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137 Sturton Street

The Family of a Plasterer


William Smith, head, married, 35, tripe dresser (provision dealer), b. Diss, Norfolk
Jane Smith, wife, married, 34, b. Bury, Suffolk
Benjamin Smith, son, 9, scholar, b. Cambridge
Henry Smith, son, 5, scholar, b. Cambridge
Annie Smith, daughter, 3, scholar, b. Cambridge
Sophia S. Smith, daughter, 1, b. Cambridge


Joseph Young, 43, Plasterer, b. Cambridge

Jane Young, 41, b. Chatteris, Cambs

Benjamin Smith, Joseph’s Stepson, 19, Assistant General Stores, b. Cambridge

Harry G Smith, 15, Joseph’s Stepson, Assistant Cook at a Club, b. Cambridge

Annie Smith, 13, Joseph’s Stepdaughter, Scholar, b. Cambridge

Sophie Smith, 10, Joseph’s Stepdaughter, Scholar, b. Cambridge

Samuel Smith, Joseph’s Stepson, 8, Scholar, b. Cambridge (there is a note next to Samuel’s name in the census ‘fits from childhood’ so possibly epilepsy?)

Willie Smith, Joseph’s Stepson, 6, Scholar, b. Cambridge

Alice C Young, 3, b. Cambridge


Joseph Young, 52, Plasterer, b. Cambridge

Jane Young, 51, b. Chatteris, Cambs

Sophie Smith, 21, dressmaker, b. Cambridge (stepchild)

Samuel Smith, 18, (not working) b. Cambridge (stepchild)

William Smith, 16, cook’s porter, b. Cambridge (stepchild)

Alice C Young, 13, b. Cambridge


Joseph Young, head, 63, married, plasterer, b. Cambridge
Jane Young, wife, 61, married, b. Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
Henry George Smith, step son, 35, chef for hotel, b. Cambridge
Married 23 years, 1 child

Sources – 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census


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