Friday, November 25, 2011

Another Google Find for Ezra Riley

I am pretty sure this is "our Ezra" (article on the left).  I could find no other Ezra Rileys in the 1881 or 1891 census in Birmingham.  Ezra lived in the Aston section of Birmingham during this time.  He contracted with this Architect named Hopkins to erect 36 houses and cottages in the Chain Walk, Lozells.
This from the Birmingham Gazetteer that lists all the Street names.   Chain Walk is a lane in Lozells which runs from Lozell Road to Birchfield Road.  This is very close to where Ezra lived in Aston.
Here are some more pictures of the area:
"Houses ready for demolition in Chain Walk, a road with a 
pronounced gradient, joining Lozells Road and Birchfield Road."

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