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16 Ainsworth Street

G.E.R. workers and Mineral Water Maker

Number 16 is one of a terrace of seven houses on the east side of Ainsworth Street.

1881

Robert Topper, 33, Boilermaker on GER, b Bristol

Sarah A. Topper, 28, b Potton

Robert, Topper, 9, Scholar, b Potton

Alfred, Topper, 7, Scholar, b Bromley by Bow

1891

The Hulyer family are now living at number 16.  Head of household, Edward is 25 and a mineral water maker and hawker, meaning that he sold the water on the street.  His wife is called Mary Ann and they have two young children, Charles aged 4 and Thomas aged 2.

1901

John R. Vair, 35, Boilerman, b Whitby, Yorkshire

Annie Vair, 35, b Hartlepool, Durham

Ida Vair, 8, b Cambridge

Maggie Vair, 5, b Cambridge

1911

Edward Flood, 35, Baker, b. Cambridge

Catherin Flood, 37, b. Cambridge

Claude Flood, 2, b. Cambridge

Edward and Catherine are 8 years married and have 1 child.

1915

The World War 1 Pension Records of Albert Sidney Melton record his wife Dorothy as living at 16 Ainsworth Street.  As a child, Albert lived at both number 4 and number 15 Ainsworth Street.  Dorothy (nee Rolfe) and Albert married in early 1915.  When he is discharged from the Royal Engineers he gives his address as 115a Sturton Street.

Sources

UK census records (1881 to 1911), UK, British Army World War I Pension Records 1914-1920

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