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The Post Office
EDWARD POWICK was seventh son of Samuel Powick, gamekeeper. He married Susannah Hill in July 1888. He mostly worked as a woodman, falling poles, peeling bark, gathering osiers and planting sets and trees. His sons included Sidney, Dennis and Cyril and his daughter Ruth became personal assistant to Sir George Vernon. Born at Curriers then in 1891 age 21 he is shown living in Lower Fuggers with his wife Susannah age 22 and son Samuel age 1 then by 1901 age 31 they've moved to Vine Cottage with his wife Susannah age 32 and children Samuel, James, Sidney and Marjorie.
In June 1841 at Lower Hampton, Joseph Bateman (66) a Wood Turner is living with his wife Ann Bateman and 2 daughters: Caroline (26) and Eliza (22) both Dress makers
In March 1851 ...
In April 1861 at Post Office, Mary Webb (55) a widow, is the postmistress living with her unmarried daughter Sarah (26) a Laundress
In April 1871 at Vine Cottage, William Ford (32) a Butcher is living with his wife Jane (30)
In April 1881 at Post Office, William Ford (48) a Butcher, is living with his wife Jane (40). There is also a servant Susan Hall (13)
In April 1891 at Post Office, William Ford (50) a widower, is now Sub-Postmaster
In March 1901 at Post Office, Edward Powick (31) an Agricultural Labourer, is living with his wife Susannah (32) and 4 children: Samuel (11), James (9), Sydney (3), Marjorie (1)
In April 1911 at The Post Office, Mary Powick (49) runs the Sub-Post Office and General Shop. Her unmarried, sister-in-law Sarah Powick (50) is also recorded.
In September 1939 at Vine Cottage, Rectory Lane, William Jones (73) retired from the Police service, is living with his wife Charlotte (80)
History from 1940 to recent times
In 2020 ...