Number 55 Holland Street 1881 – Edward Gething, Timber Merchant

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

Kelly’s Directory 1881 tells us that at 55 Holland street lived Mr Edward Gething, a timber merchant.

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…

Mr Gething 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. The Gething family were a little better off than some of the occupants of what was then Holland Street, affording a servant called Louisa. The property is no longer standing.

NameRelation to head of householdAgeYear bornTown of birthCity of birthCountry of birthProfession
Edward Thos. GethingHead45abt 1846SuttonLondonEnglandTimber Merchant
Elizabeth GethingWife43abt 1848EarlsWiltshireEngland/
Edward Jas. GethingSon14abt 1867IslingtonLondonEngland/
Elizabeth Jane GethingDaughter12abt 1869BermondseyLondonEngland/
Emily Fletcher GethingDaughter10abt 1871Fleet St CityLondonEngland/
Louisa BelshawServant22abt 1859Ramsey, Huntingdon/EnglandDomestic Servant



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