King – 3 and 8 Hadlow Place

In 1871 in Hadlow Place (no number quoted, but most likely No 3), lived William Robert King (age 26) (Bn 1845 Harpenden, Herts D1914 aged 69 ) a Domestic Servant, his wife Eliza (29) (Bn 1842 D1902 aged 60) (married 1867) and daughters Eliza (3), Emily (11 mths).

In 1861, when William was 15 and living in Harpenden, he was an Agricultural Labourer, and his father, Henry (Bn 1809 D1879), was a ‘Servant in Laboratory (Agricultural Chemists)’ in Harpenden (from at least 1851 to 1871).  This laboratory specialised in the analysis of soil, crops and environmental samples.

In 1881, William (aged 36) and Eliza (aged 39) lived at 8 Hadlow Place and he is a Public House Cellarman with children Eliza (13) (Bn 1871), Emily (10) (Bn 1871 D1950), William (3) (Bn 1878 D1904).

1891 they are still at 8 Hadlow Place and Willam (aged 48) is a Cellarman, wife Eliza (aged 49), with Emily (aged 20) and William (aged 13) is a Porter.

By 1901, William King (senior) the Census states he is a Railway Porter, with wife Eliza at No 8 Hadlow Place.

By 1911, William King (aged 67) and his new wife Charlotte (aged 71) (married 1903) lived at No 3 Hadlow Place (1 room).  He was a Cellarman.