Collection AR551 - Loxton and Ward Family Papers

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Loxton and Ward Family Papers


  • 1866-1968 (Creation)

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1 box

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The Loxton and Ward families have a connection with the Bird in the Hand Public House , Sydenham Road, Croydon through the donors grandmother Hilda Annie Loxton (nee Ward) who was at one time the proprietor. The 1886 street directory lists the Bird in the Hand as 51 Sydenham Road North with George Ward, her father, as proprietor. Her name first appears as such in the 1909 street directory, as Mrs Loxton. She married Frederick Percival Duckering 12 June 1928. Thereafter the entry in the 1932 street directory reads Mrs Duckering at 239. She last appears in the 1937 street directory at 291 and 293. By 1939 the entry reads F J Stratford.

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The donors grandmother, Hilda Annie Loxton (nee Ward) ran the Bird in Hand Public House, Sydenham Road, Croydon.

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Accession Number: A551

Loxton/Ward family papers

Birth marriage and death certificates

Postcard of Bird In Hand pub, Sydenham Road

Copy of settlement re Bird In Hand, with inventory of stock, 1884

Note re death of Walter Ernest Loxton, 1924

Copy of photograph of Walter Ernest Loxton, Hilda Annie Loxton and Leslie George Loxton (father of donor)

Item date: 1866-1968

Accession date: 17/01/2000

Custodial history: Donors grandmother, Hilda Annie Loxton (nee Ward) ran the Bird in Hand pub, Sydenham Road

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This collection contains birth, marriage and death certificates of the Loxton and Ward families. It includes a photocopy of a photograph in which Walter Ernest Loxton, Hilda Annie Loxton, and Leslie George Loxton ( father of the donor ) appear. There is also a photocopy of a handwritten page listing names, dates of birth, marriage and death spanning 3 July 1876 - 7 January 1933, which is possibly the reverse of the photograph. A handwritten memo note providing similiar information is included, covering the same dates, but is not as extensive. The family have a connection with the Bird in Hand pub, Sydenham Road, Croydon and so there is a postcard of the pub and a copy of settlement relating to the same with an inventory of stock dated 1884.

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