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South End, Bassingbourn

History of South End, Bassingbourn


Jabez Ablett, 48, farm labourer, b Whaddon

Selina, 54, b Hunts

According to Ablett family history Jabez moved from Thornberry Hill Farm to Bassingbourn around 1898 when he sold the farm. He is not recorded in the 1901 census. In 1891 he was in Whaddon.

In 1911, their son, Edmund Jabez Finkell Ablett was working as a house and surgery boy at the Beeches on the High Street,  Bassingbourn, home of Dr Selby Clare.

Edmund married Ethel Law of Croydon, Cambs, in 1918. His profession was given as corporal, ‘On Active Service.’

In 1911, Jabez and Selina’s daughter, Selina Sinclair, was 16 and working at Brookland, North End, Bassingbourn.


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