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10 Sturton Street

Railway Workers

Polar Cottage


Seth Christmas Reeve and Hagar Harriett Reeve (nee Armes) were living here with their children in 1891.  Seth was a plasterer.  Two of their children died in infancy, Mary Rosa in 1881 and Harry George in 1884.  Mary was 7 and Harry was 3.  The children are buried in Mill Road Cemetery alongside their parents.

In 1884 Seth Christmas Reeve, plasterer, now of Emery Street, was prosecuted for the theft of timber from William Stearn of Gwydir Street.


Thomas H Naylor, 57, Railway Servant, b. Cambridge

Sarah A Naylor, 56, b. Cambridge

Robert S Naylor, 21, Baker’s Assistant, b. Cambridge

James R Naylor, 17, Baker’s Assistant, b. Cambridge

Emily Naylor, 15, Milliner’s Apprentice, b. Cambridge


Frank Sheldrick, 49, Cleaner’s Foreman, Railway, b. Thriplow, Cambridgeshire

Elizabeth A Sheldrick, 51, b. Cambridge

Harriett Sheldrick, 18, Housemaid, b. Cambridge

Ellen Sheldrick, 13, b. Cambridge

Henry J Sheldrick, 2, b. Cambridge


Robert Lee Wilson Butler, head, 58, widower [married under 1 year, 1 child], ironmongers assistant, b. Earith, Huntingdonshire
Mary Ann Butler, sister, 70, single, b. St Ives, Huntingdonshire
Elizabeth Butler, sister, 67, single, b. St Ives, Huntingdonshire
Florence Mary Butler, daughter, 25, drapers assistant, b. St Ives, Huntingdonshire

This family has moved here from 170 Sturton Street.

Robert died here in 1911 and was buried in Mill Road Cemetery alongside his sister Mary Ann.

Source – 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, Mill Road Cemetery,


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