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Andrew Perry 1860 – 1934

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Andrew Perry 1860 – 1934

A previous post showed my paternal grandmother Elizabeth May Perry on the 1891 census living in Leytonstone with her parents Andrew and Mary Ann Perry. On the Free BMD Andrew Perry is shown as having his birth registered in the first quarter of 1861 (Jan-Mar) at the Islington Registry Office, however I have a Perry family bible which has his birthday recorded as 6th December 1860 Free BMD also has his death recorded in the last quarter of 1934, age 74, this age leads you to think that his death was in December, as he would have been 73 in October or November. The site also records the marriage of Andrew Perry in Oct, Nov, Dec 1883, however the family bible details the exact date as December 23rd 1883

Wesleyan Sunday School
Leyton
Presented to Mr & Mrs A Perry
by the Officers and Teachers
of the Sunday School
as an expression of their affec
tion and esteem on the occasion
of their Marriage
at the
Wesleyan Chapel, Leyton
November 23rd 1883
Superintendent J R Aldous

The 1881 census shows Andrew Perry living in Leyton on Beaumont Road, lodging with a couple named Groves along with his younger brother William. Mr Groves was a Gardener, William Perry was an Under-gardener, so it is perhaps likely that Mr Groves was his boss. There was another Lodger, Edmond Greaves who was also a Gardener so perhaps the Gardeners all worked together.

Name: Andrew Perry
Age: 19
Estimated birth year: abt 1862
Relation: Lodger
Gender: Male
Where born: Middlesex, England
Civil parish: Leyton
County/Island: Essex
Country: England
Street Address: 5 Lime Tree Cottages, Beaumont Road
Occupation: Brass Founder
Household Members:
Name Age
James Groves 31
Jane Groves 26
Andrew Perry 19
William Perry 15
Edmond Greaves 19

Beaumont Road is about a mile away from Oakdale / Ashville Road, there are no houses on it now, just some modern blocks of flats (the Google Street View shows one side of the street as a building site) – though as that particular Beaumont Road is not shown at all on the 1882 map the actual location is not certain. The 1871 census has 10 year old Andrew living with his parents, William and Sarah in Eden Road, Walthamstow

Name: Andrew Perry
Age: 10
Estimated birth year: abt 1861
Relation: Son
Father’s Name: William
Mother’s Name: Sarah
Gender: Male
Where born: Islington, Middlesex, England
Civil parish: St Mary
Town: Walthamstow
County/Island: Essex
Street Address: 7 Model Cottages, Eden Road, Walthamstow
Household Members:
Name Age
William Perry 35
Sarah Perry 36
Andrew Perry 10
William Perry 5
Elizabeth Perry 3
Charles Perry 1

The Eden Road houses here were ‘Model Cottages’ developed by the Local Board of Health in 1862 and cost £12 – £19

Eden Road today has buildings of all ages on it and it is impossible to say which was Model Cottage number 7 or even if it still exists, but I’m assuming that the remnants of the Model Cottages are this block

At the time of the 1861 census Andrew was only a few months old

Name: Andrew Perry
Age: 4 Mo
Estimated birth year: abt 1860
Relation: Son
Father’s Name: William
Mother’s Name: Sarah
Gender: Male
Where born: Islington, Middlesex, England
Street Address: 10 Highbury Crescent, Islington
Household Members:
Name Age
William Perry 24
Sarah Perry 26
Wm Gibson Perry 2
Andrew Perry 4 Mo

Highbury Crescent is a rather posh address for my family, the other households on the census sheet are Merchants with several staff, Andrews father was a Police Constable, so was presumable “house sitting” at the time, as the property was well above his status and wealth

In 1881 Andrews occupation is listed as a Brass Founder, but obviously for some reason he didn’t pursue this career but became a shopkeeper instead, maybe he married into a shopkeeping family, research into his wife’s family may show that.
The 1891 census has him down as a Greengrocer / Coal Dealer – maybe the house on Oakdale road was a corner house and shop.
The 1901 census has Andrew down as a Grocer / Shop Keeper, looking at the house he lived in (pictured below) 133 Ashville Road, it is probable that this was a corner shop that he traded in.

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