Coochs Court

George Beasley George came from a Barrowden family. He birth was registered as in Uppingham but on some census returns it was recorded as in Barrowden where his parents, William and Rachel, his 2 older sisters and 2 older brothers were all born. The family moved to Cooch’s Court in Stamford about 1895 where his… Read More


7 Stanley Street, Stamford

Harold Braybrook Harold was born in Stamford in 1893. He was one of the 5 sons of William and Elizabeth Braybrook living at 7 Stanley Street at the time of the 1911 census. He also had a sister, Mildred. His father was a railway signalman. See Francis Braybrook  for a family photograph. He joined the… Read More


Cooch's Court, Bath Row, Stamford

Thomas Herbert born on April 10th 1899 was the son of Thomas and Jane Burton. In 1901 he was living with his parents and sister Florence born in 1897 at 10 Rock Road. By 1911 Thomas was a widower and was living at 6 Cooch’s Court with Florence now 14 and Mabel 10. Thomas Herbert… Read More


Emlyn’s House

John Edmund Bussingham John was the son of Charles and Annie Bussingham and he was born in Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire in April 1897. Charles was a dairyman and cow keeper and  in 1911 the family lived at Emlyn’s House,  Emlyn’s Fields. He had three brothers – Walter 17, George aged 14,  Arthur 5 months and also… Read More


7 Stanley Street, Stamford

Noel Braybrook Noel Braybrook was born in Stamford in 1896 to William and Elizabeth Braybrook of 7 Stanley Street. His father was a railway signalman and he had four older brothers, George, Ernest William, Harold, Francis and a sister Mildred Annie. SeeFrancis Braybrook for a family photograph. Noel worked for Cutting Brothers as a moulder.On May… Read More


7 Stanley Street, Stamford

Francis Braybrook Francis Braybrook was born in Stamford in 1897. His parents were William and Elizabeth Braybrook of 7 Stanley Street. Francis’s father was a railway signalman and he had four brothers – George, Ernest William, Harold, and Noel. Before the war, Francis has worked as an errand boy. He enlisted with the 4th Battalion,… Read More


40 Burghley Houses (Later No 117)

Harold was born 1895 in Alford, Lincolnshire. He lived there in West Street with his older sister Ethel, mother Harriet and father John, a cyclemaker and repairer. All four were born in North Lincolnshire but in the summer of 1901 Harriet died. This signalled the break-up of the family. Ethel went to work away from… Read More


50 St Leonard's Street

John was born in Stamford in 1898. In 1911 he was living at 50 St Leonard’s Street. His parents were David and Sophey (nee Sales) Bolland. His father was born in Greetham, Rutland and in 1911 he was foreman painter of agricultural implements. His mother was born in Tooting, Surrey. John and 5 siblings were… Read More


14 Doughty Street, Stamford

He was born 1897 in the village of Tempsford near Woburn, Bedfordshire, the youngest of five children, Harold, Robert, Hilda, Winifred and Fred. His father Edward was a self-employed builder from Lincolnshire. He was not very successful, moving to Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon and Bedfordshire in search of work. In 1901 the family was living temporarily in… Read More


Alfred Booth – 58 Empingham Road In 1901, 3 year old Alfred Booth was listed as a ‘visitor’ to Charles Loweth, a plumber and glazier, and his wife Annie living at 16 Empingham Road. The Loweths had 6 children aged between 12 and 24 years. The eldest, James, was a plumber & glazier like his… Read More