Arthur Ewart Baxter – 46 High Street Arthur Ewart Baxter was born in Stamford in April 1894 to parents Jesse Baxter, a labourer in the Iron Foundry who was born in Thornaugh, and his wife, Salome, a Cornish woman. They lived at 6 Milner’s Row but had moved to 46 High Street by 1911. At… Read More


Duncombs Yard, Water Street

Two families called Betts lived in Duncombs Yard. Charles and Harry were brothers, both born and brought up in St Martin’s parish. Charles (a jobbing gardener) lived at number 2 with his wife Annie and their seven children: Lilian, Ernest, Thomas, Edward, Charles, Ellen and Mabel. Harry (a stonemason on the Burghley estate) lived at… Read More


Duncombs Yard, Water Street

Two families called Betts lived in Duncombs Yard. Charles and Harry were brothers, both born and brought up in St Martin’s parish. Charles (a jobbing gardener) lived at number 2 with his wife Annie and their seven children: Lilian, Ernest, Thomas, Edward, Charles, Ellen and Mabel. Harry (a stonemason on the Burghley estate) lived at… Read More


19 Bentley Street, Stamford

George Arthur Blake George Arthur aged 16 was the eldest son of George William and Caroline Blake, in 1911 the family lived at 19 Bentley Street, having previously lived at 8 Elm Street. There were eleven children in the family. His father was listed as a self-employed chandler and in 1911 George was an ironmonger’s… Read More


19 Bentley Street, Stamford

Francis James Blake Francis James, born in January 1896 was the son of George William and Caroline Blake. In 1911 the family lived at 19 Bentley Street, previously they had lived at 8 Elm Street. There were eleven children in the family and Francis was the second of the five boys in the family. His… Read More