Census - Gordon

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1871 - Fenchurch - Samuel & Hanna

Here, I hope, is Samuel Gordon and a sister Hanna. The age is correct, and it correctly it says he was born in Wapping - although unusually it gives an address of his birthplace as 11 Gt. Hermitage St., Wapping.

1781 - 25 & 27 Rood Lane, St Gabriel, Fenchurch, London, England (PRO Ref RG10 Pc-432 Fo-53 Pg-19)
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
Mary Ann Coates Head U 57 Office Keeper Fresingfield, Suffolk
Mary Cirinoss Visitor U 28 Draper's Clerk Stafford
William L. Williams Boarder U 19 Clerk to Estate Agent & Lawyer South Sea, Hants
John Hall Lodger U 27 Pork Butcher 4 Willow Walk, Kentish House?
Samuel Gordon Lodger - 15 Clerk 11 Gt. Hermitage St, Wapping
Hanna Gordon Sister - 13 Scholar 11 Gt. Hermitage St, Wapping

 

1881 - Marchmont Street - Samuel & Janet

Here are Samuel Gordon and Janet Balfour living in Marchmont Street (where I've heard he had a fish and game shop). Interestingly his next door neighbour had a book keeper called Eugenie Chinnock, so their daughter Eugenie may not have been given a family name...

1881 - 84 Marchmont Street, St Pancras, London, England (PRO Ref RG11 Pc-0190 Fo-4 Pg-1)
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
Samuel Gordon Head M 26 Fishmonger E, Middlesex
Janet Gordon Wife M 28 - Scotland
Mary Gordon Daughter - 4 - Pancras, Middlesex
Helen Gordon Daughter - 2 - Pancras, Middlesex
David Gordon Son - 2m - Pancras, Middlesex
Eliza Singleton Servant U 22 Domestic Servant Pancras, Middlesex
Caroline Wate Nurse U 14 Nurse Paddington, Middlesex

Why did Janet Balfour come down from Scotland? Well opposite Samuel's Fishmonger's shop was a possible family connection:

1881 - 77 Marchmont Street, St Pancras, London, England (PRO Ref RG11 Pc-0189 Fo-84 Pg-34)
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
James Balfour Head M 42 Baker Employing 7 Men & 3 boys Scotland
Mary Balfour Wife M 43 - Scotland
Fanny Taylor Servant U 21 Servant, Domestic Brook Nr Holborn, Middlesex
Francis Hennesey Servant U 20 Servant, Domestic St John's Wood, Middlesex

 

1891 - Compton Street - Samuel & Janet

Here Eugenie Gordon (Jean's mother) gives us our link back to her father Samuel Gordon's birthplace of Wapping, and her mother Janet's birthplace of Fife. They are living at 60 Compton Street, St. Pancras, London. There is a daughter Hannah - reminding us of Samuel's sister Hannah.

1891 - 60 Compton Street, St. Pancras, London, England (PRO Ref RG12 Piece:122 Folio:111 Pages:18 & 19)
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
Samuel Gordon Head M 36 Fishmonger Wapping, London
Janet Gordon Wife M 39 - Fife, Scotland
David Gordon Son - 10 Scholar Pancras, London
Samuel J. Gordon Son - 2 - Pancras, London
Mary Gordon Daughter - 14 Scholar Pancras, London
Helen Gordon Daughter - 12 Scholar Pancras, London
Hannah I. Gordon Daughter - 8 Scholar Pancras, London
Jane Garvie Gordon Daughter - 8 Scholar Pancras, London
Isabella Gordon Daughter - 6 Scholar Pancras, London
Alice Gordon Daughter - 5 Scholar Pancras, London
Eugenie Gordon Daughter - 3 Scholar Pancras, London
Josephine Butterfield Servant S 20 General Servant (Domestic) Pancras, London

 

1901 - Compton Street - Samuel & Janet

In 1901 the family is still in the same house - although there are three extra children, and young Samuel is missing, presumed dead.

1901 - 60 Compton Street, London, England (PRO Ref RG13 Piece:139 Folio:98 Page:27)
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
Samuel Gordon Head M 45 Fishmonger (Employer) (At home) St Pancras, London
Janet Gordon Wife M 48 - Scotland
Mary Gordon Daughter S 24 Milliner St Pancras, London
Helen Gordon Daughter S 22 Shop Assistant St Pancras, London
David Gordon Son S 20 Shop Assistant St Pancras, London
Hanah Gordon Daughter S 18 Shop Assistant St Pancras, London
Jeanie Gordon Daughter S 18 Shop Assistant St Pancras, London
Isabella Gordon Daughter S 17 - St Pancras, London
Alice Gordon Daughter S 15 - St Pancras, London
Eugenie Gordon Daughter S 13 - St Pancras, London
John Gordon Son S 9 - St Pancras, London
George Gordon Son S 7 - St Pancras, London
Eva Gordon Daughter S 5 - St Pancras, London