Showing posts with label Laundry Man. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Laundry Man. Show all posts

Monday, 26 April 2021

Alfred James Lynch and Sarah Green

Duke of Norfolk, Stepney, E1. Image: Ewan Munro Some rights reserved

Yet another pub in the familyAlfred James Lynch, son of John Lynch and Ann Willsher, married Sarah Green, daughter of publicans, Edward Green and Eliza Goodman, at the church of St Thomas that had stood in Arbour Square, Stepney, on 5 Jun 1871. The bridegroom's father, John Lynch, had been a butcher with, presumably a shop, at 143 High Street, Shadwell in 1861. In 1871, Alfred James Lynch was living with his widowed mother, Ann, in Sidney Street.

We find the couple, in 1881, at the Duke of Norfolk, Norfolk Street, Mile End Old Town, with their four children, a general servant and the mother-in-law, Eliza Green. A thorough search of the GRO records demystified the cryptic initials used on that census return to identify the names of the children as:

  1. Alfred Arthur Lynch born 1873
  2. Albert William Lynch born 1874
  3. George Edward Lynch born 1876
  4. Sarah Eliza Lynch born 1879
  5. Ada Lynch born 1881
In 1891, Alfred Lynch (39), Beer & Wine Retailer, Sarah (36) and son Albert (16), a Commercial Clerk, were living in CamberwellSouthwark, London. 

But by 1901, they were back at 291, Oxford Street, Mile End Old Town (which, I believe, later became Stepney Way), with Alfred Lynch (49) Laundry Man, Sarah (47), Albert (22), Railway Porter, Ada Lynch (19), Ironer, Emily Lynch (5), Granddaughter, and a Eliza Ellis (2), General Domestic Servant.

Alfred James Lynch died, in 1907, in Mile End Old Town, aged 55.

In 1911, still at 291, Oxford Street, Mile End Old Town, Sarah Lynch (56), Widow, Laundress, with her married daughter, Sarah Pope (32) and grandchildren, Joseph Pope (8), Rosa (2) and May (0).

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