Clearly suited for its use as a wheelwrights business it was occupied by the Kings family, wheelwrights, from at least 1832
to about 1900 after which one Charles Smith ran the business
The wheelwright trade was obviously doomed
and the house became a private house in the 1900's. Now known as Farigoule House.
1839 Tithe Map      Owner Robert Slade. Occupier John Kings.
1841      John Kings 47 Wheelwright.
1851      John Kings 61 Wheelwright employing 2 men.
1861      Charlotte Kings 69 Wheelwright.
1871      Charlotte Kings 79.
1881      Charles Kings 58 Wheelwright.
1891      Charles Kings 68 Wheelwright.
1901      Charles Smith, 41, Wheelwright.
From 1910 survey   Occupier E Gardner. Owner Lord Biddulph.
1911      Edward Gardner 63 General Dealer.
1903      Smith C. Wheelwright.
1904     Mason M. Builder.
1908     Gardner E.
1921 Now Dunkeld.      Griffiths Mrs.
1922     Niblett Miss.
1938     Barnett A.J.
1951     Hewitt A. O.
1955     Johnstone Miss.
1984     Rees W.S.
1999 Now Farigoule House     Hart J.
John Kings was born in Tarrington to John and Sarah, nee Pritchard, in 1789. Established as a Wheelwright in Horse Lane in
1821 he married Charlotte Bosley in Ledbury on January 24th 1822.
Ex Hereford Journal Feb 14 1821
Their first child, Charles was baptised on
June 5th 1822, soon after the wedding! Frances followed in November 1823, Ann in 1825, John in 1826, Harriett in 1829
and William in 1831. William died in 1832 address given as Southend so the family were established there by that date.
With John and his family established in the Southend before 1832, in 1841 they have three lodgers including a
Thomas Morgan, 20, Wheelwright and the King family remained here for the rest of the century.
By 1851 Charles is a Wheelwright with his father, John died in 1859 aged 69.
In 1861 Charlotte is given as head of household, Wheelwright, and Charles is there in the same capacity.
By 1871 he is the main breadwinner with Charlotte as head of household – no occupation. Charlotte died in 1879 aged 87.
In 1881 and 1891 Charles is Head of Household still a Wheelwright now (in 1891) aged 68, and from the Electoral Registers they are still here in 1897.. He died in 1900 in South Parade.
In 1901 Ann Kings, 75, Charles younger sister is in South Parade with her brother John, 74, occupation shown as gardener not domestic.
John died in 1902 in South Parade Yard and Ann in 1907.
Charles John Smith, born in Birtsmorton in 1860, married Sarah in about 1887. A son, Charles was born in 1891.
It is likely that the Kings decided to retire to South Parade sometime before 1900 and Charles Smith took over the business.
The railways had done away with stage coaches, which would have needed wooden wheels, and although there were still farm carts etc. around they too would succumb
to the motorised age. This was not a good time to move into the wheelwright business. He didn't last long. In 1903 he filed for bankruptcy
and seems to disappear. Ex Worcestershire Chronicle 28th March 1903.