Below Gregory’s orchard, the next three shops were also detached;
- Fred, who followed in his father’s footsteps.
In 1857 Abraham had moved into his new shop in South Street, leaving his eldest child Fred in Pimlico to follow the family trade. (See Town Hall cottages).
- Sally was a cripple, having sustained a fall when an infant.
Sarah (Sally) was the eldest daughter, living unmarried with her parents and after their death, with her sister Jane and family. On the 1901 census, living at 134 Chapel Street, she is described as ‘crippled from birth’. She died in that street in April 1907, aged 70.
- Isaac, who became a schoolmaster.
For a short time, younger son Isaac was a master at Ilkeston British School before he left the town in about 1857 to go to Oakhill in Somerset serving in the same capacity at the British School there. After his move he initially lodged with carpenter George James and family and in 1867 married his host’s only daughter Elizabeth -- who may at one time have been his pupil.
In 1871 Isaac lost his first child Eva Mary to bronchitis and 12 days later his mother Ann.
In September 1877 Isaac was presented with a gift by members of the Oakhill Cricket Club, of which he was the founder and to which he had contributed a distinguished service of 20 years... “a very handsome silver lever watch with crystal glass, compensation balance, adjusted to heat and cold, fully jewelled, with a gold albert chain, curb pattern with green stone pendant mounted in gold” and inscribed on the inner case.
At the British School in Oakhill, on New Year’s day 1878, there was an afternoon tea gathering of the friends and colleagues of Isaac, together with about 120 of the school’s children, to celebrate his earnest and successful work at the school over the past 20 years. After the tea and the time when the children were allowed to play, the platform was withdrawn to reveal a Christmas tree loaded with sweetmeats and toys to be distributed amongst the children. Also on the tree, an opera glass to be presented to Isaac. This was followed by another presentation – that of a purse of 20 sovereigns donated by the Managers of the school.
- Jane, the eldest daughter, married Henry Coxon, draper.
Soon after her father’s death, youngest child Jane travelled down to Somerset to marry Henry Coxon. The couple later returned to Ilkeston but not before witnessing the marriage of her brother Isaac. On the 1901 census Jane is living with her sister Sally at 134 Chapel Street where she is described as ‘feeble minded’. As we have seen her husband Henry Coxon was at the City Asylum on Mapperley Road, Nottingham, described as a ‘clothier, lunatic’.
After this succession of shops we arrive at the private houses in Pleasant Place.