No 44.

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 1 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     Jesse Hughes.

1851     William Heaven 29 House Servant.

1861     Henry Dowsell 38 Railway Labourer.

1871     Charles James Hancorn 41 Servant General.

1881     Ann Philpott 59 Income from Dividends.

1891     Amos Jones 70 Retired Tailor.

1901     Sarah A Hayes 70 Living on own means.

From the 1910 Survey   Occupier: Lady Colville. Owner: W Evans. (See No 40.)

1911     No entry.

Ex Tilleys.

1903     Hayes Miss.

1906     Shipton F.

1908     Unoccupied.

1910     Miss Stewart.

1921     Drinkwater A.

1947     Eacock W.

1957     Eacock W.

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 (see No 43) made the two houses into one.

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Jesse Hughes b 1797 in Gloucester married Ann b 1814 from Marshfield. No children found.
Jesse and Ann are in New Street in 1851, he retired from the Ledbury Union in December 1867 and died in Marshfield on July 20th 1873.

September 1837 saw the start of Births, Marriages and Deaths registration and the necessary facilities had to be set up to enable this.
In Ledbury Jesse Hughes was the man to contact as this advert shows, a similar advert offered facilities for Birth Registration.

The household consists of:
William Heaven 29 from Norton, Gloucestershire, Ann Maria 27 wife also from Gloucestershire and Sarah Cooke widow 56 from Ledbury. All are shown as House Servants.
William Heaven married Ann Maria Hale in Gloucester in Dec 1847. They had William in Ledbury in 1854 and Jane in 1858 in Alvechurch Worcs.


Of little interest to Ledbury Henry Dowsell b 1823 is here with wife Sylvia (b 1827) and daughter Mary Ann b 1851.
I cannot find a marriage or appropriate birth. The only other census I can find him and his wife on is 1881 when he is in a caravan on the railway works in East Grinstead. He died in 1896.


Born in 1823 to William and Susan Hancorn in Marden, Charles was landlord of the Race Horse Inn in Hereford in 1861.
In Ledbury with his wife Harriet in 1871, no children and I can't find out anything more. He died in 1893 in Hereford.


Born in Ashperton Ann Philpott (1824-1882) is here with her sister Mary (1829-1907), both unmarried, a niece, Esther, b 1872and a nephew George b 1874.
They were the children of her brother John and wife Ellen.


Amos Jones b Ross in 1821 married Mary Anne Davey from Taunton in Ross in 1845. They had:
Henry Thomas in 1846.
Helen Maria in 1847.
Eliza (Ella?) in 1848.
Eliza Martha in 1850.

Always a Tailor he is in business in Ross in 1851, 1861 and 1871. By 1881 he moved to Ledbury and set up a Tailors shop in the High Street retiring to No 43 by 1891.
Amos and Mary died in Ledbury in 1899,


Sarah A Hayes b 1827 in Dymock was a housekeeper to various Ledbury farmers throughout the century. She never married, died here in 1905 and is buried in the cemetery.
Her inscription reads:
In loving memory of [Sarah] Anne {of Willow Terrace}. Born November 7th 1827 Entered into rest January 14th 1905.

Lady Colville
Lady Colville.
Taken between 1910 and 1915..
The 1910 survey.

The Occupier, Lady Colville:
Frances Elinor Grant was born in 1838 to Sir John Peter Grant and Henrietta Plowden.
She married Sir James William Colville of Ochiltree and Crombie, in India, they had one son Andrew in 1859, he died in 1876. James Colville died in 1880.
These are the bare facts but what brought her to Ledbury is a bit of a mystery

Seemingly with no relatives alive she is buried here in Ledbury in the Non Conformist area of the cemetery in a rather elaborate setting unlike most in this section.
The 1910 survey also has her as occupier of House, stable etc. in the Biddulph/New House estate so presumably there was some connection there and it may well be the Biddulph family paid for her burial.
No death can be found in England so I am presuming she died in Scotland.

For convenience her Memorial Inscription in the Ledbury Cemetery is shown here:

Dame Frances Elinor Colville wife of the Rt Honble Sir James William Colville of Ochiltree and Crombie. Daughter of Sir John Peter Grant of Rothiemurchus GCMG KCB born 16th May 1838. Died 10th December 1919.