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29 Cornmarket (Site of)


Site of 29 Cornmarket

29 Cornmarket used to be attached to St Michael’s Church, but it was demolished in 1904 when the shop next door at No. 30 was rebuilt. Its screen and gates are Grade II listed.

In the censuses

1841

John Rose (35), a haberdasher, is living here with Francis Rose (6) and John Plumer (25), a clergyman. They have one female servant. It appears that his wife and older son were away on census night.

1851

Elizabeth Rose (49), a deaf-and dumb widow, is in charge of the Berlin warehouse, and is living over the shop with her children Frederic (19), who is an apprentice cabinet maker, Francis (16), and Emma (6). The family has one house servant.

1861

Lewis Solomon (32), a jeweller and watchmaker, is living here. He is described as being a naturalized British subject who was born in Germany (in fact in Cracow, then Austria). With him are his London-born wife Diana (30) and their four children, all born in Oxford: Matilda (8), Levi (8), Joseph (5), and Harriett (3). The family has one servant.

1881

Lewis Solomon (55) is still here, now described as a jeweller and tobacconist, with his birthplace now given as Cracow, Poland. He and his wife Dinah have four children living at home: Harriett (now 22), and Leah (18), Esther (16), and Leopold (7). They still have one servant.

Occupants of 29 Cornmarket listed in directories and censuses

1839–1852

 

 

John Rose, Haberdasher (1839–1842)

John Rose, Organ builder
and Elizabeth Rose, Berlin depository (1846)

Elizabeth Rose, Haberdasher (1850); Mercer and Berlin & fancy wool warehouse (1852)

1867–1880

Lewis Solomon, Tobacconist
with L. Solomon, Silversmith & jeweller, at 29½
(1867)

Lewis Solomon, Jeweller & tobacconist, and fancy bazaar
(also at 28, 29½
, and 39) (1872)

L. Solomon, Jeweller & tobacconist(also at 29½) (1880)

1890

Arthur Mayo, Nurseryman & florist

1901–1902

William Howe Nurse, Manufacturing furrier (also at 29½)

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