RODERICK DONALD FRASER

 

Mayor 1892 – 1893.

Member of the Liberal Party.

A Nonconformist – Protestant Dissenter.

Roderick was elected to the Council in 1888 as one of the representatives of the Westgate Ward.

 

Born: 3rd August 1840, Ipswich.

Baptised: 16th May 1841, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1841   St. Nicholas, Ipswich.

 

Roderick was a year old and living with his parents and sister.

Roderick, 30, a Pawnbroker.

Hannah, 30.

Hannah, 3.

3 pawnbrokers.

1 pawnbroker’s apprentice.

2 female house servants.

 

1851   Elm Street, St. Mary at the Elms, Ipswich.

 

Roderick was 10 years old and living with his parents and siblings.

Roderick, 41, a Pawnbroker.

Hannah, 38.

Hannah, 13.

Joseph, 7.

Jane, 3.

2 warehousemen.

1 shop boy.

1 warehouse boy.

1 nursemaid.

1 female house servant.

 

1861   21, Elm Street, St. Mary at the Elms, Ipswich.

 

Roderick was 20 years old, a Pawnbroker. He was living with his parents and siblings.

Roderick, 51, a Pawnbroker.

Hannah, 53.

Hannah, 22.

Joseph, 18.

Jane, 14.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.

1 nurse.

1 pawnbroker’s shopman.

1 warehouse lad.

1 pawnbroker’s apprentice.

 

1871   34, Princess Street, St. Nicholas, Ipswich.

 

Roderick was 30 years old, a Pawnbroker. He was married and head of the household.

Sarah, 27.

Sarah, 6.

Hannah, 5.

Roderick, 1.

Joseph, 6 months.

sister-in-law – Mary Ann Butcher, 16, born Chesham, Buckinghamshire.

1 cook.

1 nursemaid.

1 under nursemaid.

 

1881   Chesham House, Dalton Road, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

 

Roderick was 40 years old a Pawnbroker. He was married and head of the household.

Sarah, 37.

Sarah, 16.

Hannah, 15.

Roderick, 11.

Joseph, 10.

William, 9.

Beatrice, 6.

Jessie, 3.

1 governess.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.

 

1891   Chesham House, Dalton Road, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

 

Roderick was 50 years old, a House Furnisher – employer. He was married and head of the household.

Sarah, 47.

Roderick, 21, a Jeweller.

Beatrice, 16.

Jessie, 13.

niece – Marion Louise Watts, 17, born Ipswich.

niece – Mabel Beatrice Watts, 15, born Ipswich.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.

 

1901   Chesham House, Dalton Road, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Justice of the Peace, Ipswich Session court, the Town Hall.

 

Roderick was 60 years old, a Magistrate for Ipswich and a Jeweller. He was married and head of the household.

Sarah, 57.

Jessie, 23.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.

 

1911   Chesham House, Dalton Road, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

 

Roderick was 70 years old, a Magistrtae, and Furniture/Jewellery Dealer – employer. He was married and head of the household.

Sarah, 67.

Beatrice, 36.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.

 

SOURCES:

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

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