The Chelsea lot- Thomas Roydhouse 1820


Thomas Roydhouse was born in Middlesex, London in 1820.

Thomas, a saddler ,and Esther Robbins  married 20th November 1843 at

St Brompton’s Church, Middlesex.

Saddlers made, repaired or sold saddles and other horse furnishings like

harness, bridles and collars.

Thomas’s father was also Thomas; and on the marriage certificate was

recorded as a horse handler.

Thomas, 31, and Esther,32, were living at 73 Alfred Place, Chelsea in the 1851

census,with their three children:

Esther 7, Ellen 4 and Benjamin 2

By 1861 the family included 3 more children:

Edward, 9, Henry 7 and Ann 4

Their daughter Esther died in 1870 aged 25.

In 1871 Thomas and Esther have Ellen,23, Ann,14 and Edward, 18 living with   


Thomas junior died aged 53 in 1873.

His father, Thomas, 80, resided with them. In 1871 the census shows him as

being born in  Whitby, Yorkshire. Thomas senior died in 18 74.

By 1881, Esther is listed as a widow of 62 and her unmarried daughter Ellen is

32. They live at 124 Arthur Street, Chelsea. Ellen never married and died in


Esther died in King Street, Chelsea in 1895 aged 76. Esther, Thomas, Ellen and

Esther are all buried in Brompton Cemetery, though not together.

Author: gorcat28

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