Number 15 Russell Street 1881 – John Law, Baker

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

Kelly’s Directory 1881 tells us that at 15 Russell Street was Mr John Law, a general grocer.

 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…

Curiously I cannot find Mr Law and his family on the Census of 1881, perhaps they moved in the time between Kelly’s Directory and the Census of 1881 being undertaken. I did find them on the Census of 1871 however, see below:

Info from 1881 Census:

NameRelation to head of householdAgeYear bornTown of birthCity of birthCountry of birthProfession
John LawHead30abt 1841/EdinboroughScotlandBread & Biscuit Maker
Mary Ann LawWife29abt 1842/Irglass (?)Scotland/
John LawSon8abt 1863BrixtonSurreyEnglandScholar
Elizabeth LawDaughter5abt 1866BrixtonSurreyEnglandScholar
William LawSon4abt 1871BrixtonSurreyEngland/

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