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13 and 13A Holywell Street


13 Holywell Street

Grade II Listed Building ( List Entry Number 1087113) owned by Merton College. This building dates from the early seventeenth century. The central passageway leads to a yard at the back, and it appears to have been divided into two cottages.

This house was painted by J. A. Shuffrey in 1906, when it still had shutters at the windows (OXCMS: 2001.74,14, pictured on p. 40 of Lauren Gilmour and Margaret Shuffrey, J. A. Shuffrey 1859–1939: An Oxford Artist’s Life Remembered).

13 & 13A Holywell Street in the censuses

1841

The 1841 census for Holywell does not give house numbers, but it is possible to deduce where people listed that year lived by examining directory entries between 1839 and 1842 and later censuses

No. 13
Thomas Rogers (50), a college servant, lived here with Elizabeth (40).

No. 13A
Ann Halden (40), a college servant, lived here with her daughters Elizabeth (15), Ann (14), and Mary Ann (11). They had one lodger.

1851

No. 13
Thomas A. Preston (30), a servant of New College, lived here with his wife Sarah (3) and their children Charlotte (2), Sarah (1), and Martha (2 months). They had one servant.

No. 13A
Ann Haldon (56), a widowed college servant, lived here with her daughters Anne (24) and Mary (21), and her nephew George Shepperd (26), who was also a college servant. She was at No. 13 in 1841, but possibly the two parts of the house were numbered differently by the enumerators.

1861

No. 13
Elizabeth Williams (39), a butler’s wife,lived here with her children Harry (8), Frank (5), Walter (3), and her nephew John Prior (17), an ironmonger. Her husband was away on census night.

No. 13A
William Hounslow (45), a bootmaker, lived here with his wife Caroline (40) and his children Amelia (13), Louisa (11), Frederick (9), and Alfred (5). Also in the household was Hounslow’s unmarried brother Phillip (50), who was employed elsewhere as a servant.

1871

No. 13
Robert Taylor
 (29), a plumber, lived here with his wife Mary Ann (20) and their children Amy (5), Frank (4), and Emily (3). They had no servants.

No. 13A
This is not listed by this number in 1871 but is probably the dwelling given the number 12½ and occupied by Henry Godfrey (25), a college servant, his wife Mary Ann (3) and their children William (5) and Charles (3).

1881

No. 13
Henry Godfrey
(44), a college messenger out of employ, lived here with his wife Mary (46) and his children William (15), who was, a draper’s porter; Charles (13); Edith (9); and Lily (6).

No. 13A
Martha Way (74), the widow of a college porter, lived here with her son John (40), who was a draper’s porter.

1891

No. 13
George Paske
 (48), a college bedmaker, lived here with his wife Jane (47) and their son George (12).

No. 13A
Martha Way (84),now described as a college servant pensioner, still lived here with her unmarried son John (50), who was a general labourer.

1901

No. 13
George Paske
(58), a college bedmaker, still lived here with his wife Jane (57), who was the daughter of Martha Way, and his daughter Louisa (25), who was a dressmaker who worked for herself at home.

No. 13A
John Jenkins (56), a cook at a club, lived here with his wife Louisa (54), who worked as a cook, and his daughter Emily (23), who was an elementary school teacher.

1911

No. 13
George Paske
(68), now a pensioner college servant, still lived here with his wife Jane (66) and their unmarried daughter Louisa (34),

No. 13A
Henry Freeman (45), a house decorator, lived here with his wife Marie (46) and their sons Edward 915), Cornelius (14), Roland (12), and Charles (5).

Occupants of 13 & 13A Holywell Street listed in directories etc.

 

No. 13A

No. 13

1772
Survey of Oxford

Frontage: 3 yds 2 ft 0 in
Mr Speakman

Frontage: 4 yds 2 ft 7 in
Mr Saunders

1841

Thomas Rogers
College servant

?

1846

Ann Haldon
College servant

1851

Thomas Preston
College servant

1861

Mrs Vallins (in directory)

William Hounslow
Bootmaker (in census)

John Williams
Butler

1866

Thomas James

1871–1872

Robert Taylor
Plumber & glazier (1872)

Henry Godfrey
College messenger

1875–1876

Charles Stapleton
Boot & shoe maker

1881

Mrs Martha Way
College porter’s widow

1884

Mrs West

1887

W. Tollitt
Tailor

1889–1896

George Paske to 1914
Mrs Paske from 1916

1901–1905

John Jenkins

1914–1930

Mrs Freeman

1935–1936

William Simpson
Mrs V. M. Simpson by 1966

1945–1976

Miss Anstee
Robert M. Anstee by 1973

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