Find out about the history of Wesley House When was it built? What historical events have occurred during its presence? Who has stayed or visited here in the last 500 years? Who lived here? What was their profession? Where did they they come from and where did they go? A full history of this amazing property will be available here very. very soon. As a little taster please see what we have discovered so far.
RESIDENTS OF WESLEY HOUSE
Residents of Wesley House from the first Census 1841.
Census 1841 This census reports only one result and this is 12 year old Cattle Driver, Thomas Rigby.
Census 1851 Head of the House was John Meyrick, 34 and a Shoe Maker Caroline Meyrick 11, Sarah Meyrick 9, Robert Meyrick 6, all three attended school. Charlotte Meyrick 3. There is no record of John Meyricks wife on this census.
Census 1861 Interestingly 10 years later, the house has just 2 lodgers. Richard Elsmere, 70 a Retired Farmer from Upton Magna, and James Jones aged 47, a local Butcher.
Census 1871 Quite a houseful on census day in 1871. Head of house Ann Usher was a Dress Maker from Shipston On Stour, her 8 year old niece, Ann Skidmore, who was born in Litchfield was also living with her. Mary Edwards 19, was a Domestic Servant and from the original census file it appears that she was a working as a Servant at this residence. Caroline Hennings, 18 a Shoe Binder from Clakenwell, London was lodging here. Mary Roberts, 68 born in Shrewsbury was a Parish Pay. Henry Perks, aged 58 is cited as a Tin Plate Worker
1881 Census The Head of the house was Henry Perks. He was 68, born in Shrewsbury in approximately 1813. He was a Tinplate Worker. Widower, Sarah Owen aged 32, who we assume is the daughter of Henry was also born in Shrewsbury and worked as a Charwoman. Sarah has her 17 year old son, William living with her, he at this time was a Farm Labourer. Also residing at Welsey House were Sarah Mansargh, a 70 year old Dressmaker, Carters widow Sarah Davis aged 74, and a child of 7 years John Rogers. John it appears was visiting the house the day the cenus was taken. Sarah Davies, has her daughter, Martha Bennett living with her, she is 30 and also a widow. Martha has a daughter named Emmie and a son, William. Additionally living at this address in 1881 is a 65 Railway Servant widow, Eliza Lloyd.
Census 1891 James Tucker, 46. Head of the house from Devizes, Wiltshire was a Printer, his wife Charlotte Tucker, 44 was born in Silsboro, Staffordshire. Their children are listed as follows, Edwin Tucker 13 a Print Compositor was born in Wolverhampton. Henry 16, Frederick 14, Ada 12 and William 10 were all born in Birmingham. Arthur 4 and George 1 both born in Shrewsbury.
Census 1901 William Lutwyche, 47. Head of the house was House Painter, as was his son Wallace aged 19. This wife was Elizabeth, 45. Children, Florence, 17, Arthur 13, Adeline 8 and William 6.
Census 1911 10 years later the same family are still living here. William Lutwyche 57 House Painter Elizabeth Lutwyche 56 Wife Florence Lutwyche 25 General Servant Domestic Wallace Lutwyche 31 House Painter Arthur John Lutwyche 23 Fishmonger Adaline Lutwyche 25 General Servant Domestic William Lutwyche 15 Greengrocer
Henry Robbins 69 Fish Monger Retired Mary Rowson 74 Unpaid Domestic Duties Arthur H Gilbert 62 Foreman (Mains Electrical)