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14 Sturton Street

A Joiner & a Grocer's Assistant


Head of household in 1881 is Thomas Setchell, a 40 year old sheppard who was born in Warboys, Huntingdonshire.

Thomas Setchell, head, married, 40, sheppard, b. Warboys, Huntingdonshire
Elizabeth Setchell, wife, married, 37, b. Upware, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire
Alfred Setchell, son, 14, errand boy, b. Upware
James Setchell, son, 11, scholar, b. Upware
Kate Setchell, daughter, 9, scholar, Upware
Annie Setchell, daughter, 3, scholar, b. Upware
Tom [?] Setchell, son, 7 months, b. Conington, Huntingdonshire


William Buffham, 33, Joiner, b. St Germans, Norfolk

Mary J Buffham, 30, b. St Ives, Hertfordshire

Lewis H Buffham, 6, Scholar, Saffron Walden, Suffolk

Agnes E Buffham, 1, b. Cambridge

1901 – 1911

Henry John Chapple and his family lived at 14 Sturton Street between 1901 and 1911.

Henry can be found on the 1881 Census living at 33 Gwydir Street with his family.  He, and his father Stephen, were working as Grocer’s Assistants.  Number 27 Gwydir Street appears on the 1881 Census as a Greengrocer’s, so perhaps the Chapple’s worked there.

Henry married Alice Minnie Austin in 1888.  Their two sons, Henry William Stephen and Austin Herbert Ernest, were both born in Hammersmith.  Austin’s baptism record shows that the family were living at 55 Glenthorne Road in Hammersmith and Henry was a Grocer.

By 1901 Henry is 34 years old and working as grocer’s assistant.  Son Henry is 11 and Austin is 9.  The boys probably attended school, although the census doesn’t record them as Scholars.

On the 1911 Census, Henry is an ironmonger’s assistant.  Henry is 21 and a piano tuner for a music seller.  Austin is 19 and employed as a coal clerk for a coal merchant.

In 1912 Henry (junior) married Nellie Nunn of 42 Kingston Street.  They appear on the 1939 Register living at 4 Fulbrooke Road with their children.  Henry is still a piano tuner.

Austin appears on the 1939 register with his wife Ada.  He is a commercial traveller and Ada is a short-hand typist.

Source – 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, Civil Registration Marriage Index (1837-1915), London Church of England Births and Baptisms (1813-1920), Cambridgeshire Burials,


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