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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandyhall View Post
    Benson brought a Quarry and built houses for the workers

    I pinched this LOL (So admins might want to delite)

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    I live in Abbotts Houses in Butterknowle, In the 1911 census, when you dig a bit, they were originally called Benson Abbott's Houses and were occupied by colliery workers. Benson Abbott was listed as a Quarry Owner until 1891, from then he was listed as a Deputy Overman (deputy supervisor) and eventually pit manager. This downturn in fortunes seems to be supported by his bankruptcy in 1879, the houses are believed to have been built in the late 1870s but do not show in any census pre 1911.

    The possibility is that they were built before his bankruptcy but then not occupied until the early 20th century, the "Benson" part of the address seems to disappear around 1911 as it was only the occupiers themselves who called them Benson Houses. The official title by the census was Abbott's Houses but when asked to sign the cover sheets each resident called them Benson's Houses, one even went so far as to write the name "Benson" in pencil next to the official inked version of "Abbotts Houses".
    It would have been easier just to say "Have you seen post #8 in this thread?"
    https://www.british-genealogy.com/th...-abbot-familly
    In which gwen646 had already posted. Albeit several years ago.

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    Thank you Pam
    I had forgotten that i had joined this sight until I stumbled upon it...Many thanks for bringing it to my attention

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam Downes View Post
    It would have been easier just to say "Have you seen post #8 in this thread?"
    https://www.british-genealogy.com/th...-abbot-familly
    In which gwen646 had already posted. Albeit several years ago.

    Pam
    Hi Pam I didn't take it from B G I found it somewhere else but thanks for the link.

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