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Lawrence Bernard Grigg poultry farmer The Rye Eaton Bray 1911 census

March 19, 2018 by Janet Steele in forum Genealogy / History

#3520 Janet Steele, 19 March 2018, 14:14

This was my grandfather. His wife’s family were publicans at the Saracens Dunstable definitely between 1904-1910 as my mother was born at the Saracens April 1910. She told me that my grandfather had a small holding in Eaton Bray and thinks she lived there until she was about 7 or 8. She mentioned going up a long lane.
I have looked at Rye Farm but that seems to have been managed by a member of the Sharratt family at that time.
Looking down Green Lane seems to be more likely to have been an area for a small holding but the census definitely says the Rye and mentions 7 rooms implying a sizeable property. We’re there any other places in the Rye where my grandfathers small holding could have been? It is possible that they were tenants as my mother remembers moving around as a child.
So to summarise
Lawrence Grigg married with 2 children in 1911 census definitely living there 1910 to about 1917/18 by which time there would have been 4 children. Poultry farmer on a ?small holding in the Rye.
Any information appreciated please or even where I could look to find more information. Many thanks.

#3524 Nicky Lewis, 13 April 2018, 11:06

Looking at the Bedfordshire Electoral Roll, Lawrence Grigg lived at Eaton Bray from 1911 to 1913.  The electoral roll does not give a postal address and simply states that he was living in a dwelling house in The Rye.
I notice from the 1911 Census that he is listed between James Gadsden and Fred Bird.   Now Fred Bird is listed as living at Green Farm, so your theory about it being somewhere down Green Lane could be right.    James Gadsden's address is also only given as a dwelling house, The Rye.
Lawrence B Grigg moved to 1 Spencer Road, Luton, in 1914-1918.   I next pick him up at 150 Dunstable Road, Luton from 1921-1924.   Then 1933-1946 at 20 Rothesay Road, Luton.
I hope this helps.   Nicky

#3527 Janet Steele, 14 April 2018, 21:28

Thanks Nicky.
The1911 census definitely says The Rye and said about 7 rooms so he must have lived in the Rye but maybe the small holding was in Green Lane.
You are correct about Spencer and Dunstable Roads. I had those addresses amongst others from my late mother but not dates.
Thanks for filling those in.
J xxx

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