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  • This is a transcript of the original “The Times” LONDON, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 1885.
    On the 16th June, 1885, at Holy Trinity Church, Paddington, by the Rev Henry Stewart Miles, Vicar of All Saints, Friern Barnet, and cousin of the Bride, assisted by the Vicar the Rev. Daniel Moore Prebendary of St Paul’s and chaplain in Ordinary to the Queen, CHARLES CLIBBORN COURTENAY second son of William James Courtenay of 19 Upper Hamilton-terrace to CONSTANCE HELEN, third daughter of FREDERICK MILES of 16 Upper Hamilton-terrace, N.W.

    By Penelope (27/09/2021)
  • Thanks for this site – I lived at 40 Bolton Road and my father was one of five children and was born at 72 St Johns Wood Terrace in 1915. Please can you tell me roughly where 72 was?

    Thanks again for the site I will be adding memories of my father and me as postman in the Wood and growing up in Bolton Road .

    By paul foote (26/07/2021)
  • Thank you for making this website, it was a great source of knowledge! Can you by any chance tell me what numbers the original Victorian No. 62 and No. 80 are now? They are where my 3xgreat-grandmother Mary Garle née Acton lived and died (in 1862) and where her daughter my 2xgreat-grand-aunt Mary Smith née Garle lived and died (in 1890). I was very confused to see that No. 80 Hamilton Terrace now appears to consist of one gatepost!

    By Hugh Pope (23/08/2020)
  • We think no 80 is now 37 and 62 is now 20 – hope that helps

    By Bridget Clarke (26/08/2020)
  • The two benches for Tania and Sleiman Alamuddin were donated by my sisters and I. They were our parents. My mother’s flat was in North Gate and she and my father spent happy times in the gardens. That is why my sisters and I decided to donate the benches in their honour.

    By Noura Alamuddin (10/06/2020)
  • My grandfather’s family lived in Violet Hill and Abbey Gardens in the 1860s/70s. I have some photos and information on the family that I will e mail to you later. My great grandfather, Edward Morgan, had a sweep’s business at 6 Violet Hill. The family lived at 7 Violet Hill, moved to 56 Abbey Gardens and then back to 6 Violet Hill. My Cahill great grandparents lived at 46 Abbey Gardens. All the Morgan children were baptised at St Mark’s Church, Hamilton Terrace.

    By Fiona Snowdon (17/05/2020)
  • Hello, my ancestors lived at 16 and 17 Townshend Cottages in the late 1840s and early 1850s. I’m wondering if anyone can tell me where in present day St. John’s Wood the Cottages were? From what I’ve pieced together on this site, it seems as though the Cottages were within the rectangle formed by St. John’s Wood Terrace, Allitsen Road and Townshend Road. Is that about right? Thank you for any information!!

    By Janet Weidner (02/02/2020)
  • Townshend cottages were replaced by large blocks of flats after the Second World War which are bounded by Charlbert Street on the west and St Johns Wood Terrace on the north side.

    By Bridget Clarke (10/02/2020)
  • What was 7 Upper Hamilton Terrace is now Marlborough Lodge, on the south-east corner of Hamilton Terrace and Marlborough Place. I have been unable to trace any mention of there being a ladies school at this address.

    By Jeanne Strang (17/11/2018)
  • I have a very old book on St. John’s Wood it’s in my daughters loft, I will get it out as it gives details of Alexandra road which was a really beautiful road, I used to do my paper round there it was a blue plaque road as well. Sadly redeveloped does anyone else remember Alexandra road

    By Susan (20/07/2018)
  • Do let us know if you find the book and can tell us more about Alexandra Road – many thanks

    By Bridget Clarke (21/07/2018)
  • Hi, I have a relation living at the “School House Charlbert Street” on the 1911 census, St John’s Wood. I can’t see where this might have been. He was a window cleaner, so that discounts any connection between him and a “school” and I can see 3 other families at the same address, so I’m thinking something that was once a school, but then converted into private housing. Might anyone be able to pinpoint the building?



    By John Gosling (18/04/2018)
  • Could you give me your relation’s name and roughly where his home was in Charlbert St – is it next to an even numbered house or an odd number – I could look him up on findmypast and see if there are any clues that will help, many thanks Bridget Clarke

    By Bridget Clarke (20/04/2018)
  • Really interesting website, many thanks. Does anyone know which number now in Hamilton Terrace is the house that was in 1851 number 7 Upper Hamilton Terrace? In 1851 it was a ladies school and the guitarist Catharina Pelzer was a boarder there. I am researching Victorian musicians.

    By Sarah (14/01/2018)
  • Thanks!

    By steve (04/01/2018)
  • Hi could you please tell me where Alpha Road was?

    By steve (23/12/2017)
  • If you go north up Park Road from Baker Street towards St John’s Wood Church Alpha Road was roughly level with the mosque on the opposite side of the road – all the original St John’s Wood villas were destroyed when the railway line came into Marylebone station.

    By Bridget Clarke (04/01/2018)

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