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29 Sturton Street

A Police Constable and a Shoemaker


On the 1881 Census number 29 is recorded as a pair with number 31.

Joseph Newman, head, married, 38, gardener, b. Bourn, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth Newman, wife, married, 37, b. Bourn, Cambridgeshire
Mary E. Newman, daughter, 13, scholar, b. Cambridge
Anne Newman, daughter, 12, scholar, b. Cambridge
Frances M. Newman, daughter, 11, scholar, b. Cambridge
Margaret Newman, daughter, 9, scholar, b. Cambridge
Alice Burton Newman, daughter, 6, scholar, b. Cambridge
William J. Newman, son, 5, scholar, b. Cambridge
Arthur Newman, son, 3, scholar, b. Cambridge
Emma Newman, daughter, 1, b. Cambridge
Charles Newman, son, 3 months, b. Cambridge


Head of household in 1891 is Charles Hewitt, a 45 year old Police Constable from Kimbolton in Huntingdonshire.  He is married to 38 year old Sarah from Belchamp St. Paul in Essex.

The couple have four children.  Thomas Gilbert (9), Ethel Emma (8), Alice Maud (5) and Beatrice (3)

The family can be found at 64 Sturton Street by the time of the 1901 Census.


Arthur Gates, 24, shoemaker, b. Lincolnshire

Agnes Gates, 26, b. Cambridge

Gladys Gates, 1, b. Cambridge


George Sterling, head, 66, widower [married 31 years, 6 children of which 3 died], retired whitesmith, b. Cambridge, totally blind from age 58
George H Sterling, son, 40, college buttery porter, b. Cambridge
Sidney Sterling, son, 29, tin work’s labourer, jam [?] manufacturer, b. Cambridge

Sources – 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census


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