Sunday 18 January 2009 11.54am
Anyone looked up their home or family yet on the 1911 census? It's the first census that people filled in for themselves, which eliminates a lot of the errors on previous censuses -- although it maybe causes other errors.
I am researching my family in the north-east, but those counties are not available to view yet, so meanwhile I have looked up my SE1 home.
FWIW I live on the site of the old County Terrace Tavern on New Kent Road
, and I can see that in 1911 the pub was run by a couple called James and Ellen Mather. The Mathers were both around 40, so may well have run the place for the next few decades. As well as their 17-year old son, who was an engineer apprentice, there were 4 other live-in staff. A married couple called the Stilwells were the cook and barman, and there were two barmaids including the marvellously named Sarah Onions.