For more information on the history of Brixton Road, click here.
Kelly’s Directory 1881 tells us that at 144 Brixton Road was Robert Gibson Brown, a surgeon.
Expanding on the info taken from Kelly’s Directory and looking at the Census we find out a little more…
Mr Brown was one of a number of surgeons living on Brixton Road (The MRCS initials stand for Member of the Royal College of Surgeons). The 1881 Census shows him living at this property in a rather unusual setup, he is listed as being a Widower however from what I can make out he has a new wife Ida, aged 16, only three years older than his daughter. Whether there’s more to this than meets the eye or Mr Brown simply liked them young we’ll never know as Mr Brown is gone by the 1891 Census.
|Name||Relation to head of household||Age||Year born||Town of birth||City of birth||Country of birth||Profession|
|Robert G. Brown||Head (Widow)||49||abt 1832||Whitby||Yorkshire||England||M.R.C.S. Physician|
|Ida. Brown||Wife||16||abt 1865||Lambeth||London||England||Scholar|
|Anne M. Brown||Daughter||13||abt 1868||Lambeth||London||England||Scholar|
|Sarah A.Garlich||Servant||21||abt 1860||Lambeth||London||England||Genl Servt Dom|
144 Brixton road is no longer standing having been destroyed by a bomb in World War 2. County House now stands on the site.