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.