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27 York Street

A Milkman turned Baker's Vanman


First Family

Mary A. Hall, head, widow, 68, 1813, birth place not known
Ann Brooks, grand-daughter, 11, 1870, scholar, Cambridge
Lottie Brooks, grand-daughter, 9, 1872, scholar, Cambridge
Kate Brooks, grand-daughter, 7, 1874, scholar, Cambridge
Albert Brooks, grandson, 3, 1878, scholar, Cambridge

Second family

Eliza J. Erswell, head, 31, 1850, washerwoman, Saffron Walden, Essex
Harry W. Erswell, son, 6, 1875, Cambridge
Grace M. Erswell, daughter, Cambridge


Arthur Carse, head, bricklayer’s labourer, 26, 1865, Trumpington,
Fanny Carse, charwoman, 24, 1867, London
Lottie Gathercole, 19, 1872, B. Cambridge
Sidney Gathercole, 1 month, 1891, Cottenham, B. Cambridge


Harry B Fordham, head, milkman, 25, 1876, Cambridge
Elizabeth J Fordham, wife, 26, 1875, Grantchester, Cambridgeshire
Olive M Fordham, daughter, 1, 1900, Cambridge

There is also a Harry Fordham living at 106B York Street.


Harry Fordham, 36, baker’s vanman, Coop Society, b. Cambridge Town

Jane Fordham, 37, b. Grantchester

Olive Fordham, 11, b. Cambridge

Ivy Fordham, 8, b. Cambridge

Frederick Fordham, 5, b. Cambridge

Jane and Harry have been married for fifteen years, they have had four children, one of whom has died.

Sources: 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census


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