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26 York Street

A Coachman & a House Painter


The census enumerator has written “Joseph Meadmore, Head”, but has crossed out “Joseph” and “Head” and written “Elizabeth” and “Wife” in its place.

Elizabeth Meadmore, wife, 31, 1850, East Grinstead, Sussex
Winifred P. Meadmore, daughter, 12, 1869, scholar, East Grinstead, Sussex
Frederick C. Meadmore, son, 10, 1871, scholar, Flimwell, Sussex
Earnest H. Meadmore, son, 7, 1874, scholar, Crawley, Sussex
Jane C. Meadmore, 4, 1877, scholar, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

The 1891 Census sees the Meadmore family in East Grinsted with Joseph back as Head of the Household.  Searching for him on the 1881 Census, finds him lodging with a family in Birmingham.  Joseph is a stone mason.


John Freestone, head, coachman / groom, 35, 1856, B. Cambridge
Eliza Freestone, 27, 1864, West Wratting,
Harry Freestone, 5, 1886, Grantchester


William J Pearce, head, 30, house painter, 1871, Stapleford, Cambridgeshire
Grace Pearce, wife, 27, 1874, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire
Grace A Pearce, daughter, 6, 1895, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire
John Pearce, son, 4, 1897, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire
Lillian Pearce, daughter, 2, 1899, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire
Hilda Pearce, daughter, 3 months, 1901, Cambridge


William Pearce, 40, house painter, b. Cambridge

Grace Pearce, 37, b. St Lukes, New Chesterton

Grace Pearce, 16, domestic servant, b. St Lukes, New Chesterton

Violet Pearce, 6, b. St Matthews, Cambridge

Cecil Pearce, 3, b. St Matthews, Cambridge

Grace and William have been married for sixteen years, and have had six children, two of whom have died.

Sources: 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census


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