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3 York Terrace

The History of 3 York Terrace

This property first appears on the 1891 Census as “opposite York Terrace” and on the 1901 – 1921 Census as number 2a.

1891 (opp. York Terrace)

Peter Franklin, 32, police constable, b. Little Wilbraham

Margaret Franklin, 41, b. Bradford, Yorkshire

Bertie Franklin, 1, b. Cambridge

Margaret Franklin, 1 month, b. Cambridge

Jane Franklin, Peter’s mother, 66, b. Little Wilbraham

1896-1901 (2a)

This family have moved from number 1 York Terrace (known in 1891 as ‘opposite York Terrace’).  Prior to that they lived at 36 Ainsworth Street.

Head of household on the 1901 census is Andrew Bareford, a 46-year-old railway engine driver who was born in Swaffham.  He has been married to Ellen Elizabeth (nee Franklin) since 1876 and the couple have six children. Daughter Florence sadly died in 1897, aged just 20 years.

Charles Frederick, 22, works as railway engine fireman. Emily Mabel, 17, is a draper’s assistant. George Andrew, 15, is a boiler smith’s assistant.  Alice May is 12 and Alec Wilfred is 5.  Alice shows up on the admissions register for East Road Girls School in 1896 and this property is given as her address.  She previously attending St. Matthew’s Infants.  Alice died in 1908 aged 18.

Ellen’s married sister Emily Jane Pistor is visiting the family at the time of the 1901 census.  Her eight year old daughter Nellie and one year old daughter Alice are with her.

Charles married Ellen Stubbings in 1902.  The couple boarded at 164 Sturton Street and Charles worked as a Police Constable.  They had three children, Grace, Frederick and Ada. During World War 1 Charles served as a Sapper with 3rd Norfolk Regiment. He died in June 1918.

Emily married print compositor William Fromont Rowell in 1905.  They eventually move to Putney with their three daughters.  Ellen Bareford can be found there visiting the family on the 1921 census.

George married Rhoda Starnell on Boxing Day 1910, and in 1911 they can be found living in Wales where he works as a ship’s rivetter.  In 1921 George is the Steward, and Rhoda the Stewardess of the Barry Dock Conservative Club.

Alec married Florence Noble in 1915.  He moved to Peterborough and became a tool and gauge maker.

Spaldings Directory 1913: Sidney White, waiter

Mrs. White, of 2a York Terrace, Cambridge, has received official news that her husband, A. S. Sidney Douglas White, of the Royal Naval Division, was killed on July 11th 1917. In a letter from his Lieutenant to Mrs. White, he says: “Your husband was mortally wounded on the 11th. He was sitting in the front line of trenches, when an enemy grenade fell near and hit him in the stomach, and no medical aid could save him. The stretcher-bearer got him to the doctor, but on his way to the dressing-station he passed away.” Before joining the Army Mr. White was employed as waiter at the University Pitt Club. He leaves a widow and two children. Cambridge Daily News 26 July 1917

Spaldings Directory 1915: Arthur Ladell, college servant
Spaldings Directory 1919-20: Arthur Ladell, college servant

FOR SALE Two Six-Roomed Houses, 1a and 2a York Terrace, Sleaford – For Particulars, enquire 106 Sturton Street” Cambridge Daily News 06 November 1920

1921 (2a)

Arthur Ladell, 42, born in Croxton, college servant at Trinity College Buttery (out of work)
Alice Ladell, 40, born in Trumpington, college servant at Trinity College

1939 (3)

Arthur Ladell, general labourer

Sources: 1881-1921 UK Census, Spaldings Directory (1913, 1915, 1919-20, 1922-23), National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914, Civil Registration Death Index (1837-1915), Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 1939 Register,


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