5 Kingston Street
A Widow and her Granddaughters
The 1888 Ordnance Survey Town Plan records numbers 3, 5 and 7 Kingston Street as Bay Terrace.
Robert Fisher, a 57-year-old colliery agent from Littlecot in Wiltshire is head of household. he is married to Mary, a 59-year-old from Rockbeare, Devonshire. The couple have two grown-up daughters living with them: Kate, aged 27 and Frances, aged 22. There is no occupation listed for either of the daughters.
In 1891, Number 5 is home to Sarah Brown, an 82 year old Widow living on her own means. Living with her are three of her grandchildren, Emily Brown, a 30 year old working as a Registry Office Keeper, Ada, a 25 year old working as a music teacher, and 10 year old William, who is in education. Sarah Brown is likely to be wealthier than most in the area, as she could afford to finance having a domestic servant, 14 year old Ellen Beaumont.
In 1901, number 5 is now the home of Henry Slack, a 56 year old Widower. Hailing from Norwich, he works as a railway guard. He lives with his 28 year old daughter Ethel Slack.
By 1911, Henry Slack is now retired, aged 66, listed as a ‘pensioner.’ Ethel, now 37, works as a Health Visitor.
Sources: 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, 1888 Ordnance Survey Town Plan