Kingsford & Lewis, Auctioneers, Beaufort Square, Chepstow (General)

by LarryBennett, Sunday, August 07, 2022, 16:59 (716 days ago)

I have been trying for some time to find the exact location of the offices of Kingsford and Lewis, auctioneers and estate agents, who apparently had premises in Beaufort Square, Chepstow during the 1890s.

The 'Kingsford' in this partnership was Alfred Edwin Kingsford, Choir Master and Organist at St Mary's Church.

All I know of the office location is that it was 'opposite the London and Provincial Bank, Beaufort Square' but no indication of which direction. It could be that the building housing the office no longer exists but I would be very grateful for any information!

Many thanks.

Kingsford & Lewis, Auctioneers, Beaufort Square, Chepstow

by sidtoomey01 @, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Monday, August 08, 2022, 22:00 (715 days ago) @ LarryBennett

Hi

Are you familiar with the location of the London and Provincial Bank in Beaufort Square ?
It appears to me to have been demolished and replaced with the Barclays Bank Building with the buildings beside also demolished when the High Street was widened. Now the Barclays building stands by itself between Beaufort Square and Bank Square.
Some of the buildings surrounding this area appear to still exist when looking at NLS Ordnance Survey Maps from 1890's.
Newspaper Articles from the period only refer to the Auctioneers as only being from "Chepstow".
A bit frustrating.

Sid Toomey

Kingsford & Lewis, Auctioneers, Beaufort Square, Chepstow

by sidtoomey01 @, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Tuesday, August 09, 2022, 11:03 (714 days ago) @ LarryBennett

Do you have access to the Census Reports?
I think that with a bit of perseverance and good luck, comparing the census addresses for inhabitants with British listed buildings for Beaufort Square, you could get a good feel for the area. (if you haven't already done so.)
The 1901 Census report lists an Auctioneer a couple of entries after the London and Provincial Bank.
Other entries before and after are traceable on Listed buildings records and previous and subsequent Census reports.

Kingsford & Lewis, Auctioneers, Beaufort Square, Chepstow

by LarryBennett, Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 18:01 (713 days ago) @ sidtoomey01

Hi, I do indeed have access to the Censuses - I'll certainly have a trawl through and see what I can discover. Thanks for the advice, much appreciated! I don't know Chepstow that well so glad for the guidance.

Kingsford & Lewis, Auctioneers, Beaufort Square, Chepstow

by sidtoomey01 @, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 22:12 (713 days ago) @ LarryBennett

Hi

I think Chepstow Museum might also be worth contacting. I saw a photograph on line of the Old London and Provincial Bank Building taken from the back view in Bank Square. On its right were the buildings demolished when the High Street was widened. There was also an article naming building occupiers which makes me think they might have more information and being local could be able to help.

Sid Toomey

Alfred Edwin KINGSFORD 1852-1905 Hardwick Hill Chepstow

by slowhands @, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 13:18 (525 days ago) @ LarryBennett

Alfred Edwin Kingsford of Hardwick Chepstow died 12 June 1905St Peters Hospital Henrietta St Middlesex Probate to Clara Kingsford 22 November
Wife Sarah dies in a similar Timeframe in Chepstow
Year: 1905
Month: Jun
Day: 17
Surname: KINGSFORD
Forenames: Alfred Edwin
Residence: St Peters Hospital London
Age_at_death: 53
Officiating_Minister: Rev[erend] E J Hensley
Event: Burial
Cause_of_death:
Memoranda: [1]Auctioneer [2]M[ale] [3][place of burial] Plot E [number of grave space] 88 [4][Consecrated ground] Yes [5]3rd Int[erment] RPG No 227
Notes:
Register_Reference: D
Page_No: 23
Parish_Chapel: Chepstow Municipal Cemetery

Year: 1904
Month: Jun
Day: 15
Surname: KINGSFORD
Forenames: Sarah
Residence: Chepstow
Age_at_death: 52
Officiating_Minister: Rev[erend] C R Thomas
Event: Burial
Cause_of_death:
Memoranda: [1]Wife of R E Kingsford Auctioneer [2]F[emale] [3][place of burial] Plot E [number of grave space] 88 [4][Consecrated ground] Yes [5]2nd int[erment] RPG No 227
Notes:
Register_Reference: D
Page_No: 20
Parish_Chapel: Chepstow Municipal Cemetery


Kellys 1901 Chepstow

Kingsford Alfred Edwin, auctioneer, valuer, estate & commission agent, &c, & organist of parish church, Beaufort sq


Living maybe 1/2 a mile away on Hardwick Hill, towards Larkfield and on towards Newport

1901 3, Hardwick Hill Chepstow, Chepstow,
Alfred Edwin Kingsford Head Married Male 49 1852 Auctioneer Rochester, Kent, England
Sarah Kingsford Wife Married Female 48 1853 - West Farleigh, Kent, England
Edith Jane Evans Daughter Married Female 28 1873 - Rochester, Kent, England
Clara Kingsford Daughter Single Female 20 1881 - Maidstone, Kent, England
Clara Thomas Kingsford Daughter Single Female 17 1884 Telephone clerk Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
Alfred Ashley Kingsford Son Single Male 15 1886 Auctioneers clerk Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
Gwendoline Harriet Kingsford Daughter Single Female 12 1889 - Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
Harold Porter Kingsford Son Single Male 9 1892 - Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
Marion Eleanor Kingsford Daughter Single Female 5 1896 - Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
Muriel Evans Grand daughter Single Female 2 1899 - -

1891 Hardwick Hill Chepstow
Alfred Edwin Kingsford Head Married Male 39 1852 Auctioneer organist parish church chepstow & clerk to inspector ### Rochester, Kent, England
Sarah Kingsford Wife Married Female 38 1853 - West Farleigh, Kent, England
Alice Kingsford Daughter - Female 12 1879 Scholar Garth, Brecknockshire, Wales
Clara Kingsford Daughter - Female 10 1881 Scholar St Michaels, Kent, England
Clara Thomas Kingsford Daughter - Female 7 1884 Scholar Monmouthshire, Wales
Alfred Ashby Kingsford Son - Male 5 1886 Scholar Monmouthshire, Wales
Gwendoline Kingsford Daughter - Female 2 1889 - Monmouthshire, Wales
Bertha Williams Servant - Female 16 1875 General servant domestic Tintern, Monmouthshire, Wales

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