 Broad Street

Messrs Wynn and Co having purchased the business lately carried on by Messrs Loe, Tout and Co., at the above works, and added to the already extensive machinery several of the most modern improvements, are now in a position to manufacture Steam Engines, Boilers, and every kind of machinery, in the shortest possible time and at London prices.  Their stock of patterns being also greatly increased from the purchase of the entire Plant and Business of Mr J Baldy, of the Swan Foundry, Landport, they are enabled to execute all descriptions of castings on the shortest notice.

Mr Wynn, having had many years experience in machinery, is thereby enabled to advise intending purchasers, so as to effect a considerable saving on their first outlay.

Messrs W & Co direct attention also to the Patent Overhead Traveller, recently invented by Mr Wynn, and which has been highly approved by Mr Brassey, the eminent contractor; Mr Murdoch, of her Majesty’s Dockyard; and Mr Barton of the same.

N.B. - Coach Builders’ attention is called to the fact that all axle work is done on the premises by experienced workmen.







 Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 16 December 1871

Herbert Vosper : 

Portsmouth Engineering Works

8 & 9 Broad Street 


Is pleased to announce that now having completed his new premises and fitted it up with the most approved machinery he hopes to have a still further proof of the public favour which he has enjoyed for the last four years.


He has fitted all kinds of brewery machinery, and has received the most flattering testimonials as to high-class workmanship and good effects produced at low price.


Horizontal Engines, with turned fly-wheels, brass feed pumps, bright governors, and fitted with the best material and workmanship, from £14


Several engines now in progress, and intending purchasers are invited to inspect them


Steam Boilers at equally low prices


H V has made special arrangements, to supply castings of best iron at low rates.  A stock of pulleys and cylinder castings.  The trade supplied.


H V has special facilities for the manufacture and repairs of steam boats, which can come up to the back of his factory through the inner Camber


Boiler making and smith’s work of every description


Saw and flour mills, printing works, pumping stations &c., fitted with approved machinery


Patentee and maker of the new steam pump


Illustrated catalogue of machinery on application









1871 Census 


Unoccupied

1881 Census


James Webb : Licensed Victualler : 40 yrs

Clara ; 36 yrs

Herbert : 5 yrs




1891 Census


James Webb : Licensed Victualler : 52 yrs

1901 : living on own means at 19 Victoria St, Portsea


Clara : 45 yrs

Walter : Mariner : 19 yrs

Elizabeth Harris : 71 yrs





Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 12 December 1895

Wanted - Respectable girl to assist in housework and make herself generally useful.

8 Broad Street.  Sleep out.



1901 Census

Harry G Slade : Publican : 57 yrs

Sarah : 56 yrs

Harry A Gough : Army Pensioner : 35 yrs

William C Davidson : Soldier : 34 yrs

Matthias R Leverett : Boatman : 65 yrs

Ann : 65 yrs




1911 Census

“Circe & Arethusa”


James Albert Hadley : Pensioner, Navy : 47 yrs

Alice : 45 yrs

Harold : 11 yrs

Ronald : 6 yrs

Mary : 82 yrs


Matthias R Leverett : Boatman : 75 yrs

Ann : 75 yrs


Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 21 January 1949

An echo of the Kidderminster Week tragedy was the presentation to Mr Alfred Francis Butcher of 8A Broad Street of Testimonials on Vellum.

 

9 Broad Street

Saturday 16 December 1871 : Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette


Herbert Vosper : 

Portsmouth Engineering Works

8 & 9 Broad Street 


Is pleased to announce that now having completed his new premises and fitted it up with the most approved machinery he hopes to have a still further proof of the public favour which he has enjoyed for the last four years.

He has fitted all kinds of brewery machinery, and has received the most flattering testimonials as to high-class workmanship and good effects produced at low price.

Horizontal Engines, with turned fly-wheels, brass feed pumps, bright governors, and fitted with the best material and workmanship, from £14

Several engines now in progress, and intending purchasers are invited to inspect them

Steam Boilers at equally low prices

H V has made special arrangements, to supply castings of best iron at low rates.  A stock of pulleys and cylinder castings.  The trade supplied.

H V has special facilities for the manufacture and repairs of steam boats, which can come up to the back of his factory through the inner Camber

Boiler making and smith’s work of every description

Saw and flour mills, printing works, pumping stations &c., fitted with approved machinery

Patentee and maker of the new steam pump

Illustrated catalogue of machinery on application



1881 Census 


“Prussian Eagle”


Henry Ludwig : Publican : 53 yrs

Eve : 50 yrs

Louise : 17 yrs

Henrietta : 13 yrs

George : 10 yrs

Joseph Heitzer : General Labourer : 42 yrs

Mary : Dressmaker : 25 yrs

Thomas Walls : Travelling Musician : 27 yrs

William J Coburn : Confectioner : 75 yrs

Peter Shoemaker : Travelling Musician : 35 yrs

George Leppla : Travelling Musician : 21 yrs

Christian Kreischer : Travelling Musician : 36 yrs

Nicholas Dick : Travelling Musician : 22 yrs

Jacob Ruth : Travelling Musician : 17 yrs

Peter Hess : Travelling Musician : 34 yrs

Henry : Travelling Musician : 29 yrs

Charles : Travelling Musician : 20 yrs

Jacob Graveous : Travelling Musician : 17 yrs

Peter Wolf : Travelling Musician : 17 yrs

Frederick : 15 yrs



1891 Census


Henry Ludwig : Lodging House Keeper : 63 yrs

Louisa : 27 yrs

Henrietta Reynolds : 23 yrs

Joseph Heitner : Porter : 53 yrs

Henry : 10 yrs

John Burrows : Valet : 36 yrs

Charles Edinger : Musician : 36 yrs

Peter : Musician : 27 yrs

Daniel Metzer : Musician : 36 yrs

Adam Abel : Musician : 30 yrs

Phillip Emery : Musician : 26 yrs

Jacob Schmidt : Musician : 17 yrs

Frederick : 24 yrs

Phillip Hoffman : Musician : 23 yrs

Adam : 20 yrs

Henry Trump : Musician : 23 yrs

Charles : 19 yrs

Peter Joss : Musician : 17 yrs

Peter Heiman : Musician : 24 yrs

Marco Foglinzzo : Hawker : 40 yrs

1901 Census


Susan Dawson : 30 yrs

John Baker : 80 yrs

Frederick Elphick : Book Binder : 25 yrs

Walter Pracy : Machine Builder : 30 yrs

Kathleen Oliver : 24 yrs

Alfred C : Baker : 29 yrs



1911 Census


John James William Duke : Coal Porter : 29 yrs

Elizabeth : 26 yrs

John : 5 yrs

Evelyn : 1 yr

James Knighton : Coal Porter : 23 yrs

Florence : Dye Stamper : 23 yrs

Mary : 66 yrs

Tomash : Errand Boy : 15 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 14 March 1914

Montagu Henry Foster, deceased.  By instructions from the Executors.

On Monday March 23rd, 1914

Field & Palmer are instructed to sell by auction, at their property Mart, 3 King’s Road, Southsea, on the above date, at 7 o’clock in the evening


Nos 1 and 3 West Street, two good dwelling houses, let at 5s and 6s per week


No 9 Broad Street, a double fronted property, adjoining the foregoing, let at 5s per week, tenant paying rates.


No 8 Bath Square, well situate waterside property, let to Messrs Feltham and Son, Boat Builders

 

10 Broad Street

1861 Census


Ann Muther : Housekeeper & Dealer in Clothes : 50 yrs

R Ann : 19 yrs

Jane : 18 yrs

Emma : Milliner : 16 yrs

Thomas White : Porter : 33 yrs

Frederick Nicholls : Engine Fitter : 27 yrs

Jane : 28 yrs

Charles Gillett : Photographer : 23 yrs

Charlotte : 22 yrs

Martha : 4 yrs

Matthew : 2 yrs

Henry : 2 months

Jane Calcott : Ship Smith : 57 yrs

James P N : Ship Smith : 25 yrs

Harriett M : Dressmaker : 23 yrs

Jane H : Draper’s Assistant : 21 yrs

Charles T : Ship Smith : 20 yrs

Joseph Lewer : Cab Driver : 27 yrs

Charlotte : 28 yrs

Elizabeth A : 3 months

James Pearce : Publican : 36 yrs

Margaret : 36 yrs

Henry Don : Bricklayer : 30 yrs

Marian E : 33 yrs

Jane Chick : General Servant : 18 yrs

James Kelly : Bricklayer : 30 yrs

Margaret : 28 yrs

Mary : 9 yrs

Patrick : 4 yrs

Ellen : 9 months







1871 Census


Hannah Butcher : Laundress : 27 yrs

Hannah : 6 yrs

Mary A : 5 yrs

William : 3 yrs

Robert : 1 yr

John Vant : Seaman, RN : 27 yrs

Sarah J : Straw Hat Maker : 27 yrs

Florence : 4 yrs

Jane : 1 yr

Henry : Merchant Seaman :  31 yrs

Eliza : 19 yrs

Henry : 3 months


1881 Census


J G Harris : Agent : 49 yrs

A M : 50 yrs

Amelia Hatch : 75 yrs

Emily Rose : General Servant : 27 yrs

Katherine Allsop : 7 yrs


1891 Census


James Harris : Shipping Clerk : 31 yrs

1860 born

1879 23 Oct Military Deserter, 108th Foot, Regimental No 1764

1911 James Morley Harris, 52, and family living at 92 Victoria Rd, Shipping Ins Agent


Wilhelmina : 32 yrs

James H H : 6 yrs

Elsie A : 2 yrs

Clara Cole : General Servant : 16 yrs


1901 Census


Charles Hiley : General Labourer : 39 yrs

Mary A : 41 yrs

Edward : 12 yrs

Olive : 10 yrs

Ernest : 6 yrs

May : 4 yrs


1911 Census


James Herbert Kiesling Harris : Shipping Clerk : 26 yrs

Ellen Charlotte : 23 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 28 May 1912

British and Irish Steam Packet Company Ltd., this company’s business at 10 Broad Street will be taken over and conducted by the Company on and from 1st June, at their office and stores, Wapping Wharf, Portsmouth.  

Mr John S Morgan, who has been many years in the Company’s service, has been appointed Manager at Portsmouth.

The cargo sailings from 1st June between London and Portsmouth will be increased to seven times fortnightly, and the trading public can therefore rely on a quick and efficient service.

The cargo services to and from Southampton, Plymouth, Falmouth and Dublin will be conducted as hitherto.

The company desire to solicit a continuance of the support of their clients

David Berry, Manager & Secretary, 27 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin



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 10 Broad Street

 

11 Broad Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 22 June 1778

Joseph Bestland, painter and glazier, at No 11 Broad Street, Portsmouth Point, acquaints his friends that he continues his wholesale business for all kinds of oils, colours, glazier’s glass, and lead.


N.B. Wanted, a sober lad of good character as an apprentice.  A premium will be expected.  Apply as above.




1871 Census


Jane Wilkinson : Straw Hat Maker : 50 yrs

Jane : Straw Hat Maker : 29 yrs

Charlotte : 12 yrs

Henry : 7 yrs

Eliza Marrington : 6 yrs



1881 Census


Angelina Hall : Chiropodist’s Wife : 33 yrs

Selena : 11 yrs

Edwin : 9 yrs

Alice : 7 yrs

John : 1 yr


Susan Meades : Seamstress : 60 yrs


Charles Cottrell : Waterman : 33 yrs

Sarah : 35 yrs

George C : 8 yrs

Sarah J : 4 yrs


John Grist : Waterman : 20 yrs

Jane : 18 yrs

(Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 8 September 1936

Marriage :  On September 5th, at St Thomas’s, youngest son of Mr & Mrs Grist of Broad Street, to Vera May, youngest daughter of the late Mrs Jones of St James’s House, Portsea).


John Hall : Chiropodist : 70 yrs

Eliza : 56 yrs

Elvinen Sum Ton : 22 yrs

Elvinen : 10 yrs

Minev : 5 yrs 





1891 Census


Benjamin Moore : General Labourer : 51 yrs

Mary : 46 yrs

Alfred : Merchant Seaman : 17 yrs

Laura : Mother’s Help : 15 yrs

Mary : 13 yrs

Nellie : 5 yrs

Annie : 11 yrs


Edward W Tait : Boatman : 40 yrs

Mary Ann : 41 yrs

Edward : Costermonger : 15 yrs

Rose L : 13 yrs

Arthur R : 8 yrs

John J : 6 yrs

Lily M : 2 yrs

Albert V : 8 Months

Arthur : Boatman : 30 yrs



1901 Census


Robert Hay : Labourer, General : 28 yrs

Isabella : Corset Maker : 26 yrs


George Knighton : Labourer, Coal : 24 yrs

Maud : 23 yrs

Maud : 3 yrs

Alice ; 2 yrs

George : 1 month


Joseph Allen : Labourer, General : 50 yrs

Frances : 47 yrs


George Coote : Retired Waterman, Barge : 74 yrs

Jane : 67 yrs

Mary : 24 yrs (Cripple)

Amy Jackson : Sewing, Shirts : 33 yrs


Charles Baker : 39 yrs (Feeble Minded)



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 11 August 1906

On Wednesday, August 29th, 1906, King & King will sell by auction No 11 Broad Street.  Messrs Gunner & Renny, Solicitors, St Thomas’s Street.



1911 Census


George Feltham : Yacht & Boat Builder : 29 yrs

Clara ; 28 yrs

Cecil : 3 yrs

Ronald : 3 months



Hampshire Telegraph : Friday 24 August 1934

Inquest :  “Death from Natural Causes” was the verdict recorded at an inquest held at Portsmouth Guildhall on Monday on Jane McDougal (75), of 11 Broad Street, who died suddenly on Saturday morning.

 

12 Broad Street

1871 Census


James Pearce : Omnibus Proprietor : 47 yrs

1861 Broad St, Publican


Emily Durick : Servant Housekeeper : 31 yrs

James Pearce : 8 yrs

Ernest : 5 yrs

Willie : 3 yrs

Alice ; 1 yr

Mary Lane : General Servant : 20 yrs



1881 Census


Walter Harvey : Grocer : 27 yrs

Emma : 27 yrs

Elizabeth : 8 months

Elizabeth Dare : Retired Grocer : 77 yrs




1891 Census


Walter Harvey : Grocer : 38 yrs

Emma : 38 yrs

Katie : 10 yrs

Elsie : 8 yrs

William : 6 yrs

Daisy : 4 yrs

Janet : 2 yrs

Elizabeth Dore : Living on own means : 88 yrs






Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 9 January 1892

Emily Kate White, alias Kate Howard, 60 Charwoman, was indicted for the theft of 5lbs of bacon, value 4/1, the property of Frederick Santillo, and also a bladder of lard and a jar of jam, value 6s, belonging to Walter Harvey.  Mr Bovill Smith prosecuted.  Prosecutors are grocers, carrying on business in Broad Street, and in respect of the first charge, which alone was gone into, it was stated that prisoner was seen helping herself to the bacon by Mrs Santillo, who asked her what she was doing, and was told,”I’m robbing you.”  Mrs Santillo sought to detain her, but she escaped, only to be arrested in the street later on, with the proceeds of the other robbery concealed beneath her dress.  Prisoner, who had previously convicted of felony, pleaded that she was drunk at the time, and had no recollection of what she did.  Sentenced to three months hard labour.




Monday 2 April 1894

Walter Thomas, 40, a tramping basketmaker, Joshua Thomas, 19, and Charles Henry, 25, stokers belonging to the Victory, were charged  with breaking into No 12 Broad Street, and stealing a quantity of tinned meat, the property of Walter Harvey, grocer and provision merchant.

1901 Census

Walter Harvey : Grocer, Shop Keeper : 49 yrs

Emma : 49 yrs

Katie : Music Teacher : 20 yrs

Elsie : Grocer’s Assistant : 18 yrs

William : Clerk, School Board : 16 yrs

Daist : 14 yrs

Janet : 12 yrs

Ronald : 10 yrs

Roy : 7 yrs



1911 Census


Walter Harvey : Grocer : 59 yrs

Emma : Assisting in Business : 59 yrs

Elsie Jane : Grocer’s Assistant : 28 yrs

Frederick William : Clerk : 26 yrs

Daisy Florence : Dressmaker : 24 yrs

Janet : Milliner : 22 yrs

Walter Ronald : Clerk : 19 yrs

John Robert Roy : Apprentice : 17 yrs

 
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13 Broad Street

1871 Census


John Osgar : Sweet Shop Keeper : 42 yrs

1861 living at 16 Broad St, hairdresser & cook;

1881 living at 57 Broad St, cook & confectioner, born Madras;


Selina : 40 yrs

Sarah : 5 yrs

Edward : 11 months

John : Ordinary Seaman, RN : 19 yrs

Norah Smith : General Servant : 13 yrs

Charles Cottrell : Merchant Seaman : 26 yrs

Sarah : 23 yrs



1881 Census


Thomas Stimson : Grocer, Master : 52 yrs

Jessie : 46 yrs

Jessie : Dressmaker : 18 yrs

Sarah : Milliner : 16 yrs

Alice : 15 yrs

Harry : 13 yrs

William : 10 yrs


Daniel Gillingham : : Private, Army Service Corpse : 37 yrs

Amy : 30 yrs


Richard Lemmon : Waterman : 43 yrs

Harriet : 32 yrs

Richard : 9 yrs

Ernest : 7 yrs

Alexander : 3 yrs

Louisa : 1 yr





1891 Census


Jessie Stimson : Grocer, General : 54 yrs

Henry : Upholsterer : 23 yrs

William : Printer : 20 yrs


Jeremiah Allen : Seaman, RN : 45 yrs

Mary : 37 yrs

William J Elliott : Labourer : 16 yrs

Edward : 9 yrs

Lucy : 6 yrs

Annie J : 8 months


John J Smith : Seaman, RN : 33 yrs

Ellen : 30 yrs

John J : 5 yrs

George : 3 yrs




1901 Census


John Wheller : Beer House Keeper : 48 yrs

Priscilla : 44 yrs

John H : 15 yrs

Lydia : 14 yrs

Florence H : 12 yrs

Richard J : 2yrs

John Knight : Labourer : 36 yrs




1911 Census


Jonathan Cluett : Beer House Keeper : 42 yrs

Walter : 47 yrs

Emily : 44 yrs

Walter : Coachman  : 23 yrs

Hetty : General Servant : 18 yrs

Charles : Errand Boy : 15 yrs

Ellen : 13 yrs

 
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14 Broad Street

1861 Census


Harriett Lemon : Earthenware Dealer : 62 yrs

Maria : Dressmaker : 33 yrs

Henry J : Carpenter : 22 yrs

Frederick Proctor : Mariner (Merchant) : 31 yrs

Eliza : 29 yrs

Frederick : 7 yrs

Alexander : 3 yrs

George Harvey : Corporal, Royal Artillery : 36 yrs

Mary : 31 yrs

Mary A : 4 yrs

Sarah : 2 yrs

Thomas Finlay : Sgt of Royal Artillery : 35 yrs

Ellen : 37 yrs

James C : 2 yrs

Sarah A Parsons : Needlewoman : 25 yrs

George Sheridan : Cook : 53 yrs

Mary : 68 yrs



1871 Census


Maria Triggs : Laundress : 56 yrs

Maria : 29 yrs

Helen : Dressmaker : 19 yrs

William Hooker : 54 yrs

Charles Langford : Labourer : 55 yrs

Elizabeth Muston : Merchant Seaman’s Wife : 21 yrs

Thomas : 1 yr



1881 Census


Amelia S Burdett : Music Seller

John B Fisher : Printer Compositor : 17 yrs

Mabel B Burdett : 5 yrs


Matthias Leverett : Mariner : 44 yrs

Ann : 45 yrs


John Hughes : Gunner RA : 26 yrs

Florence : 21 yrs

Alice : 10 months



1891 Census


Amelia Fisher : Lodging House Keeper : 63 yrs

John : Printer : 26 yrs

Mabel Burdett : 16 yrs

Elizabeth Dickens : 2 yrs

Isabella Hodge : 4 yrs

Gertrude : 41 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 27 January 1894

Violin, Banjo and Guitar taught by Miss Burdett, 14 Broad Street.


1901 Census

Amelia Fisher : 74 yrs

John : Printer, Compositor : 33 yrs

Lizzie Dickens : 12 yrs

Annie Rogers : Nurse, Domestic : 34 yrs

William Durrant : Boot Maker : 45 yrs

 
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15 Broad Street

1861 Census


Arthur Moore : Baker : 34 yrs

Mary A Carbury : Housekeeper : 20 yrs




1871 Census


Alfred Heath : Seaman : 26 yrs

Elizabeth : 27 yrs

Thomas Carpenter : Labourer : 52 yrs

Sarah : 49 yrs

Thomas : 12 yrs

Rosina : 6 yrs 

Mary Jackman : Merchant Seaman’s Wife : 30 yrs

George : 10 yrs


1881 Census


Thomas Reed : Fruiterer : 55 yrs

Emma : 55 yrs

Thomas : 16 yrs

Herbert : 14 yrs

Jane Dash : 72 yrs




1891 Census


Emily Read : Greengrocer : 66 yrs



1901 Census


Herbert J Reed : Labourer, General : 34 yrs

Mary Ann : 36 yrs

Gertrude E M : 5 yrs

Eva M : 4 yrs

Emily F Cousins : Clerk, Gas Offices : 22 yrs



1911 Census


Willie Augustus Clark : Leading Stoker : 30 yrs

Alice : Stationery Shopkeeper : 31 yrs

William James : 3 yrs

Margaret Ellen : 3 months

Nellie Maud Gooch : Parlourmaid : 17 yrs



Hampshire Telegraph : Friday 25 July 1941

Notice is hereby given that all persons having any claim against the estate of Alice Clark late of No 15 Broad Street in the City of Portsmouth, widow, who died on the 12 day of may, 1941, are hereby required to send particulars thereof in writing to us the undersigned Solicitors for William James Clark of 53 Eastfield Road, Portsmouth and Winifred Alice Greener of 15 Broad Street, the Administrators of the estate and the effects of the above deceased on or before 29th day of September 1941, after which date the Administrators will proceed to distribute the estate having regard to the claims then notified.  Dated this 19th day 0f July, 1941.  Warner, Richardson, Solicitors, Bishop’s Waltham.

 

16 Broad Street


1861 Census


John Osgar : Hairdresser & Cook : 32 yrs

Selina : 28 yrs

Angelina : 12 yrs

John S : 8 yrs

Joseph : 4 months



1881 Census


Jane Wilkinson : Straw Hat Maker : 59 yrs

Eliza Warrington : Stay Maker : 16 yrs

 

17 Broad Street
“Blue Posts”

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 23 November 1778

Edward and Elizabeth Hunt from Bath, beg leave to inform the public in general and their friends in particular, that they have taken and entered  on that well-known and capital inn the Two Blue Posts in Broad Street, and having laid in a large stock of the choicest and most genuine wines, and other liquors, hope by their care and assiduity to merit the continuance of favours from those who have honoured that Inn with their company.

N.B.   Neat post chaises with careful drivers to any part of the Kingdom




Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 26 June 1780

Private Ship of War

For sale by the candle, at the Blue Posts Inn, on Tuesday, the 27th inst., 1780, immediately after the sale of the cargo of the Fortuna, advertised in this paper, that remarkable fine ship th e Dunkerquoise, French Privateer, well known by having captured upwards of 40 English vessels, mounted 22 guns on a single deck, almost new, as complete a vessel for the purpose  as can be found and supported to be one of the fastest sailing vessels that went out of France; a prize to His Majesty’s ships Emerald and Champion.



Salisbury and Winchester Journal : Monday 20 May 1782

For sale by the candle, at the Blue Posts Inn, on Monday the 27th of may, 1782, at three o’clock in the afternoon.

Sundry ships stores; consisting of standing and running rigging, topmasts, yards, sails, water casks, muskets, cutlasses,, with several other articles, as will be specified in the catalogues, being the equipment of the Tartar brig, privateer, taken on her passage by his Majesty’s Ship, the Arethusa, Sir Richard Pearson, commander.


The stores to be viewed three lawful days previous to the sale, and catalogues to be timely had, by applying to Mr Lindegren, Portsmouth.


NB  At the same time will be sold, sundry ships stores and provisions &c., to be viewed above.



Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 5 January 1784

To be sold by auction, at the Blue Posts, by order of the Assignees, in about three weeks, the stock in trade and effects of Mr Andr Lindegren, Jun., a bankrupt; consisting of a new store house, in East Street, holden on a building lease of 59 years; lease of a house, wharf and stores in Broad Street; shares in three sloops, from 40 to 70 tons burthen; two lighters and other craft; about 220 barrels of tar; 200 barrels of Pitch; a large quantity of ships stores; old guns and shot; several new masts and spars; and sundry other goods for home consumption and exportation.

Also a quantity of household furniture, and a most choice collection of sherry, Madeira, Red Ports, Claret, and other wines, in cask and bottles.

The whole will be more particularly expressed in the catalogues.  The day of sale will be advertised in this paper in due time, and the catalogues will be delivered on the premises, at the place of sale, and by Matthew Miller and Co. of Gosport.



Salisbury and Winchester Journal : Monday 25 December 1786

For sale by auction, at the Blue Posts Inn, Portsmouth, on Thursday 28th of December 1786 - Two hundred barrels of Archangel Pitch, and one large cask of Lamp Black.  The goods to be viewed two days previous to sale, by applying at Mr Lindegren’s office, Portsmouth Point.



Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 3 June 1793

To be sold by auction, by Mr Collins,on Monday the 17th June,1793, at six o’clock in the afternoon, at the Two Blue Posts inn, on the Point at Portsmouth, in the county of Southampton, the several valuable estates following :

Lot 1 : All that large and well accustomed public house, bearing the sign ‘ Lord Hood’s Head’, situate in the square, opposite the Round Tower, on the Point of Portsmouth, now in the occupation of Mr Nathaniel Jackson : and two tenements adjoining now in the occupations of Mrs Connor and others.

Lot 2 : Four tenements fronting into the aforesaid square, one tenement at the back thereof, now in the several occupations of James Squib, Ann Mullins and others.

Lot 3 : All that good accustomed public house, bearing the sign of the ‘Ship Tyger’, fronting into the said square, now in the occupation of Mr David Lewis

Lot 4 : Two double messuages or tenements, adjoining the last lot in Tower Street (no 14 and 15) now in the several occupations of Mrs Byfield and Mrs Monday

Lot 5 : a new brick built double messuage or tenement, adjoining the last lot (no 13) now in the occupation of Mr Michael Burn.





Bristol Mirror : Saturday 28 April 1810

To be sold by public auction, at the Blue Posts Inn, on Thursday, the 3d May, 1810, at twelve o’clock at noon, the following goods;

136 bales of cotton : 955 barrels Turpentine : 49 Pieces of rice : 7 casks Bees-Wax : 10,000 White Oak Hogshead Staves and 73 Hands of tobacco.

Landed from the American ship Huron, from Wilmington, North Carolina.

The whole to be viewed, catalogues to be had, and further particulars known , by application to Day and Phillips, Portsmouth



Public Ledger and daily Advertiser : Monday 27 January 1812

On Friday afternoon, a fire broke out in one of the chambers of the Blue Posts Tavern, on the Point, Portsmouth, which threatened the greatest danger ; but by the prompt exertions of the military and inhabitants, it was got under.  The damage is, however, considerable.



Brighton Gazette : 18 November 1830

Observe!!

The Nimrod, new fast coach, to Portsmouth in six hours, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, at ten - route, through Worthing, Arundel, and Chichester, from the Bedford Hotel and orations Coach office, Brighton, and returns the following afternoons, at three o’clock, from The Blue Posts, Broad Street.Saturday 16 January 1841 : Derbyshire Courier



Portsmouth Point - Letter to Editor

Portsmouth Point - was - I say was, for I have not seen it in these twenty-five years - a long street, running from the barriers and drawbridge that separated it from the High Street, till it terminated in a shingly beach up the harbour; and being nothing more than a narrow slip of isolated land, from then derived its name.  There was also a sort of purée or by-lane, with an intervening space, which, from its having an old capstan in its centre, was designated Capstan-Square.

A noted spot was the Point in the days of war.  There stood the inviting “Blue Posts’, where many a hungry reefer, has enjoyed his tea for two and toast for six.  Oh it was delectable sight to witness the eagerness with which the “young gentlemen” regaled themselves; d-ing the waiters, to show that they were real officers, and topping the grandee in extraordinary style, without ht least fear of brought up, all standing, by the first lieutenant.

Dear delightful Blue Posts, how well do I remember your characteristic columns at the entrance, and the snug coffee room on the right hand side of the passage; - happy and joyous have been the hours that I have passed within those walls - many a bleak winter morning have I had charge of the large cutter, and pulled or sailed in from Spithead, shivering with cold, wet, hungry, and fretful.  Ordered by the hard-hearted and cruel first lieutenant  not to quit the boat myself, nor suffer the men to do so; no sooner did the cutter’s nose grate upon the beach at Sally-port, than I manifested my obedience by lodging the crew at the Duncan’s Head (where as a matter of course, I paid the shot), and then hurrying to the Blue Posts, have found a dozen or more, equally as attentive to duty as myself - luxuriating in the warmth of a glowing fire - sitting over their steaming cups, and swearing big oaths that they submit to no control but that of the captain; for whom, probably, a letter lay by their side, with orders from the first lieutenant that “it should be delivered immediately on landing.”

“Waiter, breakfast! and bear a hand about it,”was the order; and in came the hot rolls, not merely unctuously spread with, for that would hardly have contented a midshipman’s palate, but swimming in butter, to gratify a half-famished appetite, and no fond momma or discreet papa to check their darling in his gorge.  Oh the glorious, delicious, melting morsels, how rapidly they were devoured; and ever and anon the room sounded with the demand, “Waiter, more rolls.”

 What a history that place record! How many young and ardent aspirants to naval fame have congregated there in the first opening dawn of their glory - from a child of ten years, who fancied his cocked hat and uniform made him a man, to the bold dashing “middy” of twenty, who proudly calculated upon having done “some service to the state.”  I can remember many a fine handsome youth, full of eager hope and expectation, longing for his time of servitude to expire, and reckoning up the sum of influence he possessed to obtain a commission from the hard-fisted, patronage-loving first lord of the Admiralty.  These were the young men who fearlessly sought danger ”Even in the cannon’s mouth.”; and where are they now? Some I see occasionally, are grey-headed old men, who having gained the desired step, have never risen higher; - lieutenants who toiled amidst the the alternate strifes of storm and battle for some twenty or thirty years, and there they are, lieutenants still; whilst boys, who never smelt powder but in firing a salute, have grasped the coveted distinction, and sport their pair of epaulettes.  Others, it is true, are now old post captains, and some few have hoisted their flag, but the greatest portion have swept away into the dark abyss of eternity.







Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 30 October 1837

Capital Inn and Genteel Dwelling House

To be sold by auction, by Mr Peacock, on the premises, on Thursday, the 16th of November, 1837, at three o’clock precisely.  All those extensive freehold, compact and valuable premises, known as the Blue Posts Tavern and Hotel, with the Coach and Waggon offices, extensive ware-room, stabling, and out-houses, situate in Broad Street, and also a genteel residence on the Grand Parade, in two Lots:-


Lot 1 : The Blue Posts Tavern and Hotel, a spacious, long established, and well frequented house, advantageously situate for business on the north side of Broad Street; containing on the ground floor, a good coffee room, coach office, bar, bar parlour, tea room, kitchen, larder, scullery, cellarage and offices: on the first and second floors, an excellent dining room, front and back sitting rooms, principal and secondary staircases, with convenient landings, 19 bedrooms, dressing rooms, water closets &c..

The Waggon Department, consists of a bay window front office, a back office fitted with desks, counter, iron safes and presses, comfortable sitting room, sleeping and dressing rooms, an immediate communication with the gateway, and a paved yard completely enclosed with stabling for 20 horses, with lofts over, a lock up coach house,extensive and commodious warehouses, loading shed, cranes, and evert requisite for conducting business on a large scale both by land and water, as the are-rooms open on the Camber, and are capable of affording a quay 88 feet in length, and which, in the event of the formation of Commercial Docks now in contemplation, must prove a most valuable possession; adjoining the gateway, and connected with the Tavern, is a tenement used as a Tap, having a front tap-room, small bar, and five bedrooms &c., completing a street frontage of 88 feet, and running in a straight line backwards 116 feet to the Camber; now in the general occupation of Mr M Hall, and Messrs Pescott and Stanbury, yearly tenants, at the reduced rent of £150

The increasing business of the hotel, and coaching, and the Steam Navigation, under the judicious management of Mr Hall, the extensive London, Bristol and Brighton Waggon Establishment of Messrs Pescott and Stanbury, the tenure, extent and compactness of the premises - the probable establishment of Docks -  and the unparalleled local advantages of a war, are circumstances which cannot fail to present to the public, benefits which appear to attach almost exclusively to Portsmouth as the greatest Naval Arsenal in the world.  (Lot 2 - see Grand Parade)






Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 31 July 1847

Henry Mandeville was charged by Mary Jane Rogers, with assaulting her on the 23rd inst..  The complainant lived as servant to Mr Scarlett, at the “Blue Posts Tap”, Broad Street, and the defendant also lived at the same house.  On the day in question the complainant told her mistress that “Harry was playing with the nurse-maid, or might have finished his work.”  On this he charged her with telling tales on him and threw a tub of water at her head.  He was convicted and sentenced to pay a fine of 10s, and 9s costs, or fourteen days’ imprisonment.


Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 7 August 1847

The following inquest was held before W Cooper Esq, Coroner ; On Saturday last at the Lion and Lamb, Broad Street, on the body of Marianne Emery, aged 27, wife of Mr Emery, of the”Blue Posts Tap,” who had been confined about two months, but had sufficiently recovered to enable her to walk out on the Friday evening.  Her husband was dangerously ill ; she was very anxious about him, and had watched by his side, night after night.  On Friday night her mother prevailed on her to go to bed with her ; about one o’clock on Saturday morning, at the request of the deceased, her mother went to see how the husband was ; and returning said he was much the same as when deceased had left him.  The deceased then sat up in bed, took the child to give it to the breast, when she suddenly made an hysterical noise, and died almost instantly.  Mr Garrington, surgeon, who had attended her, examined the body, but found no morbid appearances that could account satisfactorily for the cause of death ; but was of opinion death ensued  from natural causes and most probably from sudden syncope.  Verdict accordingly



Saturday 4 March 18 1854 : Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette

Marryatt’s Blue Posts Hotel, Broad Street

Commanding views of Spithead, the Isle of Wight, Motherbank, St Helen’s Roads &c..

W E Alexander

The public will find this house particularly convenient, from its proximity to Victoria Pier, the Custom House, Shipping Agents &c., being comfortable in its arrangements, and moderate in charges. 

Railway and Steam Company’s General Depot.  Omnibuses, cabs, &c., to and from the railway station

W E Alexander having removed to the above old-established house, respectfully returns thanks to his patrons during the past ten years, and trust by strict attention, with moderate charges to merit a continuance of the same.




1861 Census : “Blue Posts”

Henry Suter : Office Clerk : 55 yrs

living with Harriett at 3 Mitchell’s Court, light porter on railway;

1871 living with Harriett at alms houses7 Anerley Terrace;


Harriett : 58 yrs

Harriett S Coe : 32 yrs

Lydia H : 4 yrs

Mary E : 2 months

Robert Harris : Ostler : 46 yrs

Elizabeth : 41 yrs

James Tyler : Stoker RN : 24 yrs

Anna : 25 yrs




Wednesday 11 May 1870

Great Fire at Portsmouth

At about 2 o’clock on Saturday morning a waterman named Peter Smith, residing at West Street,, was passing the Blue Posts, public house, Broad street, and saw smoke issuing from the bar doors.  He knocked tat the door, rang the bell and shouted fire, when Mr William Miles, landlord, and his son, James Miles, came to the door.  An alarm was raised and Mr Inspector Hood, and Police-Sergeant Porter went to the place with the hose and reel, which were fixed to a hydrant in Broad Street , opposite the house, but twenty minutes elapsed before a supply of water could be obtained.  In a few minutes the house was in flames.  The borough engine was sent for, and Inspector Reed, from Portsea, arrived with the hose from that place, which was fixed to a plug in West Street, but there was not sufficient of water then.  The borough engine, when it came, was placed in the Baltic wharf, where a good supply of water was obtained from the Camber.  The Royal Artillery, with their engine, came to the spot, and played from the round Tower,  The 46th Regiment came and played form Tower Alley.  The flames spread rapidly, and in spite of all exertions, they gained the mastery in a quarter of an hour, and the house was entirely gutted.  Mr Miles states that about 1.15 am he put the gas out and went to bed, leaving the fire in the bar, and a towel in front of a chair before it.  All the inmates of the house got out safe, and went to 77 High Street, where they were hospitably entertained.  The house is the property of Mr A Nance JP and is not insured.  Mr Miles is insured for stock, furniture, clothes etc, in the London, Liverpool, and Globe Fire Office, for £500, but the damage he has sustained is £600.  About ten horses and several cabs were kept in the yard adjoining the house, but these were safely got out.  The Blue Posts was one of the oldest houses in the town.  It was an inn frequented by officers of the royal navy as far back as the time when , after his great fight as merchant captain with the Sallee pirates, received his commission from King James II : but obtained its highest popularity among the junior officers of the navy at the time of Duncan and Nelson.  It was built in 1613 and a huge porch at the front entrance, removed many years ago, was supported by two columns at its outer end, which were always kept painted bright blue.  Of late years two columns of very modest proportions  on each side of the dilapidated doorway have done duty for the more imposing columns of ancient times.


Peter Smith, living with wife Catherine at 5 Albion Place, West Street, Mariner, 34 yrs.   (1871 Census - West Street)





1881 Census


Antonio Petracca : Confectioner :  26 yrs

Josephine : 23 yrs

Henrietta : 2 yrs

Joseph : 10 months


Vincent Ditolla : Travelling Musician : 28 yrs

Frances : 23 yrs


Guiseppe Pompa : Travelling Musician : 33 yrs

Prudenca : 30 yrs

Guiseppe : 2 yrs



1891 Census


Antoine Petracca : Ice Cream Maker : 35 yrs

Josephina : 33 yrs

Henrietta : 12 yrs

Joseph : 10 yrs

Bertie : 8 yrs

Mary : 6 yrs

Anthony : 5 yrs

Caroline : 3 yrs

Frank : 1 yr



1901 Census


Antonio Petracca : Confectioner, Shop Keeper, Baker : 46 yrs

Josephine : 43 yrs

Joseph : Music Teacher : 20 yrs

Marie : Corset Maker, Stays : 16 yrs

Thomas : 15 yrs

Caroline : 13 yrs

Lily : 5 yrs



1911 Census


Antonio Petracca : Confectionary : 56 yrs

Josephine : Assisting in Business : 53 yrs

Henrietta : 32 yrs

John Herbert : : Army : 28 yrs

Maria Virginia : Corset Maker : 26 yrs

Caroline : 23 yrs

Lily : Corset Maker : 15 yrs





Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 10 August 1938

In November, 1800, two military officers, whose names  I purposely omit, because their relatives are alive today, agreed to settle a dispute, by the arbitration of the pistol, so early on the morning of a day in 1800 they went, quite alone, to a narrow passage  behind the Blue Posts in Broad Street.  A distance of about ten paces was stepped out, and they fired simultaneously, but neither was hit.  With a second shot one of them was mortally wounded, and his body lies today in the ground around the Garrison Church.  The victor was tried at the following Assizes at Winchester, found guilty of manslaughter, fined £50, and sent to prison for six months, but he was released after nine weeks confinement.




Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 12 November 1938

Officers were Lieutenant Stapleton and Ensign Grainger.

Ensign Grainger died.

In those days it was considered quite the gentlemanly thing to kill your man, and the Law turned its blind eye to the offence whenever it could.

 

18 Broad Street

1861 Census


William Wickendon : Ship Agent : 59 yrs

Christina Wright : Fruit Shop Keeper : 45 yrs

Kate : School Assistant : 18 yrs

Harry : Clerk to Farrier : 16 yrs

Ellen : 14 yrs

Emma : 12 yrs

Maria Johnson : Attendant on Ships : 58 yrs




1871 Census


Charles Groom : Sail Maker, Master : 34 yrs

1881 & 1891 46-42 Broad, Master Sailmaker;

1863 married Amelia Ann Howard at St Thomas’s;


Amelia : 27 yrs

Charles H : 6 yrs

Ann Hammond : Servant : 19 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 30 October 1886

5s Reward - Lost, Tuesday 26th inst., Broad Street, Gilded Silver Filigree Brooch.  Finder returning same to Mrs Groom, Broad Street will receive the above reward.



1891 Census


H G Sayby : Coppersmith’s Assistant : 55 yrs

Elizabeth : 55 yrs

Herbert Fielder : Engineer, Engine Maker : 29 yrs




1901 Census


William B Higgs : Manager, Marine Engineering Works : 38 yrs

Kate L : 37 yrs

William F : 9 yrs

Wilfred B : 5 yrs

Evelyn E Cooper : General Servant : 21 yrs

 

19 Broad Street

 Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 20 June 1857

For sale -No 19 Broad Street

All those extensive business premises, being well adapted for mercantile purposes, having large and substantial stores adjoining at the rear, close to the water side



1861 Census


James M Wilkinson : Hat Manufacturer : 37 yrs

Jane : 40 yrs

Jane S : 20 yrs

Sarah J : 18 yrs

Charles : Telegraphist : 14 yrs

Edward : 8 yrs

William : 5 yrs

Charlotte : 2 yrs

James M : Telegraphist : 16 yrs

Mary A Nelthorpe : 50 yrs

Mary A M : 30 yrs

Letitia : 28 yrs

Elizabeth : 19 yrs

George A : 15 yrs

William Smith : Waterman : 40 yrs

Sarah : 36 yrs

William : 12 yrs



1881 Census


Clara Tollervy : Butcheress : 40 yrs

Mary : 17 yrs

Charlie : 19 yrs

Fanny : 16 yrs


1891 Census


Clara Tollervey : Butcher : 50 yrs

Charles : Butcher : 24 yrs

Mary : Living on own Means : 19 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 23 March 1891

Some comfortable houses to let in Broad Street, Somers Road, good garden, back entrance, rent moderate.  Apply 19 Broad Street.




1901 Census


Mary C Tollervey : Living on Own Means : 70 yrs

Mary M : 12 yrs



1911 Census


Charles Tollervey : Butcher : 34 yrs

Mary : Private Means : 30 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 24 February 1934

Mr Charles Joseph Tollervey. of 19 Broad Street, who died on January 11 last, left £4,607 11s 9d., net personalty £3,667 3s 4d.  Probate has been granted to William James Quarrell, of 6 Harrow Road, Southsea, milk roundsman, the sole executor.

 

20 Broad Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 18 April 1836

Large and valuable stock of ironmongery, braziery &c., - Mr J N Robinson begs to announce that he has received instructions from the Executor of the late Mr William Love, of 20 Broad Street, Ironmonger, Brazier &c., to sell by public auction early in the next month, the whole of the stock in trade.  Particulars in next week’s paper.



1861 Census


John Latton : Carpenter & Joiner : 42 yrs

Caroline : 40 yrs

John W : 15 yrs

Thomas T : Shop Boy : 18 yrs

George J : 9 yrs

Lewis A : 6 yrs

Augustus A : 4 yrs

Francis R : 3 yrs

Harriett : 1 yr

Mary J Sherlock : House Servant : 16 yrs

Jane Brunt : Nurse Girl : 14 yrs



1871 Census


William Wickenden : Shipping Agent : 69 yrs

1861 living at 18 Broad St, widower, ship agent;


Christiana Wright : Housekeeper : 60 yrs

Charles Frampton : Fish Salesman : 26 yrs

Caroline : 28 yrs

Caroline Osborne : 8 yrs

 

21 Broad Street

Salisbury and Winchester Journal : Monday 6 July 1772

Portsmouth, 21 Broad Street, Point

To be sold, ay and under prime cost, the remaining part of the stock-in-trade of the late Mr Samuel Dawson, consisting of mercery, woollen and linen drapery, hosiery, haberdashery, millinery and slopes.

NB : All persons having any demands on the estate of the said late Mr Dawson, are desired to transmit an account thereof to his widow and executrix, Mrs Hannah Dawson immediately.  And all persons indebted to the estate, are desired to pay their respective debts forthwith, otherwise they will be sued  for the same.




1861 Census


James Fry : Shipwright : 53 yrs

Elizabeth : 57 yrs

George Roberts : Egg Merchant : 40 yrs

Virginie : 38 yrs

Hannah : 14 yrs

George : 12 yrs

Selina : 9 yrs

Clarissa : 4 yrs



1871 Census


James Tayler : Ship Chandler : 53 yrs

Maria : 47 yrs

James : Ship Chandler’s Assistant : 26 yrs

William : Merchant Seaman : 24 yrs

Maria : 22 yrs

George : Shipwright : 20 yrs

Sarah : Assistant to Governess : 18 yrs

Abraham : Shipping Agent’s Clerk : 18 yrs

Elizabeth : 15 yrs

Jane : 13 yrs

Robert : 11 yrs

John : 9 yrs

Harry : 6 yrs

George Scarrott : Sail Maker : 20 yrs

Jane Garod : Barmaid : 28 yrs

Augusta Beale  (Adopted) : 4 yrs

Ellen B (Adopted) : 3 yrs




1881 Census


Sarah Owen : Income from Sons : 64 yrs

Louisa : Draper’s Assistant : 21 yrs

Harry : Watchmaker : 23 yrs




1891 Census 


Unoccupied




Portsmouth evening News : Thursday 19 March 1891

To Tailoresses - Good buttonholers and binders wanted.  Apply 21 Broad Street




1901 Census


John Golding : Engine Fitter’s Labourer : 46 yrs

Louisa : 44 yrs

Hannah : Parlourmaid : 22 yrs

Florence : Housemaid : 17 yrs

Joseph : 13 yrs

James Stafford : Errand Boy : 13 yrs

Thomas Arlie : Warehouseman : 43 yrs



1911 Census


George Stockwell : Seaman, Fishing : 61 yrs

Louisa : 56 yrs

Lilian Alice Slape : Shorthand Typist : 20 yrs

 

22 Broad Street

1861 Census


Edwin Knott : Sailmaker : 28 yrs

1881 living at 64 Broad St with Ellen, master sailmaker;


Ellen : 30 yrs

Sarah : 63 yrs

George : 5 yrs

Ellen : 4 yrs

Edwin : 3 yrs

Edgar : 1 yr

Mary Wilson : Household Servant : 16 yrs

Theopholus Pellatt  : Mast & Block Maker : 25 yrs

Elizabeth : 22 yrs

Theopholus H : 3 yrs

Elizabeth : 1 yr

 
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23 Broad Street

1871 Census


“Peabody Store”

John Smith : Licensed Victualler : 41 yrs




1881 Census


William H Hooper : Fish Salesman : 32 yrs

Jane : 29 yrs

William H : 10 yrs

George W : 8 yrs

Albert E : 6 yrs

Frederick J : 2 yrs

Eliza Mason : General Servant :  23 yrs


Arthur Lavill : Meat Contractor : 39 yrs

Emily : 40 yrs

Frederick J : Wheelwright : 18 yrs

Mary Gorman : General Servant : 20 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 5 June 1882

Wanted - General servant, good.  Apply 23 Broad Street




1891 Census


William Hooper : Fish Salesman : 42 yrs

Jane : 39 yrs

William H : Fishmonger : 20 yrs

George W : Fishmonger : 18 yrs

J Albert S : Brass Finisher’s Apprentice : 16 yrs

James A : 12 yrs

Jessie Rolls : General Servant : 12 yrs

Emily Pelham : General Servant : 16 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 27 February 1892

Wanted - General Servant, thorough good, wanted. plain cooking.

Mrs H., 23 Broad Street



Thursday 16 March 1893

St Bernards Cricket Club - The secretary is desirous of arranging matches with other junior clubs, average age 14.

F Hooper, 23 Broad Street.



1901 Census


William H Hooper : Fish Salesman : 52 yrs

Jane : 49 yrs



1911 Census


Alfred Pottinger : Motor Engineer : 30 yrs

Elizabeth : 28 yrs

William Brimecome : Retired Bargeman : 69 yrs

Charles : Coal heaver : 35 yrs

Alice : 21 yrs

Nellie : 8 yrs

Frank Merrell : Engine Fitter : 33 yrs

 

24 Broad Street

1861 Census


Hester Damp : 51 yrs

Fanny : 29 yrs

Mary J : 27 yrs

Ellen : 22 yrs

William : Shop Man : 20 yrs

Alice : 8 yrs


1871 Census


Hester Damp : Ironmonger : 61 yrs

Fanny : 40 yrs

Mary : 38 yrs

Thomas : Draper’s Shop Man : 24 yrs

Alice : 18 yrs


1881 Census


(including  numbers 22, 20,18)

Herbert Edward Vosper : Marine Engineer  emp 55 hands : 30 yrs

Fanny : 29 yrs

Beatrice : 8 yrs

Erdine : 5 yrs

Mabel : 3 yrs

Maud : 2 yrs

Mary Sawyer : Governess : 17 yrs

Fanny Baker : General Servant : 25 yrs


Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 10 October 1883

Steam Trial : The tank vessel ‘Pelter’ having undergone extensive repairs at at Mr Read’s Ship Building Yard, Inner camber, went out of harbour yesterday morning for a trial of her machinery over the measured mile in Stokes Bay.  The results were considered highly satisfactory, being better than on any previous occasion.  Messrs Vosper and Co, engineers, of Broad Street, were entrusted by Mr Read with the repairs to the engines and boiler.



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 1 June 1889

Wanted, an Improver and an Apprentice to the Coppersmithing ; also a good moulder.

Vosper & C0, Broad Street.




Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 13 December 1905

“Vospers”

At the request of local motorists we have opened a repair department, with commodious garage, having all the latest improvements, adjoining our old established works in Broad Street, and any repairs will be attended to promptly and expeditiously by thoroughly experienced workmen.


Hampshire Telegraph : Friday 18 March 1927

Messrs Vosper and Co Ltd., of 18 - 36 Broad Street, were summoned for using an unlicensed motor lorry on the highway.  A representative of the firm pleaded guilty, and said the lorry was used for welding jobs.  They had carried out work at the Floating Bridge, when they were asked to do a job nearby.  They took the risk in taking the lorry on the highway, and were caught.  Owing to the small amount of welding work to be done it was not worth paying a heavy amount for the licence.  As a matter of fact, the work had now been closed down, as it it did not pay.  The Magistrates, in imposing a fine of 35, said they were dealing leniently with the defendants.

 

25 Broad Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 1 February 1830

To be disposed of by private contract.  A stationery business, situated in one of the most public streets in Portsmouth, with a comfortable freehold dwelling house, offices and store attached thereto, which may be converted into a printing office, the Bookbinding Establishment.  The furniture can, if agreed on, be taken at a valuation.  Immediate possession will be given, and part of the purchase money main remain on mortgage.  If required, also, another freehold dwelling house adjoining.

For further particulars, apply to G L Hambergh, 25 Broad Street, who has likewise for sale,1100 French Burr Stones, and twenty tons Plaster of Paris, of the best qualities, on most reasonable terms.



Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 11 August 1849

James Hoar, charged with being concealed in the dwelling house of Thomas Tollervey, butcher, Broad Street (1841 census) on the 3rd instant, with intent to commit a felony, was sentenced to three months imprisonment with hard labour in the borough gaol.






1861 Census


George H Tollervey : Butcher : 34 yrs

Harriett A : 30 yrs

Mary H : 6 yrs

Thomas P : 4 yrs

Fanny M : 2 yrs

Charles J : 2 months

Mary A : Governess : 36 yrs

Clara : 32 yrs



1871 Census


Mary Tollervey : School Mistress : 50 yrs

Clara : Butcher’s Shop Woman : 47 yrs

Mary H : 15 yrs

Fanny C : 12 yrs




1881 Census


William John Keemer : Marine Store Dealer : 41 yrs

1871  living at 9 King St, Alverstoke, greengrocer;

1891  living at 67 St Vincent St, Portsea, shoemaker; 


Margaret : Store Assistant : 40 yrs

William J : 11 yrs




1891 Census 


Unoccupied




1901 Census


Mary Bailey : Laundress : 55 yrs

Henry : Riveter (Ship) : 30 yrs

Sarah Griffiths : 32 yrs

Henry Pearman : 4 yrs

Norah : 5 yrs



1911 Census


Mary Bailey : 65 yrs

Henry : Ship Plate Riveter : 40 yrs

Sarah Griffiths : 42 yrs

Arthur : Harbour Man : 45 yrs

Norah Pearman : 15 yrs

Harry : Newsboy : 14 yrs

Ruby Griffiths : 9 yrs

Beatrice : 8 yrs

Bessie : 7 yrs

Ralph : 4 yrs

Henry Bailey Burridge : 2 yrs 

 

26 Broad Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 17 December 1781

East India Warehouse.  Mr Young from London, with all sorts of India Muslins, which have lately been seized and taken prizes, and are now selling by commission, wholesale and retail, cheaper by twenty per cent, than ever before sold in England, and a great many articles fifty per cent, at a large shop, No 26 Broad Street.




1861 Census 


John Abrahams : Bargeman : 26 yrs

Mary A : 24 yrs

John : 2 yrs

Henry : 2 months



1881 Census


George Porter : Labourer in Factory : 65 yrs

Louisa : 62 yrs




1891 Census


John Hewitt : Stoker & Driver, Stationary Engine : 49 yrs

Mary : 40 yrs

Frank E : 11 yrs

Clara E : 8 yrs

Arthur W : 4 yrs

Annie F : 1 yr



1901 Census

William Kelsey : Stoker & Driver, Stationary Engine : 30 yrs

Lily K : 29 yrs

Lily L M : 11 yrs

William : 9 yrs

George R : 4 yrs

Herbert J : 1 yr



1911 Census


Thomas Mills : Stationary Engine Man : 25 yrs

May : 24 yrs

Thomas Edwin : 18 months

Joseph : Electrician Wireman : 22 yrs

 

27 Broad Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 18 April 1785

To be sold by auction for the benefit of the creditors, at the Fountain Inn, in the High Street, on Monday the 18th day of this instant April, at six o’clock in the evening;  A valuable freehold estate, consisting of a substantial built dwelling house, desirably situated in in the centre and on the  east side of the Broad Street, on the Point, being No 27, and late in the occupation of Mr Atkins, Linen-Draper; containing on the ground floor, a large shop in front 17 feet by 19 feet four inches, with counters and fixtures; a back room 12 feet three inches by 12 feet four inches; on the second floor, bed chambers and closets, and four upper rooms; a kitchen with a room over it,  large paved yard, with a jank under it; pump, and outhouses adjoining the dwelling house, all conveniently fitted up with proper fixtures, the whole lately built and in good repair.  A purchaser may have immediate possession.

A view and further particulars may be had by applying to Mr John Heckley, grocer, Mr William Bedford, merchant, and Mr Henry Garret, wine merchant, creditors and trustees of the estate and effects of Mr George Toop, or of Mr Joseph Bettesworth, attorney at law, Portsmouth Common, their solicitor.

If required, £5 or £600 of the present mortgage money may remain.



Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 4 July 1803

To be sold by private contract, the very desirable freehold dwelling house, No 27, on the north side and most elegant part of Broad Street : comprising on the ground floor, a very covenient and spacious counting house, parlour, paved yard, kitchen and offices, with a servant’s bedroom over : on the first floor, a very handsome drawing room and bed chamber : and, on the attic storey, three bedrooms.  The above premises are admirably situated for mercantile business, from their contiguity to the custom-house and to the water,  Immediate possession will be given, and a considerable amount of the purchase money may, if required, remain on mortgage, at five per cent interest.

Further particulars

 may be known by applying to Mr Scarlett or Mr Callaway, Solicitor.




1861 Census


Richard W Stokes : Rate Collector : 47 yrs

Jane : 30 yrs



Saturday 2 May 1868 : Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette

South of England Cork and Isinglass Manufactory

27 Broad Street

J W Barnaby begs to return thanks for the patronage hitherto received, and to inform his friends and the public generally that he has taken into partnership Mr Daycock, and that and that the business will in future be conducted under the firm of  Barnaby, Daycock & Co in the above spacious and most convenient premises, which have been thoroughly renovated, and adapted for the extensive manufacture of all kinds of corks, Isinglass &c..

Messrs Barnaby, Daycock and Co being well acquainted with both businesses, are now prepared to receive and execute all orders entrusted to them, and hope by strict attention to business, and moderate prices, to merit a continuance of public support.



1871 Census


Margaret Barnaby : Cork Merchant’s Wife  : 35 yrs



1881 Census


William J Elliott : Waterman : 35 yrs 

1871 living at 7 Tower St, mariner;

1861 living at 2 Aylett’s Court, 15 yr old waterman;

1851 living as a 5 yr old  lodger with Elizabeth & George Webb in East St


Mary : 29 yrs

Laura J : 10 yrs

William J : 6 yrs


Henry Gowers : Travelling Musician : 43 yrs

Mary A : 31 yrs

Henry W : 13 yrs

Elizabeth : 11 yrs

Kate : 5 yrs


Robert Taw : Waterman : 31 yrs

Amelia : 29 yrs

Robert E : 7 yrs

Rhoda : 5 yrs

Harriett F : 2 yrs


1891 Census


Joseph P Kemp : Cork Cutter : 38 yrs

Mary F : Certificated Teacher : 39 yrs

Clara M : Housekeeper : 16 yrs

George E : Telegraph Messenger : 15 yrs

Flora M : 12 yrs

Bessie H : 9 yrs

Emma E : 8 yrs

Alfred E : 5 yrs

Frederick C : 2 yrs

Edward Main : Waterman : 74 yrs


Douglas Moffat : Engine Fitter : 29 yrs

Eliza E : 23 yrs

Alice Lillian : 4 yrs

William : 1 yr


1901 Census


Joseph Kemp : Cork Cutter : 48 yrs

Mary F : Teacher, Board School : 49 yrs

George E : Stamper, Post Office : 25 yrs

Flora M : Machinist, Corsets and Stays : 22 yrs

Bessie M : Housekeeper : 19 yrs

Emma E : Draper’s Assistant : 18 yrs

Alfred E : Shipwright’s Apprentice : 15 yrs

Frederick C : 12 yrs

Lillian : 5 yrs

Percy E : 2 yrs


George McKenzie : Waterman, Barge : 67 yrs

Henry : Waterman : 65 yrs



1911 Census


Joseph Paxton Kemp : Cork Cutter : 59 yrs

Mary Fry : Elementary School Teacher : 60 yrs

Alfred Edward : Shipwright : 25 yrs

Frederick Charles : Shipwright : 23 yrs

Lillian Grace : 16 yrs

Percy Edgar : 12 yrs

Fred Charlie Bowman : Engine Room Artificer : 33 yrs

Florence Mary : 32 yrs

Roy Kemp : 2 yrs

Olive Mary Main : 31 yrs


Fred Garside : Railway Porter : 29 yrs

Bessie Norah : 29 yrs

Florence Beatrice : 6 yrs

Doris Norah : 3 yrs

Gladys Claire : 1 yr



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 9 September 1922

Wednesday September 13th, 1922, at 6.30 pm, Bowler and Blake are in receipt of instructions to sell by auction the spacious dwelling house, 27 Broad Street, having on the ground floor:  front room, back sitting room, large wash-house and copper, cellar, yard and wc.  On the first floor: 3 excellent bedrooms.  On the top floor: 4 bedrooms.  There is a frontage to Broad Street of 19ft or thereabouts, and gas is laid on to two rooms:  together with the site of a former store, 40 ft x 17 ft or thereabouts.  With access to West Street, suitable for a garage or for building another store.


Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 21 September 1925

Edward Williams, 65 a coal porter of Broad Street, pleaded not guilty to a charge of stealing from the doorway of 44 High Street, a bottle containing a pint of milk, value 7d, the property of H R White & Co, of Brooklands Dairy, but he magistrates found the case proved, and fined him £1, or in default 15 days’ imprisonment.  The prisoner was refused time in which to pay the fine.


Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 24 March 1934

Arthur Williams (43), 27 Broad Street, a pensioner, was remanded for a week on bail on a charge of obtaining by false pretences and with intent to defraud 15s from Sydney Godfrey on February 14

 

28 Broad Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 13 May 1844

To be sold by auction by Robinson and Son, at the Bush Hotel, Southsea, on Thursday, the 16th day of May, 1844, at six for seven o’clock in the evening precisely, by order of the Devisees in Trust for sale under the will of Mr George Richards, deceased, those desirable and valuable  freehold business premises and family dwelling house, double fronted shop, store and  appurtenances, in the the middle and number 28 Broad Street, Point,, having an extensive range of frontage in Broad Street and in the occupation of Mr Edward Cross and Mrs Burridge.




1861 Census


George Cook : Fruiterer & Fishmonger : 22 yrs

Elizabeth : 21 yrs

Emily : 1 yr

Naomi : 10 days

Mary A Mosey : Domestic Servant : 13 yrs

Susannah Harrison : Monthly Nurse : 49 yrs

William Camp : Mason : 52 yrs

Charlotte : Dressmaker : 14 yrs

George : Porter at Floating Bridge : 23 yrs

Maria : 22 yrs

Henry : 2 months

Mary J Smith : Seaman’s Wife : 27 yrs

Elizabeth Main : Housemaid : 18 yrs

William Lapthorn : Sailmaker : 44 yrs

Jane : 42 yrs

James : Sailmaker’s Apprentice : 17 yrs

Mary J : 21 yrs

Matilda : 7 yrs

Emily J : 6 yrs

Havrell : 3 yrs

Maria Canes : 20 yrs

Mary Rose : 77 yrs





Saturday 18 July 1868 : Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette

William Hooper

28 Broad Street

Optician and Nautical Warehouse

Opera, field, telescope, and other glasses, warranted at London prices.

Instruments cleaned and repaired.

Yacht and ships’ brass work of every description made and repaired



1871 Census


William Hooper : Optician, Brass Finisher : 44 yrs

Emma : 40 yrs

James : Brass Finisher’s Assistant : 20 yrs

Alfred : Brass Finisher’s Assistant : 18 yrs

Kate : 16 yrs

Ellen : 13 yrs

Emma : 13 yrs

Frederick : 11 yrs

Mary : 9 yrs

Hannah : 6 yrs

Ruth : 3 yrs

 

29 Broad Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 5 September 1803

To be sold by auction by Mr Eastman, at the Star and Garter Tavern, on the Point, on Wednesday the 21 st day of September 1803, at seven o’clock in the evening, unless sooner disposed of by private contract, of which timely notice will be given, all that messuage or dwelling house, being at no 29, situate in Broad Street, on the Point, and now in the possession of Mr George Kingsford, the proprietor; comprising a good shop, with two bow windows, a parlour behind the same, a drawing room, and five bedrooms, a drying loft, kitchen and wash-house, a good dry cellar, a large water tank, &c..  The commanding situation for trade on the before mentioned premises, needs no encomium, neing nearly opposite the Bath square, and not far from Point Beach.

For particulars enquire of Mr Eastman, St George’s Square, Portsea, or of the proprietor, on the premises.  NB - a purchaser may have immediate possession, and be accommodated with part of the money on mortgage, if required.



Monday 2 November 1818

To be sold by auction by Mr Collins on the premises on Monday November the 2d, and following days; household furniture, a counting desk with bookshelves; of Mr Joseph Burridge, ship chandler, No 29 Broad Street.




1871 Census


William Lapsham : Sail Maker & Ship Chandler : 53 yrs

Jane : 51 yrs

James : Sail Maker : 26 yrs

Augusta : 21 yrs

Matilda : 17 yrs

Emily : 16 yrs

Harriett : 13 yrs

Maria Cains : 30 yrs




1881 Census


John T Crampton : Coal Merchant : 28 yrs

Harriett : 30 yrs

Harriet Frost : 66 yrs

Jane Hayes : General Servant : 16 yrs



1891 Census 



Unoccupied



1901 Census


William Lucas : Sail Maker : 54 yrs

Ada G : 29 yrs

Sidney E : Sail Maker : 23 yrs

Nellie E : 21 yrs

Blanche H : Dressmaker : 17 yrs

Nettie E : Tailoress : 15 yrs

Thomas R : Sail Maker’s Boy : 13 yrs

Ida G : 11 yrs

Ruby W : 9 yrs



1911 Census


Ada G Lucas : 39 yrs

Nellie E : 31 yrs

Reggie Thomas : Sailmaker : 23 yrs

Ida G : Tailoress : 21 yrs

Ruby W : Tailoress : 19 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 6 May 1922

On Wednesday May 24th, 1922, Bowler and Blake are in receipt of instructions to sell by auction at an early date, 29 Broad Street.  Solicitors, Messrs Bramsdon & Childs, 10 High Street


Hampshire Telegraph : Friday 7 September 1928

An accident in which the brothers A L Lucas and William Lucas, sons of Mr W G Lucas, sailmaker of Broad Street, were concerned, happened during a race under the auspices of the Portsmouth Sailing Club, off Clarence Pier, on Saturday afternoon.  The two young men were sailing a 14 ft dinghy in a heavy sea when it overturned.  Mr Ayres who was piloting another dinghy single-handed at once went to their rescue at great risk to himself and succeeded in getting the two men aboard.  The RAF launch and speed boat also hurried to the rescue but were not required.  Mr Knighton salved the capsized boat and towed it to the beach with one of the “round the harbour” motor boats.  Messrs Lucas desires to thank Mr Ayres for his prompt action.

 

30 Broad Street

1861 Census

Edmund Gray : Painter & Plumber : 27 yrs

Alice : 61 yrs

Harriett Lawlee : 65 yrs

Ellen Chase : 22 yrs


1871 Census

Edmund Gray : Painter (emp 5 men) : 38 yrs

Clara : 25 yrs

Eva : 5 yrs

Mabel : 3 yrs

Harry : 1 yr

Matilda Lankaster : Land Owner : 38 yrs

Eliza Messen : Servant : 17 yrs


1881 Census

Robert Harris : Ostler : 65 yrs

Elizabeth : 61 yrs


William Lovel : Coasting Mariner : 58 yrs

Jane : 57 yrs

Emily : 15 yrs

Walter : 11 yrs

Frank : 6 yrs


Henry Taw : Coasting Mariner : 25 yrs

Emma : 23 yrs

Emma : 3 yrs

Henrietta : 3 months

 

31 Broad Street

1841 Census


“India House”

Charles Frames : Grocer : 40 yrs

William : 9 yrs

Elizabeth : 6 yrs

Clementine : 5 yrs

Elizabeth Palmer : 25 yrs

Ann Funnell : 20 yrs



1861 Census


William Reckman : Grocer : 40 yrs

Charlotte : 66 yrs

Edwin Budd : Grocer’s Assistant : 20 yrs

Maria Reeves : House Servant : 32 yrs



1871 Census 


 Unoccupied 



1881 Census


Frank Owen : Sail Maker & Fish Merchant : 31 yrs

Mary A : 28 yrs



1891 Census


Frederick Santillo : Cork Cutter : 43 yrs

Emy J : Shop Keeper : 43 yrs

Alfred E : 9 yrs




Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 9 January 1892

Emily Kate White, alias Kate Howard, 60 Charwoman, was indicted for the theft of 5lbs of bacon, value 4/1, the property of Frederick Santillo, and also a bladder of lard and a jar of jam, value 6s, belonging to Walter Harvey.  Mr Bovill Smith prosecuted.  Prosecutors are grocers, carrying on business in Broad Street, and in respect of the first charge, which alone was gone into, it was stated that prisoner was seen helping herself to the bacon by Mrs Santillo, who asked her what she was doing, and was told,”I’m robbing you.”  Mrs Santillo sought to detain her, but she escaped, only to be arrested in the street later on, with the proceeds of the other robbery concealed beneath her dress.  Prisoner, who had previously convicted of felony, pleaded that she was drunk at the time, and had no recollection of what she did.  Sentenced to three months hard labour.




1901 Census


John Anderson : Grocer : 44 yrs

Harriett : 40 yrs

Harriett : 14 yrs

Thomas ; 12 yrs

John : 3 yrs

May 1 yr

Stephen : 9 yrs



1911 Census


John Anderson : Grocer : 57 yrs

Harriett Maria : 49 yrs

Harriett Louisa Hawkins : 24 yrs

May Anderson : 11 yrs

Stephen : 10 yrs

Olive : 9 yrs

Alfred : 7 yrs

Robert Redward : 3 yrs






Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 5 March 1932

Monday 21st March 1932, sale of investment properties in Portsmouth, Field and Palmer are instructed to sell by auction on the above date, at 6.30 pm :-

31 Broad Street

 

32 Broad Street

Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 30 May 1846

John Fogwill, who has several times been an inmate of our borough gaol, was charged with obtaining two pair of woman’s boots from the shop of Mrs Loveless, Broad Street, by false pretences, on Tuesday last.  The prisoner went to the prosecutrix’s shop on the above day in the name of his brother, Mr Fogwill of Broad Street, and obtained two pairs of boots, stating they were for a customer who was waiting, and that his brother would call in a few minutes and pay for the same.  He subsequently sold one pair to a broker in Portsea, and pawned the other at Miss Blackshell’s.  Committed for trial at the Sessions.



1861 Census

William Fogwell : Boot Maker : 34 yrs

Mary A : 32 yrs

William : 9 yrs

Harry : 8 yrs

Frank : 6 yrs

Walter : 4 yrs

Allen : 3 yrs

Annie 1 yr

Elizabeth Harbone : House Servant : 22 yrs


1871 Census

William Fogwill : Shoemaker (emp 3 men) : 44 yrs

Mary A : 42 yrs

Harry : Draper’s Apprentice : 18 yrs

Frank : Lawyer’s Clerk : 16 yrs

Walter : Brewer’s Clerk : 14 yrs

Allan : 13 yrs

Annie : 11 yrs

Robert : 9 yrs

Jane Davis : Servant, Domestic : 23 yrs


1881 Census


Eugene Suiter : Seaman, Coasting seaman : 33 yrs

Helen : 29 yrs

Florence M : 4 yrs

Duglas : 2 yrs

Harold : 1 month


Maria Triggs : Laundress : 67 yrs

Maria : Laundress : 39 yrs


Chichester Observer : Saturday 10 September 1938

The death of Mr Allan Fogwell, aged 80 years, occurred at his home, 3 Monks Hill, Westbourne, on Sunday.  Mr Fogwell had been ailing for some 18 months.  For many years he conducted a boot-mender’s shop in Broad Street, during which time he visited Westbourne for weekends.  After his retirement, however, he cam to, and at the time of his death had resided there for some twenty years.  He was a member in  Portsmouth of of the Oddfellows, but was not associated with any local organisation in Westbourne.

At the age of 74, he married after waiting 50 years to do so, circumstances preventing the wedding until then.

The funeral service at the Parish Church was conducted on Wednesday by the Rev C D Hodge.  The mourners were: The widow, Mr F Fogwell (brother), Mr W Fogwell (nephew), Miss Winifred Dee (niece), Mr T Humphreys and Mr Beeston.

Wreaths were received from the following : The widow, Mr Frank Fogwell, Mrs Ellingham, Mr & Mrs Holloway and sons, Mr A Bee, Mr & Mrs W Fogwell, Mrs Mary Smythson, Miss Probyn, Mrs Hulbert and Miss Loada, Mr & Mrs F Salter, Mrs Tremayne and daughter, Mr & Mrs Marshall, Mrs Routledge, Mr & Mrs Lillywhite, Mr & Mrs Beeston and Mr T Humphreys.

 

33 Broad Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 31 December 1781

“Freemasons Arms”

To be sold by private contract, on or before the 10th day of January, 1782.  The unexpired term of  the much improved lease of that commodious and eligible house, No 33, situated in the very best part of Broad Street, Portsmouth Point, late in the occupation of Mr Richard Chapman, Stationer, Ironmonger and Ship Chandler; and with the said lease will be sold, the stock in trade, fixtures and household furniture.


The conveniences of the house are undeniable, consisting of a spacious, roomy and largfe shop, a commodious and light parlour adjoining, commanding a view of the same with elegant beaufet and useful closets, a convenient and useful kitchen on the same floor, an easy and roomy staircase to the first floor, which consists of an extra large and elegant dining room, and two good bedrooms adjoining, with roomy landing place, a very convenient yard with good storehouses and a neat privy &c., &c..  


The whole is replete with every suitable conveniency for the accommodation of a genteel family that it needs no encomiums, the whole having gone through a substantial and ornamental repair, by the late incumbent, who hath in the last year and a half expended on the said premises£150 in erections and improvements; and now held for the unexpired term of five years and a half of the small rent of £45 per annum during the time of war, but in time of peace at the reduced rate of £25 per annum; and as a farther recommendation it hath two good entrances, one in Broad Street and the other in East Street.  There is also a good passage opening into the harbour, belonging to the premises, for shipping or landing goods.


The stock in trade ids a regulated and well chosen assortment of articles in the stationary, ironmongery, braziery, tin and ship chandlery businesses, comprising almost every article needful in the above businesses and home consumption trades.  The fixtures consist of an elegant bow front with inside sashes, counter with drawers complete, mahogany glass cases with drawers, glass cases round the shop with drawers and useful shelves.  Bath and other stoves, as fixed, with good kitchen range, jack, dressers, cupboards, drawers &c..


The household furniture consists of a useful china and plate, good Scotch and other carpets, elegant bedsteads with mahogany fluted feet posts, check and harrateer, furniture to ditto; large gilt, pier and swing glasses, mahogany dining tables and chairs, an elegant bureaux and book-case with glass doors, a neat time-piece, and sundry other useful articles &c..

The above is a licensed house, has formerly been in the publicway, known by the name of the Freemasons Arms, in a vert extensive trade.



Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 21 August 1843

No 33 Broad Street, Portsmouth

To be sold by auction by Robinson, on the premises, as above, on Tuesday, the 22nd day of August, 1843, at twelve o’clock precisely ; The whole of the superior household furniture and effects of the late Mr William Owen, Slopseller and dealer ; comprising mahogany loo, dining, pembroke and other tables, mahogany sofa with satin seating, noble gilt-frame chimney and toilette glasses, three superior bordered goose featgered beds and bedding, Brussels and Kidderminster carpets, and hearth rugs, rosewood tallboy chest of drawers,, capital eight day clock, in Spanish curl mahogany, barometer, richly cut glass and china,, Sheffield plated articles,, about 100 ounces of modern plate, an excellent assortment of linen, the usual kitchen requisites and an infinity of effects.



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 12 June 1847

To be sold cheap, or let for a season, a first class wherry, 9 tons, OM, copper fastened, replete with stores, and ready for immediate use.  Any gentleman requiring a pleasure boat, will find the above well adapted for that purposes.

For other particulars, apply to Mr Henry Owen, Tailor and Outfitter, 33 Broad Street.



1861 Census


Henry Owen : Outfitter : 41 yrs

Eliza J : 8 yrs

Catherine : 3 yrs

Louisa : 2 yrs

Florence : 7 months

Emma Hewett : 20 yrs

Robert J Mitchell : Ship Steward : 29 yrs

Eliza Nicholson : 28 yrs

Kate Cook : House Servant : 16 yrs




1871 Census 



Unoccupied


1881  Census


Sarah A Atlee : Greengrocer & Fruiterer : 53 yrs

Richard W : Licensed Meter : 21 yrs



1891 Census


Thomas Foster : Furniture Packer : 60 yrs

Mercy : 67 yrs

Edward J : Painter & Greengrocer : 31 yrs


1901 Census

Henry Cootes : Greengrocer : 37 yrs

Ellen : 30 yrs



1911 Census


John William Cottrell : Licensed Waterman & Grocer’s Shopkeeper : 43 yrs

Laura Jane : 40 yrs

Amy Mary : 19 yrs

John William : Boatman : 18 yrs

George Thomas : 13 yrs

Edith Rosa : 10 yrs

Harry Elliott : 8 yrs

Alice lilian : 6 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 33 Broad Street



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 19 March 1932

Monday 21 march 1932, sale of a freehold corner shop property in the City of Old Portsmouth, Field and Palmer are instructed to sell by auction, the corner freehold property, 33 Broad Street, comprising shop, kitchen, two sitting rooms, four bedrooms.  Side entrance in Bathing Lane.  At present let at 15 s 6d per week, tenant paying rates.  Vendor’s Solicitors, Messrs F G Allen and Sons, 15 Landport terrace.

 

34 Broad Street

“King’s Arms Inn”


Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 15 May 1786

New Coffee Room, Portsmouth.  A subscription coffee room was this day opened, at the King’s Arms Inn, in this town, which, from its eligible and convenient situation, and the respectable number of subscribers already engaged, it is hoped will meet with encouragement.




Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 25 June 1787

“King’s Arms Inn”

Peter Coveney respectfully informs the Nobility, gentry, and his friends in general, that he has again neatly fitted up the above Inn, where such as may be pleased to honour him with their future countenance, may be assured of genteel accommodations, and on the most reasonable terms

NB - Commodious and roomy coach-houses, with good stall stables.


1841 Census


“Kings Arms Inn”

Sarah Marks : Licensed Victualler : 50 yrs

William : Ship Agent : 22 yrs

John : 15 yrs

Charles : 10 yrs

Fammy Ofan : 21 yrs

William Ludlow : Jeweller : 46 yrs

Emma : 16 yrs

Sarah Gilbert : 36 yrs

James Harting : Pilot : 45 yrs


1861 Census 


 “Kings Arms”


George Smith : Carpenter : 55 yrs

Louisa : 53 yrs

John : Ship Steward : 20 yrs

James : 15 yrs

Sarah Morgan : 29 yrs

Jeremiah Mahony : Seaman : 25 yrs 



1871 Census


John Main : Merchant’s Clerk : 30 yrs

1861 

Mary A : 32 yrs

Benjamin : Newspaper Printer Pressman : 25 yrs

Mary : 21 yrs

Caroline Green : 9 yrs

 
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35 Broad Street


1861 Census  “King’s Head”


Samuel Jackman : Victualler : 51 yrs

Mary A : 51 yrs

Gloster : 12 yrs 

Caroline Aston : Waitress : 39 yrs




1871 Census   King’s Arms”


Samuel Jackman : Licensed Victualler : 61 yrs

living at 44 Bishop St Portsea, retired, widower

1891 living with son Gloster (Master Mariner) & family at same address 

1892. died in Portsea


Louisa : 54 yrs

Oscar Medgett : Seaman, RN : 28 yrs

Gloster Jackman : Merchant Seaman : 22 yrs

Ellen : 22 yrs

Harry : 1 yr




1881 Census


Edwin Palmer : Master Butcher : 62 yrs

Martha : 54 yrs

Martha A : 21 yrs

George : Grocer’s Apprentice : 16 yrs

Thomas Pafford : Butcher’s Boy : 17 yrs

Mary Mitchell : General Servant : 20 yrs



Thursday 18 October 1883

General Servant - (good character) for house of business : plain cooking : over 20 years of age.

35 Broad Street




1891 Census


Edward Main : Pilot : 46 yrs

Ann : 47 yrs

Edward W : Shipwright : 19 yrs

Matthew : Boat Builder : 16 yrs

Ann : 14 yrs

Charles : 12 yrs

John Pole : Grocer’s Assistant : 26 yrs

Emma : 23 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 27 February 1892

Wanted - Boy, respectable, wanted, one used to the business preferred.

Apply Palmer, Butcher, Broad Street




Saturday 31 December 1892

Death : We regret to learn of the death of Mr Edward Main, Trinity pilot, which event occurred somewhat suddenly at his residence, 35 Broad Street. on Thursday evening.  The deceased, who was 48 years of age, held the post of coxswain of the Heyland lifeboat, stationed on Southsea beach, and was well known and highly respected., especially in maritime circles at this port. He has been ailing for a considerable time past, and it is believed that he succumbed  to some lung trouble.  Dr Lord, has however, reported the case to the coroner.  It is not yet known whether the death will form the subject of an inquest.

Saturday 6th May 1820


1901 Census

William J Moody : Fish Salesman : 51 yrs

Ellen : 47 yrs


1911 Census

William James Moody : Fish salesman : 61 yrs

Emma : 57 yrs


Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser

STAR AND GARTER HOTEL, TAVERN AND COFFEE HOUSE

S. Bonamy begs leave to return her sincere thanks to the Nobility, Gentry, Navy and Army, for the very liberal support she has experienced, and begs respectfully to inform them she has fitted up the above house with every comfort and accommodation; and hopes, by strict attention and moderate charges, to merit a a continuance of their support.

London Coaches Morning and Evening

Havre-de-Grace Packets twice a week

Packets to and from the Isle of Wight twice a day

Neat Poste Chaises &c


Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 16 October 1923

Wireless : Wireless Installations - 1, 2, 3, 4,  5 valve sets on hire purchase.  Aerials erected at shortest notice: advice given.  Trevor & Co, 35 Broad Street


Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 3 April 1930

To Let : cheap, shop and Tea Room, joining 35 Broad Street.


Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 28 December 1931

Golden Wedding : On December 26th, 1881, at the Kent Street Baptist Chapel, Portsea, by the Rev J W Genders, Hilliar John Boyce, to Martha Ann (Pattie), second daughter of Mr and Mrs Edwin Palmer of Broad Street.

35.5 Broad Street

1871 Census


Robert Notting : Shipping Agent : 42 yrs

Amy : 38 yrs

Adeline : School Mistress : 17 yrs

William : Clerk : 16 yrs

Amy : 13 yrs

Kate : 12 yrs

Robert : 9 yrs

Ellen : 6 yrs

Henry : 4 yrs

Albert C : 5 months

 

36 Broad Street

1861 Census


Robert Notting : Hairdresser : 32 yrs

1841 living in “Thatched House” Broad St with parents William (Victualler) & Elizabeth

1851 living in Broad St with wife, hairdresser, 23 yrs

1871 living at 35 Broad St, Shipping Agent

1881 living at 30 Henrietta St, Portsea, Ship Agent

1891 living at 14 Nelson Terrace, Portsea, hairdresser

1901 living at 14 Napier Rd, Portsea, hairdresser, 71 yrs

1904 died in Portsea.


Amy : 28 yrs

Adeline : 7 yrs

William : 6 yrs

Amy : 4 yrs

Kate : 1 yr




1871 Census


William Rout : Plumber & Ironmonger : 34 yrs

1841 living in Tower St with parents William (Victualler) 63 & Ann 61

1861 29 March, married Jane Mansfield at St Mary’s Portsea.

1881 living at 84 Broad St

1885 died in Portsea


Jane : 30 yrs

Willie : 8 yrs

Harry : 6 yrs

George : 4 yrs

Elizabeth Mansfield : 69 yrs

Thomas Wey : Ship’s Steward, Pensioner : 49 yrs

Mary A : 38 yrs

Thomas R : 10 yrs

 
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37 Broad Street

1841 Census “True Blue”


Henry Faithful : Publican : 60 yrs

Elizabeth : 50 yrs

Elizabeth : 19 yrs

Jane : 13 yrs

Elizabeth Pink : 21 yrs


1861 Census



Joseph Fuller : Journeyman Baker : 46 yrs

Ellen : 41 yrs

Joseph : 14 yrs

Frederick : 12 yrs

Ellen : 10 yrs

Alice : 8 yrs

Elizabeth : 5 yrs

Francis : 1 yr

Mary Flynn : 3 yrs

William Tilshed : Mariner : 31 yrs

Elizabeth : 22 yrs

Elizabeth : 10 months

James Lewis : Waterman : 25 yrs

Charlotte : 23 yrs

Charlotte E : 1 month

George Jury : Seaman : 50 yrs

Eliza : 47 yrs

Eliza : 28 yrs

Elizabeth : 26 yrs

Sarah A : 24 yrs

Ellen : 18 yrs

Edward : 14 yrs

Henry : 9 yrs

James : 6 yrs

Charles Cobby : 38 yrs

Jane : 38 yrs

Richard Barlow : Labourer : 40 yrs

Caroline : 30 yrs

Rose : 4 yrs




1861 Census : “True Blue”


Margaret McCarthy : Publican : 60 yrs

Mary Carmon : 25 yrs

Jane McCarthy : 22 yrs

James : 13 yrs

Catherine Carmon : 3 yrs

Daniel : 1 yr.




1871 Census


George Humphries : Boat Builder : 42 yrs

Jane : 40 yrs

Ellen : 14 yrs

Emily : 12 yrs

Elizabeth : 10 yrs

William : 5 yrs


George Wingate : Seaman : 28 yrs

Sarah : 26 yrs

George : 3 yrs

Mark : 1 yr


William Goble : Baker Journeyman : 32 yrs

Mary : 29 yrs

Eliza : 5 yrs

Helen : 2 yrs

Annie : 2 months

Martha Polding : Supported by Sons : 67 yrs

William : Cab Proprietor : 39 yrs

Francis : Cab Proprietor : 30 yrs



1881 Census


James Thompson : Scripture Reader : 47 yrs

Elizabeth C : 56 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 11 September 1890

The Coroner will hold an inquest tomorrow into the death of John Dunn, 71 years od who expired on Tuesday evening at 37 Broad Street




1891 Census


James Thompson : Scripture Reader : 77 yrs

Elizabeth : 78 yrs




1901 Census


John W Cottrell : Waterman : 34 yrs

Laura J : 30 yrs

Laura J : 11 yrs

Amy M : 9 yrs

John W : 8 yrs

George T : 3 yrs

Edith R : 9 months

John P Mills : Hand Driller, Dockyard : 40 yrs



1911 Census


Alice Olive Bowden : 58 yrs

Albert James : Cashier & Accountant : 26 yrs

George : Clerk in Town Clerk’s Office : 24 yrs

Frank : Ship Painter & Decorator : 22 yrs

Olive : 19 yrs

Charles Damp Warehouse Boy : 15 yrs

 

38 Broad Street

1861 Census



David McDonald : Trading Captain : 42 yrs

Charles Vine : Grocer & General Dealer : 50 yrs

Phoebe : 44 yrs

Caroline : Dressmaker Shop : 24 yrs

Ann : Dressmaker Shop : 20 yrs

William : Cork Sorter : 16 yrs

Phoebe : 14 yrs

Clara : 10 yrs

Margaret Webb : House Servant : 19 yrs

Sarah Smith : Laundress : 60 yrs

William : Merchant Mariner : 33 yrs

John Seward : 12 yrs

Thomas Hisoni : Day Labourer : 28 yrs

William Murks : Day Labourer : 24 yrs

William Mill : Day Labourer : 25 yrs

John Miles : Carpenter : 56 yrs

Frances : 65 yrs

Mary Haller : Laundress : 43 yrs

Margaret : 16 yrs

William Mear : Labourer : 25 yrs

Martha : 17 yrs




1861 Census : “Kings House”


Samuel Jackman : Victualler : 51 yrs

Mary A : 51 yrs

Hester : 12 yrs

Caroline Arton : Waitress : 39 yrs

Henry Hughes : Sgt of Artillery : 28 yrs

Mary A : 24 yrs

Theresa : 3 yrs

Sarah A : 3 months

Mary A Holt : House Servant : 32 yrs





1871 Census


Charles Vine : Grocer : 60 yrs

Phoebe : 54 yrs

Caroline : 35 yrs

Phoebe Isaacs : 24 yrs

Louise : 1 yr

Jane Lewis : Servant, Domestic : 17 yrs





Tuesday 31 March 1885 : Portsmouth Evening News

Allsop & Sons Burton Ales

can be obtained of

Frank L Hunt

“Old Blue Posts”

38 Broad Street

X. Light dinner ale, is brilliant.  Gives great satisfaction 9s Firkin  18s Kldn

XX Mild ale, a very pleasant dinner ale, brilliant sparkling and possess good body10s 6d Firkin   21s Kldn

XXX Mils ale is a paler ale with greater strength  12s Firkin  24s Kldn

F. Mild ale is a very fine ale nut brown, sparkling, very strong, and extra quality 13s 6d Firkin   27s Kldn

D. East India Pale Ale has been the means of making the town of Burton so justly celebrated  15s Firkin   30s Kldn

Dinner Ale - 3s per dozen Imperial Pints.



1891 Census


Frank S Hunt : Wine & Spirit Merchant : 40 yrs

Annie M : 38 yrs

Frank S : 9 yrs

Annie E : 7 yrs

Annie Sullivan : General Servant : 17 yrs




1901 Census


Arthur T Hancock : Licensed Victualler : 34 yrs

Marie : 32 yrs

Margerie : 8 yrs

Rence Elsie : 5 yrs




Saturday 13 July 1901

Barman wanted - apply Hancock, 38 Broad Street



1911 Census

“Old Blue Posts”


Ernest James Williams : Manager : 33 yrs

May : 29 yrs

Infant : 1 month


George William Cooper : Driver for Wine Merchant : 39 yrs

Catherine : 45 yrs

 

39 Broad Street

1871 Census 


Unoccupied


1881 Census


Susannah Chestle : Income from Rents : 70 yrs

Emma Silverlock : 68 yrs

Kate Robertson : General Servant : 19 yrs

Christiana : General Servant : 15 yrs

Frederick E Osborne : 4 yrs



1891 Census


Susannah Chestle : Living on own Means : 80 yrs

Ellen : 25 yrs

James : Solicitor’s Clerk : 22 yrs

Charlie : Clerk : 19 yrs

George : Clerk : 16 yrs

Ellen Chase : General Servant : 18 yrs



1901 Census


Arthur Loader : Refreshment House Keeper : 33 yrs

Mary A : 33 yrs

Arthur R : 3 yrs

George W : 2 yrs

Dorothy M : 1 yr

James H : 1 month

Robert Varndell : Gardener : 36 yrs

Maria : 36 yrs

Rhodesa Messenger : Waitress, Refreshment House : 16 yrs

Lillian Taw : Waitress, Refreshment House : 20 yrs

Edith Finley : Nurse : 16 yrs

1911 Census


Arthur William Loader : Refreshment House Keeper : 43 yrs

Mary Ann : Assisting in Business : 43 yrs

Arthur Richard : 13 yrs

George William : 12 yrs

Dorothy Madge : 11 yrs

Ernest Walter : 9 yrs

Violet Sarah : 3 yrs

Rosa Mary Young : General Servant : 19 yrs



Hampshire Telegraph : Friday 27 July 1928

Lionel May, of 39 Broad Street, was charged at the instance of the Relieving Officer, Mr A E Liddle, with neglecting to maintain his wife and child.  The wife stated the accused had been irregular in his payments under a separation order made in that Court, and she had been obliged to apply to the Guardians for relief.  She had received relief at the rate of 10s per week since July 10th.  Defendant offered to repay the Guardians, and also pay off the arrears due to his wife.  The case adjourned until August 10, to give him an opportunity to redeem his promise.



Hampshire Telegraph : Friday 17 February 1939

Harry Pheasy Tompkins, of 39 Broad Street, was fined 7s 6d for causing an unnecessary noise with a motor-cycle.  Pc Priddle said that on January 15, defendant drove his machine down Forton Road, and the noise was like the roar of an aeroplane engine.  When he examined the machine later fe found that one of the two expansion chambers with which it was fitted, had several holes in the top.



Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 8 August 1939

Numerous convictions in Australia, for which he was deported in 1934 were read out by Detective Huggett, when Robert Bruce Platt (34), a porter of 39 Broad Street pleaded guilty to stealing a motor-cycle valued at £48, belonging to Godfrey Will Hogg, of Broad Street.  Platt was seen by the owner riding the machine in High Street on August 2.

Pc Pope stopped Platt at Portsbridge.  He said he had borrowed the cycle.

Detective Huggett, besides the convictions from Australia, read out several which had been inflicted in this country, the last being six months for larceny.

Platt was sentenced to three months for the larceny of the cycle, and for three months for having no insurance policy or driving licence, the sentences to run consecutively.

 

40 Broad Street

1841 Census 


“Queen Charlotte”

Elizabeth Parfett : Licensed Victualler : 60 yrs

Louisa Lewis : 15 yrs

Joseph Parfett : Pot Boy : 35 yrs



1861 Census 


“Queen Charlotte”

William Furnell : Publican : 48 yrs

1858 Married Kate Rebecca Catchlove, Portsea;

Kate : 27 yrs


1871 Census


Alfred Curtiss : Railway & General Carrier : 23 yrs

1881 living at 88 Broad St, railway/shipping carrier/agent, wife Elizabeth

1891 living at 19 Borughman Rd Portsea, ship agent

1901 living at 28 Merton Rd Portsea, shipping agent

1911 living at 89 Victoria Rd North, Man Dir of Rly/Ship Agents


Richard : Railway & General Carrier : 22 yrs

Alice : 20 yrs

Fanny : 20 yrs

Robert : Railway Carrier : 18 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 8 February 1878

Household Removals

Care : Economy : Punctuality

White & Co, 40 Broad Street

Drag, Omnibus, Brake, and Landaus, for Balls and Pleasure Parties



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 21 January 1905

Important sale of the machinery and plant, forming the salvage of the recent fire at the South Hants Motor Company premises.  Ernest Sapp & Co are instructed to sell by auction, on the premises, as above, on Thursday January 26th, 1905, at twelve o’clock.

 
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41 Broad Street

1871 Census  


“Queen Charlotte”

Edward Nield : Ship Cook : 36 yrs

1861 living at 35 Oyster St;


Emily : 44 yrs

Josephine : 14 yrs

Edward : 13 yrs

Albert : 9 yrs

Emily : 4 yrs

John : 6 yrs

Sarah Head : 18 yrs

Vincent Couline : Ship Cook : 37 yrs

James Nield : Shoemaker : 26 yrs

Sarah Husler : 79 yrs

Samuel Woodger : Seaman, RN : 24 yrs



1881 Census 


 “Neptune & Mars”

Thomas Slape : Licensed Victualler : 32 yrs

Ann : 29 yrs

Thomas G : 8 yrs

Eva E : 7 yrs

Alice A : 5 yrs

Charles E : 2 yrs

Harry H : 1 yr


Thomas Buckton : General Labourer : 47 yrs

Charlotte : 42 yrs

Harry P : Wheelwright’s Apprentice : 14 yrs

Sarah A : 11 yrs

Ellen E : 10 yrs

Alice : 7 months

Sarah Barlin : 81 yrs



1891 Census


George Guy : Bargeman : 58 yrs

Elizabeth : 59 yrs

George : Soldier : 26 yrs

Emily : 16 yrs

Louisa Montague : 64 yrs

Thomas : Hawker : 38 yrs

William Tourise : 1 yr


1901 Census


Frank Butchers : Mariner : 28 yrs

Rose : 24 yrs

Alfred : 3 yrs

Clarice : 2 yrs

Albert : 3 months



1911 Census


Albert Edward Palmer : Fish Salesman : 36 yrs

William Henry : 11 yrs

Ella Louise Hunt : Housekeeper : 34 yrs

Frederick Charles : 12 yrs

John Tomlin : Cook : 40 yrs

Harriett Thornton : 57 yrs

Arthur Percy : Yard Boy : 16 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 5 March 1932

Monday 21st March 1932, sale of investment properties in Portsmouth, Field and Palmer are instructed to sell by auction on the above date, at 6.30 pm :-

41 Broad Street

 
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42 Broad Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 1 November 1851

James Martin of the “Little Fountain”, Warblington Street and David Hill, of the “Ship Worcester” Broad Street were charged by the Police, with having their houses open for the sale of beer on Sunday last in the forenoon.  Both convicted, and each fined 10 and costs.




1871 Census  


“Ship Worcester”

Jacob Bushnell : Licensed Victualler : 37 yrs

1861 living at Ship Worcester, baker

1881 Licensed Victualler at “Star & Garter: Broad St


Mary A : 40 yrs

Elizabeth H : 5 yrs

Walter W : 3 yrs

Mary A Hill : 19 yrs


1861 Census 


“Ship Worcester”

Jacob W Bushnell : Baker :28 yrs

Mary A : 30 yrs

David Hill : 13 yrs

Mary A : 9 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 18 June 1886

This morning about half past nine an alarm of fire was raised from the Worcester Tavern in Broad Street, occupied by Mr W Bushnell.  The cause of the outbreak is unknown, but the fire originated in a closet between the sitting room on the first floor and the back of the premises.  The flames spread to an adding apartment, and as the premises are largely constructed of wood it is most fortunate that the outbreak occurred in the daytime, otherwise the most serious results might have ensued.  As soon as the alarm was raised, the Point neighbours of Mr Bushnell came to his assistance with a will, and by passing a regular service of buckets of water, kept the flames not only in check but reduced their fierceness, so that on the arrival of the fire brigade the only help which was required was that on one one of the hose reels, which succeeded in completing the excellent work which the neighbours had commenced.  The amount of the damage by fire and water has not been estimated, but the loss will be covered by insurance.  Owing to its prompt discovery the fire was confined to a very small area.


Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 23 June 1886

Notices - J W Bushnell, of the”Ship Worcester”, Broad Street, returns his best thanks to the friends, and neighbours, also to Mr Superintendent Cosser and the Police, for the kind and effectual assistance rendered by them in subduing the fire on his premises





1891 Census


Charles Groom : Sail Maker, Ship Chandler : 54 yrs

Amelia : 47 yrs

Charles H : Sail Maker, Ship Chandler : 26 yrs

Emily : 28 yrs

Alice Richardson : Domestic Servant : 23 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 29 March 1895

Awnings, conservatory and greenhouse blinds, marquee, tent, rick cloth, and flag manufacturer.  Large and handsome marquees for bazaars, balls, wedding breakfasts, dinners, garden parties, &c., &..  Executive marquees, with staging &c. for horticultural and agricultural shows.  C Groom, Broad Street.



1901 Census

John Williams : Cashier, Ship Chandler : 43 yrs

Matilda : 35 yrs

Frederick J : Clerk : 15 yrs

Nellie M : 14 yrs

Rose A Boyden : Dressmaker : 18 yrs



1911 Census


John Williams : Manager to Ship Chandler : 53 yrs

Matilda : 46 Yrs

Frederick : Clerk to Naval Tailor’s : 25 yrs

Nellie : 24 yrs

 

43 Broad Street

1871 Census  

“Star and Garter”


Joseph Spencer : Hotel Keeper : 47 yrs

Sarah : 45 yrs

Frederick : Auctioneer’s Clerk : 25 yrs

Harry : Assistant in Hotel : 22 yrs

Eliza : 18 yrs

Arthur N H Lynch : Colonel, H M Army : 48 yrs

William Harrison : Doctor : 40 yrs

William Dickinson : Merchant Service Captain : 39 yrs

James Campbell : Barrister, not in Practice : 48 yrs

Martha : 47 yrs

Richard Owen : Billiard marker : 23 yrs

William Jackman : Boots and porter : 27 yrs

Jane Prinner : Housemaid : 21 yrs

Mary Reeves : Kitchenmaid : 21 yrs

Elizabeth Brown : Cook : 42 yrs

Emily Hurst : Chambermaid : 39 yrs



1881 Census  

“White Swan”


William H MItchell : Licensed Victualler : 30 yrs

Mary A : 27 yrs

Richard E : 6 yrs

Agnes L : 4 yrs

Florence J : 3yrs

William H : 2 yrs

George : 1 Week

Jane : 66 yrs

Sarah Knowle : General Servant : 15 yrs



1891 Census

Roberts Sims : Master Mariner : 52 yrs

Emma : 48 yrs

William Payne : Navy Pensioner : 61 yrs

Frederick Gosling : Navy Pensioner : 45 yrs

James Ansell : Naval Seaman : 33 yrsd

Mary A : 28 yrs

James R : 3 yrs

William J : 1 yr



1901 Census


Emma Sims : Tavern Keeper : 58 yrs

James Ansell : Mariner : 44 yrs

William : 11 yrs

Harry : 8 yrs

Frederick Castin : Customs House Officer : 57 yrs

Charles Hawkins : Stoker, Royal Navy : 21 yrs



1911 Census


Harry Feltham : Yacht & Boat Builder : 25 yrs

Alice : 23 yrs

Evelyn : 5 yrs

Ivy : 2 yrs

Jane Garvey : 65 yrs

Henry : Yachtsman : 65 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 26 June 1931

There were pretty scenes at the Cathedral Church of St Thomas yesterday afternoon, when the wedding took place of Miss Ivy Lilian Feltham, younger daughter of Mr Harry Feltham, the well-known yacht and boat builder, and Mrs Feltham, of Broad Street, to Mr James Andrew Male, only son of Mr and Mrs J A Male of Hyde Park Road, Southsea



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 5 March 1932

Monday 21st March 1932, sale of investment properties in Portsmouth, Field and Palmer are instructed to sell by auction on the above date, at 6.30 pm :-

43 Broad Street


Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 21 January 1949

An echo of the Kidderminster Week tragedy was the presentation to Mrs Cecelia Carrol of Broad Street of Testimonials on Vellum

 

44 Broad Street

Henry Threadingham : Ryde Boat Company Manager : 39 yrs

1841 living at Chance Row, Portsea with parents William (Smith), 35 & Sarah 35

1891 living at 102 Broad St, Manager of Steam Packets;


Mary A : 25 yrs

Ada : 3 yrs

Alice : 2 yrs

Elizabeth Dollery : Servant, Domestic : 25 yrs

Mary J Smith : Servant, Domestic : 34 yrs

 
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45 Broad Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 21 April 1817

On Thursday died, Mr J B Kemp, victualler of Broad Street, many years clerk to Mr Knott, Brewer of Portsmouth  ( ? No 27 Broad Street)


1851 Census

Joseph Knott : Brewer & Spirit Merchant : 80 yrs

Sarah : 60 yrs

Eliza : 32 yrs

Richard : Brewer & Spirit Merchant : 31 yrs

1861 living at Last View Cottage, Farlington, Peculiar Land Proprietor, 41 yrs


Alfred : Brewer & Spirit Merchant : 28 yrs

Sarah : 20 yrs

Frances : 40 yrs


1881 Census

Thomas White : Fish Salesman : 44 yrs

Sarah : 41 yrs

1891 Census 

 Unoccupied




1901 Census


Richard E White : Fish Salesman : 31 yrs

Martha A : 30 yrs

William : 8 yrs

Annie L : 6 yrs

Jessie R : 4 yrs



1911 Census


William White : Labourer : 56 yrs

Susan : 52 yrs

Alfred J : Seaman Ernest S : Apprentice Shipwright : 14 yrs

Annie H A : 13 yrs

Mark Mulford : 14 yrs

John Elliott : 79 yrs

 

46 Broad Street

1851 Census

James Lane : Victualler : 26 yrs

Sarah Elizabeth : 25 yrs

Matilda Scrivens : House Servant : 20 yrs

Samuel Norris : Mariner : 25 yrs


John Bricknell : Journeyman Tailor : 71 yrs

Hannah : Washerwoman : 48 yrs

C J W : Wine Porter : 14 yrs

Alfred A : 10 yrs


William Passells : Mariner : 26 yrs

Jane : 23 yrs

Mary Jane ; 1 yr

Jane Jewell : 57 yrs


1881 Census


(including Nos 44 & 42)

Charles Groom : Master Sail Maker & Ship Chandler : 44 yrs

Amelia : 37 yrs

Charles H : Assistant : 16 yrs

Elizabeth Williams : General Servant : 23 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 27 January 1894

For cheap durable shop awnings, sun blinds, tents, marquees, cart covers, tarpaulins, flags go to C Groom, 46 Broad Street.


Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 3 July 1903

American and every kind of flags for decoration.  C Groom Ltd, Broad Street

 

47 Broad Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 14 November 1774

To be sold by auction, by order of Mr Thomas Hampton, the surviving assignee of the estate and effects of Sir Thomas Ridge, Knight, a Bankrupt, deceased, on Wednesday, the 23rd day of November next, at six o’clock in the evening, at the Vine Tavern, in Oyster Street, Portsmouth.

Lot 1 : A ground rent of five pounds per annum, issuing out of two houses on the south side of St Thomas’s street (nos 39 and 40) together with the reversion of the said houses in fee, at the expiration of the present lease.

Lot 4 : A public house called the ‘Europa’, situated in Broad Street, on the Point of Portsmouth, heretofore in the occupation of Francis Carnall, and now of Nathaniel Graves.

Lot 5 : A public house called ‘The Roe-Buck’, situated in Broad Street, of Portsmouth aforesaid, hereto in the occupation of Redman King, and now Evan Williams.



Hampshire Advertiser : Sunday 18 December 1847

Death : On the 16th instant, Mr William Beal, landlord of the Roebuck Tavern, Broad Street, Point, aged 78.




1851 Census


Charles Vine : Grocer : 40 yrs

Phoebe : 35 yrs

Caroline : 15 yrs

Charles : 12 yrs

Ann : 10 yrs

William : 8 yrs

Phoebe : 4 yrs

Clara : 7 months

 

48 Broad Street

Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 10 March 1855

Broad Street & Bath Square

Excellent opportunity to Ship - Chandlers, Outfitters, and others, seeking first - rate Business Premises

Marvin and King have been favored with instructions from the Devisee in Trust, under the will of Mrs Mary Pullen, deceased, to sell by auction, at their property sale rooms, 34 Queen Street, on Wednesday, March the 14th, 1855, at six for seven o’clock in the evening, in one lot, all those commandingly situated Business Premises ...

The front part (48 Broad Street, in the occupation of Mr Windsor, Outfitter and tailor), on the ground floor is divided into a well-planned attractive shop, with parlour, kitchen, paved yard and scullery, with a side entrance in passage leading from Broad Street to Bath Square, and front private entrance in Broad Street.

On the first floor, which is reached by an excellent staircase from a good roomy hall, is a large lofty drawing room, and two good bedrooms, and on the second floor are four other bed chambers, above which is a store room.

In the rear, and fronting into Bath Square is an exceedingly well-arranged store of 3 floors and shop, tenanted by Mr Vine, Ship Chandler &c.  This property presents the valuable frontage of 20 feet, both in Broad Street, and Bath Square, and has a depth of 78 ft 6 inches.

The premises may be viewed by permission of the respective tenants, and further particulars m\y be obtained  at the Auctioneer’s Office ; or of Messrs H and R W Ford, Solicitors, 170 Queens Street, Portsea.






1861 Census


James Windsor : Tailor : 44 yrs

Jane : 30 yrs

James : 6 yrs

William : 4 yrs

George : 2 yrs

Jane : 1 yr

Elizabeth Poale : House Servant : 27 yrs

John Stevenson : 16 yrs



1871 Census


George Pook : Fish merchant : 32 yrs

Elizabeth : 31 yrs

Emily : 12 yrs

Alice : 10 yrs

George : 8 yrs

Francis : 6 yrs

Flora : 4 yrs

Edwin : 2 yrs

Sarah A Hall : Domestic Servant : 25 yrs



1881 Census


Christiana Wickenden : 70 yrs

Emma White : Dressmaker : 31 yrs

Frank : 10 yrs

Nathaniel Henderson : Engine Fitter, Marine : 27 yrs

Emma Downer : 33 yrs

Henry : 10 yrs

Thomas : 7 yrs

Elizabeth : 50 yrs 

1891 Census


Richard E White : Fish salesman : 22 yrs

Martha A : 21 yrs

Edwin J Plyer : Insurance Agent : 25 yrs

Margaret E : 23 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 ;

48 Broad Street



1911 Census


Charles White : Stevedore, Coal Merchant : 62 yrs

Henry Underdown : 14 yrs

John Slater : 9 yrs

Emily White : 56 yrs

Jane : Charwoman : 36 yrs

William : Skilled Labourer, H M Dockyard : 27 yrs

Emily Elliott : General Servant : 17 yrs

Joseph White : 12 yrs

Victor : 5 yrs


George McArthur : Coal Porter : 49 yrs

Emily : Charwoman : 47 yrs


Mary Coote : 33 yrs


Alfred Langley : Gardener Labourer : 46 yrs

Emily : 40 yrs

Frederick : Butcher : 16 yrs

Alice : 15 yrs

Victoria : 13 yrs

George : 6 yrs

Jesse Watts : Kitchen Porter : 38 yrs


Alfred Daniel Clark : Mariner : 50 yrs

Mary Jane : 47 yrs

 
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49 Broad Street

1841 Census 


 “Fortitude”


William Owen : Publican : 47 yrs

Mary : 50 yrs

Mary Bartlett : 15 yrs

James : Pot Boy : 20 yrs

Sarah Jeffery : 20 yrs

Thomas Roberts : 14 yrs

Fitzjames Gregor : 25 yrs

James Joicks : Hawker : 20 yrs

William Clark : Mariner : 45 yrs

David Owen : 40 yrs

Jane Douglas : Tap keeper : 20 yrs





1851 Census


James Bartlett : Victualler : 28 yrs

Kate : 25 yrs

William : Brewer : 26 yrs 

Sarah : Barmaid : 22 yrs

Ann Kent : House Servant : 24 yrs

Edward Main : Pilot : 23 yrs

Frances : 31 yrs

Mary Ann Millard : 12 yrs

Son : 10 yrs

Ann Gladstone : Charwoman : 35 yrs

Robert McCulaugh : Mariner : 26 yrs







1861 Census 


 “Fortitude Tavern”


James Bartlett : Victualler : 39 yrs

Kate : 35 yrs

James : 3 yrs

Kate : 9 yrs

William : 7 months

Sarah : Barmaid : 32 yrs

Isabella Page : House Servant : 34 yrs

Mary Pane : House Servant : 19 yrs




1871 Census


 “Fortitude Tavern”


Samuel Burchell : Licensed Victualler : 26 yrs

Emily : 27 yrs

Adeline : 3 months

Amelia  Johnson : 27 yrs

Moses : 9 months





Wednesday 2 January 1878


The “Fortitude” Tavern

53 Broad Street

(seven doors from the Floating Bridge)

John Smith

(from the Peabody’s Store,  50 Broad Street),

Begs most respectfully to inform his friends and customers

that he has taken the above house, where he intends carrying 

on the business as he has done for the last 25 years.


Every article sold of the best quality and at the lowest possible prices


Free House for wines and spirits




1881 Census


Peter Smith : Waterman : 44 yrs

Catherine : 45 yrs

Thomas Fitzgerald : 7 yrs


Sarah Rimes : Dressmaker : 65 yrs

Charles Hayter : Waterman : 28 yrs


Sophia Neald : Income from Parish & General Relief : 73 yrs

Eliza Benthal : Needlewoman : 57 yrs



1891 Census


Albert E Slaughter : Fish Salesman’s Assistant

Elizabeth J : 20 yrs

John W Cottrell : : Waterman : 24 yrs

Laura J : 20 yrs



1901 Census


Albert E Slaughter : Fish Salesman : 34 yrs

Elizabeth J : 30 yrs

Albert E : 8 yrs

Robert G : 6 yrs

Ellen B : 5 yrs


Elizabeth Kemp : Charing : 59 yrs

Frederick : Seaman, RN : 24 yrs

Elizabeth : Domestic Servant : 22 yrs

Ellen : Shop Girl, Drapery : 18 yrs


1911 Census


Albert Edward Slaughter : Fish Salesman : 43 yrs

Elizabeth : 41 yrs

Albert Edward : Motor Engineer, Apprentice : 18 yrs

Robert George : Boat Builder, Apprentice : 17 yrs

Ellen Beatrice : 15 yrs

William Henry : 3 yrs

Elizabeth Louise : 11 months.



Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 13 September 1932

Bert Williams (33), of Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, was remanded till tomorrow on a charge of stealing from 49 Broad Street, a gentleman’s overcoat, valued at 12s, belonging to Walter Talbot

 

50 Broad Street

1851 Census


John Bartlott : Boot Maker : 50 yrs

Rebecca : 50 yrs

William : Clerk : 25 yrs



1861 Census


John Bartlett : Shoe Maker : 60 yrs

Rebecca : 63 yrs




1871 Census


Eliza Leverett : Mariner’s Wife : 36 yrs

Alice : 10 yrs

Charles : 8 yrs

George : 5 yrs

William : 4 yrs

Elly : 1 yr

Elizabeth Willthorp : Mariner’s Wife : 20 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 16 July 1890

Arthur Cottrell, 12, of Harbin’s Yard, Point, and Frederick William Kemp,10, of West Street, Point, were charged with having stolen 2lbs of copper belonging to William Hooper, brass finisher, of 50 Broad Street.  The prosecutor had lately missed metal from his workshop, of which he had informed the police, and about eight o’clock on Tuesday evening Constables Tucker and Pritchett, while concealed in the store, saw the prisoners enter the yard and gather up the pieces of copper, which were valued at 10s.  They were apprehended on the spot.  The prosecutor recommended them to mercy, and the Bench warned them and suspended judgement.


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 ;

50 Broad Street


1911 Census

William White : Quayside Labourer : 29 yrs

Sarah Ann : 42 yrs

 

51 Broad Street

1851 Census


Elizabeth Main : Grocer : 45 yrs

Henry : Ship Builder : 25 yrs

Elizabeth : 14 yrs

Edward : Tailor’s Lad : 14 yrs

Caroline : 13 yrs

Auben : 11 yrs

John : 10 yrs

Benjamin : 5 yrs

Mary : 1 yr

Joseph : 8 yrs



1861 Census


Henry Burden : Shipwright, H M Dockyard : 35 yrs

1871 living at 9 East St, wife Eliza 33, shipwright;

1881 living at 18 Lombard St

1891 & 1901 living at 11 Lombard St

1901 widower

1910 died Portsea, aged 84


Harriett A : 34 yrs

Harriett A : 8 yrs

Harry C : 7 yrs

Eliza P : 4 yrs

William : 2 yrs

George Ragg : Shipwright, H M Dockyard : 16 yrs

George Woodrow : Tailor : 31 yrs

Rebecca : 27 yrs

Elly : 2 yrs

Rose : 1 yr



1871 Census 


Unoccupied




1881 Census


William Clements : Tailor : 40 yrs

Annie : 37 yrs

Annie : 16 yrs

Samuel : 12 yrs

Ernest : 8 yrs

Albert : 6 yrs

Arthur : 3 yrs

Alfred : 5 months



1891 Census 


Unoccupied.



1901 Census


William Blampin : Waterman, Barge : 78 yrs

Henry W H Martin : Eating House Keeper : 69 yrs



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 15 February 1902

By order of the Executrix of the late Mrs Ollis, deceased, and others, to builders, speculators, investors and others, on Monday next, February 17th, 1902, Field and Palmer are instructed to sell by auction, on the above date, at seven o’clock in the evening the following freehold property :-

51 Broad Street, let to Mr Bampton at 4s per week, tenant paying the rates.



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 11 December 1909

On Tuesday, December 21st, 1909, Messrs Penney and Clark are instructed by Mr W R Burridge, to sell by auction at their auction mart at 7 o’clock, 51 Broad Street



1911 Census


Charles D’Arcy : Fish carrier : 41 yrs

Matilda Beatrice : 38 yrs

Herbert Thomas Cobie : Fish Salesman : 21 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 6 May 1922

On Wednesday May 24th, 1922, Bowler and Blake are in receipt of instructions to sell by auction at an early date, 51 Broad Street, let at 6s 6d per week, exclusive.

 

52 Broad Street

1851 Census


Ann Beale : Victualler : 69 yrs

James : Waterman : 35 yrs

Ann : 33 yrs

Sarah : 32 yrs

Thomas : Ship Agent : 32 yrs

Henry : 27 yrs

Jane : 26 yrs

Mary : 21 yrs

Richard : 9 yrs

Charles Welch : Master Mariner : 23 yrs

William J Clapnott : Cabinet Maker : 26 yrs

Maria : 27 yrs

Jane E : 11 yrs

William K : 10 yrs

Thomas G : 8 yrs

Jemima : 6 yrs

Frank : 4 yrs

Frederick : 6 months



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 13 December 1890

On Wednesday an inquest was held at the Blue Ribbon Coffee Tavern, Nobb’s Lane before the Coroner ( T A Bramsdon, Esq ), on the body of Maria Taylor.  In opening the inquiry the Coroner remarked that he would have to trouble the jury to accompany him to the old mortuary to view the body, and, as there was no other accommodation, they would have to return there to take the evidence.  He would be very glad when they could use the Coroner’s Court in the Town Hall.

The first witness called was Emma Taylor, the wife of a shipwright living at 3 Battery Row, and she stated the deceased was a single woman and was 42 years of age. At a quarter after eight on Monday evening the deceased was at her house and then she left there to go to her home at 52 Broad Street, at half past ten.  During the time she was at her house four of them had 2.5 pints of beer between them, and when she (witness) parted from her at the corner of battery Row, she was quite sober.  The deceased suffered from shortness of breath and giddiness, and at times she gave way to drink.


William Prodham, the master of the coal brig, Charity, now lying in the outer Camber, stated that at ten o”clock on Monday night he went to the Blue Post Public House in Broad Street, and in the course of an hour the deceased came in, and he gave her three pennyworth of whiskey.  They left at eleven o’clock and went towards the quay witness not being sober.  The deceased volunteered to assist him on board his ship.  The Coroner - For what reason? Witness “ I am sure I don’t know. I told her I didn’t want her.”  Coroner “Had you known her before? Witness “Only by seeing her in the shop.”  Witness continued by saying that when crossing the  plank from the quay to the ship, he believed he tripped over the protecting chain which crossed the plank, and he fell into the water.  The deceased had hold of him and she also fell into the water.  The Coroner “ Did you attempt to save her?”  Witness “I could not, as from my having on heavy clothing, I had as much as I could do for myself.”. Coroner “ I suppose it sobered you a little?” Witness “I was all right then Sir.”  Coroner “ What distance did you fall?”  Witness “ About nine feet.”    Witness further said that he had not quarrelled with the deceased, but he considered the chain ought not to be there at all.  Coroner “Ah, you should not get the worse for drink you know.”


William Lucas, a master sailmaker, living at Bath Square, said he was with the last witness at the Blue Posts.  The deceased was quite sober, but the captain was under the influence of drink.


James Thompson, a night watchman in the employ of the Corporation, said that at ten minutes after eleven on the night in question he saw the deceased and Prodham come onto the quay.  The latter had his arm across the shoulder of the woman, and they were both rolling about.  He heard the man at one time tell the woman to be careful, as the road was very rough.  At the ship’s side they had some conversation, and witness, knowing the danger of crossing the plank, advised the man to get some help from his ship.  Three men crossed the plank safely just before that to other vessels on the other side.  He afterwards heard the splash in the water, and gave the alarm.  Both the man and woman were rescued, and the latter lived half an hour after being brought to the quay.


William Warner, a seaman on board the Charity, who picked the woman up, said he believed the woman was in the water between three and four minutes.


The other evidence adduced showed that the Police behaved very energetically in endeavouring to restore animation, both at the quay and at the Police Station.


Mr F Morley, surgeon, said that he assisted in the means for restoring animation, but the woman showed no signs of life after he arrived.  He attributed death to suffocation by drowning, most probably accelerated by shock.


The Coroner said there could be no doubt that deceased’s death arose through her attempt to assist the captain on board.  They could only regret that he had got into the condition he was, but he would probably remember for the rest of his life that he had been the cause of a fellow creature's death.  The Camber was perhaps not perfect, but if people would get drunk neither chains nor anything else would avert danger.  The Jury returned a verdict to the effect that the deceased was accidentally drowned.




1891 Census


Maria Tayler : 68 yrs

Abraham : Ship Chandler : 37 yrs

Jane Sear : 33 yrs

Frank S Tayler : 11 yrs

Mary E Sear : 8 yrs

William R : 7 yrs

Abraham J : 3 yrs





Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 7 August 1895

Wanted, a girl just school, clean, from 9 till 7; to take out 2 little boys.  Apply 52 Broad Street



1901 Census


Albert Clemens : Shipwright & Boat Builder : 30 yrs

Edith : 27 yrs

Elizabeth G : 4 yrs

William : 3 yrs

Thomas E : 1 yr

Michael Trebelcock : Carpenter, Ship : 24 yrs

Richard Clemens : Shipwright & Boat Builder : 27 yrs

Mary E : 27 yrs

Albert R : 3 yrs

Violet : 1 yr

John : Shipwright : 25 yrs



1911 Census


Albert Wynand Clemens : Shipwright & Boat Builder : 40 yrs

Edith : 37 yrs

Charles Eric : Shipwright : 26 yrs

Elizabeth Gladys : Technical Student, Part-Time : 14 yrs

William Stanley : 13 yrs

Thomas Eric : 11 yrs



Banbury Advertiser : Thursday 31 August 1922

Seaside and Tennis hairtidys, patent Tiara Bandannas, fascinating Parisienne Colours; 2/- each.  George Allen, 52A Broad Street, Portsmouth



Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 14 August 1924

A small auxiliary yacht, built by Mr A W Clemens of Broad Street for Mr Eric Gnapp, is on her maiden voyage to the Red Sea - a rather interesting undertaking for a boat 26 feet long and nine feet 6inches beam.  She is a comfortable and well constructed little auxiliary cutter, with two cabins, forecastle and engine room.  Mr Gnapp is taking her out himself, in company with a friend, Mr R King, and they have accomplished the first stage of the journey, the cross Channel run to Le Havre.  The vessel will go through the French canals and cross the Mediterranean from Marseilles.  It is expected she will reach the Red Sea in two months time.

 

53 Broad Street

1851 Census


Elizabeth Notting : : Victualler : 62 yrs

Elizabeth E H : 19 yrs

Richard Rake : Hawker : 42 yrs



1871 Census


William Smith : Waterman : 43 yrs

Margaret : 26 yrs

Mary Halls : Bum Boat Woman : 50 yrs




1881 Census 


 “Fortitude Tavern”


John Smith : Licensed Victualler : 51 yrs

Jane Wilkins : General Servant : 35 yrs

Mary Hayes : General Servant : 19 yrs




1891 Census


James Joy : Labourer, Dockyard : 30 yrs

Mary : 29 yrs

James : 3 yrs

Sophie : Laundress : 23 yrs

John Fogden : Sailor, RN : 34 yrs






1901 Census


James Fox : Plasterer : 40 yrs

Mary : 39 yrs

Sally : 15 yrs

James : 13 yrs

Henry C : 4 yrs

Henry G Genge : Waterman : 42 yrs

George Nesbit : Barber : 24 yrs

Henry Harcourt : Mariner : 36 yrs



1911 Census

“Fortitude Tavern”


Mary Fox : Manageress : 49 yrs

Henry Charles : 14 yrs

Alfred Adolphus Border : Labourer : 30 yrs

Dennis Murphy : Pensioner, Navy : 48 yrs

Edward George Genge : Licensed Waterman : 54 yrs