No 43.

Early Cl9 range of houses. Red brick. Slate hipped roof. 2 storeys. 4 windows. 12-pane sashes with glazing bars and voussoired lintels with keyblocks. 3 panelled doors with bolection moulding and pilastered doorcases with hoods on shaped brackets.
Known as No 2 Willow Terrace.

Built by William Juckes around 1840.


The bricked up entrance on the left of the picture was the doorway to No 44 until 1957 when No 43 and 44 were combined.
The only door showing today is to No 43.

1841     Mary Hanks 50.

1851     Mary Hanks 61 Annuitant.

1861     Eleanor Webb 36 Dressmaker.

1871     Uninhabited.

1881     Thomas Field 70 Baptist Minister.

1891     Harriett Bibbs 58 Retired Dress Maker.

1901     Emily A Dainton 50 Living on own means.

From the 1910 Survey   Occupier: Dr Harrison. Owner: W Evans. (see No 40 )

1911     Unoccupied. Used as a doctor's surgery.

Ex Tilleys.

1903     Dainton Mrs.

1905     Bruton H.

1908     Burtenshaw S.

1910     Surgery.

1921     Drs. Harrison & McKean Surgery.

1934     Smith G.

1936     Jackson E.

1937     Wood C.

1955     Morris R V.

1957     Morris R V.

Up to 1957 there are always four numbers and names for Willow Terrace.
In 1958 there are only three numbers and names.
So R V Morris bought the house next door, No 44, in 1957 and converted it into one property.

1958     Morris R V.

1978     Watts S C.

1985     Watts L R.

1992     Arscott R.

2002     Arscott R.

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Mary Hanks is living with just one servant.


The household consists of Mary Hanks 61, Annuitant birthplace unknown, Ann Peakman 75 Annuitant, birthplace unknown and Mary Watkins, 23 servant, from Ledbury. At first glance these have little to do with Ledbury but Mary Hanks died in Sep 1851, in the Southend, and her will is interesting:
I will and bequeath unto Mary Elizabeth Allen of Newent granddaughter to my sister Ann Peakman my gold watch, my wearing apparel linen china glass and all my household furniture and effects that may be in my house at the time of my decease for her own use.....and to my son Frederick William Hanks....Witnesses Jane Juckes and Mary Watkins

Both witnesses are from of Ledbury, Mary Watkins is the servant in the houshold.
See No 39 1841 for more on Ann Peakman and Mary Elizabeth Allen..


Born in 1826 Eleanor was the daughter of Thomas Benjamin and Hannah Webb of Wall Hills Farm. She is in No 42 with her brother Thomas.

Thomas Benjamin and Hannah had:
Helen in 1823.
Eleanor in 1826.
Howard Beardsworth in 1827.
Thomas Bennet in 1829.
William Powell in 1833.

Eleanor died in 1882 in Newtown, Ledbury


Thomas Field b 1811 married Sarah Lupton b 1813 They had:
(Some idea of the itinerant life of a Baptist Minister can be found from noting the children's birth place.)
Elizabeth in Northamptonshire in 1839.
Augustus in Northamptonshire in 1841.
John Chamberlin in Whittlesey, Cambs, in 1843.
Sarah Jane in Whittlesey, Cambs in 1844.
Thomas Goodwin in Cambridge in 1847.
Priscilla Alice in Madeley Shropshire in 1851
Octavius in Greenwich in 1853.
Matthew Edward in Greenwich in 1856.
Thomas is not always with his family. In 1871 he is on his own in Witney Oxfordshire similarly in 1881 in Ledbury.


Henry Bibbs (1793-1865) of the Hall House married Elizabeth Fawks of the Flights in July 1823. They had:
Henry in 1824. Died 1834.
Ann in 1825.
Catherine in 1827.
Sarah in 1828.
Benjamin in 1830.
Harriett May in 1832.
Elizabeth in 1835.
Thomas in 1837.

Harriett May, a dressmaker, never married and lived in various houses before 1891 when she is here as a retired dressmaker.
In New Street in 1901 she died in 1909.


Emily Dainton

Sidney Herbert Dainton b 1847 married Emily Ann Daniell b 1850 from Chalford in Melksham 1877.
They had one son, Major Herbert, in 1878. Making a living as a Beerhouse keeper, and shopman Sidney died in 1895 in Reading.
Now a widow Emily finds her way to Ledbury by 1901. Nothing else found.