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

Barnack Road, Stamford

Edgar Francis Boughton was born on 13th November 1895 in Easton-on-the-Hill. His parents Harry and Emma Jane had eleven children but sadly two died in infancy. In the early 1900s the family moved to 7 Greeba Villas, Barnack Road, Stamford and Edgar began working with his father as a gilder and decorator. In April 1914… Read More

Lumby's Terrace, Water Street

Thomas Bryan Thomas was born in Stamford in 1896, his father Thomas W. was a farm labourer at Easton-on-the-Hill, his birthplace, and his mother Emily came from Morton, Lincolnshire. They had four children — Emily, Dora, Thomas and Sarah and lived at 22 Lumby’s Terrace. In 1911 the two older girls had left home and… Read More

Ivydene, Ryhall Road, Stamford2

Edward Stuart Bowman – Ivydene, Ryhall Road Edward Stuart Simkin Bowman (known as Stuart) was born in Upper Parkstone, Dorset on 28th July 1899 but he lived in Stamford from 1900, firstly at 6 Barn Hill. His father (also called Edward) returned to the town to take over the family firm of Builders & Contractors… Read More

Harry Bunn – 1 Hope’s Terrace Harry Bunn was born in Lincoln in 1896. His mother died in 1901 leaving seven children aged between 1 and 13 years – Harry was about 5 years old. Although he was listed in Stamford in 1911 as a green grocer’s errand boy, he may only have been visiting.… Read More

Church Court, Church Street, St Martins, Stamford

Albert Edward Bowman was born Melton Mowbray towards the end of 1898. Father Henry, born in York, was a horse-trainer and moved around the country following race-meetings. He and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth, had six children, born in several different places including Yorkshire, Devon, Surrey and Rutland. When Albert was born they were living in… Read More

Belton Street, Stamford

William Cecil Burton William was born in 1899 in Stamford. He was the eldest son of John and Martha (nee Peck) Burton. His father was a painter/paperhanger. He had 3 younger brothers. In 1901 they lived in Protection Place (off Scotgate – now demolished). By 1911 they had moved to 5 Belton Street. When he… Read More

28 St Peters Street

In 1911 Thomas Francis Boyden was a Gents outfitter living with his wife Sarah and four children at 28 St Peter’s Street. His father had a tailor’s shop at 7 St George’s Square. Francis Cecil Boyden Francis Cecil was the second son born in July 1897. On May 20th 1913 he enlisted with the 4th… Read More