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Hi everyone,

Having searched online census' for any trace of my great grandmother Eliza Lee's parents George and Eliza Lee, formerly Barlow, I hope my frustrations can be alleviated by someone on this site.

My great grandmother was born at 12 Hartshead on 26th September 1864 to George Lee a journeyman tailor, and Eliza Barlow. I've recently viewed a couple of old maps that gives the impression of Hartshead being a glorified alleyway. 

Now due to the high number of George Lee's in the city tracing him has its challenges.

Eliza Lee (b1864) told one of her granddaughters that she grew up in a big house with an elderly man, she later moved to County Durham where she married in April 1883 and George was recorded as a deceased platelayer.

Is there anyone following the same family?

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Hartshead from early directories and as you can see no George Lee can be found apart from the one in Newbold and Dunstan, but in 1862 there was three George Lee's as tailors in Newbold and Dunstable, could be they were all related.

 

HARTSHEAD

       1862 Directory
Stevens Mary, beerhouse, 12 Hartshead

Hartshead.
1 Gillatt Harriet, cabinet. maker
3 Fairburn & Parker, law solicitirs
White John, joiner
Bradley T. B. & Son, estate agents
Pye-Smith& Wightman, sols
Kilcoyne Patrick, egg dealer
11 Parker Jas., brick &c. dlr
Lenthall Thomas, victualler, Vine Tavern
Andrews S., furniture. broker
12 Stevens Mary, beerhouse
Atley Thomas, spirit dealer
13 Tankard A. ,paper cartons. maker
17 Wright Wm., plumber
21 Thomas Philip, watchmaker
Bell Thomas, shopkeeper
25 Drury Elizabeth, victualler., Dove and Rainbow
29 Swinden Joseph, shopkeeper
Groves Fred. k., fishmonger
Hulme John, fishmonger
35 Barber George, beer house 
39 Bradley Job, victualler, Red Lion
34 Taylor Sarah, victualler, Beeswing
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NEWBOLD AND DUNSTAN TOWNSHIP 
     1862
Lee George Tailor / George Lee was still in Newbold And Dunstan in 1879, it may not be your relative but maybe.

1879 Directory

HARTSHEAD. (Campo lane.)
1 Turner Thomas R. wire worker St. Peter's close
3 Webster & Styring, solicitors Figtree lane
TOWN CLERX'S OFFICE; J. Yeomans, town clerk
Meeting House lane & Watson's Walk
25 Turner William, victualler
27 Lees Stonpy, newsagent
29 Broadbent Thomas, shopkeeper
37 VICTORIA CLUB; Joseph Fletcher steward
Birks J. S. & T. grocers, & Co 
51 WaIters Job, victualler
York street
4-6 Kilcoyne & Co. provision merchants
6 Kilcoyne James (K. & Co.)
8 Hoole Joseph, victualler
12 Smith Benjamin, accountant
14-16 Bell Thomas, grocer
30 King Mrs Emily, oyster dealer
Rodgers Thomas, lithographer, & co
44-6 Crosby Michael, victualler

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12 Hartshead is a famous Sheffield Address! It was the offices of the Sheffield Register newspaper in the 1780s and 90s and then of its successor the Iris, edited by Sheffield poet and hymn writer James Montgomery. By the 1850s (I think) it had become a beerhouse called the Montgomery Tavern, There are several photos and paintings of the building at Picture Sheffield

...just to add, the following post on this site collects together links to all the images of 12 Hartshead from PictureSheffield:

https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/11349-art-revealed-by-the-bbc/?do=findComment&comment=90646

 

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6 hours ago, HughW said:

12 Hartshead is a famous Sheffield Address! It was the offices of the Sheffield Register newspaper in the 1780s and 90s and then of its successor the Iris, edited by Sheffield poet and hymn writer James Montgomery. By the 1850s (I think) it had become a beerhouse called the Montgomery Tavern, There are several photos and paintings of the building at Picture Sheffield

...just to add, the following post on this site collects together links to all the images of 12 Hartshead from PictureSheffield:

https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/11349-art-revealed-by-the-bbc/?do=findComment&comment=90646

 

I believe the doorway and entrance of the Register / Montgomery was sold on demolition and sent to America.

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If you use 'Picture Sheffield', there are two old photos of 12 Hartshead.

Picture no.  s12911 shows No. 12 Motgomery Tavern, 1900-1919.

Picture no. s12906 shows another picture of the above.

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