Person    | Male  Born 1823  Died 31/8/1884

William Ruston

William Ruston

 Town Clerk of the Ealing District Council in 1899.

In a page about 2 old houses in Brentford, including ".. at the corner of Boston Road and Windmill Lane ... the demolished New Grove House ... built in the 1790s ..." Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society writes: "... by 1881 William Ruston, a solicitor, and his family were living at South Grove House {the southern half of what had been New Grove House}."

From the Brentford High Street project: By 1881 William Ruston, a solicitor, and his family was living at South Grove House. William Ruston was a noted local figure and he occupied a number of official posts including clerk to the Hanwell Rural Sanitary Authority, registrar to Brentford County Court, clerk to the New Brentford Burial Board, and clerk to the Twickenham Local Board. William Ruston died at South Grove House on 31st August 1884 when he left his widow and six children. In 1888 Emily Amelia Ruston, the daughter of William and Sarah Ruston married Stephen Woodbridge junior, the son of Stephen Woodbridge who lived next door at Inverness Lodge. Following her husband’s death Sarah Ruston continued to live at South Grove House until she died there in 1916."

We believe New Grove House was on the site now (2022) occupied by a single story property with a round '2001' plaque in its pediment, on the east side of Boston Manor Road, between Somerset Road and the driveway to Brentford School for Girls. B&CLHS have a photo of it, "shortly before demolition, 1971".

BHSP has other photos and maps showing the house.

Born Cambridgeshire.

 

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