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17 Hooper Street

Railway workers and a gas fitter

17 Hooper Street is in Leeds Terrace, which was built in the 1870s.

1881 census

Benjamin Banyard, 36, fireman on railway, b. Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire
Harriet Banyard, 34, b. Teversham, Cambridgeshire
Arthur J. Banyard, 13, printing machine hand, b. Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire
Albert W. Banyard,11, b. scholar, Cherryhinton, Cambridgeshire
Alice E. Banyard, 9, scholar, b. Cambridge
Herbert Banyard, 2, b. Cambridge

1891 census

Walter H Curry, 38, railway signal fitter, b. Stratford, Essex
Harriett Curry, 36, b. Dunham, Norfolk
Alfred Curry, 13, b. Cambridge
Walter Curry, 11, b. Cambridge
Ernest Curry, 8, b. Cambridge
George Curry, 6, b. Cambridge
Jenny Curry, 4, b. Cambridge
Harriet Curry, 13, b. Cambridge

1901 census

William Maltby, 51, railway telegraph fireman, b. Cambridge
Elizabeth Maltby, 49, b. Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire
Frederick Maltby, 24, draper’s commercial traveller, b. Cambridge

1911 census

William John Maltby, widower, 61, telegraph foreman, Great Eastern Railway, b. Cambridge

1921 census

George Matthews, head, 49, gas fitter, Cambridge Gas Co, Sidney St, b. Cambridge
Emily Matthews, wife, 42, home duties, b. Ardleigh, Essex
Reginald George Matthews, son, 22, electrical fitter, Bailey, Grundy & Barrett, Electrical Engineers, Great St Mary’s Passage, b. Cambridge
Dorothy Violet Matthews, daughter, 14, at home, b. Cambridge
Elsie May Pain, visitor, 21, ladies’ companion for Mrs Jarvis, 43 Hills Rd, b. Romford, Essex

By 1939 the house was in the possession of Albert and Nellie Jaggard and their children. Like the previous occupant George Matthews, Albert was also a gas fitter. The Jaggard family lived  at 17 Hooper Street until at least the 1970s.


UK census records (1841 to 1911), General Register Office birth, marriage and death indexes (1837 onwards), the 1939 England and Wales Register, electoral registers and trade directories.


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