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SMITHY LANE

1851census
John Lomax                  Head            31          Farm labourer                         Speke, Lancs
Margaret Lomax         Wife              30                                                              Speke, Lancs
Jane Lomax                  Dau               7            Scholar                                      Speke, Lancs
Mary Lomax                Dau               3            Scholar                                      Speke, Lancs
Ellen Lomax                 Dau              1            Scholar                                      Speke, Lancs
Jane Rigby                    Serv              19          General servant                      Speke, Lancs  

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1901 census
James Helsby               Head            49            Market gardener            Lancs, Speke
John Helsby                 Bro                44            Market gardener            Lancs, Speke

1891census
Ann HELSBY              Head             70             Farmer                          Ireland
James HELSBY            Son               38             Ag Lab                          Speke, Lanc
Martha Tucker            GDau            16            Dom Serv                     Speke, Lanc

1881 census
Dwelling: Farm House
Ann HELSBY              Head             61             Farmer Of 6 Acres             Wexford, Ireland
James HELSBY            Son               29              Farmers Son                         Speke, Lanc
John HELSBY              Son               24              Farmers Son                         Speke, Lanc  

1871census
Ann Helsby                              Head            49                                            Speke, Lancashire
Annie Helsby                           Dau              23                                            Speke, Lancashire
James Helsby                           Son               19            Ag Lab                   Speke, Lancashire
John Helsby                              Son              14            Scholar                   Speke, Lancashire

1861census
Ann Helsby                              Head         39            Farmer of 5 acres      Ireland
Joseph Helsby                          Son            17            Carter                          Speke, Lancs
Ann Helsby                              Dau           14            Scholar                        Speke, Lancs
Thomas Helsby                       Son            12            Scholar                        Speke, Lancs
James Helsby                           Son            10            Scholar                        Speke, Lancs
John Helsby                              Son            4              Scholar                        Speke, Lancs

1851census
James Helsby               Head            37            Farmer Of 6 Acres            Childwall, Lancs
Joanna Helsby             Wife            35                                                           Wexford, Ireland
Martha Helsby            Dau               6                Scholar                             Childwall, Lancs
Joseph Helsby              Son               5                                                            Childwall, Lancs
Ann Helsby                  Dau              3                                                            Childwall, Lancs
Thomas Helsby           Son               1                                                             Childwall, Lancs

1841census
Martha Helsby              65            Farmer             Lancs
James Helsby                 25            Farmer             Lancs
WilliamHelsby             30            Bricklayer       Lancs
Martha Deanats           15            F S                     Lancs

Ann Helsby named in Miss Watt’s birthday book 1878

SMITHY LANE

1841census
Martha Helsby              30            Farmer             Lancs
William Helsby              8                                        Lancs
Mary Parkinson             4                                        Lancs

SMITHY LANE

1881 census
Dwelling: 1 Farm Cottage
Isaac J. WORRALL            Head            30              Ag Lab                      Speke, Lancs
Sarah WORRALL              Wife              30             Ag Lab Wife             Prescot, Lancs
James WORRALL              Son               10              Scholar                      Ditton, Lancs
George WORRALL           Son                 7               Scholar                      Halebank, Lancs
Isaac J. WORRAL              Son                 3               M                                 Halebank, Lancs

Isaac Worrell mentioned in Miss Watt’s birthday book 1878

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1901 census
Richard Wyke              Head            64            Ag Lab                                  Lancs, Speke
Lucy Wyke                    Wife              57                                                            Lancs, Speke
Edward Wyke              Son               24            Teamsman on farm            Lancs, Speke

1891census
John Ireland                  Head            32                    Ag Lab            Lancs, Speke
Jessie Ireland                Wife              30                                              Staffs, Walsall

1881 census
Dwelling:38 Flower Lane Cottage
James WORRALL            Head             56                    Agricultal Labourer            Hale,Lanc
Jane WORRALL               Wife              55                                                                       Speke, Lanc
Mary J. WORRALL         Daur              14                                                                       Speke, Lanc
James WORRALL            Son                12                    Scholar                                    Speke, Lanc

1871census
James WORRALL            Head            46                    Agricultal Labourer            Hale,Lanc
Jane WORRALL               Wife             45                                                                       Speke, Lanc
Mary J. WORRALL          Daur            14                    Scholar                                    Speke, Lanc
Annie WORRALL            Daur            12                    Scholar                                    Speke, Lanc
Martha WORRALL         Daur             9                      Scholar                                    Speke, Lanc
Hanetia WORRALL        Dau              5                      Scholar                                    Speke, Lanc
James WORRALL            Son               2                                                                         Speke, Lanc

1861census
James WORRALL            Head            36                    Agr Lab            Hale,Lancs
Jane WORRALL               Wife             35                                                Speke, Lancs
Elizabeth WORRALL     Daur            14                    Scholar             Speke, Lancs
Issac WORRALL              Son              10                    Scholar             Speke, Lancs
George WORRALL          Son               8                      Scholar             Speke, Lancs
John WORRALL              Son               6                      Scholar             Speke, Lancs
Mary J WORRALL          Dau              4                      Scholar             Speke, Lancs
Ann Worrall                     Dau              2                      Scholar             Speke, Lancs

James Worrall mentioned in Miss Watt’s birthday book 1878   
Richard Wyke mentioned in Miss Watt’s birthday book 1878   

Extract from letter from 24/10/1868 from Geo Whitley

I send a letter from the Inspector of nuisances which is fully confirmed by Mr. Shelmerdine’s report. The Tenant (James Worrall) is in the employ of Thos. Atherton and the house is very clean and they are decent people, but imagine the disgrace to the estate when you hear that they have brought up a family of eleven children in such a dwelling,

there are two beds close to each other in the centre of the upper floor room where adults and children have literally been packed together heads & tails, the cottage is not worth altering and the only remedy is to make an exchange with some other cottager without children, & I will arrange this with Meredith at the earliest opportunity. During the hot weather last summer the bedroom was so intolerable that the wife slept in a chair in the house place.

Extract from letter 30/10/1868 from Geo Whitley

Cottage in Jenkinson’s lane

            Meredith confirms all that has been said about this wretched cottage but says he has no other into which the Tenant & his large family can be transferred & Mr. Shelmerdine therefore suggests that a small lean to building should be erected at a very light expense as a temporary expedient.

December 24th 1868

Speke Estate

Robert Quick               Thatch out of order, chimney shaft taken down & repaired,                                              small window in house part
  Matthew Lunt             No repairs
John Taylor                  Bed room floor very damp (thick floor)
X
Susannah White      Thatch roof repairs

X. These tenants require new privies and conveniences at the backs of their cottages.

Policeman’s Home
James Fowler              Roof repairs, he should be transferred to Ireland’s house
James Worrall             Wants extra house part and room over
Hannah Helsby          Floor taken out and new ceiling joists and plastered ceiling.

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1891census
Agnes Southern            Head         75                                                                              Lancs, Speke
Thomas Southern         Son            35            Gen Lab at Ladies residence            Lancs, speke
Annie Southern            Dau            31                                                                              Lancs, Speke

1881 census
Dwelling:37 Flower Lane Cottage
Thomas SOUTHERN            Head            73             General Labourer                 Speke, Lancashire
Agnes SOUTHERN               Wife              65             General Labourer Wife       Speke, Lancashire
Thomas SOUTHERN            Son               25             Unemployed                           Speke, Lancashire
Ann SOUTHERN                  Daur             21                                                                 Speke, Lancashire

1871census
Thomas SOUTHERN            Head            65             Ag Lab             Speke, Lancashire
Agnes SOUTHERN               Wife              57            Laundress       Speke, Lancashire
John Dunbavin                        S-inL            29            Ag Lab             Speke, Lancashire
Agnes Dunbavin                    Dau               28                                       Speke, Lancashire
William Southern                   Son              24            Ag Lab              Speke, Lancashire
Thomas SOUTHERN            Son                15            Scholar            Speke, Lancashire
Ann SOUTHERN                   Daur             11            Scholar             Speke, Lancashire
Thomas Dunbavin                 Gson            1m                                       Speke, Lancashire

1861census
Thomas SOUTHERN               Head            54           Ag Lab             Speke, Lancs
Agnes SOUTHERN                   Wife            45                                      Speke, Lancs
Jane SOUTHERN                      Daur            17            Scholar             Speke, Lancs
Henry SOUTHERN                  Son                9             Scholar             Speke, Lancs
Thomas SOUTHERN               Son                6             Scholar             Speke, Lancs
Ann SOUTHERN                     Daur              2            Scholar             Speke, Lancs

 1851census
Thomas SOUTHERN               Head            41          Farm labourer      Childwall, Lancs
Agnes SOUTHERN                  Wife             34                                            Childwall, Lancs
John Southern                            Son               12           Scholar                  Childwall, Lancs
Agnes Southern                        Dau               8            Scholar                  Childwall, Lancs
Jane SOUTHERN                     Daur              4            Scholar                   Childwall, Lancs
William SOUTHERN              Son                4            Scholar                   Childwall, Lancs

1841census
Thomas Southern            30            Ag lab              Lancs
Agnes Southern               25                                       Lancs
John Southern                   2                                        Lancs
Ann Southern                   5m                                     Lancs  

Thomas Southern mentioned in Miss Watt’s birthday book 1878   

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1901 census
Empty

1891census
Martha Leadbetter            Head            75            Gardener                                 Lancs, Speke

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1891census
William LEADBETTER            Head            81             Agricultal Labourer            Speke, Lancashire,
Martha LEADBETTER             Wife              72                                            Magull, Lanc
Joseph LEADBETTER              S In L            36             Ag Lab             Speke, Lancashire,
Jane LEADBETTER                   Daur             33                                            Speke, Lancs
John LEADBETTER                   G Son           11            Scholar             Speke, Lancs
Martha Leadbetter                      GDau            7             Scholar             Speke, Lancs

1881 census
William LEADBETTER            Head            71             Agricultal Labourer            Speke, Lancashire,
Martha LEADBETTER            Wife             64             Labourers Wife                      Magull, Lanc
Joseph LEADBETTER              S In L           26             Teamsman (Ag Lab)            Speke, Lancashire,
Jane LEADBETTER                  Daur            23             Teamsman Wife (Ag Lab)   Speke, Lanc
John LEADBETTER                  G Son          9 m           Teamsman Son (Ag Lab)      SpekeLanc

1871census
William LEADBETTER            Head            60            Ag Lab                  Speke, Lancashire,
Martha LEADBETTER            Wife              53                                            Maghull, Lanc
Joseph LEADBETTER              Son                31             Gardener             Maghull, Lanc
John LEADBETTER                  Son               23             Ag Lab                  Speke, Lanc
Jane LEADBETTER                   Dau              13             Scholar                  Speke, Lancs
William J Blain                            Vis                2                                               Ditton, Lancs

1861census
William LEADBETTER            Head            50            Ag Lab                  Speke, Lancs
Martha LEADBETTER            Wife              45                                            Maghull, Lancs
Peter LEADBETTER                  Son               10             Scholar                 Speke, Lancs
Jane LEADBETTER                   Dau                3                                             Speke, Lancs
Mary LEADBETTER                 Dau               15            Scholar                 Speke, Lancs

1851census
William LEADBETTER            Head            40            Farm labourer       Childwall, Lancs
Martha LEADBETTER             Wife              34                                              Maghull, Lancs
Joseph Hurst                                StSon           10            Scholar                    Maghull, Lancs
Margaret LEADBETTER          Dau                7            Scholar                    Childwall, Lancs
JohnLEADBETTER                   Son                 3            At home                  Childwall, Lancs
Peter LEADBETTER                  Son                8m                                           Childwall, Lancs

SMITHY LANE

1881 census
Dwelling: 36 Flower Lane Cottage
John LEADBETTER            Head            70             Farm Labourer                      Speke, Lancashire
Martha LEADBETTER       Wife             65             Farm Labourers Wife           Speke, Lancashire

1871census
John LEADBETTER            Head            62            Ag Lab                  Speke, Lancs
Martha LEADBETTER      Wife              55                                            Speke, Lancs
Mary J LEADBETTER        Dau              27                                            Speke, Lancs
Joseph LEADBETTER       Son               23            Wheelright           Speke, Lancs

1861census
John LEADBETTER            Head            53             Ag Lab                 Speke, Lancs
Martha Leadbetter              Wife              40                                            Speke, Lancs
Elizabeth Leadbetter          Dau              20            Dressmaker          Speke, Lancs
Joseph LEADBETTER       Son               14            Scholar                   Speke, Lancs

1851census
John LEADBETTER            Head            42            Farm labourer    Childwall, Lancs
Martha Leadbetter              Wife              35                                            Childwall, Lancs
Isaac Leadbetter                   Son               12                                            Childwall, Lancs
Elizabeth Leadbetter          Dau               8            Scholar                    Childwall, Lancs
Joseph Leadbetter               Son                3            Scholar                    Childwall, Lancs

1841census
John Leadbetter                  30            Ag lab              Lancs
Martha Leadbetter            25                                       Lancs
Isaac Leadbetter                  2                                       Lancs

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1891census
Alice BLANE              Head             77             Retired Laundress                         Bold, Lancashire,
James BLANE             Son               47             Agricultal Labourer                       Speke, Lancashire,
Robert BLANE           Son                36             Clerk in wool warehouse            Speke, Lancashire

1881 census
Alice BLANE              Head            68             Laundress                              Bold, Lancashire,
Sarah BLANE            Daur            30             Laundress                              Speke, Lancashire,
James BLANE             Son               36             Agricultal Labourer            Speke, Lancashire,
Robert BLANE            Son               25            Clerk Cotton Trade              Speke, Lancashire

1871census
Alice Blain                 Head            59            Laundress                   Lancs, Bold
James Blain                Son               26            Ag Lab                          Lancs, Speke
Sarah Blain               Dau               21            Laundress                   Lancs, Speke
Samuel Blain            Son               18            Farm serv                      Lancs, Speke
Robert Blain              Son               15            Office boy                     Lancs, Speke

1861census
James Blain            Head            57            Ag Lab                      Creston, Ches

1851census
James Blain            Head            48            Farm labourer              Cheshire
Alice Blain             Wife             38                                                      Prescot, Lancs
Margaret Blain      Dau             12                                                      Childwall, Lancs
John Blain               Son               9                                                       Childwall, Lancs
Ellen Blain              Dau              4                                                       Childwall, Lancs
Sarah Blain            Dau              8m                                                    Childwall, Lancs

1841census
James Blane                 35            Ag Lab      Lancs
Alice Blane                  27                                Lancs
Ann Blane                    9                                  Lancs
Margaret Blane           2                                  Lancs
John Hitchmough      80                                Lancs

Alice Blain named in Miss Watt’s birthday book 1878

Extract from letter from 4/8/1873 from J Bubb

Blain Cottage No.
I enclose Crosby’s Estimate I think it quite unnecessary to take out the Tie beam He proposed to you on Sat.
I should advise not to use the iron plate 70lb weight but a piece of timber 10 x 3 the same length as proposed iron this would have more strength in than the plate & should cost about 2/6 The bolt for Front of the house is necessary

Extract from letter from 9/8/1873 from J Bubb

1.
I will undertake to do the following repairs at Mrs. Blanes Cottage No. Speke in a workmanlike manner & to approval at the undermentioned prices

                                                                                    £    s    d
To strengthening Purloins with a piece of
back of purloin as instructed                                         8.  0.
To 1 iron bolt 3ft long & timber for
fastening same to front of House                            3.  6.
To time &c 2 days @ 5/-                                              10.  0.
To boarding end of Gable with 1” tongued
deal boards finding all labour &
material necessary & fixing board
behind tie beam as agreed                                         1. 0.  0
   
                                                                                 £ 2.1.  6.

Wm Crosby August 9
Back Oxford Street, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool

Extract from letter 25/9/1873 from Geo Whitley

Thatching

            I found old Stockton at work at Mrs. Blaine’s & he says the straw, which I admit looks rather rotten, was never in better order.

Mrs. Blaine’s cottage
            It is impossible to put up a partition in the bed room as it is so low and she will be quite satisfied on having the floor repaired which you ordered to be done, & a short distance of flagging or tiling in the back passage which is dangerous.

SMITHY LANE

Martha Williams died December 25th 1879

1871census
Martha Williams                       Head            68                                            Speke, Lancs

1861census
Martha Williams                       Head            55            Gardener             Speke, Lancs
William Helsby                         Lodger         84             Lawyer                Speke, Lancs
Elizabeth Robinson                 Lodger         24                                            Liverpool, Lancs

1851census
Godfrey Williams                       Head            50            Farm labourer      Alton, Shrop
Martha Williams                        Wife             47                                             Childwall, lancs
Margaret Williams                      Dau              6              Scholar                  Childwall, Lancs

Martha Williams mentioned in Miss Watt’s birthday book 1878

SMITHY LANE

1871census
William Atherton                       Head          53            Farmer of 102 acres            Lancs, Oglet
Elizabeth Atherton                    Wife            53                                                             Lancs, Speke
Richard Atherton                       Son             30            Farmers son                          Lancs, Speke
Mary Hunter                                Serv            16            General serv                         Ches, Heswall
Thomas Wyke                             Serv            20            Farm servant                         Lancs, Speke
George Wyke                               Serv            18            Farm servant                         Lancs, Hale
Martin Hoyle                               Serv            21            Ag Lab                                     Ireland
Thomas Luddon                        Serv            24            Ag Lab                                      Ireland
John Higgins                               Serv            50            Ag Lab                                      Ireland

1851census
William Atherton                       Head          32            Farmer of 103 acres            Orrell, Lancs
Elizabeth Atherton                    Wife            32                                                             Childwall, Lancs
Richard Atherton                       Son            11            Scholar                                   Childwall, Lancs
John Atherton                              Son             9             Scholar                                    Childwall, Lancs
Thomas Atherton                       Son            3              Scholar                                    Childwall, Lancs
Mary Ann Blades                       Serv            19            House servant                      London
Walter Crosby                             Serv            19            Farm servant                         Childwall, Lancs
Joseph Wyke                                Serv            16            Farm servant                         Childwall, Lancs
Thomas loftus                             Serv            20            Farm servant                          Mayo, Ireland

SMITHY LANE

1841census
George Brunell              55            Farmer             Lancs
Sarah Brunell                55                                       Lancs
Mary Brunell                 20                                       Lancs
Sarah Brunell                20                                       Lancs
Thomas Brunell            25                                       Lancs
Thomas Houlgrave      45            Ind                    Lancs
William Taylor              18            M S                  Lancs
Joseph Smith                  17                                       Lancs
Thomas Garrison         25                                       Lancs
Sarah Potter                   20            F S                      Lancs

SMITHY LANE

1871census
Sarah A Shepherd            Head            23             School mistress            Ches, Birkenhead

SMITHY LANE

1931
Isaac Corn            Labourer
Dog Handler at all shoots on the estate

SMITHY LANE

1851census
Thomas Southern                       Head            25            Farm labourer              Childwall, Lancs
Margaret Southern                     Wife              30                                                     Childwall, Lancs

SMITHY LANE

1881 census
Dwelling: 42 Cottage
William HATTON                      Head            57             Gardener (Dom)            Speke, Lancashire
Margaret HATTON                    Daur            15             Housekeeper                   Speke, Lancashire
Alfred HATTON                         Son               13             Scholar                              Speke, Lancashire

1871census
William HATTON                    Head           45            Ag Lab                          Speke, Lancashire
Ann HATTON                           Wife             42            Dressmaker                 Speke, Lancashire
Joseph HATTON                       Son              14            Scholar                          Speke, Lancashire
Alice M HATTON                     Dau             10            Scholar                          Speke, Lancashire
Rachel HATTON                       Dau               7            Scholar                          Speke, Lancashire
Margaret E HATTON               Dau                          Scholar                          Speke, Lancashire
Alfred HATTON                        Son                                                                    Speke, Lancashire

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1891census
John Barrow                 Head             63            Wheelright        Lancs,  Speke
Ann Barrow                 Wife               65                                          Lancs,  Speke
Annie Barow                Dau              36                                           Lancs, Hale
Thomas Barrow           Son               34            Blacksmith         Lancs, Hale
Joseph  Webb               Serv               22            Blacksmith         Lancs, Hale

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1891census
Joseph Rigby                Head            68            Gardener         Lancs, Speke
Mary Rigby                  Wife              65                                       Ches, Gt Meols
Mary Cath Rigby        Dau              31                                        Lancs, Speke
William Jos Rigby      Son               24            Clerk                  Lancs, Speke

1871census
Joseph Rigby                Head            48            Gardener       Lancs, Speke
Mary Rigby                  Wife              46                                      Ches, Gt Meols
Mary Cath Rigby        Dau              10            Scholar            Lancs, Speke
William Jos Rigby      Son                 4            Scholar            Lancs, Speke

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1891census
John Whyke                 Head            29            Ag Lab            Lancs, Speke
Jane Whyke                 Wife              29                                       Lancs, Speke