Descendants of Alfred Mead Raymond
Alfred Mead Raymond, son of John Raymond (1783-1850) and Elizabeth Chapman (1790-1829), born 9 Jul 1821 1, Chr. 1 Jan 1822 1 at St. Saviour's Church, Southwark, Surrey, England; died aged 70 years on 8 Apr 1891 2. He married in Lee Church, Lee, on 14 June 1849 3, 4, Emma Louisa Vogan, born ca. 1828 St. Olave, Southwark, London; died 1878 5 reg. Hastings, youngest daughter of James Vogan of Lee.
On 9 July 1835, at exactly the minimum allowable age of fourteen years, he was bound as an apprentice lighterman to his father John as master at St. Saviour's and completed the seven year apprenticeship on 14 Jul 1842 14. No apprentices were subsequently recorded bound to him. When aged 20 he was listed in "The Times" newspaper, through his father, as having donated five guineas (£5. 5. 0) to the industry's charity - "Almshouses for Aged, Decayed, and Maimed Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames and their Wives and Widows" 6.
As his father's business was in part that of corn merchant operated from the granary at Clink Street from early in life he would have had some experience in that line of business. Following his marriage in 1849 he entered into partnership with his father-in-law James Vogan and son James Vogan Jr. as a corn factor and successfully followed that occupation for the rest of his life 7.
His father-in-law James Vogan was first noted listed in a 1820 London directory as a seedsman at 17 Tooley Street, Southwark, located near the Clink Street business premises of Alfred's father John, but on the opposite Bermondsey side of London Bridge. By 1841 he was listed at 31 Tooley Street as a corn dealer and by 1847 trading as James Vogan and Son. By 1850 the listing had become James Vogan Son & Raymond. In the 1851 Post Office London Directory Alfred's personal listing was given as - "Raymond Alfred Mead, corn merchant, see Vogan Jas. Son & Raymond". In directories from 1850 to 1855 the business was listed as - James Vogan Son & Raymond, corn merchants, Mill Wharf, Mill Street, Bermondsey and No. 1 Maze, Tooley Street, Southwark. By 1855 this company also traded from No. 68 New Corn Exchange and No. 60 Old Corn Exchange 7.
Following his marriage Alfred resided at several addresses in an area that can be reasonably described as the suburb of Blackheath that are today (2007) within the Boroughs of Lewisham and Greenwich. The 1861 census gave his address as No. 4, Hyde Vale Villas, Greenwich, occupation as corn factor, and that his household employed three female domestic servants. At both the 1871 and 1881 census the number of servants was four. From 1870 until his death he resided in a three-storey family home at 14 Morden Road, Blackheath Park that by 2007 had been re-numbered from No. 14 to No. 18 7. In the 1891 year of death the census listed his occupation as corn factor and that his household comprising five unmarried children and two female domestic servants. His probate notice in The Times stated he was late of 47, Mark Lane in the City of London and of 14, Morden Road, Blackheath Park and the executors of the will were civil engingeer son Sydney and nephew John Raymond who was the eldest son of Alfred's late barrister-at-law brother John Raymond (1817-1872). The estate valuation for stamp duty was a then substantial £26,736 10.
Children of Alfred Mead Raymond and Emma Louisa Vogan were 8:
1. i. Emma Mary Raymond
2. ii. Alfred Vogan Raymond
3. iii. Ernest William Raymond
4. iv. Clara Louisa Raymond
5. v. Alice Raymond
6. vi. Maud Raymond
7. vii. Sydney Raymond
SECOND GENERATION1. Emma Mary Raymond, b. Jun. Qtr. 1852 (Vol. 1d, p.556) 9 Lee, Kent, England reg. Lewisham. In the 1891 census she was listed in her father's household aged 39 years and elsewhere as a boarder in the 1901 census.
2. Alfred Vogan Raymond, b. Jun. Qtr. 1853 (Vol. 1d, p.513) 9 Kent, England reg. Greenwich. He married Dec. Qtr. 1891 (Vol. 2a, p.1384) registered West Ashford, Kent, Fanny Jenkins.
3. Ernest William Raymond, b. Dec. Qtr. 1860 (vol. 1d, p. 591) 9 reg. Greenwich, Kent ; d. June Qtr. 1861 (Vol. 1d, p. 386) reg. Greenwich, Kent.
4. Clara Louisa Raymond, b. Dec. Qtr. 1857 (Vol 1d, p.545) 9 Greenwich, Kent, England reg. Greenwich. Her first census appearance was in 1861 when aged 3 years with her mother in her uncle Randal Vogan's household in Folkestone, Kent. In the 1891 census she was listed in her father's household aged 33 years.
5. Alice Raymond, b. Sep. Qtr.1862 (Vol 1d, p.589) 9 Lee, Kent, England reg. Greenwich. In the 1891 census she was listed in her father's household aged 28 years.
6. Maud Raymond, b. Jun. Qtr. 1864 (Vol. 1d, p.759) 9 Lee, Kent, England reg. Lewisham. In the 1891 census she was listed in her father's household aged 26 years.
7. Sydney Raymond, b. Jun. Qtr. 1866 (Vol. 1d, p. 817) 9 Lee, Kent, England reg. Lewisham. In the 1891 census he was listed in his father's household aged 24 years with the occupation of Civil Engineer. He was likely the Sydney Raymond who died June Qtr. 1896 (Vol. 1d, p.648) 9, aged 30 reg. Greenwich, Kent.
1 International Genealogical Index (IGI)
2 The Times of London, 30 Apr 1891. - Legal Notice.
3 St. Catherines House Marriage Indexes - June Qtr. 1849, vol. 5, p. 373 reg. Lewisham
4 Ibid 16 June 1849, p. 9, col. A. MARRIED - On the 14th inst. at Lee Church, Kent, by the Rev. George Luck, Alfred Mead, youngest son of John Raymond, Esq., of St. Saviour's, Southwark, to Emma Louisa, youngest daughter of James Vogan, Esq., of Lee. Compiler Note: - A 1894 Gazetteer described Lee as a village, and a parish in Kent, 1½ mile SSE of Greenwich, 6 miles from London, both itself and its environs within the parish are a resort of merchants and wealthy families from the metropolis ... a new church built in 1842 was taken down. The present church (built 1868) stands beside the old one...
5 St. Catherines House Death Index 1878, reg. Hastings, vol. 2b, p.21.
6 The Times of London, 15 Jul. 1841, p. 1., col A
7 9 Sep 2007 email from Neil Rhind MBE FSA of England, architectural historian & 1 Oct 2007 email advising extensive directory listings for Raymond and Vogan family businesses from 1811 to 1855.
8 1871 & 1881 census indexes at http://www.ancestry.com
9 England BDM Indexes
10 Probate Index (1891, folio 431) entry advised by Lesley Fletcher of London:- Raymond, Alfred Mead. Personal Estate £25,707 11s 8d. Resworn Oct 1891 £26,736 18s 4d, 25 April. The will of Alfred Mead Raymond, late of 47, Mark Lane,in the City of London, and of 14, Morden Rd, Blackheath Park, in the county of Kent, cornfactor, who died 8 April 1891 at 14, Morden Rd, was proved at the Principal Registry, by Sydney Raymond, of 14, Morden Rd, civil engineer, the son, and John Raymond, of 3 King's Bench Walk,Temple, in the City of London, barrister at law, the nephew, the Executors.