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Jayne Todd writes:My interests lay in the Burrows family. Until yesterday I had no idea my great great great grandfather William Burrows ran The Barleycorn beerhouse. As you state, all the censuses record him being a carpenter along with his son Henry ( b. 1832) and his son William Henry ( b. 1862).
I have found out that after William Burrows dies the Barleycorn beerhouse at no. 98 is taken over by his daughter Rosina (b. 1820-1897)and her husband John Plastine (1821-1892) until her death in 1897. Previous to that John is a waterman born in Brentford. The surname is unusual and other than his father Thomas Plastine, born 1790 marries Susannah Atkins (1798-1875), the info is sketchy. One interesting snippet is a John Plastine ( waterman) of Brentford testifying at the Old Bailey in 1801. However sorry I digress.
The Burrows : William Burrows born 1796 marries Elizabeth Children:
** Henry marries Mary and moves to Forest Hill where my great grandfather William Henry Burrows is born 1862. He is also a carpenter though in 1891 census is described as a tram conductor. He marries Sarah Elizabeth Manders in 1885.
In between 1891 and 1901 they had lived in Brighton ( my grandmother was born there) and Scarborough where their son was born. The family legend goes that William and a relative (who??) went into business and they worked on the construction of Marine Drive in Scarborough. The business failed which is why they ended up in Margrove Park, Cleveland in 1901 (the name was spelt incorrectly: Borrows). William is described as an ironstone miner. Later they lived in Skinningrove, north Yorks. I know my great grandmother kept a shop there. They moved to Doncaster to live with my grandparents and end their days there.
Other findingsWilliam Burrows was living in Catherine Wheel Yard in 1841, not far from where he is recorded in 1851.
There are a couple of refs. on the A2A website (this is accessible through the 'Web Links' section of the website - try a search on 'Burrows NEAR10 Brentford). For example:Reference: ACC/1285/003
Abstract of title of William Burrows of New Brentford, carpenter to premises, 28-29 July 1851, with opinion of solicitor
Creation dates: 1853 Mar
Other High Street Burrows references found whilst researching the High Street Project: