Boughton village Post Office query

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  1. The Artful Dodger

    The Artful Dodger Dodging, ducking and diving

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    Researching the KIMBELL family and in particular the residence from which they lived.

    1881 census - RG11/1564/9/11 - Peter Eaton Kimbell, his wife Fanny, 3 children age 5 and younger and a Servant. Peter was a Carpenter employing 3 men and 1 boy. No residence is stated.
    1891 census - RG12/1207/28/6 - Peter E., his wife Fanny and 5 children. Peter was a Builder and Postmaster and the residence was known as the Post Office.
    1901 census - RG13/1437/10/12 - Peter E.,his wife Fanny and 4 children at home. Peter is a self employed Builder and residence Post Office.
    1911 census - no residence is indicated but is a 7 roomed dwelling. Peter E. a builder, his wife Fanny and 2 unmarried children. Peter and Fanny had been married 36 years, had 6 children of whom 4 were alive as of 1911.
    Peter E. Kimbell died 1 April 1928 in Boughton
    Fanny P. Kimbelldied 18 January 1936 in Boughton.

    One of their children was Charles Eaton Kimbell who, in 1901 was living with his parents and siblings in Boughton. Charles E. was a Commercial Traveller in the Boot and Shoe industry. In 1906, he married Alice Pellow in Devon.
    1911 census - no residence is indicated but is an 8 roomed dwelling. Charles E. his wife Alice, 2 children age 3 and under, his widowed M-i-L Ann and a Servant. Same occupation as 1901.
    Charles E. died 29 April 1965 in Boughton. His residence address at time of death was Woodlea, Boughton.
    Alice died in 1970 in Boughton.

    I don't need any more on the family.

    Googling for the Boughton Post Office shows only a sub-post office at 31 Humfrey St. Boughton which has been in business for about 4 years. This isn't what I want at the moment.

    The old Post office - was it where Peter E. lived in 1911 or was that Charles E. who lived there then? Was it demolished and rebuilt as the residence [unmentioned in the death of Peter E.in 1928] or Woodlea [residence of Charles E. in 1965]?
    Any info and photo.'s would be appreciated
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    If you have a look at the Boughton Parish website, you will see photographs of the village. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you will find a contact email address. Perhaps they would be able to pinpoint where the old Post Office was. :)

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    http://boughtonnorthants.co.uk/index.php/about/
     
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    Thanks, Jan.
     
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    It doesn't give the location, but if you google
    old post office buildings of northampton
    then there is a wonderful photograph of the post office on the buildingsofnorthampton web site.
     
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    Huncamunca The Knowledgeable One

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    The 1911 census summary book for Boughton has Mrs Ringrose at the Post Office (schedule number 29). She is listed as Mary Elizabeth Ringrose, Post Mistress, on her census schedule.

    the next entries in the summary list are for the following:
    schedule no. 30: private house occ. by Mr Pritchett
    then a cottage, uninhabited
    schedule no. 31: private house occ by (Mr) C. Kimbell
    then farm premises & barns, occ by (Mr) G. Tipler; not used as dwelling
    schedule no. 32: private house occ by (Mr) R.(?) Meggitt
    schedule no. 33: cottage occ by (Mr) Tasker
    schedule no.34: cottage occ by Mrs Wood
    schedule no 35: cottage occ by Mr T(?) Hollis
    then a cottage, uninhabited
    schedule no. 36: cottage occ by (Mr) J. Smart
    schedule no. 37: cottage occ by (Mr) S. Jacques
    schedule no. 38: cottage occ by Mrs Smith
    schedule no. 39: cottage occ by Mr N. Cattell
    schedule no. 40: private house occ by (Mr) E. Kimbell
    then carpenters shop & premises, not used as dwelling
     
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    Love their website and the photo's. Looks alovely village to live in - if only......

    Have sent a contact email for info so will see what happens
     
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    Thanks Jane
    #31 is Charles, his wife and family
    #40 is likely Peter E., his wife and 2 sons.

    Of the children only 4 of 6 were alive in 1911. The 4th - Ralph Raymond was an Elementary School Teacher in Osney, Oxfordshire.
     
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    Enjoyed -- thanks
     
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