Where They Lived

East Street was renamed Dombey Street so anyone living in East Street in this list will show as at Dombey Street so as to keep all East/Dombey Street family entries together.

The renaming took place in 1936 and the date is quoted here on the website of University College London (UCL).

Click on the reference number like this [101 ] to see the source of the information   

Click on the street name itself to see a map and pictures


Betterton Street
Devonshire Street

Harry Archibald Foley lived at number 14 in 1911 This was at the time of his marriage to Mary Binning (Kittys sister) [118]

At number 43 lived Emma E Higgs, daughter of Willie and Emma Higgs in 1904 [010]
Dombey Street

The 1939 General Register shows the Higgs and Peterson families living next door to each other at numbers 19 and 18 respectively  [831]


Number 18

Archibald Edward Peterson lived at number 18 at the time of his marriage in 1937 [110]

William Francis Peterson was 34 and still livig at home here at number 18 in  1942 [122]


Number 19

Harry Charles Higgs was born here in 1915 when it was still named East Street  [004]

Richard Edward Higgs was 19 when he lived here at the time of his marriage in 1926 [113]

Frederick William Higgs in 1932 [112] and Willie Hull Higgs in 1936 [203]


The mysterious Frederick W Higgs was born at number 36 in   1907 [001] as was  Rosina Higgs in  1909 [011]

122 Drury Lane
  • Cissy Higgs 1899 036

Eagle Street
  • Lilian Maud Curtis 1937
  • John Dowling 1887 220
  • Harry C Higgs 1915 004
17 Endell Street
  • Willie Hull Higgs 1865 013
14 Gloucester Street, Queens Square
  • Willie H Higgs 1903 103
  • Emma Georgina Rosson
51 Great Ormond Street
  • Kitty Higgs 1910 037

5 Harford Street
  • Edward John Peterson 1878 001

Harpur Mews


77 Harrison Street
  • A Walker 1915 004
    I think the witness in the birth certificate of Harry Higgs was his sister Frides, known as Annie who would be 23 years old at the time the birth was registered.
107 Harrison Street
  • Lilian Louise Pedder 1932 112
18 Kirk Street
  • Harry Charles Higgs 1942 100
  • Alice Elizabeth Rose Nash 1942 122
43 Lambs Conduit Street
  • Harry Charles Higgs 1942 100
  • Kate Higgs 1942
  • William Bramwell Higgs 1943 111
  • Eunice Ellen Rowan 1943
85 Lambs Conduit Street
  • Charles Edward Walker 1912 108a
  • Annie Higgs 1912

11 Millman Street
  • William Francis Peterson 1908 021
  • Alice Mary Peterson 1906 025
50 Millman Street
  • Violet Ann Kemp 1926 113

15 New North Street
  • William Bramwell Higgs 1912 008
  • Willie Hull Higgs and family 1911 323
Queen Square
  • School where Kit and Harry attended and the church where they were married
13 Regent Square, St. Pancras
  • Edward J Peterson 1905 102
33 Stanhope Street
  • Willie Hull Higgs 1902 222

120 Theobalds Road
  • Mary (Polly) Binning 1880 019
130 Theobalds Road
  • Betty McGrath 1932 120
132 Theobalds Road
  • Alice Binning 1905 102
  • Mary Binning 1911 118
  • Harry Ernest Binning 1932 120

10 Vere Street
  • Herbert Higgs 1871 017
4 Wren Street
  • Big Harry Higgs 1943 109
  • Violet Dowling 1943


Some Electoral Roll entries Kirk Street and Ely Place