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103 York Street

A Plaster's Labourer & Bricklayer


George Bryant, head, 45, 1836, tailor, Balsham, Cambridgeshire
Jane Bryant, wife, 42, 1839, Cambridge
George Bryant, son, 9, 1872, scholar, Cambridge
Elizabeth Bryant, daughter, 7, 1874, scholar, Cambridge
Amelia Bryant, daughter, 4, 1877, scholar, Cambridge


John Graves, head, plasterer’s labourer, 27, 1864, Toft,
Mary A Graves, 21, 1870, B. Cambridge
Walter C Graves, 2, 1889, B. Cambridge
Annie E Graves, sister-in-law, scholar, 10, 1881, B. Cambridge


Sidney Austin, head, 22, bricklayer, 1879, Shelford, Cambridgeshire
Emily Austin, wife, 24, 1877, Isleham, Cambridgeshire
Percy B Austin, son, 2, 1899, Cambridge


Joseph Preston, 28, builder’s labourer, b. Cambridge

Florrie Preston, 31? b. Suffolk “part not known” – added in a different pen

Lizzie ? Preston, 8, b. Cambridge

Lola ? Preston, 9, b. Cambridge

Florrie and Joseph have been married for ten years and didn’t fill the census in with a very good pen!  Parts of it are illegible and they wrote that they have had two children, of whom two died, but have recorded both daughters as alive.

Sources: 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census


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