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1891 ?

Civil Parish: Camberwell
Ecclesiastical parish: St Barnabas
Town: Dulwich
County: London
Registration District: Camberwell
Sub-RD: Dulwich
No of Schedule:
Address: (Ryecotes), Dulwich Common, Camberwell, Dulwich
WILLSON John Head Mar M 60 Brick Manufacturer Southwark London
WILLSON Mariame Wife Mar F 57 Bicester Oxfordshire
WILLSON Mariame P Dau Single F 34 Tulse Hill London
WILLSON Emily M Dau Single F 33 Tulse Hill London
WILLSON Charlotte R Dau Single F 28 Dulwich London
WILLSON Lydia M Dau Single F 24 Tulse Hill London
WILLSON Enid B Dau Single F 22 Brixton London
CHEDZEY Jane Servant Mar F 63 Cook (Domestic) Wiveliscombe Somersetshire
HILL Annie Servant Single F 41 Parlour Maid (Domestic) Brixton London
RUSSELL Maud Servant Single F 23 House Maid (Domestic) Cinderford Gloucestershire
JAMES Lydia Servant Single F 14 House Maid (Domestic) Herne Hill London

Deaths Jun Qtr 1904 [15 May]
CHEDZEY Jane 68 Lambeth 1d 270

RG14 Piece 3683
Civil Parish: Beckenham
County: Kent
Registration District: Bromley
Registration District Number: 42
Sub-RD: Beckenham
ED: 30
Household Schedule Number: 220
Address: 63 Kingswood Rd, Penge S E
CHEDZEY William Fredrick Widowed 81 Gardener Domestic

Deaths Mar Qtr 1914
Chedzey William F Head 83 Bromley 2a 753

I'd like the census ref for 1901 thanks. Neither Jane nor William have been found yet in 1891.

Something is not right. Probate for Jane has her as a widow ???

1901 census ref is :-

Registration district: Camberwell
Sub-registration district: Dulwich
ED, institution, or vessel: 4
Piece: 492
Folio: 100
Page Number: 20
Household schedule number: 80

Ancestry has Jane mis-transcribed as Chesney.

William Chedzay, 61, single, gardener, Gladstonbury
lodging with Hugh and Elizabeth Burchell & family at 46 Malham Rd Lewisham

Civil Parish: Lewisham
Ecclesiastical parish: St Saviours
Town: Forest Hill
Registration district: Lewisham
Sub registration district: Sydenham
ED, institution, or vessel: 21
Piece: 525
Folio: 147
Page Number: 18

1891, Jane Chedzey, possible

64 Archbishops Place, Lewisham
Jane Chedzey, 50, single, living on own means, Surrey, eccentric(in end column re disabilities)

age doesn't quite match and place of birth wrong but could be explained by the comment "eccentric". This could also explain why the couple split up.

Civil Parish: Lambeth
Ecclesiastical parish: Holy Trinity
Town: Brixton
Registration district: Lambeth
Sub registration district: Brixton
ED, institution, or vessel: 25
Piece: 412
Folio: 25
Page Number: 43

re probate for Jane having her as a widow.

The executor of her will was Rev Walter Hobbs, Baptist Minister. There is quite a bit about him on-line, he was definitely not a relative. he was Baptist minister at Norwood 1880 - 1914. He was also a Guardian of the Poor in the parish of Lambeth for 24 years.

He conducted the service when she was buried at Norwood Cemetery. I think he was just dealing with her affairs either as her minister or as a Guardian of the Poor and he didn't know her background so just assumed she was a widow.

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Many thanks Elaine.

I knew my tree had to have at least one "eccentric" in it somewhere. :biggrin: