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166 Sturton Street

A Post Office Worker and a Gland Packer


William Beazley, head, married, 37, engine driver G E Railway, b. Ely, Cambridgeshire
Rosa Beazley, wife, married, 31, b. Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Christopher W. Beazley, son, 6, scholar, b. Cambridge
Florence R. Beazley, daughter, 5, scholar, b. Cambridge


Beadsman Emin, 32, Lineman General Post Office, b. Broughton, Hampshire

Amelia Emin, 33, b. Cambridge

Amelia L Hanshaw (niece), 18, Assistant School Mistress, b. Stanmore, Middlesex

[Beadsman, which is a very unusual first name, means a person who prays for another as a duty, especially when paid]


Tom Flack, 37, locomotive engine gland packer, b. Cambridge

Annie Flack, 37, b. Cambridge

Annie C Flack, 15, dress makers apprentice, b. Cambridge

Harry Flack, 10, b. Cambridge

Grace M Flack, 6, b. Cambridge

Thomas W Flack, 3 months, b. Cambridge

John Williamson, 42, boarder, police constable, b. Carlisle

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

This family lived at 153 Sturton Street in 1891, with the same boarder. They are at number 196 Sturton Street (Etruria Villas) by 1911


William Henry Pilsworth, head, 43, married, bricklayer, b. Cambridge
Emily Pilsworth, wife, 41, married, b. Cambridge
Walter Henry Pilsworth, son, 19, engine cleaner for Loco Dept G E R, b. Cambridge
Sidney James Pilsworth, son, 17, apprentice to compositor, b. Cambridge
Nellie Emily Pilsworth, daughter, 12, school, b. Cambridge
Elsie Matilda Pilsworth, daughter, 8, school, b. Cambridge
Harry William Pilsworth, son, 4, school, b. Cambridge
Married 19 years, 5 children

Source – 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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