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Andrew Gardner
03-01-2006, 9:17 PM
I am trying to find any record of Robert and his wife Elizabeth after the 1901 census. Can anyone help?

Thanks

Andrew
gardner@gardner.keme.co.uk

This is what I already know about the couple:

Robert WALDEN and Elizabeth HITT were married on 3 Oct 1880 at St Mark’s Parish Church, Notting Hill, London. Robert was an Iron Bedstead Maker and the son of John WALDEN, a Gardener. Witnesses at the wedding were Thomas WALDEN and Maria WALDEN, one of Robert WALDEN’s brothers and his wife.

Robert and Elizabeth gave their address at the wedding as 10 Rillington Place, a street destined to become infamous sixty years later because of the crimes of John Christie perpetrated at that address. In the 1881 Census record for Kensington they had moved to 17 Rillington Place, Robert’s occupation was then a Bedstead Painter!

In 1891 the family are living at 56 Rookham St, Kensington. By 1901 Robert and Elizabeth were living at 129 Walmer Road, Kensington and Robert was a ‘Labourer in Iron Foundry’. Their two sons William Charles and Robert H (b. c1888, Kensington) were also living at home. William was then a Bakers Assistant.

Elizabeth was the daughter of Robert HITT (b. c1813 Exeter, Devon), a Sawyer and Mary EDGECOMBE (b. c1828 Exeter, Devon). In the 1861 census the family are living at 18 William Street, Kensington. There is one other daughter recorded, Susannah (b. c1860 London, Middx).