Number 13 Russell Street 1881 – Caroline Champion, General Grocer

Please note Hillyard Street was called Russell Street in 1881 – see here.

Kelly’s Directory 1881 tells us that at 13 Russell Street was Mrs Caroline Champion, a general grocer.

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

Looking at the 1881 Census it appears that Caroline Champion ran the shop and lived with her Elderly mother, perhaps an inherited business although it does not appear that anyone called Champion lived on Russell Street on the 1871 Census.

Info from 1881 Census:

NameRelation to head of householdAgeYear bornTown of birthCity of birthCountry of birthProfession
Hannah ChampionWidower77abt 1804Mile EndMiddlesexEnglandAge Precludes Work
Caroline ChampionDaughter42abt 1839LambethSurreyEnglandGeneral Dealer

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