Residents of the Wivenhoe Almshouses

The residents of Mary Ann Sanford Almshouses and Jonathan Feedham Almshouses

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There have been many people who have lived at Wivenhoe’s two groups of almshouses since Mary Ann Sanford had the ones built in Rebow Road in 1873 and the trustees of the Jonathan Feedham Charity had the bungalows built on a site off Vanessa Drive in 1974.

This page lists the names of these people in both sets of almshouses. Where a name is highlighted, click on it to know more about that person. This list is not intended to be a complete list but we will add names to it as the details of residents are researched or we are provided with them. Some pictures of these people may be found here if they were living in the Mary Ann Sanford almshouses and here if they were in Jonathan Feedham Court.

Mary Ann Sanford’s Almshouses, Rebow Road

  • Daphne King
  • Mrs Pauline Robinson
  • Barbara Paterson
  • Daphne Meyer
  • Margaret (Peggy) Pinckney
  • Louise Jones

The first residents are believed to have been, or who at least were living at Rebow Road in the 1881 census:

Jonathan Feedham’s Almshouses, Jonathan Feedham Court, Vanessa Drive

  • Mrs Peggy Goodwin – appointed 1974 and died July 2022
  • Sylvia Usher – appointed 2005 and died July 2017
  • Michael Downes – appointed 2012
  • Brian Anderton – appointed Sept 2007 and died November 2015
  • Michael Mason – appointed 2000

If anyone has any pictures or information about these people, we would be pleased to hear from you. Please send to Peter Hill at:


This page was added on 11/08/2017.

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