Sort file:- Woolwich, March, 2021.

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3 George Street (Church Street 1823Pigot's Directory 1823)



From the Maidstone Telegraph, Saturday 1 January, 1859. Price 1d.


Thursday evening last, a large number of respectable inhabitants of the town of Woolwich assembled at the “Ship Hotel,” for the purpose of presenting a testimonial of respect to Mr. William James Budd, on his retirement from the office of Senior Inspector of Police at Woolwich Dockyard, after eighteen years' service. Mr. McGill, formerly chief inspector of police at the dockyards of Woolwich and Deptford, occupied the chair, and commenced the proceedings after offering some appropriate remarks upon the recent attempt to murder Mr. Budd, and his wonderful and providential escape from assassination. Mr. Graham, in an appropriate address, then handed to Mr. Budd the testimonial, which consisted of a handsome silver tea service, manufactured by Messrs. Webber, of Powis Street, Woolwich, and subscribed for the inhabitants of the town. Mr. J. W. Budd in acknowledging the presentation, observed that as an humble individual he had invariably endeavoured to discharge the duties of the office which he had filled in an upright manner, and yet so as to avoid giving offence to those with whom he came in contact. He had cause to be devoutly grateful for the overruling providence which had saved his life from the determined attack of an assassin; and next to that deep gratitude he felt thankful to those inhabitants of Woolwich who evinced their kindly feeling by presenting him with a testimonial of respect which he should look upon with pleasure during the remainder of his life, as a proof that the most humble individual, who endeavoured to perform his duties in a conscientious manner, would meet his reward in the approval of his friends and neighbours. In reply to the toast of “The Testimonial Committee,” Mr. W. Sloman, proprietor of the “Ship Hotel,” observed that it was an easy task to obtain subscriptions for the object, and a very large sum might have been obtained but it was felt that the end in view would be met by limiting each subscription to a small amount, and thus evidencing the general feeling of respect and sympathy entertained by the inhabitants towards Mr. Budd. After various toasts the company separated.


9 January 1869.

Letters of Administration (with the Will annexed) of the Personal estate and effects of William Sloman late of George street Woolwich in the County of Kent Licensed Victualler deceased who died 15 June 1864 at the "Bridge House" Hotel High street Southwark in the County of Surrey were granted at the Principal Registry to Ellen Sloman of George street aforesaid Widow the Relict the Universal Legatee named in the said Will she having been first sworn. The Letters of Administration granted at the principal Registry August 1864 having been revoked.


The Kentish Mercury of 1908 reported that this held a full license.



THOMSON Henry Sept/1765-Oct/88+

COOPER Robert to Jan/1807 dec'd (age 59 in 1807)

COOPER (one of his children, Elizabeth Ann, Charles Alder or Constantia) 1807+

STEEL Thomas 1823+ Pigot's Directory 1823

HODGES John Samuel 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

MANTON Mary 1840-Jan/49 (age 50 in 1841Census)

MANTON Henry Robert Jan/1849+

SLOMAN William 1851-15/June/64 dec'd (age 24 in 1851Census)

SLOMAN Ellen Sloman June/1864-82+ (widow age 46 in 1871Census)

BONE Cornelius 1896+

WARD William R P 1901+ (age 28 in 1901Census)

SHAW William A 1904-05+

MURRAY Frederick 1908

NAYLOR G J 1908+ Kentish Mercury


Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34


Kentish MercuryKentish Mercury


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