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Re: Illman Family of Strood?
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2017, 21:27:25 »
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Yes indeed, all very close.  Thank you


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Re: Illman Family of Strood?
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2017, 21:16:22 »
Could well all be the same place, number changes over the years.
167 High st / 1 Cuxton rd.  4 wellinton place all in the same small area .


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Re: Illman Family of Strood?
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2017, 20:45:59 »
Hi Mike ,you may have this already.
Looks like Emily was a widow when they married .1939 census has a Goldsmith Son and his Wife and child living with Harry and Her.
Harry appears to have worked on the Railway as a Tower Lever Man (what we call a Signal man),most of his life.
His passport application shows father  Richards address (Presumably the Nursery).

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Thanks as usual. Yes I have this and now talking to a direct relation.  Thought they lived at 1 Cuxton Road so 167 High Street is new!

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Re: Illman Family of Strood?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2017, 20:43:17 »

Yes thank you I have the pictures.  I think it is Charles Street, Strood near where Tesco's Strood is now. I would like someone to confirm if possible!  Josiah was the one who came to Strood and set up the business.

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JOSIAH ILLMAN
Birth    1820 ,Worth ,Sussex
Age   50
Died  3rd qtr. 1870   
North Aylesford
2A 256

Shown 1861 Census as Nursery man
Living Church Street, Strood, North Aylesford, Kent,
With wife Sarah and 8 Children.
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Re: Illman Family of Strood?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2017, 19:46:17 »
Hi Mike ,you may have this already.
Looks like Emily was a widow when they married .1939 census has a Goldsmith Son and his Wife and child living with Harry and Her.
Harry appears to have worked on the Railway as a Tower Lever Man (what we call a Signal man),most of his life.
His passport application shows father  Richards address (Presumably the Nursery).

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Re: Illman Family of Strood?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2017, 17:05:05 »
I expect you will have already seen these photos but just in case.
https://www.facebook.com/MedwayThroughTime/photos/a.1626635727597713.1073741829.1596228943971725/1694743440786941/?type=3&comment_id=1694987814095837&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R%22%7D
If anyone can identify the buildings in the background to the first photo it may help in locating where Wellington Place was.

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Re: Illman Family of Strood?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 16:53:31 »
There was a

JOSIAH ILLMAN
Birth    1820 ,Worth ,Sussex
Age   50
Died  3rd qtr. 1870   
North Aylesford
2A 256

Shown 1861 Census as Nursery man
Living Church Street, Strood, North Aylesford, Kent,
With wife Sarah and 8 Children.

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Illman Family of Strood?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 15:35:26 »
Has anyone come across the Illman family of Strood?   There was a Josiah Illman 1820-1870 who started up a successful Nursery,Floral and Seedsman business in Strood. The business is listed in Melvilles Directory for 1858.  Charles Dickens I understand purchased plants and bushes from the company in Wellington Place, High Street Strood.  Dickens moved to Gad's Hill Place in 1856.  I understand he also purchased ferns for his conservatory.

Josiah's son, Richard 1848-1923 took over the business and continued till about 1924.  One of the sons, Harry Ernest Illman 1881-1963 left Strood for a new life in Detroit, USA in 1913 and later married Emily Alice Goldsmith 1880-1955.

Looking for any assistance regarding the family if possible.

Thank you




Mike
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