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111 Sturton Street

The Family of a Tailor

This property doesn’t appear on the 1881 Census, but it does appear on the Ordnance Survey 1888 Town Plan.  Electoral Registers show Robert Elijah Beales moving from James Street to 111 Sturton Street between  1882 and 1883.  He lives here until 1923.


Robert Beales, 36, Tailor, b. Cambridge

Harriet Beales, 36, b. Cambridge

Robert Beales, 16 Errand Boy, b. Cambridge

Elizabeth Beales, 13, Scholar, b. Cambridge

George Beales, 10, Scholar, b. Cambridge

Arthur Beales, 8, Scholar, b. Cambridge

Thomas Beales, 6, Scholar, b. Cambridge


Robert Beales, 46, Tailor, b. Cambridge

Elizabeth Beales, 44, b. Cambridge – Robert’s second wife, married in 1893.  Elizabeth Pate is from 63 Ainsworth Street.

George Beales, 20, tailor, b. Cambridge

Thomas Beales, 15, tailor’s apprentice, b. Cambridge

Ethel Beales, 3, b. Cambridge

Dorothy Beales, 1, b. Cambridge

Ellen Phillips, 18, stepdaughter, assistant cashier, b. Cambridge


Robert Elijah Beales, head, 55, married, tailor maker, at home, b. Cambridge
Elizabeth Ann Beales, wife, 54, married, b. Cambridge
Ellen Mabel Beales, step daughter, 27, cashier, Universal Stores, b. Cambridge
Ethel Beales, daughter, 14, school girl, b. Cambridge
Dorothy Beales, daughter, 11, school girl, b. Cambridge
Married 18 years, 3 children

Sources – 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911  UK Census, Cambridgeshire, England, Electoral Registers, Burgess Rolls and Poll Books (1722-1966), Ordnance Survey 1888 Town Plan,


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