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My Gt Gt grandparents lived at 83 Pembroke Road before it became Granville Road, They were married in 1874, John Tarrant and Maryann Tarrant nee Williamson.
Her brother George Samuel Williamson lived at 95 Pembroke Road with his fwife Emily and children in the 1881 Census

Apparently the extended family also lived for many years in Alpha Place, Canterbury Road, Peel Road,

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VIEW THE PADDINGTON AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE PADDINGTON AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE PADDINGTON AREA IN THE 1900s
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Paddington

The first underground railway station in the world ran from Paddington - opened as Paddington (Bishop's Road) by the Metropolitan Railway on 10 January 1863 as the terminus of the company's route from Farringdon.

Paddington mainline railway station - Paddington station - has a commuter service serving stations west of London, a mainline service to Oxford, Bristol, Bath, Taunton, Devon, Cornwall and South Wales. There is also an express rail line to Heathrow Airport.

In Paddington Station there is a display case showing Paddington Bear, a character of children's fiction who, in the book, is first discovered at this station and hence named after it.

Important places in Paddington include St Mary's Hospital - where penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming - and Paddington Green police station.

Alan Turing, the pioneer mathematician was born in Warrington Crescent.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abercorn School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 13.
Ark Paddington Green Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Arnold House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 13. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Bayard’s Bridge:   Bayard’s Bridge took the Uxbridge Road over the River Westbourne.
Bayswater:   Bayswater is one of London's most cosmopolitan areas - also one of London's biggest concentration of hotels.
Bayswater Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Hallfield Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Hyde Park Hostel:   
Kensington Gardens:   
Kilburn Aqueduct:   Some way from the area now called Kilburn, the Kilburn Aqueduct of the Grand Union Canal spanned the River Westbourne.
L’Ecole Bilingue Elementaire:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Lancaster Gate:   Lancaster Gate is a mid-nineteenth century development in the Bayswater district of west central London, immediately to the north of Kensington Gardens.
Little Venice:   Little Venice is a picturesque area situated around the Regent's Canal in the Paddington area.
Long Water:   The Long Water is a recreational lake in Kensington Gardens, created in 1730 at the behest of Queen Caroline.
Maida Vale:   Maida Vale took its name from a public house named after John Stuart, Count of Maida, which opened on the Edgware Road soon after the Battle of Maida, 1806.
Micky Star Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Paddington:   The first underground railway station in the world ran from Paddington - opened as Paddington (Bishop's Road) by the Metropolitan Railway on 10 January 1863 as the terminus of the company's route from Farringdon.
Paddington Green Children’s Hospital:   The Paddington Green Children’s Hospital opened in August 1883.
Queen's Cinema:   This cinema was situated at the top of Queensway, on the corner of Bishop's Bridge Road.
Queensway:   Queensway (formerly Queen's Road) is a bustling cosmopolitan street in the Bayswater district of west London, containing many restaurants and stores.
Red Lion Bridge:   Harrow Road once spanned the River Westbourne at this point.
River Westbourne:   The Westbourne is one of the lost rivers of London.
St George’s Catholic School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
St James & St John Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Joseph’s RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Mary’s Hospital, London:   St Mary’s Hospital is a hospital in Paddington, founded in 1845.
St Saviour’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Minerva Academy:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
United Colleges Group:   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
Upton Farm:   Upton Farm began in 1725 and was gone by 1839.
Warwick Avenue:   Warwick Avenue tube station is a London Underground station near Little Venice in north-west London. The station is on the Bakerloo Line, between Paddington and Maida Vale stations.
Westbourne Green:   The story of the building of a suburb.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Sheep in Kensington Gardens:   It was the practice to keep sheep in the Gardens to maintain the grass.
Westbourne Lodge:   Westbourne Lodge appeared in one of the earliest photographs in London.
Whiteley's:   Whiteley’s, pictured here in the 1920s, was designated a Grade II Listed Building in 1970.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbey Gardens, NW8 · Abercorn Close, NW8 · Abercorn Place, NW8 · Abercorn Walk, NW8 · Aberdeen Place, NW8 · Adpar Street, W2 · Alexandra Court, W9 · Alma Square, Hamilton Gardens, NW8 · Alma Square, NW8 · Ashworth Road, W9 · Aubrey Place, NW8 · Barbara Brosnan Court, NW8 · Bathurst Street, W2 · Bayswater Road, W2 · Bayswater Road, W8 · Belvedere Strand, NW9 · Biddulph Mansions, W9 · Biddulph Road, W9 · Bishop’s Bridge Road, W2 · Bishop’s Bridge, W2 · Bishop's Bridge Road, W2 · Bishops Bridge Road, W2 · Blomfield Mews, W2 · Blomfield Road, W2 · Blomfield Road, W9 · Blomfield Villas, W2 · Bourne Terrace, W2 · Bouverie Place, W2 · Braithwaite Tower, W2 · Bristol Gardens, W9 · Brook Mews North, W2 · Browning Close, W9 · Castellain Mansions, W9 · Castellain Road, W9 · Cervantes Court, W2 · Charfield Court, W9 · Chichester Road, W2 · Chilworth Mews, W2 · Chilworth Street, W2 · Chilworth Street, W2 · Clarendon Gardens, W9 · Clarendon Terrace, W9 · Clearwell Drive, W9 · Cleveland Gardens, W2 · Cleveland Square, W2 · Cleveland Terrace, W2 · Clifton Court, NW8 · Clifton Gardens, W9 · Clifton Road, W9 · Clifton Villas, W9 · Clive Court, W9 · Cloucester Mews West, W2 · Conduit Mews, W2 · Conduit Passage, W2 · Conduit Place, W2 · Consort House, W2 · Craven Hill Gardens, W2 · Craven Hill, W2 · Craven Road, W2 · Craven Terrace, W2 · Crompton Street, W2 · Cropthorne Court, W9 · Cunningham Place, NW8 · Cuthbert Street, W2 · Delamere Terrace, W2 · Denning Close, NW8 · Desborough Close, W2 · Devonshire Terrace, W2 · Dudley Street, W2 · Eastbourne Mews, W2 · Eastbourne Terrace, W2 · Edward House, W2 · Elgin Mews South, W9 · Eliot Mews, NW8 · Elizabeth Close, W9 · Elms Lane, W2 · Elms Mews, W2 · Elnathan Mews, W9 · Formosa Street, W9 · Fosbury Mews, W2 · Garden Road, NW8 · Garson House, W2 · Gloucester Gardens, W2 · Gloucester Mews, W2 · Gloucester Terrace, W2 · Grove End Road, NW8 · Hall Place, W2 · Hall Road, NW8 · Hallfield Estate, W2 · Hamilton Close, NW8 · Hamilton Gardens, NW8 · Hamilton Terrace, NW8 · Harbet Road, W2 · Harrow Road, W2 · Henderson Drive, NW8 · Hermitage Street, W2 · Hill Road, NW8 · Hillside Close, NW6 · Hillside Close, W9 · Horse Ride, E11 · Howards Way, W2 · Howley Place, W2 · Inverness Mews, E16 · Inverness Mews, W2 · Inverness Place, W2 · Inverness Terrace, W2 · John Aird Court (116-228), W2 · Junction Place, W2 · Kensington Gardens, W2 · Kensington Gardens, W8 · Kingdom Street, W2 · Lanark Mews, W9 · Lanark Place, W9 · Lanark Road, W9 · Lancaster Gate, W2 · Lancaster Mews, W2 · Lancaster Terrace, W2 · Lancaster Walk, SW7 · Lancaster Walk, W2 · Lanchester Mews, SE14 · Langford Place, NW8 · Lauderdale Mansions South, W9 · Lauderdale Road, W9 · Leinster Gardens, W2 · Leinster Mews, W2 · Leinster Terrace, W2 · London Mews, W2 · London Street, W2 · Lord Hills Road, W2 · Lyons Place, W2 · Macmillan House, W2 · Maida Avenue, W2 · Maida Vale, W9 · Melina Place, NW8 · Merchant Square, W2 · Norfolk Place, W2 · Norfolk Square, W2 · North Wharf Road, W2 · Northwick Close, NW8 · Northwick Terrace, NW8 · Nugent Terrace, NW8 · Olympia Mews, W2 · Orsett Mews, W2 · Orsett Terrace, W2 · Paddington Station Car Park Exit, W2 · Paddington Station Car Park, W2 · Park Place Villas, W2 · Pembroke House, W2 · Pickering Mews, W2 · Pindock Mews, W9 · Porchester Gardens Mews, W2 · Porchester Gardens, W2 · Porchester Gate, W2 · Porchester Road, W2 · Porchester Square, W2 · Porchester Terrace North, W2 · Porchester Terrace, W2 · Porteus Road, W2 · Praed Mews, W2 · Praed Street, W2 · Princess Court, W2 · Queen’s Gardens, W2 · Queens Court, W2 · Queens Gardens, W2 · Queensborough Passage, W2 · Queensborough Terrace, W2 · Queensway, W2 · Randolph Avenue, W9 · Randolph Crescent, W9 · Randolph Mews, W9 · Randolph Road, W9 · Ranelagh Bridge, W2 · Regents Court, W9 · Regents Mews, NW8 · Rodney Court, W9 · Saint Mary’s Square, W2 · Saint Mary’s Terrace, W2 · Saint Michael’s Street, W2 · Sale Place, W2 · Sandringham Court, W9 · Scott Ellis Gardens, NW8 · Sheldon Square, W2 · Smallbrook Mews, W2 · South Wharf Road, W2 · Southwick Mews, W2 · Spring Street, W2 · St Marys Mansions, W2 · St Marys Medical School, W2 · St Marys Terrace, W2 · St Michaels Street, W2 · St. John’s Hall Flats, NW8 · Star Street, W2 · Station Concourse, W2 · Sutherland Avenue, W9 · Talbot Square, W2 · The Broad Walk, W2 · The Broadwalk, W1H · The Lane, NW8 · Upbrook Mews, W2 · Vale Close, W9 · Violet Hill, NW8 · Warrington Crescent, W9 · Warwick Avenue, W9 · Warwick Court, W9 · Warwick Crescent, W2 · Warwick Cresent, W2 · Warwick Place, W9 · Wellesley Court, W9 · Westbourne Street, W2 · Westbourne Terrace Mews, W2 · Westbourne Terrace Road, W2 · Westbourne Terrace, W2 · Westway, W2 · Winsland Street, W2 ·
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Central London, north west.
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Cary's New And Accurate Plan of London and Westminster (1818) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cary's map provides a detailed view of London. With print date of 1 January 1818, Cary's map has 27 panels arranged in 3 rows of 9 panels, each measuring approximately 6 1/2 by 10 5/8 inches. The complete map measures 32 1/8 by 59 1/2 inches. Digitising this map has involved aligning the panels into one contiguous map.
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John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers central London at a reduced level of detail compared with his 1745-6 map.
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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Insets: A view of the Tower from London Bridge -- A view of London from Copenhagen Fields. Includes views of facades of 25 structures "A comparison of the principal buildings of London."
Chapman and Hall, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
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London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
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London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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