Number 52 Holland Street 1881 – Thomas Sweeting, Undertaker

Please note Caldwell Street was called Holland Street in 1881 – see here.

Kelly’s Directory 1881 tells us that at 52 Holland street lived Mr Thomas Sweeting, an undertaker.

Click here to see where this property would have stood on a modern day map.

Expanding on the info taken from Kelly’s Directory and looking at the Census we find out a little more…

The Sweeting family were probably one of the most well known in the area for two reasons. Firstly their profession was that of undertakers and secondly they owned their business in Holland street from at least 1861 to 1928, that’s almost seventy years.

See below for all census entries for the Sweeting’s family business, you will see how it was handed down from Thomas Sweeting on his death to his son Samuel Sweeting who like his father, was in charge of the business for many years.

1861

NameRelation to head of householdAgeYear bornTown of birthCity of birthCountry of birthProfession
Thomas SweetingHead31abt 1830South OckendonEssexEngland/
Ellen SweetingWife32abt 1829CamberwellSurreyEngland/
Fanny M SweetingDaughter6 MOabt 1860BrixtonSurreyEngland/
Frederick R SweetingBoarder26abt 1835BlicklinNorfolkEngland/
Thomas SweetingBoarder24abt 1837EasthamNorthamptonshireEngland/

1871

NameRelation to head of householdAgeYear bornTown of birthCity of birthCountry of birthProfession
Thomas SweetingHead41abt 1863OkendonEssexEnglandUndertaker
Ellen SweetingWife42abt 1830CamberwellLondonScotland/
Fanny M SweetingDaughter10abt 1829BrixtonLondonEngland/
Samuel SweetingSon8abt 1861BrixtonLondonEngland/
Thomas SweetingMother6abt 1863BrixtonLondonEngland/
Ellen Jane SweetingDaughter4abt 1865BrixtonLondonEngland/
Roberson SweetingSon2abt 1867BrixtonLondonEngland/

1881

NameRelation to head of householdAgeYear bornTown of birthCity of birthCountry of birthProfession
Thomas SweetingHead57abt 1824South OckendenEssexEngland/
Ellen SweetingWife52abt 1829CamberwellLondonEngland/
Fanny Maria SweetingDaughter20abt 1861Brixton LambethLondonEngland/
Samuel John SweetingSon18abt 1863Brixton LambethLondonEngland/
Thomas SweetingSon16abt 1865Brixton LambethLondonEngland/
Roberson SweetingSon12abt 1869Brixton LambethLondonEngland/
Ruth Hill SweetingDaughter8abt 1873Brixton LambethLondonEngland/

1891

NameRelation to head of householdAgeYear bornTown of birthCity of birthCountry of birthProfession
Thomas SweetingHead61abt 1830South OckendenEssexEnglandCarpenter & Undertaker
Fanny M SweetingDaughter30abt 1861LambethLondonEnglandDressmaker
Ellen J SweetingDaughter24abt 1867LambethLondonEnglandDressmaker
Roberson SweetingSon22abt 1869LambethLondonEnglandCarpenter & Undertaker
Ruth H SweetingDaughter18abt 1873LambethLondonEnglandDressmaker

1901

NameRelation to head of householdAgeYear bornTown of birthCity of birthCountry of birthProfession
Samuel J SweetingHead38abt 1863LambethLondonEnglandUndertaker
Gertrude M SweetingWife40abt 1861addaddScotland/
? SweetingDaughter9abt 1892LambethLondonEngland/
Saml T SweetingSon5abt 1896LambethLondonEngland/
Elizth SweetingMother67abt 1834addWestmorlandEngland/

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