11 Milford Street
A railway signalman, a carpenter, a tram conductor, a whitesmith, a needlewoman, and a decorator
11 Milford Street is in a terrace of 11 houses on the south side of the street, with a plaque reading Clara Terrace 1869. The terrace was built by property developer and coach builder John Burford, and he named it after his daughter.
Edward White, head, 35, railway signalman, b. Linton, Cambridgeshire
Esther White, wife, 33, b. Wratting, Suffolk
Arthur White, son, 8, b. Cambridge
Ellen White, daughter, 6, b. Cambridge
Annie White, daughter, 5, b. Cambridge
Elizabeth White, daughter, 2, b. Cambridge
The White family lived at 11 Milford Street for more than 20 years. In 1879 Edward White signed a petition asking for sewers to be built in Milford Street.
Edward White, head, 44, railway signalman, b. Linton, Cambridgeshire
Esther White, wife, 42, b. Great Wratting, Suffolk
Arthur White, son, 18, carpenter, b. Cambridge
Anne White, daughter, 15, no employment, b. Cambridge
Elizabeth White, daughter, 12, scholar, b. Cambridge
Harry White, son, 9, scholar, b. Cambridge
Maud White, daughter, 6, scholar, b. Cambridge
Edward White, head, 59, railway signalman, b. Linton, Cambridgeshire
Ester White, wife, 52, b. Wratting, Suffolk
Arthur White, son, 28, carpenter, b. Cambridge
Anne White, daughter, 24, b. Cambridge
Harry White, son, 19, tram conductor, b. Cambridge
Maud White, daughter, 17, b. Cambridge
By 1901 Edward and Esther had moved to Barton Mills in Suffolk, where they had lodgings at the railway station. In 1911, by which time Esther was disabled by arthritis (Cambridge Independent Press, 2 January 1914, page 7), they were back in Cambridge, living with their daughter Ellen Orders at 4 Milford Street. Edward died in 1912 and Esther in 1914.
Fredk Neal, head, 31, whitesmith, b. Cambridge
Sarah Neal, wife, 35, b. Wednesbury, Worcestershire
Albert Neal, son, 11, b. Cambridge
Mabel Neal, daughter, 8, b. Cambridge
Annie Laughton, boarder, 62, living on own means, b. Houghton, Huntingdonshire
Sarah Ann Neal, widow, 46, needlewoman, b. Birmingham
William John Browning, boarder, married, 33, motor driver (cab), b. Hoxton, London
1939 England and Wales register
Sarah Ann Neal, 29 November 1864, widow, OAP retired
Mabel G Juffs, 9 April 1892, married, college domestic
Oswald R Juffs, 6 Jan 1918, single, painter & decorator
Mabel Juffs was Sarah Neal’s daughter. Mabel’s son Oswald was still living at 11 Milford Street in 1975.
UK census records (1841 to 1911), General Register Office birth, marriage and death indexes (1837 onwards), the 1939 England and Wales Register, electoral registers, trade directories, and local newspapers available via www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk.