Hmm.. that still doesn't add up to me. We felt that the house had been left to my great great grandmother but I have no idea who Elizabeth Simpson is. I don't think my great great grandmother owned the house until the late 1930's - to mid 1940's.
Ha! Poor David - demoted from a surgeon to an electricians apprentice.
Check who was paying the rates in the Valuation office maybe?
Thanks Pinkypinky! No luck with that search unfortunately.
84 Ranelagh Rd.
1930 : vacant
1938 : let in flats
1944 : let in flats
1949 : let in flats
Elizabeth McD. Simpson was the executrix, but may not have been a beneficiary - the will should be available from the NAI
EDIT : found where the stray occupation came from - the last person in the previous house at 82 is an Electricians Apprentice.
Thanks so much for checking.
Hmm..strange indeed! Maybe she just lived in a flat there. Are you able to see after 1949 what happened? My great grandmother died in 1958 but I was given the impression her son's lived there until the 70's.
1953 - let in flats
1958 - let in flats
1962 - let in flats, same in 65 and 69
(edited - reading the wrong no. 84 ...)
listed as flats all the way through to 1984
Thanks Shane! I guess she must have lived in the flats then. We were always given the impression they inherited the house. Thanks for all your help!!
I think if she had been owner, or primary leaseholder, she would have been mentioned in the valuation records.
So confusing!! Maybe I have the address wrong but I don't think so.
there's anther set of number for Ranelagh which also includes an 84 - wonder if that might be what causing the mixup ?
Ranelagh Rd. runs from Charlemont bridge at the canal to the railway/Luas bridge, and Ranelagh from the Luas bridge towards Sandford. Dr. Jackson lived on Ranelagh Road.