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Ashfold house
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Ashfold house

The rear of Ashfold house overlooking the gardens and tennis court.
Picture added on 29 January 2012 at 17:05
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My great grandfather, Charles Walter Lister, was coachman at this house at the time of his death in 1889, aged 33 years.
Does any one know who the owners were then or have any other information?
Added by Jennifer Harpin on 28 December 2012
Details of the 1891 census will probably give you the answer, although it is two years after your great-grandfather died.
It shows the occupiers of Ashfold as Eric Carrington Smith (62), banker, his wife, Mary (66), two grand-daughters (2+1) and 13 servants! They are described as 2 footmen, 3 housemaids, 1 cook, 1 lady’s maid, 1 kitchen maid, 1 scullery maid, 1 nursemaid, 1 nurse, and 1 odd boy!
The Smith family occupied Ashfold for many years and were much involved in parliamentary and banking life. A search on the internet “Smith Ashfold” is recommended.

Added by Barry Ray on 30 December 2012
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