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From: "Nick Higton" <>
Subject: Re: [YORKSGEN] York life 1880 - 1900
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 21:49:18 +0100
Also try this old map of York.
Sent: 24 October 2011 11:34
Subject: [YORKSGEN] York life 1880 - 1900
Can anyone help with an insight into the area where my great grandparents
lived in York?
Were they in good, poor or terrible streets?
Elizabeth Altoft (from the Isle of Axeholme) and William Johnson (from
Yoork) married in Crayke Parish Church on 24th June 1876 when she gives her
residence as Crayke (this is where he mother has recently married a local
They set up home in Trinity Lane, York and have their first child Elizabeth
in November that year. They stay in Trinity lane till after the birth of
their second daughter in March 1878. By 1881they have moved to 44 Great
Shambles in the centre of the city.
My Grandfather William Samuel Altoft Johnson, the fifth of their seven
children is born in Ebor Street in 1890. Soon after the family seems to be
complete with Ethel born nearby in Vine Street in 1892.
In 1901 they have moved in to the centre of York to St Saviour's Place.
This is an easy walk to the Cathedral where young William is a chorister in
the Minster (noted as 'Church Official ' at age 11 by the Census
It seems that William was one of many casualties of the terrible times at
the start of the 20th Century as he dies in the York Workhouse in 1903.