Bond-James and Charlotte, Drapers and Grocers

James Bond, Draper, Grocer, Tea Dealer, and Hatter.

James Bond was born in Louth in 1798, and his wife Charlotte Bird was born in 1810 in Stockworth, Nottingham. They were married in Market Rasen in 1838.

James BOND listed in Directories

1822 Linen and Woollen Draper and Grocer

1826 Draper and Grocer

1828 Grocer and Tea Dealer, King Street

1828 James BOND and Charlotte BIRD, were married on 5th June in Market Rasen, witnesses JL Thornton and Eliza Bird.

1832 James Bond-Draper……..UK, Poll and Electoral Register

1835 Grocer, Draper and Hatter

1838 James died of Dropsy in his home, attended by Dr Barton. He was buried 7th October 1838 in Market Rasen

1841 Census

Charlotte Bond listed as Draper, 2 Daughters, (8 and 6 yrs), 6 draper apprentices and 2 house servants, Market Place/King Street corner

(3 children had died by this census, James Junior is not at home)

1851 Census

Charlotte Bond listed as Draper and Grocer, 2 Daughters, (18 and 16 yrs), Brother Henry Bird-Draper Assistant,1 draper apprentice, 4 Draper Assistants, 2 house servants and Niece (12 yrs). Market Place/King Street corner-11 Market Place

1859, Charlotte’s land in Willingham Road is the preferred choice for the Grammar School, it is the cheapest and in the right place. Market Rasen Mail 26.2.1859

1861 Census

King Street,(2 doors away from Red Lion) listed as Fund Holder, with 2 daughters and 1 servant. A couple were visiting. Henry Bird is running the business at 11 Market Place

Charlotte Bond,
photograph from family


Charlotte sold her land at £100 per acre in Willingham Road, for the Grammar School. She goes with her unmarried daughter to Newcastle.

1871 Census

Henry Bird is listed at The Limes, Market Rasen as retired Draper.