Please note Hillyard Street was called Russell Street in 1881 – see here.
Kelly’s Directory 1881 tells us that at 2 Russell Street was Mr Henry Cornish, an Umbrella Maker.
Expanding on the info taken from Kelly’s Directory and looking at the Census we find out a little more…
Mr Cornish, can be seen living at this property along with his family on the Census of 1881, the same year that the Kelly’s Directory I took my original information from was published. It is unclear as to why the Census lists him as a Hairdresser and Kelly’s directory lists him as an Umbrella maker, perhaps he was both!
Info from 1881 Census:
|Name||Relation to head of household||Age||Year born||Town of birth||City of birth||Country of birth||Profession|
|Henry Cornish||Head||48||abt 1833||/||/||England||Hair Dresser|
|Sarah Cornish||Wife||48||abt 1833||St Saviours||Surrey||England||/|
|Marie Cornish||Daughter||15||abt 1866||Whitechapel||London||England||Nursemaid|
|Walta Cornish||Daughter||12||abt 1869||Westminster||London||England||/|
|Amelia Cornish||Daughter||10||abt 1871||Westminster||London||England||/|
|Elizabeth Cornish||Daughter||6||abt 1875||Brixton||London||England||/|
|William Sligo||Visitor||30||abt 1851||/||Devon||England||Gardener|