Selina KING

b. 4 August 1872
Father*Thomas KING b. bt 1829 - 1835
Mother*Sarah Anne BARROW b. 24 Aug 1837
Birth*Selina KING was born on 4 August 1872 at Croydon, Surrey, England.1 
BaptismShe was baptized on 6 April 1878 at Croydon St John, Croydon, Surrey, England.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in the household of Thomas KING at 21 Handcross Alley, Croydon, Surrey, England;

1881 Census:
Dwelling: 21 Handcross Alley
Census Place: Croydon, Surrey, England
Ref: RG11/0811, Folio 28, Page 50
Marr Age Sex Birthplace Occ Rel
Thomas KING M 46 M Greenwich, Kent Boot Machinist Head
Sarah KING M 45 F Bexhill, Sussex - Wife
Selina KING - 10 F Croydon, Surrey Scholar Daur
Elizabeth KING - 7 F Croydon, Surrey Scholar Daur
Sarah KING - 5 F Croydon, Surrey Scholar Daur
Jessy KING - 3 M Croydon, Surrey - Son

Note: Handcross Alley from "Croydon in the Past". Chapter "Croydon in 1851 and 1882":

Just beyond the new premises lately erected by Messrs. Batchelar and
Sons, upholsterers, was Archbishop Tenison's School, now removed to
Selsdon Road. At that time Handcross Alley was continued from Church
Street to North End, but the upper portion has been widened and is now
called Keeley New Road.

This being a very old road (forming at one time the chief road through
the "old town" of Croydon), has changed almost less that any other;
most of the small streets leading therefrom, including Adelaide Street,
Albion Street, and Myrtle Street, were occupied, but Croydon Grove,
Sumner Road, and Canterbury Road were only projected.

Comment on Rootsweb: It was Handcross Alley, now long gone. I have it
on the 1861 census but it doesn't appear on the 1898 map. It ran
approximately parallel with, and about 100 to 200 yards to the east of
Tamworth Road, which is still there in Croydon town centre.2

Last Edited23 Aug 2013


  1. Baptism Entry, 16th century onwards "unknown cd."
  2. Online image of the 1881 Census for England and Wales (,