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18 (4) (37) High Street, Swavesey

History of 18 High Street


William Key, 25, baker, b Earith

Eliza, 26, sister, housekeeper, b Earith

Emma Mason, 22, visitor, b Huntingdon

In 1861 William Key was living with his parents on Main Street, Bluntisham.

William Key was originally one of two village bakers, but later handed the business over to his son Henry. He had come to the village in 1870.

1881 (37 High Street)

William H Key, baker employing 1 man

Ada E, 8,

Florence M, 6, b Swavesey

Mabel, 4,

Henry G, 3,

Hannah Butcher, 22, housekeeper, b Sutton

George Gifford, 20, journeyman baker, b Hemingford

1891 (4 High Street)

William H Key, baker

Ada, 18, housekeeper, b Swavesey

Maude, 16,

Henry, 13,

Pattie, 11,


William H Key, 56, baker and shopkeeper, b Earith

Maud, 25, b Swavesey

Henry G, 23, baker’s assistant, b Swavesey

Pattie, 21, b Swavesey

In 1911 the Key family were living at 34 Blackhorse Lane.



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