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22 Sturton Street

A Coachmaker from Coltishall


John Baker, head, married, 28, shoemaker, b. Bungay, Suffolk
Julia Baker, wife, married, 25, b. Elsworth, Cambridgeshire
Helen Baker, daughter, 5, scholar, b. Cambridge
Percy L. Baker, son, 2, b. Cambridge
Florence G. Baker, daughter, 15 weeks, b. Cambridge
Ann Braybrook, mother-in-law, widow, 65, monthly nurse, b. Elsworth, Cambridgeshire
William Braybrook, nephew, 12, scholar, b. Conington, Cambridgeshire


Charles Glasscock, 28, Coachmaker, b. Coltishall, Norfolk

Charlotte Glasscock, 28, b. Cambridge

1899 – 1944

Head of household on the 1901 Census is William Gilby (or Gilbey), a 59 year old grocer’s porter, who was born in West Wratting.  He appears on the electoral registers for this property from 1899.

He is married to Elizabeth, aged 66 from Great Chesterford.  They have moved to Sturton Street from 13 Milford Street where they were living at the time of the 1891 Census.  The couple had six children, but only their daughter Laura is still living with them.

Laura is aged 35 in 1901 and works as a dressmaker.

Elizabeth died suddenly of natural causes in March 1909 and is buried in Mill Road Cemetery.  Her death was reported on in the local paper.

In 1911 William and Laura are living together at number 22. William still works as a grocer’s porter, he is now 68, and Laura is still working as a dressmaker.  Living next door at number 24 is William’s son, Henry and his family.

William died in 1923, and is also buried in Mill Road Cemetery.

Laura stayed at number 22 after her parents died.  On the 1939 Register she is shown living here with Daniela & Anita Raimondo.  Laura was still living here when she died in 1944 and is buried with her parents in Mill Road Cemetery.

Source – 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, Mill Road Cemetery, Cambridge Independent Press (19 March 1909), Cambridgeshire Burials,


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