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32 Ainsworth Street

Shunter, Goods Guard, Bricklayer

Number 32 is one of a terrace of five houses standing on the east side of Ainsworth Street.

1881­­­ – 1891

Head of Household is William Raven Sutton, 23, a shunter on the Great Eastern Railway, he’s a point man.  He was born in Over.

His wife is 20-year-old Harriett Elizabeth from Dersingham in Norfolk.  They have a baby daughter, Elizabeth, just five months old.

John Beales, a 23-year-old, railway shunter from Blackheath is lodging with them.

By 1891 William has become a goods guard and there are four more children. Robert (8) Ernest (6) and Arthur (4) are all scholars like their big sister Lizzie, now 10.  The baby of the family is now 4-month-old Percy.

The family lived at 66 Great Eastern Street and then 100 Gwydir Street.  William and Harriett are both buried in Mill Road Cemetery.


This family can be found at 3 Rivar Place in 1891.

Henry Neman, 39, Bricklayer’s Labourer, b Cambridge

Amelia Newman, 38, b Cambridge

William Newman, 9, b Cambridge

Olliver Newman, 3, b Cambridge

Cecil Newman, 1, b Cambridge

The Newman family moves next door to 30 Ainsworth Street.


Sidney Barker, 35, Railway signalman on GER, b. Cambridge

Rebecca Barker, 35, b. Barton, Cambridgeshire

Roland Stanley Barker, 13, b. Cambridge

Alice Barker, 11, b. Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire

Walter Barker, 8, b. Cambridge

Sidney is buried with Rebecca and their son Roland in Cambridge City Cemetery.  At the time of his death, Roland was living at 15a Stone Street.


UK census records (1881 to 1911), England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915, Mill Road Cemetery


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