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13 Hooper Street

A boot maker, railway workers, dressmakers, a bottler and a chemist

13 Hooper Street, also called Leeds Cottage, is attached to 14 Hooper Street.

1881 census

Frank E. Humphreys, 29, boot maker, b. Brighton, Sussex
Rachel Humphreys, 37, b. Wimbourne, Dorset
Bertie E. Humphreys, 8, scholar, b. Brighton, Sussex
Florence R. Humphreys, 1877 b. Chatham, Kent
Charles F. Humphreys, 2, b. Cambridge
Emily D. Humphreys, 3 months, Cambridge

By 1891 the Humphreys family had settled in Lewes, Sussex, where Frank ran a business selling boots and shoes.

1891 census

Charles F Hines, 56, railway inspector, b. Bealings, Suffolk
Eliza Hines, 56, b. Bealings, Suffolk
Helena Hines, 25, tailoress, b. Cambridge
Ada R Hines, 23, dressmaker, b. Cambridge
Charles A Hines, 17, railway telegraph, b. Cambridge
Gladys Hines, granddaughter, 5, b. Cambridge

1901 census

Frank Swann, 29, railway fireman, b. Cambridge
Kate Swann, 27, b. Harston
Louie Wisher, [step]daughter, 9, b. Cambridge
Minnie Wisher, [step]daughter, 6, b. Cambridge
Eleanor Swann, daughter, 3, b. Cambridge

Kate Swann was the daughter of Ephraim and Elizabeth Oakman, who later lived at 18 Hooper Street.

1911 census

James Kefford, 36, bottler of mineral water, b. Trumpington, Cambridgeshire
Alice Kefford, 36, b. Stow cum Quy, Cambridgeshire
Frederick John Kefford, 8, b. Cambridge
Ellen Gladys Kefford, 6, b. Cambridge

1921 census

James Kefford, head, 47, bottler of mineral water, out of work, unwell, b. Trumpington
Alice Kefford, wife, 47, household duties, b. Quy, Cambridgeshire
Frederick John Kefford, son, 19, dairy shop assistant, Mapole Dairy Co, b. Cambridge
Ellen Gladys Kefford, daughter, 16, confectionery shop assistant, Cooperative Soc., b. Cambridge
Vera Jane Kefford, daughter, 9, school part time, b. Cambridge

1939 England and Wales register

By 1939 the house was occupied by Reginald Gilbert and his wife Dorothy. Reginald was a laboratory assistant chemist. He and Dorothy were still listed on the electoral register for 13 Hooper Street in 1966.


UK census records (1841 to 1921), General Register Office birth, marriage and death indexes (1837 onwards), the 1939 England and Wales Register, and electoral registers.


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