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141 Sturton Street

The Family of a Tar & Coke Merchant

141 Sturton Street


John Saggers, head, married, 56, bricklayers labourer, b. Cambridge

Mary Ann Saggers, wife, married, 51, b. Cambridge

Frederick Saggers, son, 26, gardener, b. Cambridge

Ann Courtney Saggers, daughter, 19, no employment, b. Cambridge

William Saggers, son, 13, scholar, b. Cambridge

John Saggers, son, 9, scholar, b. Cambridge

Ernest Saggers, son, 7, scholar, b. Cambridge


John Saggers, 65, Tar and Coke Merchant, b. Fulbourn, Cambs

Mary Saggers, 60, b. Cambridge

Frederick Saggers, 36, Milkman, b. Cambridge

Ernest Saggers, 17, Draper, b. Cambridge


John Saggers, 76, Tar and Coke Merchant, b. Fulbourn, Cambs

Mary A Saggers, 71, b. Cambridge

Ernest Saggers, 27, dairyman, b. Cambridge

Mary I Saggers, 24, sister-in-law, b. Sunderland


Ernest Saggers, head, 37, married, dairy man, own account, at home, b. Cambridge

Mary Saggers, wife, 35, married, b. Sunderland, Durham

Leonard Saggers, son, 9, b. Cambridge

Hilda Saggers, daughter, 7, b. Cambridge, married 10 years, 2 children

Sources – 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census


Mrs M Saggers

Source – Kellys


James Morrison

Source Kellys

In 2022 MG sent us the following note:

I thought you might be interested to know that there is still an old gas lamp in my garden. I moved here in 1975 and back then the outbuilding that I recently renovated still had the stable where Ernie Saggers had kept his horse.  I was nicknamed by locals ‘Mary from the Dairy’ because the outbuilding had indeed been Ernie’s dairy shop.  I’m reliably told that he used to go out into the outlying villages e.g. Fulbourn and Teversham with his horse and cart and bring back milk, rabbits, eggs etc.  This house has had few owners – the Saggers were here for three generations, until the 60s I believe, then there was a builder, followed briefly by a landlord, and now me for the past 47 years.

This area changed a lot in the 90s – there were few cars, much less money, children all out playing together in the streets, neighbours chatting on their front steps – but I expect you’ve already been told that.


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