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30 Ainsworth Street

G.E.R. worker and Coal Merchants

Number 30 is one of a terrace of five houses standing on the east side of Ainsworth Street.


Walter Brooks, 33, Goods Guard on GER, b Waterbeach

Emma Brooks, 28, b Stretham, Cambs

Walter J Brooks, 8, Scholar, b Stretham, Cambs

Mildred Brooks, 4, Scholar, b Stretham, Cambs

Martha C Brooks, 3 months, b Cambridge

1891 – 1901

Samuel Braybrook, 45, coal merchant orginally from Elsworth is head of household.  His wife Jane (41) is originally from Linton.

In 1891 they have two sons at home, both school children.  Frederick is 12 and Harry is 6.

By 1901 Frederick has left home and Harry is now 16 and a porter.

In 1911 the family can be found at 99 Ainsworth Street.


Henry Newman, 49, bricklayer’s labourer, b. Cambridge

Amelia Newman, 49, b. Cambridge

William John Newman, 19, bricklayer, b. Cambridge

Oliver Victor Newman, 13, school, b. Cambridge

Cecil George Newman, 11, school, b. Cambridge

Henry and Amelia are 26 years married.  They had 7 children, 3 of whom are still alive.

Sources: UK census records (1881 to 1911)


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