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143 Sturton Street

A Whitesmith and a Groom


Thomas Haigh, 43, tailor, b. Cambridge
Faithful Haigh, 42, b. Gillingham, Kent
Emma Haigh, 17, machinist, b. Chatham, Kent
Kate Haigh, 15, dressmaker, b. Chatham, Kent
Harry Haigh, 13, scholar, b. Gillingham, Kent
Frank Haigh, 12, scholar, b. Cambridge
John Haigh, 10, scholar, b. Cambridge
William Haigh, 9, scholar, b. Cambridge
Algar George Haigh, 7, scholar, b. Cambridge
Minnie Haigh, 4, scholar, b. Cambridge
Dolly (Dorothy)  Haigh, 3, scholar, b. Cambridge
Archibald Haigh, 1, b. Cambridge
Lillian Haigh, 1 month, b. Cambridge

Faithful and Thomas are buried in Mill Road Cemetery, along with their son Harry and daughter Lillian.  Her son Algar, daughter Dorothy and son Thomas Charles are also buried there.


George Carter, 30, Whitesmith, b. Cheltenham, Gloucester
Julia Carter, 28, b. Kirtling, Cambs
George R Carter, 6, Scholar, b. Chelsea, London
Walter V Carter, 5, Scholar, b. Chelsea, London
Alice E Carter, 3, Scholar, b. Fulham, London
Alexandria Carter, 1, b. Cambridge
Harold J E Carter, 5 months, b. Cambridge
Grace M Barrett, 13, Domestic Servant, b. Cambridge


Head of household in 1901 is Ephraim Henry Hooks, a 40 year old horseman (groom) working for the Great Eastern Railway.  He was born in Cambridge and is married to 41 year old Kezia (nee Park), from Lynn in Norfolk.

The 1891 Census shows them living in Mintlyn, Norfolk, where Ephraim is working as an agricultural labourer with three young children.  Before they move to Cambridge they have already lost Frederick Charley, who died when he was 3, and daughter Edith Ann, who died at 13 months.

Ephraim and Kezia now have four children.  Robert works as an errand boy and was born in Shoreham, Norfolk.  George Albert Victor (6) and Emma (9) were both born in Lynn, Norfolk.  Three year old John was born in Cambridge.

The family have a boarder, Thomas Harvey, aged 46, who also works as a horseman for the G.E.R.

The electoral registers record this family in residence from 1898-1915, however they are on the 1911 Census living at 9 Ainsworth Street.


Charles Newman, head, 62, married, bricklayers labourer, b. Fen Ditton
Ann Newman, wife, 59, married, b. Fen Ditton
Joseph Newman, son, 19, printers labourer, b. Cambridge
Alice Newman, daughter, 18, dress maker, b. Cambridge
Married 40 years, 11 children of which 1 died


Frederick C Mansfield, born December 1912, painter & decorator.
Ena Kathleen Mansfield (nee Crouch), born July 1910.

Ena grew up at 22 Ainsworth Street, where her mother and sister Ada still live.

Sources – 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, 1939 Register, Norfolk Church of England Marriages and Banns (1754-1938),


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