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153 Sturton Street

The Family of a Gland Packer

Haylock Cottages


George Harrison, head, married, 58, bricklayers labourer, b. Swaffham, Cambridgeshire
Martha Harrison, wife, married, 45, dressmaker, b. St Ives, Huntingdonshire
Robert Parr, boarder, unmarried, 22, bricklayers labourer, b. Upware, Cambridgeshire


Tom Flack, 27, Locomotive Engine Gland Packer, b. Cambridge

Annie Flack, 27, b. Cambridge

Annie C Flack, 5, Scholar, b. Cambridge

Harry Flack, 5 months, b. Cambridge

John Williamson, 33, Lodger, Police Constable, b. Cambridge

A Gland Packer: “packs glands of steam regulator valves and pump valves of engine with greased hemp or asbestos packing to make steam joints steam-tight or water-tight

The Flack family have moved to 166 Sturton Street by 1901, taking John the boarder with them.


George Swann, 29, Grocer? b. Cambridge

Alice Swann, 29, b. Cambridge

Maud Swann, 5, b. Cambridge

May Swann, 9 months, b. Cambridge

William Cox, 21, boarder, farrier, b.Norfolk


John Hewitt, head, 43, married, labourer general, b. Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Sarah Hewitt, wife, 40, married, b. Cambridge
Percy Hewitt, son, 16, errand boy, b. Cambridge
Gwendoline Hewitt, daughter, 9, school, b. Cambridge
Married 17 years, 2 children

Sources: 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921


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