71 – 79 (61 – 63) High Street Chesterton
History of 71 - 79 High Street Chesterton
The ennumeration and identification of properties in this part of the High Street is tricky: by the end of the 20th century they had all been demolished, and even after 1913 significant renumeration of the properties took place. No. 81 survived; a large house which helps estimate the approximate position of the buildings to the west and east of it.
High Street Chesterton incl. no 71 – 101 north side. OS 1926
Julia Elizabeth Morley née Constable, widow, 47, b Cambridge
Gladys Susan, 16, typist, b Preston Suffolk
Harold David, 14, shop assistant, b Preston Suffolk
Dan Morley, 12, b Preston Suffolk
In 1901 the Morley family had been living on Rushbrook Farm, Preston, Suffolk. Julia, aged 36, was already a widow and is described as an employer farmer. Her husband, David Dan Morley had died in April 1898. In 1891 Julia was living with her family at 4 Claremont. Interesting, at the time of the census, David D Morley, 25, farmer’s son from Suffolk, was visiting.
Dan Morley on the farm where he grew up in Suffolk
(61): Mrs Sarah Summers
(63): The Wheatsheaf
Mrs Annie Morrison
(63a) William Lewis, bootmaker
(63b) Alan Arthur, gardener
(63c) James Wilson
Dan Morley seems to have joined the Cambridge Regiment.
Dan Morley WWI badges
The records show that he transferred from the army to the RAF in July 1918 and was assigned to the Cadet District Deport as a motor driver.
Dan Morley as a young man. Date unkbown.
77: Miss Arthur
79: Frank Austin