Number 5 Russell Street 1881 – Isaac Beale, Bootmaker

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 Isaac Beale, a bootmaker.

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 Beale can be seen living at this property for the next thirty years, appearing on the Census of 1871, 1881 and 1891. His daughter Catherine is present until the Census of 1891 where it appears that she had left home.

Info from 1871 Census:

NameRelation to head of householdAgeYear bornTown of birthCity of birthCountry of birthProfession
Issac BealeHead46abt 1825WeymouthDorsetEnglandBoot Maker
Catherine BealeWife44abt 1827WeymouthDorsetEnglandTailoress
Catherine A. BealeDaughter10abt 1861WeymouthDorsetEnglandScholar

Info from 1881 Census:

NameRelation to head of householdAgeYear bornTown of birthCity of birthCountry of birthProfession
Issac BealeHead56abt 1825WeymouthDorsetEnglandBoot Maker
Catherine BealeWife54abt 1827WeymouthDorsetEnglandTailoress
Catherine A. BealeDaughter20abt 1861WeymouthDorsetEnglandStationers Assistant

Info from 1891 Census:

NameRelation to head of householdAgeYear bornTown of birthCity of birthCountry of birthProfession
Issac BealeHead67abt 1825WeymouthDorsetEnglandBoot Maker
Catherine BealeWife64abt 1827WeymouthDorsetEnglandTailoress

1 Response to Number 5 Russell Street 1881 – Isaac Beale, Bootmaker

  1. Robin Nichols says:

    My paternal grandmother Rose Nichols (Nee Rose May) was born at no 2 Russell Cottages, Russell Street, (Now Hillyard Street) on 24th Nov 1880. Her father was a local Painter / Decorator / Plasterer in the area.
    Reading some of the history of the former Russell Street, does anyone have any information about Russell Cottages and what happened to them?
    I see there was a Bootmaker (Isaac Beale living and working at no 5 Russell Street for many years. My paternal great grandfather James Nichols, also lived in the area was also a bootmaker. I wonder if there was any connection with the Beale business.
    I would be grateful for any information that may be available.
    Many thanks and kind regards,
    Robin Nichols

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