In the 1891 census he is recorded living at "Streatham Elms" Tooting Bec Road, Streatham with his wife Fanny, two sons, two daughters and six servants. His address at death was "Oak Lodge Tooting leaving an estate of £235k
Alfred Heaver (10 February 1841 - 8 August 1901) was an English carpenter turned builder and property developer, responsible for the construction of a number of housing estates amounting to thousands of homes in south London, including the Heaver Estate in Tooting/Balham and in the Historic Parish of Streatham
He was murdered in 1901 by a relative who nursed a grudge against him.(Tamworth Herald 17 August 1901 below)
The Heaver Estate was built by Alfred Heaver between c.1890-1910 in a Queen Anne style. Heaver regarded this as his finest estate and it is certainly one of the highest quality areas of late nineteenth century suburban housing and flats in the borough.
This romantic use of names may also apply to some of the road names. For example, Hillbury alludes to the island mound that was raised when the artificial lake was dug for Bedford Hill House. Elmbourne refers to Elms Farm and to the Falcon Brook which runs under the road. In the word ‘bourne’ we have the Old English name for a stream, which is also found in Streathbourne Road - Streatham Bourne, another reference to the Falcon Brook. Two other Old English words make up the name Ritherdon; ‘rither’, also meaning a stream and ‘dun’, a hill, and again referring to the mound. These contrived names appealed to the Victorian sense of history and belonging, but for the remaining road names we can possibly attribute them to the fanciful invention of the builder or developer.