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104 Sturton Street

History of 104 Sturton Street

The 1888 Town Plan of Cambridge shows a building on the plot about half the width of a house.  There is a path leading to the rear of the plot.

There is no entry for this plot on the 1891, 1901, 1911 or 1921 Census.

The electoral register records William Percy Brown living at this address.  William previously lived at 110 Sturton Street with his parents, and married Grace Smiles in 1933. The couple move to 104 Sturton Street after their marriage, and can be found on the electoral register with various other people over the next few years.

1934 – Vera Baker and Alfred Docker.  Vera might be the Vera Baker who appears, aged 3, on the 1911 Census at 116 York Street.  No likely Alfred Dockers can be found in Cambridge.
1936 – Robert Jennings
1937 – Robert Alfred Jennings – born 1910, married Mabel Lown in 1938.  Lives on Green End Road in 1939 working as a Dairy Roundsman.

1939 Register
1st Household
William Percy Brown, born 1909, Decorator
Grace Brown, born 1907, Shop Assistant (Menswear Department)

2nd Household
Walter John Pearson, born 1916, Grocer’s Assistant
Irene Pearson, born 1914, Dress Machinist

Walter Pearson married Grace’s younger sister Irene Smiles in 1939.  Grace and Irene were born in Poplar, London.

Walter’s father, also named Walter Pearson, will be living at 108 Sturton Street by 1973!

1945 – 1966

The Goodliffe’s are the next family to show up on the Electoral Registers.  John Edward Goodliffe and his wife Beatrice Alice (nee Argent) have moved here from next door, number 102 Sturton Street.

John lived here until his death in 1960.  Beatrice died in 1968.

Sources: 1888 Town Plan, 1891, 1901, 1911, 1921 Census, 1939 Register, England & Wales Civil Registration Marriage Index (1916-2005), England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (1858-1995),


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