14 Ainsworth Street
G.E.R & an Oil & Colourman
Number 14 is one of a terrace of seven houses on the east side of Ainsworth Street.
Harry B Langford, 26, Fitters Assistant on GER, b Cambridge
Alice Langford, 25, Dressmaker, Cambridge
Alice M. Langford, 5, b Cambridge
Henry Frederick Polled, a carridge painter, and his wife Ada Annie, 20, were living here in 1888. The reason we know this is because the papers reported on Ada’s sad death in 1888. The couple had only been married for ten months and have an eight week old son.
They went out one evening to visit his father on East Road, but Ada decided not to go in, but to walk home. A witness says he saw her on the bank of the Cam and her sister reported that Ada had often “talked of the water”.
The police found her the following evening and the jury returned a verdict of “suicide while temporarily insane“.
The Pollard family are living here in 1891. Christopher is Head of Household and a baker orignally from Croydon. His wife is Louisa, aged 34. Four children are living with them.
Joseph (12), Christopher (5) and Louisa (4) all attend school. The youngest is 1-year-old Mary.
By 1895 the couple have moved to 116 Norfolk Street. In 1902 Joseph married Mary Elizabeth Newman who grew up on York Street. He was a plumber by trade and they moved to Enfield.
Christopher and Louisa are buried in Mill Road Cemetery.
Pattie Cowell, 25, b Cambridge
Alfred, 11 months, b Cambridge
Henry Walter Maltby and Martha Mary (nee Diver). Married less than a year. He’s an Oil and Colourman. They currently have no children, but a daughter is born in October.
They move to number 3 by 1918.
UK census records (1881 to 1911), Mill Road Cemetery, Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 21 September 1888, Cambridgeshire, England, Electoral Registers, Burgess Rolls and Poll Books, 1722-1966