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Summary:

Caveat:

The history of ownership and occupation of the properties in this part of Charnham Street is very speculative. Records are sketchy, and confusing. This page is the current "best attempt" to clarify the history of these properties, but much further work still needs to be done. It is possible that the historic boundaries do not match the modern ones.

Timeline:

1819 Enclosure Award Map: No sign of this property on the map.

1820-1850: Probable date of building.

1851 Census:
     #54: I think this is Kennett Cottages lodging house.
     #55: Cicely Walker (56), Laundress, 1 daughter, 1 grand-daughter, 3 lodgers. (I think this is 12 Charnham St)
     #56: John Osmond (64), baker, wife Sarah (62), 1 grand-son. (I think this is 13 Chanham St). Note: The 1844 Snare's Dir has J Osmond as Fishmonger, Charnham Street,
     #57: William Cruse (40), butcher, wife Anne (35).

1861 Census:
     #94: John Naylor (33), postboy
     #95: Henry Palmer (26), postboy
     #96: John Parsons (58), labourer, wife Ann (50)

1869 PO Dir: George Buxcey, shopkeeper, Charnham Street.
1871 Census #91: George Buxcy (sic!) (62), labourer, wife Harriett (59), 1 daughter, 1 grand-daughter.
1881 Census: #91: George Buxey (sic!) (72), labourer general, wife Harriet (69).

1891 Kelly: Joseph Buxcey, Shopkeeper, Charnham Street.
1891 Census: Joseph Buxey (sic!) (49), General ..?..; wife Jane (48) Shop keeper, 1 son, 1 grandson. 2 lodgers.
1894 Charnham Street Floods: Marlborough Times of 17th November 1894 reported "...the inhabitants of the houses between the Bear and Mr. Gibbon's Iron Foundry were, if anything, in a worse plight.  ...Mrs. Withers, too, at the Red Lion Inn, had a terrible time of it, and the houses of Mr. Andrews, Mr. Lamsden, Mr. Buxey, and Mr. Joyce were also flooded."

1895 Kelly Dir: Mrs Jane Buxcey, shopkeeper, Charnham Street.
1901 Census: Jane Buxcey (50), Refreshment Coffee House Keeper, with son and boarder (Coach body maker)
1903 Kelly: Mrs Jane Buxcey, Shopkeeper, Charnham Street.
1911 Census: #106: Jane Buxcey (60), widow, refreshment house keeper, 4 rooms.
1916 Cosburn's Dir: Mrs Buxcey, Refreshment House, Charnham Street.
1920 Kelly Dir: Mrs Jane Buxcey, shop keeper, Charnham Street.

1939 Blacket's Dir: W T Barnes, Refreshments
1940 Blacket's Dir: W T Barnes, Refreshments

See also:

- Charnham Street floods, 1894

- Charnham Street floods, 1932