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

19 High Street, St Martins

Frederick, the son of Frederick Leeds and Constance Gooch, was born in Stamford in April 1898. He was christened in the Wesleyan chapel on May 5th 1898. He had a brother Herbert born in 1890 and a sister Constance born in 1882. Frederick William was not listed in Stamford on either the 1901 or the… Read More

Little Casterton, Rutland

(Leslie) Gordon Turnill (from a family member) Gordon Turnill’s father was a farmer and from about 1911 was farming at Little Casterton. Gordon attended Stamford School from 1912 to 1918 where he was a noted for his prowess at rugby and cricket. His name is on the boards in the cricket pavilion. He had joined… Read More

Cooch's Court, Bath Row, Stamford

Alfred William Collins Alfred William was the elder brother of Arthur Collins. He was born in 1891 and married Rosina Beasley in 1919. They had 3 children – Gladys, Gwendoline and Donald. He died in 1953. Information kindly provided by his granddaughter.… Read More

23 Water Street, Stamford

Osborne Fryer Osborne (Osey) was the elder brother of John William. He was born in Stamford in 1894. He joined the Lincolnshire Territorials on 16th April 1912 transferring to the 4th Battalion of the Lincs Regiment in August 1914 as Private 200116. He was mobilised to France on 1st March 1915 and promoted to Corporal… Read More

Lumby's Terrace, Water Street

William Walter Walker Born 1901 in Stamford, William was the younger brother of Percival Claude living at 11 Lumby’s Terrace with his parents and 13 siblings. He was still at school in 1911. In 1919 the father of both boys, Thomas Henry, submitted details of Percival’s war service to the Mayor of Stamford but did… Read More

Lumby's Terrace, Water Street

Charles Taylor Born in Stamford in the spring of 1895, lived at 3 Lumbys Terrace, next-door to his namesake, who was probably related but no evidence found. His mother Emma and father Charles Edward,  a corporation labourer, were both born in Stamford, as were their seven children although one died at birth. Charles was their… Read More

Arthur, the brother of Ezra Wardle of 1 Tenter Lane, also lived in Tenter Lane. Arthur was a joiner/carpenter for a local builder. He was born in Stamford. His wife was Harriet May (nee Inchley). She was born in Great Easton, Leicestershire. In 1901 and 1911 this family was living at 6 Tenter Lane. In… Read More

Tenter Lane, Stamford

In 1911 the family was living at 1 Tenter Lane off Gas Street with their parents, Ezra & Hannah (nee Sheffield) Wardle. Father was born in Stamford. He was an engine painter at Blackstones Engineering Works. Mother was born in Pickworth, Rutland. Six children were at home. 20 year old Ethel was a dressmaker. John… Read More