View Full Version : John Lawrence (pawnbroker Liverpool)
21-05-2005, 2:00 PM
I have John (b 1782 in Lincs) and daughter Mary K. (born 1821 in LP) living at 10 Bridgewater St in 1861. I have also seen the family in the 1851 index which also has an Ann Lawrence. Does someone have access to 1841/51 census details (the 1851 index seems to omit ages at times and I am not sure whether Ann is wife or daughter)?
29-08-2005, 7:39 PM
Have you got the 1851 details yet? If not I am going to the library in the next week or so.
30-08-2005, 9:25 AM
Yes, I got them some while back. Thank you very much for your offer. Still looking for John's wife- it appears that she died before 1841. I think that he married in Liverpool before 1818 (he was from Lincolnshire but didn't seem to have married there).
30-08-2005, 10:56 AM
Just thought, did you also get the 1841 census? As a pawnbroker, John Lawrence may well have been listed in the trade directories. If so, they may give a clue to when he came to Liverpool.
06-09-2005, 9:28 AM
I haven't seen the 1841 census (in 1851 he was at Bridgewater St) but he appears in a (mid 40s) trade directories as a pawnbroker and tape manufacturer. His two daughters were, according to the census, b in Liverpool about 1820 but he doesn't seem to be in the 1828/9 directory on the Leicester Univ. site. Would love to see the 1841 entry!
I am also looking for the entry for the following family in Liverpool; Hugh Ross (bootmaker- 1828/9 in Pool Lane), wife Mary and son Andrew (b 1833). Maybe other children.
06-09-2005, 10:04 AM
I'll take a walk up to the library this afternoon. I could do with the exercise after sitting so long at the computer! It doesn't have the Liverpool censuses, but does have the trade directories.
06-09-2005, 1:30 PM
Done my exercise for the day! John Lawrence, pawnbroker & measuring tape manufacturer is at 10 Bridgewater st in 1853, 1849, 1845. Same address 1841 & 1839, but not a pawnbroker, just a measuring tape manufacturer. 1837 at 75 Bridgewater St (not pawnbroker). 1834 & earlier, no John.
1839 Ross Hugh shoemaker 19 School Lane
1834 Ross Daniel, boot & shoemaker 1 Ranelagh St
1832 Ross Daniel & Henry, b&sm, 20 Newington Bridge
1829, 1927 Ross Daniel & Co. b&sm, 26 Lord St; Ross Henry b&sm 58 Pool Lane
1825 Ross Daniel b&sm 1 Spencer Buildings Hunter St; Ross Hugh b&sm 54 King St; Ross & Poole b&sm 23 Lord St
1823 Ross & Poole b&sm 23 Lord St
No Ross b&sm earlier than this
An 1845 entry caught my eye. Lawrence Arthur, pyrotechnic artist, 79 Copperas Hill!
07-09-2005, 10:41 AM
Thank you so much for your efforts. To put things in perspective, John Laurence was the twin of my 3 x ggf and Hugh Ross, my 3 x ggf. I am finding it difficult to take the Ross family back in time- I suspect that both Hugh and his wife (Mary?) died sometime between 1841 and 1851. I find the info on Rosses as bootmakers very interesting as this implies some sort of family connection. You found a Henry Ross at 58 Pool Lane in the 1820s; this is the same address I found for Hugh in an 1828/9 directory (on the Leicester U site). Anyone, any chance of a look for Hugh in the 1841 census, using his 1839 address??
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