Number 28 Russell Street 1881 – Joseph Parker, Beer Retailer

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

Kelly’s Directory 1881 tells us that at 28 Russell Street was Joseph Parker, a beer retailer.

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

Mr Parker and his family appear below on the Census of 1881. The Census lists him as a grocer while Kelly’s Directory has him recorded as a beer retailer, perhaps it was a Victorian off-licence.  Mr Joseph and his wife are not native Londoners, moving from north of London, having children in the City and settling in Russell Street and opening up a shop. Mr Parker and his family are not on the census of 1871 or 1891.

Info from 1871 Census:

NameRelation to head of householdAgeYear bornTown of birthCity of birthCountry of birthProfession
Joseph ParkerHead43abt 1838StapletonGloucestershireEnglandGrocer
Mary Ann ParkerWife38abt 1843Luton/England
Joseph ParkerSon8abt 1873(City)MiddlesexEnglandScholar
Mary A. ParkerDaughter7abt 1874(City)MiddlesexEngland
Jessie ParkerDaughter3abt 1878(City)MiddlesexEngland
Rose ParkerDaughter1abt 1880BrixtonSurreyEngland

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