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104 Ainsworth Street

104 Ainsworth Street

Number 104 is one of a group of five houses on the east side of Ainsworth Street.


In the census of 1891 it lists 5 people living in 104 Ainsworth Street, four members of the Carrott family and a lodger.

Emma Carrott, aged 40, was married to Samuel Carrott, aged 42, whose occupation was described on the census as Foreman Boiler M (poss this abbreviation means Manufacturer). It is possible that in 1891 Samuel Carrott may have been working as a Foreman at a local Foundry to make boilers and as a general metal worker.

Two children are listed on the census as living at home with their parents. They were Emma, aged 18, described as a Dressmaker, and Ellen Carrott, aged 16, whose occupation is given as Milliner’s apprentice, meaning she was working in a shop or workshop, learning how to make ladies hats and bonnets and to sell fancy apparel.

Also listed as living in the house is Jesse Tew, a male lodger, aged 30, whose occupation is described as Engine Turner. It is likely that an Engine Turner may have been co-worker of the Head of the Household, Samuel Carrot, as a Foreman working as a Boiler Maker, Metal Worker.

Samuel, Emma and their daughter Ellen are all buried in Mill Road Cemetery.

1901 – 1911

Frederick Hasdell Allen, a 41-year-old railway engine driver and his wife Sarah, 46, have moved here from number 51 Ainsworth Street.

Their son George is now 15 and an apprentice, although the census doesn’t record which trade.  However, in 1911 he is living next door with his wife Agnes (they married in 1909) and gives his occupation as ‘cabinet maker’, so he was probably apprenticed to an experienced furniture maker.

By 1911 Frederick and Sarah have been married for 26 years and George is their only child.  Frederick died in 1933 (at his son’s house, number 102) and Sarah in 1929.  They are both buried in Mill Road Cemetery.

Source: 1891, 1901 & 1911 census, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995, Mill Road Cemetery,


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