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149 York Street

A Property with many tenants

This house no longer stands.  The 1888 Cambridge Town Plan and the 1910 Land Tax both refer to this part of York Street as “Lower York Street”.

This property does not appear on any census prior to 1911.

“School Attendance – … the cases of Samuel Skeets, of 149 York Street … were adjourned for one month.” Cambridge Independent Press 22 September 1893

“School Cases – … Attendance orders were made against … Samuel Skeets, of 149 York Street … for neglecting to send their children to school.” Cambridge Independent Press 10 November 1893

The Cambridge Independent Press for the 24th August 1894 runs a public notice announcing that “Desirable freehold properties” including “Nos. 129, 130, 132, 134, 136, 138, 131, 133, 135, 137, 143, 145, 147, 149 & 151 Lower York Street” are to be sold by Auction.

1910 Land Tax

The odd numbered properties, 129 – 151 (Lower) York Street, all appear on the 1910 Land Tax owned by a Mrs M C Sheldrick who lived at 151 Chesterton Road.

Mary Catherine Sheldrick (1850 – 11 September 1922) was married to Joseph Albert Sheldrick, a Superindendent for the Post Office.

Frederick Moore is the tenant named on the Land Tax document.


Frederick Thomas Moore, 24, wine & spirits cellarman

Susan Mary Moore, 24

Lillian Lucy Moore, 6 months

Frederick and Susan have been married for two years and Lillian is their only child.  All three were born in Cambridge.


“Scene in Newmarket Road – Joseph Warren, labourer 149 York Street, Frederick Smith, labourer 82 Fitzroy Street, George Warren, dealer, 102 York Street and George Farrington, labourer, of 325 Newmarket Road, were summoned for committing a disorderly act by fighting in Newmarket Road on February 9th.  All the defendants pleaded guilty.  Defendants were fined 2s 6d each.” Cambridge Independent Press 21 February 1913

Sources: 1910 Land Tax, Civil Registration Birth Index (1837-1915), Civil Registration Death Index (1916-2007), 1888 Cambridge Town Plan, Cambridgeshire Electoral Registers, Burgess Rolls and Poll Books (1722-1966), Cambridge Independent Press 22 September 1893, Cambridge Independent Press 10 November 1893, Cambridge Independent Press 24 Aug 1894, Cambridge Independent Press 21 February 1913


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