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25 York Street

A Boiler Maker's Assistant & a Tailor


Harriet Graves, head, 37, 1844, nurse (S.M.S.), Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire
John Graves, son, 16, 1865, labourer in coal yard, Toft, Cambridgeshire
Charles Graves, son, 14, 1867, printing machine hand, Toft, Cambridgeshire
Agnes Graves, daughter, 13, 1868, nursery servant, Toft, Cambridgeshire

S.M.S. stands for Subsidiary Medical Services.  Harriet isn’t a trained nurse, but she’s showing that she has experience.


Walter W Hurrell, head, boilermaker’s assistant GER, 26, 1865, B. Cambridge
Ella L Hurrell, 26, 1865, Dudley, Worcestershire
Bertie W Hurrell, scholar, 3, 1888, B. Cambridge
Grace Hurrell, , 1, 1890, B. Cambridge
Richard George Nicholas, lodger, GER carriage washer, 19, 1872, born in Calcutta, India


George J Benstead, head, tailor, 30, 1871, Cambridge
Minnie A Benstead, wife, 24, 1877, Linton, Cambridgeshire
Frederick E Benstead, son, 1, 1900, Cambridge


Horace Billing, 33, locomotive fireman, b. Bury St Edmunds

Adelaide Billing, 33, b. Sudbury, Suffolk

Horace Billing, 4, b. Cambridge

Frederick Griggs, 18, boarder, Grocer’s warehouseman, b. Sudbury, Suffolk

Adelaide and Horrace have been married for five years.  Horace is their only child.  Frederick is Adelaide’s brother

Sources: 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, GENUKI,


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