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  1. Oh you star Cliff! I knew John had fallen on hard times, and was just a lodger there but its good to know it was actually a lodging house. But I wonder why his wife wasn't with him. Hmmmmm. But you have answered my question. Thank you so much :-) Chrissy
  2. Hi all I am a newbie on this forum, and I am researching my family history of Collins. I have just looked up my Gt Gt Grandfather, who was named John Collins. According to the 1881 census he was lodging at 73 Red Lion St, Nottingham St Mary. which I understand was previously called Narrow Marsh. However, this address at the time, had 1 head of household and 26 lodgers. John was listed as married but his wife was not in this lodging. They had children subsequently, so I assume the marriage was intact. He was aged 36 and unemployed at the time. I am not sure what kind of lodging t