The 1881 census recorded Augustus John Ashbolt, born in Woolwich c 1856, at the London Woolwich Dockyard District, Royal Artillery Red and Cambridge Barracks:14, Private Army Service Corps.
Ashbolt married in 1884, and by the early 1890s was the manager of The Globe Photographic Co at 29 High St Southampton, (previously the premises of Photographer James Owen from 1888 to 1892). The company was run from the Southampton offices and branches were opened all over the South of England, and in the Channel Islands.
The Globe Photographic Co was listed in the directories at 29 High St until 1897.
The 1901 census recorded Ashbolt, Photographic Artist, living in Exmoor St Southampton with his wife, 8 children and one servant. In 1907 the Kellys directory advertised Ashbolt as a Photographic Artist working from Oxford Avenue Southampton. Ashbolt, Photographic Artist, was visiting the Peterport branch of the business in Guernsey at the time of the 1911 census, while his family were in Exmoor St, Southampton. Ashbolt retired around 1917, and lived in Exmoor Road until his death in 1935.
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