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16 Earl Street

History of 16 Earl Street


Richard Thurlbourn, 45, letter carrier, b Cambridge

Mary, 50, laundress, b Dullingham

William, 19, letter carrier, b Cambridge

Edward, 17, confectioner’s servant, b Cambridge

Richard, 14, errand boy, b Cambridge

Mary, 10, b Cambridge

Emma, 8, b Cambridge


Mary Thurlbourn, widow, 61, housekeeper to the family

Richard, 24, labourer

Mary Ann, 20, dressmaker

Emma, 18, dressmaker

In 1879 Mary Ann ‘Pollie’ Thurlbourn married Alfred William Paige. They move to 6 Cross Street.


Stephen Sanderson


Henry Cox




Miss E Mallows


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