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136 York Street

Labourer & a Rag and Bone Merchant

This property is no longer standing. Numbers 130, 132, 134, 136 & 138 formed a terrace approximately where the entrance is to St. Matthew’s Garden.  The 1888 Cambridge Town Plan  and the 1910 Land Tax both refer to this section as “Lower York Street”.

1881 – 1891

Number 136 York Street is not on the 1881 or 1891 Census.


George Warren, head, 50, general labourer, 1851, Cambridge
Emma Warren, wife, 38, laundress, 1863, Cambridge
George Warren, son, 15, rope maker, 1886, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire
Joseph Warren, son, 14, errand boy, 1887, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire
Benjamin Warren, son, 12, 1889, Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire
Joseph Brassey, boarder, 35, general labourer, 1866, Cambridge


George Warren, 60, rag and bone merchant (dealer), b. St Matthew’s parish

Emily Warren, 50, charwoman, b. Cambridge

George Warren, 26, rag and bone merchant (dealer) b. Newmarket

Joseph Warren, 24, farm labourer, b. Newmarket

Benjamin Warren, 22, farm labourer, b. Ditton

Joseph Banbury, 46, farm labourer, b. Cambridge

Emily and George have been married for 27 years and have had three children.

Sources: 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, 1888 Cambridge Town Plan, 1910 Land Tax,


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