Number 2 Russell Street 1881 – Henry Cornish, Umbrella Maker

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

Kelly’s Directory 1881 tells us that at 2 Russell Street was Mr Henry Cornish, an Umbrella Maker.

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 Cornish,  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. It is unclear as to why the Census lists him as a Hairdresser and Kelly’s directory lists him as an Umbrella maker, perhaps he was both!

Info from 1881 Census:

NameRelation to head of householdAgeYear bornTown of birthCity of birthCountry of birthProfession
Henry CornishHead48abt 1833//EnglandHair Dresser
Sarah CornishWife48abt 1833St SavioursSurreyEngland/
Marie CornishDaughter15abt 1866WhitechapelLondonEnglandNursemaid
Walta CornishDaughter12abt 1869WestminsterLondonEngland/
Amelia CornishDaughter10abt 1871WestminsterLondonEngland/
Elizabeth CornishDaughter6abt 1875BrixtonLondonEngland/
William SligoVisitor30abt 1851/DevonEnglandGardener

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