Old Stratford - Wilson's Shop

Wilson's shop second on the left looking from the north
An antique dealers shop by 1910

Census 1861 John Wilson 60 Harness maker Scotland
Census 1861 Hannah Wilson 48 Leeds Yorkshire
Census 1871 Hannah Wilson 57 Leeds Yorkshire
Census 1871 John McDowell Wilson 21 Harness maker Cosgrove Northamptonshire
Census 1881 Hannah Wilson 68 Sadler & Harness Maker employing 3 men Holbeck Yorkshire
Census 1881 John McDowell Wilson 31 Saddler & Hemp maker Old Stratford Northamptonshire
Census 1891 John McDowell Wilson 41 Saddler Old Stratford Northamptonshire
Census 1901 John McDowell Wilson 51 Saddler Old Stratford Northamptonshire
Kelly's Directory 1903 John Wilson Saddler
Kelly's Directory 1906 John Wilson Saddler
Kelly's Directory 1910 Mrs. Herbert Antique Dealer
Census 1911 Winfred Ware who lived at the Swan Inn is recorded as a shop assistant - Antique Furniture.
So may have worked here for Mrs. Herbert
Kelly's Directory 1914 Mrs. Herbert antique furniture dealer

The Northampton Mercury February 1st 1868

DEATHS: Jan. 25th, John Wilson, saddler, Old Stratford, Northamptonshire, in the 67th year of his age, deeply regretted by a large circle of friends.

The Northampton Mercury March 10th 1883

Petty Sessions, Wednesday. Benjamin Ward, of Hanslope, was charged with stealing a gig whip, value 7s., the property of John Wilson, of Old Stratford, on the 6th of March. Fined 20s.

The Northampton Mercury September 6th 1884

FOR SALE, a Bargain, good PONY TRAP, Will be sold cheap, the owner having no further use for it. Apply to Mr. J. Wilson, Old Stratford, Stony Stratford, Bucks.

The Northampton Mercury March 22nd 1895


John Wilson, saddler, etc. Old Stratford v, Rechab Holland, bootmaker, Buckingham. This was a claim for 12 guineas for a new set of gig harness with silver-plated furniture, plated harness. Mr. T. M. Percival represented plaintiff. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant ordered the harness early in 1894, and hearing nothing further of the matter for some months, sent it on the Buckingham in December last. The harness, which was of a special character, and was ordered by the defendant was sent back to him. Defendant said that he had had some talk with the plaintiff about a set of harness which he pressed him to buy, but had given him no direct order. His Honour gave judgement for the plaintiff with costs.

The Northampton Mercury July 24th 1895

TO SADDLERS and HARNESS MAKERS. WANTED, immediately, a good GENERAL HAND. Apply to Wilson and Son, Old Stratford, Stony Stratford, Bucks.