Thomas Hewitt (59) and his wife Mary (58) along with their daughter Emma (23). At that time they had a visitor registered to their address, called Sarah Redlow. Thomas Hewitt was a pensioner at that time. No. 2 George Buckland (39) was a bailiff and lived at No. 2 with his wife Mary (35) who was a dress-maker by trade. They had four children; George (12) who was an ironmongers boy, John (11) and Florence (7) were at school and Gertrude, who was just two at the time. No. 3 William Pharoah (57) and his wife Betsey (56) lived alone at No. 3. William was a skinner. No. 4 Henry Shoebridge (57) was a gardener, presumably for Hackbridge House. he lived with two daughters and a son; Annie (18), Frederick (14) and Laura (11). I wonder what happened to his wife? No. 5 William Daniels (73) and his much younger wife, Sarah, (54). Both Sarah and her step-daughter Elizabeth (43) were laundresses. No. 6 Charles Cheesman (31) a skinner, and his wife Emma (30), lived with their children Edith (6), Amy (5) and George (3). Edith and Amy were at school in 1881. No. 7 Rachel Beaumont, a widow at 61, lived with her two sons, Walter (23) and Arthur (21). Walter was a leather frizer and Arthur was a leather grinder. No. 8 John Mathews (50) was a coachman with Hackbridge House. He lived in No. 8 with his wife Eliza (49) and their five children Lydia (15), Henry (14), Charles (12), Minnie (7), and Mary (5). No. 9 William Pharoah (26), presumably son of William Pharoah who lived at No. 3 was a skinner, and married to Charlotte (27). In 1881 they had just had a baby boy called Frederick. Hackbridge House – 1881 census In 1881 nine members of the Goad family lived in Hackbridge House, along with their niece. The head of the house, Edwin Goad, was born locally and was a broker of fur and hides. His wife Lucy, interestingly, was born in Buenos Aires, although she was a British subject. At the age of 36 Lucy had already had six children, ranging in age from 1 to 16. They were William, Florence, Alfred, Eva, Constance, Basil and George. They were all scholars except the oldest, William, who worked in his father’s office. Their niece, Annie Wanklyn, also lived with them. She was also from Buenos Aires so possibly was the daughter of one of Lucy’s siblings. I wonder why she came over to England? Of course, with so many people to look after in the house, even though it seems less important compared to Beddington House and Carew Manor (certainly there is nothing written about it online whereas the other two have a significant online history), the Goads also had a retinue of staff. Emma Page (28) was the Goad’s governess. Matilda Spicer was a 22 year old nurse, she worked with Mary Woodley, at just 16 she was the under-nurse and was born locally, in Beddington. Ida Stammers was a 39 year old housemaid, Catherine Evans was the Goad’s cook. She was 31 and from Bermondsey. Catherine was assisted by the kitchenmaid, Jessie Vincent (19) , Emily Derham (18) the under house maid and an 18 year old scullery maid called Sarah Vicary. The Goads also had some male servants. Arthur Woodford (19) was a footman, William Bril (14) was a page and Joseph Thorn (21) was a groom. We hope to keep adding to the history of the house. If you know more, or I’ve made a mistake, please contact me.