17 Ainsworth Street
An Engineer and a Postman
Number 17 is a single property standing at the end of a terrace on the west side of Ainsworth Street.
Henry Osborne, 38, Ticket Collector on Railway, b Epping
Annie Osborne, 35, Laundress, b Trumpington
Elizabeth A. Osborne, 14, Scholar, b Trumpington
Maud E. Osborne, 12, Scholar, b Trumpington
Harry E. Osborne, 10, Scholar, b Trumpington
Robert C. Osborne, 9, Scholar, b Trumpington
Ernest E. Osborne, 8, Scholar, b Cambridge
Clara Ludman (Servant), 17, b Trumpington
George W Hawkins is head of household in 1891. He is a 29-year-old engineering smith originally from Biggleswade. His wife Polly, 26, is from Gamligay. They have a two year old daughter called Louisa.
May 1893 – The property portfolio of Morris Duncombe was auctioned. 17 Ainsworth Street was amongst the properties. Morris is buried in Mill Road Cemetery.
George Pilsworth, 36, Postman (stamper), b Cambridge
Ellen Pilsworth, 37, b Bottisham Lode
Florence E.E. Pilsworth, 11, b Cambridge
George A.V. Pilsworth, 10, b Cambridge
Frederick E.P. Pilsworth, 8, b Cambridge
Arthur C.E. Pilsworth, 6, b Cambridge
Kate L.R. Pilsworth, 5, b Cambridge
Lizzy L.V. Pilsworth, 3, b Cambridge
Daisy R.V. Pilsworth, 3, b Cambridge
Edward A.R. Pilsworth, 1 month
George Pilsworth, 46, widower, postman, b. Cambridge
George Henry Victor Pilsworth, 20, doctor’s chauffeur, b. Cambridge
Frederick James Penrose Pilsworth, 18, apprentice compositor in a news department, b. Cambridge
Arthur Cecil Ernest Pilsworth, 16, apprentice hairdresser, b. Cambridge
Kate Sophia Rhoda Pilsworth, 15, general domestic servant, b. Cambridge
Lily Louisa Victoria Pilsworth, 13, b. Cambridge
Daisy Rebecca Victoria Pilsworth, 13, b. Cambridge
Edward Alexander Redvers Pilsworth, 10, b. Cambridge
Hilda Phyllis Violet Pilsworth, 6, b. Cambridge
Emma Mary Smith, 63, George’s widowed sister, domestic housekeeper, b. Cambridge
George and Ellen were 17 years married, had 10 children and 1 died.
George Pilsworth,56, Stamper Postman for the Cambridge G.P.O.
Daisy Rebecca Victoria Pilsworth, 23, works in the Bottling Department at Chiver’s & Son Jam Manufacturerers in Histon.
Edward Alex Redvers Pilsworth, 20, cabinet maker and carpenter, for Bennett & Sons builders on Catherine Street.
Hilda Phyllis Violet Pilsworth, 16, no job given.
Ronald Gerald Fletcher, 10, George’s grandson, father dead. Born South Kensington
Sources: UK census records (1881 to 1921), Mill Road Cemetery,