BENJAMIN PAGE GRIMSEY

 

Mayor 1885 – 1886.

 

Member of the Conservative Party.

A member of the established church – Church of England.

Benjamin was elected to the Council in 1872 as one of the representatives of the Bridge Ward.

Born: July 1832, Ipswich.

Baptised: 16th August 1832, at St. Nicholas Church, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1841   St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich.

 

Benjamin was 8 years old and living with his parents and brothers.

Thomas, 40, an Attorney at Law.

Mary, 35.

Alfred, 5.

Henry, 3.

 

1851   St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich.

 

Benjamin was 18 years old, an Articled Clerk to Attorney. He was living with his widowed mother, brother, and mother’s cousin.

Mary, 49, a Propietor of Houses and Fund Holder.

William, 9.

Charlotte Cuffley Page, 49, a Fund Holder, born Ringsfield, Suffolk.

1 female house servant.

 

1861   22, St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich.

 

Benjamin was 29 years old, an Attorney at Law and Solicitor. He was married and head of the household.

Louisa, 39.

stepdaughter – Mary Louisa Wenn, 17, born Bury St. Edmund’s, Suffolk.

stepson – Lionel Arthur Wenn, 16, an Articled Clerk to Attorney and Solicitor, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

niece – Isabella Katharine Whinfield, 29, Assistant in Bible Society, born Essex House, Berbice, British Guiana.

1 house servant.

 

1871   Stoke Lodge, Belstead Road, Ipswich.

 

Benjamin was 38 years old, a Solicitor. He was married and head of the household.

Louisa, 51.

stepson – Lionel Wenn, 26, a Solicitor.

widowed mother – Mary, 69, an Annuitant.

1 solicitor’s articled clerk.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.

 

1881   Stoke Lodge, Belstead Road, Ipswich.

 

Benjamin was 48 years old, a Solicitor and a District Registrar of High Court of Justice & Registrar of County Court.

Louisa, 61.

Grace, 19.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.

 

1891   Stoke Lodge, Belstead Road, Ipswich.

 

Benjamin was 58 years old, a Solicitor & County Court Registrar. He was widowed and head of the household.

Grace, 29, the family Housekeeper.

1 cook.

1 house/parlourmaid.

 

SOURCES:

Image courtesy of Mr. A. Gilbert – Ipswich Borough Council.

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