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173 Sturton Street

Two Families of Labourers


Catherine L. King, head, widow, 46, mantle maker, b. Paddington, Middlesex
Kate Mary King, daughter, 20, mantle maker, b. Marylebone, Middlesex


There are two households living in the property in 1891.

John Rayner is 80 years old and a widowed gardener who was born in Trumpington.

There is also a couple renting the house.  Simon Barrister is 43 and a labourer from Cambridge.  He is married to Catherine, 39, from Waterbeach.

Annie Matthews, 16, born in Cambridge, is a servant to the others in the household, and possibly also working for daily rates in other houses as this was often the case and likely in this one because John and Simon may well have not been able to afford a full time servant, as their jobs were not well paid.


Walter Turner, 31, bricklayer’s labourer, b. Cambridge

Elizabeth Turner, 27, b. Steeple Morden

Alice Turner, 7, b. Cambridge

Grace Turner, 4, b. Cambridge

Charley Turner, 1 month b. Cambridge

Mary Jarman, sister in law, 20, b. Steeple Morden

Walter’s parents and brothers live at 110 Sturton Street.  Walter and family move to Grantchester by 1911.  He serves with the Labour Corps during World War One.


William Douce, head, 35, married, baker, b. Haggerston, London
May Douce, wife, 26, married, factory hand for fruit preserver, b. St Matthew’s parish, Cambridgeshire
Married under 1 year, 0 children

1918 – 1926

Harry Owen Golding lived at number 173 during these years.  Harry is buried in Mill Road Cemetery, the website has a picture of him.

Source – 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, Cambridgeshire, England, Electoral Registers, Burgess Rolls and Poll Books (1722-1966), Mill Road Cemetery, British Army Service Records,


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