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South Street, Whittlesford

History of South Street

South Street is presumed to be the old name for the High Street. exact locations of the Maynard properties are unknown at present.

1851 census South Street, Whittlesford:

Nathan Maynard, 46, general shopkeeper, b Whittlesford

Catherine, wife, 46, b Hartford

Henry, 18, shopman, b Whittlesford

Sarah A, 15, shopman, b Whittlesford

Edwin, 13

Frederic, 10

Emily, 8

In 1861 Sarah A is married to William Farrington, the diarist, and is living in Duxford. In 1858 William is living at this address. He married Sarah in 1861.

In 1861 Robert Maynard, possibly brother to Nathan, is a farmer of 100 acres in Whittlesford. He is recorded in British History Online as an agricultural tool maker who founded a Working Man’s Institute in 1866 with a lecture hall, reading and bagatelle rooms.

1861 census Whittlesford:

Nathan Maynard, 55, general shopkeeper, b Whittlesford

Catherine, 55

Harriett, 27

Edwin, 23

Arthur Meadows, shopman, 24

Joseph Gentle, apprentice, 17, b Orwell.




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