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3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Ann Hickmott, F, Head, single, age 46, born Lamberhurst, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperSarah Ann Hickmott, housekeeper1 Waterloo Place1881 Census
Cranbrook, Kent
Richard B. Masefield, M, Lodger, single, age 37, born Ledbury, Hertford; occupation: schoolmasterRichard B. Masefield

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas H. Crampton, M, Head, married, age 37, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: clerk to guardians and superintendant registrarThomas H. Crampton, clerk to guardians and superintendant registrar2 Waterloo Place1881 Census
Cranbrook, Kent
Emily Crampton, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Cranbrook, KentEmily Crampton
Kate Mary Crampton, F, Daughter, age 10, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: scholarKate Mary Crampton
Elizabeth H. Crampton, F, Daughter, age 8, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: scholarElizabeth H. Crampton
Ethel E. Crampton, F, Daughter, age 6, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: scholarEthel E. Crampton
Ruth Butler, F, single, age 15, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: general servantRuth Butler

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Thompson, M, Head, married, age 51, born Benenden, Kent; occupation: solicitor's managing clerkGeorge Thompson, solicitor's managing clerk3 Waterloo Place1881 Census
Cranbrook, Kent
Louisa Thompson, F, Wife, married, age 51, born Canterbury, KentLouisa Thompson
William H. Thompson, M, Son, single, age 22, born Benenden, Kent; occupation: warehousemans salesmanWilliam H. Thompson
Henry Chas. Miller, M, Boarder, single, age 26, born Canterbury, Kent; occupation: solicitor's general clerkHenry Chas. Miller

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas J. Galfune, M, Head, married, age 38, born Newport, Hampshire; occupation: cashier London and County BankThomas J. Galfune, cashier London and County Bank4 Waterloo Place1881 Census
Cranbrook, Kent
Elizabeth Ann Galfune, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Dublin, IrelandElizabeth Ann Galfune
Frances A. Galfune, F, Daughter, age 14, born Margate, Kent; occupation: scholarFrances A. Galfune
Herbert W. Galfune, M, Son, age 12, born Margate, Kent; occupation: scholarHerbert W. Galfune
Maud A. Galfune, F, Daughter, age 1, born Cranbrook, KentMaud A. Galfune

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas D. Francis, M, Head, married, age 40, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: professor of musicThomas D. Francis, professor of music5 Waterloo Place1881 Census
Cranbrook, Kent
Elizabeth C. Francis, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Horsmonden, KentElizabeth C. Francis
Herbert L. Francis, M, Son, age 12, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarHerbert L. Francis
Emily J. Francis, F, Daughter, age 10, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarEmily J. Francis
Arthur F. Francis, M, Son, age 8, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarArthur F. Francis
Ada Gertrude Francis, F, Daughter, age 6, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholarAda Gertrude Francis
Thomas R. Francis, M, Son, age 4, born Cranbrook, KentThomas R. Francis
Eveline K. Francis, F, Daughter, age 3, born Cranbrook, KentEveline K. Francis
Beatrice C. Francis, F, Daughter, age 1, born Cranbrook, KentBeatrice C. Francis
Mary Roots, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: general servantMary Roots

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn A. Philpott, M, Head, married, age 38, born Hinxhill, Kent; occupation: solicitorJohn A. Philpott, solicitor6 Waterloo Place1881 Census
Cranbrook, Kent
Fanny L. Philpott, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Maidstone, KentFanny L. Philpott
Margaret E. Philpott, F, Daughter, age 6, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: scholarMargaret E. Philpott
John W. Philpott, M, Son, age 4, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: scholarJohn W. Philpott
Elizabeth M. Philpott, F, Daughter, age 3, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: scholarElizabeth M. Philpott
Annie H. Philpott, F, Daughter, age 2, born Cranbrook, KentAnnie H. Philpott
Grace M. Philpott, F, Daughter, age 11 m, born Cranbrook, KentGrace M. Philpott
Rhoda E. Neves, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Broomhill, Sussex; occupation: domestic cookRhoda E. Neves
Emma E. Small, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Bethersden, Kent; occupation: nurse domestic servantEmma E. Small
Fanny Kennett, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Molash, Kent; occupation: housemaid domesticFanny Kennett
Jane Forward, F, Servant, single, age 14, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: under nurse domesticJane Forward
Elizabeth S. Vennell, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: cook in the care of the houseElizabeth S. Vennell
Harriet Vennell, F, Visitor, widowed, age 68, born Yalding, Kent; occupation: formerly charwomanHarriet Vennell

1911HistoryWaterloo Place

Frederick Daniel Hardy was born on 13th February 1827 at Windsor the third child of George Hardy and Sarah Lloyd. George Hardy was a musician to George IV, Queen Adelaide and Queen Victoria in the royal household at Windsor. Frederick studied at the Royal Academy of Music but in 1846 at the age of 19 decided to follow in the footsteps of his elder brother George Hardy and become a painter. On 11th March 1852 he married Rebecca Sophia Dorrofield at Chorleywood in Hertfordshire where their first son was born and, then, in 1854 the couple moved to Cranbrook, Kent where they had a family of four further sons and one daughter between 1855 and 1865. The Hardy's also maintained a property at Brunswick Gardens, Kensington in London where they lived when not resident in Cranbrook

Frederick Daniel Hardy, George Hardy, Thomas Webster, George Bernard O'Neill, John Callcott Horsley and Augustus Edwin Mulready were an informal group of six professional painters known as the Cranbrook Colony that thrived in Cranbrook in the latter half of the nineteenth century. They were a close association of colleagues and friends, and, in the case of the Hardy brothers and G.B. O'Neill, distant relatives. All six were "Genre" painters depicting scenes from daily life, either real or imaginary and, through their work, we have an accurate depiction of the people and homes in the Cranbrook area during the Victorian age. Often the Colony used their children, families and friends as models with the Hardys and Webster focused on rustic interiors and O'Neill and Horsley on picturesque historic architecture. The six painters, who occupied The Old Studio in the High Street, were prolific in their work and exhibited extensively at the Royal Academy and the British Institution.

On 1st April 1911 Frederick Daniel Hardy died at 1 Waterloo Place, Cranbrook and was buried at St. Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook

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