18 York Street
A Writer & Grainer
Sarah Hayler, 70, widow, b. Cambridge
William Rignall, 63, widower, lodger, gardener, b. Ely
John Woodhouse, 86, widower, lodger, gardener, b. North Walsham, Norfolk
Henry Arthur John Long, 29, writer and grainer, b. Milton, Cambridgeshire – lived at number 16 York Street with his family in 1881. His family now live at 14 York Street.
Bertha Amy Long, 23, b. Milton, Cambridgeshire
Emily Long, 1, b. Cambridge
A “writer & grainer” is a sign-writer who also painted false woodgrain finishes.
Henry Long, 36, house painter, b. Cambridge
Bertha Long, 32, b. Milton
Emily Antonia Frederica Long, 10, b. Cambridge
Ernest Arthur Long, 9, b. Cambridge
Ada Maud Long, 8, b. Cambridge
Winifred Ida Long, 6, b. Cambridge
Annie Augusta (Gussie) Long, 4, b. Cambridge
Sidney Horace Long, 3, b. Cambridge
Berham (Bertie) Francis Long, 8 months, b. Cambridge
Henry went back to being a writer and grainer for a brewery firm. The family are living at 22 Portugal Place in 1911. The Census records the full names of the family and shows that Henry and Bertha have been married 22 years by that point, they have had 12 children, one of whom has died.
Ernest Samuel Rose, 29, greengrocer, b. Cambridge the census records that he works from home, so 18 York Street was probably once a shop.
Mary Rose, 29, b. Cambridge
Ethel Mary Charlotte Rose, 5, b. Cambridge
Ernest and Mary have been married for six years and have one child.
Sources: 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, SignPainting.co.uk,