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Kelly’s Directory 1881 tells us that at 128 Brixton Road was Frederick Eavestaff, South London School Of Music.
Expanding on the info taken from Kelly’s Directory and looking at the Census we find out a little more…
Looking at the Census of 1881 Mr Eavestaff can be seen living here as head of the household, sharing his home with Mr Percy Neann and his family, Mr Neann a chief inspector for the Met Police. The tenants of Brixton road differ from those in the other streets I have covered in my study of 1881 in that they were much wealthier. From doing a little research I have found several pieces of music by Mr Eavestaff available to purchase online and so I imagine that his profession must have brought him a decent wealth and possibly some fame. I would like to find out more about Frederick Eavestaff however for now this is all I can find, he does not appear on the census of 1871 or 1891.
|Name||Relation to head of household||Age||Year born||Town of birth||City of birth||Country of birth||Profession|
|Fredk. Eavestaff||Head||46||abt 1835||London||London||England||Professor Of Music|
|Percy George Neann||Head||40||abt 1841||Margate||Kent||England||Chief Inspector Met Police|
|Margaret Maud Neann||Wife||25||abt 1856||Nr Birmingham...||Staffordshire||England||/|
|Francis Laurel Ward||Servant||16||abt 1865||Vauxhall Lambeth||London||England||Domestic Servant|