Castle Cottage, 8 Sheepmarket

James Edward Abbott In 1911 James Edward aged 14 was living at Castle Cottage 8 Sheepmarket with his parents, Thomas and Georgina, brother Norman aged 6 and sister Ivy Louise aged 12. His father was a land agent’s estate clerk. He was 19 when he enlisted with the Territorials in October 1915 in the East… Read More


2 Park Lane, Stamford

George Henry Ablewhite George was born on 20 Sep 1898 in Boston, Lincolnshire where he lived with father Henry Reuben (a gardener), mother Charlotte, elder sister Bertha and baby Gladys in Boston until the early 1900s. The family then moved to the house at 2 Park Lane, Stamford. Two of Henry’s fellow-gardeners Sam aged 57… Read More


11 Torkington Street

In 1911 William Alderman was 13years old, still at school and living at 11 Torkington Street with his parents, 2 elder brothers and his grandmother.… Read More


James and George Andrews and Herbert Jackson – 3 Rock Road These 3 boys, James 14years, George 11 years and Herbert 16 years were living together with Mr and Mrs Andrews and 3 other members of the Andrews family – 8 of them in 4 rooms. Their lives were bound up together before and probably… Read More


James and George Andrews and Herbert Jackson – 3 Rock Road These 3 boys, James 14years, George 11 years and Herbert 16 years were living together with Mr and Mrs Andrews and 3 other members of the Andrews family – 8 of them in 4 rooms. Their lives were bound up together before and probably… Read More


33 Adelaide Street

John Alfred Raymond Andrews Raymond was 14 in 1911. He was born in Stamford in 1897. His parents were Fred and Ada (nee Coverley) Andrews. The whole family including his sister , Ada Phyllis, who was 2 years younger lived at 33 Adelaide Street. Their father was a Solicitor’s Law Clerk. Raymond was a pupil at… Read More


North Street, Stamford

Charles William Andrews – 35a North St Charles William was baptised in St Michael’s church in July 1894 and by 1911 he was 16 years old and working as an assistant at a butcher’s shop. At some stage, probably before the War, he started working for Cutting Bros. His father, also Charles, was employed by… Read More


4 Conduit Road, Stamford

James was born in 1898 in Stamford. In 1911 he was living with his parents James and Annie Maria and his two younger brothers Cyril aged 10 and Horace aged 7 at 4 Conduit Road, Stamford. His father was a mechanic working for an Agricultural engineering company. Both his parents were born in Grantham. They… Read More


Dixon’s Court Plot for Sale

John William Atkins was born in Stamford in 1895. His father, Frank, was born in Duddington and his mother Harriet at Whitwell. His father was a painter at the Implement works, probably Martins. They had 9 children and so John had 6 sisters and 2 brothers, three had left home by 1911. They moved to… Read More