Albert George Victor Huddstone

Census Address: Burghley House
Place of Birth: Wymondham, Leicestershire
Date of Birth: 1896
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Burghley Park and House

Albert George Victor Huddstone was born in 1896 and was a Room Steward in Burghley House in 1911, one of 30 indoor staff. Said to be born in Wymondham, Leicestershire he knew nothing of his father and mother.

At the time the Burghley estate belonged to the 5th Marquess of Exeter who lived in the house with his family from 1898 until his death in 1956. He was well-known and respected in Stamford as a dutiful and hardworking man with a strong sense of responsibility towards all his staff. It is possible that the orphan Albert was employed as a social duty, perhaps from the Barnack Road workhouse, recommended by the master as a suitable employee.

No war record has been found in Albert’s name although he was no longer on the staff of Burghley House in 1916.