Roper – 6 Hadlow Place

Lewis/Louis Henry Roffey (Bn 1845 D December 1905 aged 59) wife Jane Scott (Bn 1841 D1915 aged 74) married in Croydon Parish Church, 24 February 1870 when he was 24 and Jane, 26.  His father Thomas (Bn 1809 D1848 aged 39, buried in All Saints, Upper Norwood), had been a Farmer, Labourer and a Dairyman.  In 1841, he was married and living at the Beulah Spa, Beulah Hill.  Her father, was a Brewer.  In 1871, Lewis (a Farm Servant) was living in Spring Grove (off Church Road).  In 1851, aged 5, Lewis was living with his mother Ann (aged 40) (a Widow), three brothers and a sister, plus a Lodger at Victoria Cottage, Beulah Hill.

By 1881 to 1901, they were living at 6 Hadlow Place with three daughters Annie Mary (Bn 1871 Bap All Saint’s Upper Norwood) later a Mantle Maker (Tailor); Ellen/Helen/Nellie (Bn 1875) became a Dressmaker; and Frances Dora (Bn 1879 D1884 aged 5) and son Alfred George.  All born in Norwood.  Lewis is a Dairyman/Milkman.

Son Alfred George (Bn 1876 D1950) married Elizabeth Atkin on 5 February 1906, aged 29.  Alfred’s occupation was Soldier Royal Field Artillery Man. Barracks Bradford. Her occupation was a Worsted Twister of high-quality wool yarn. By 1911, he became a Postman in Huddersfield until he retired.  He named his son after his father Lewis Henry.

1911 Jane (now a widow) and daughter Annie Mary, aged 39, a Mantle Maker, were Boarders in a large house in Leamington.