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38 Ainsworth Street

A College Kitchen Porter

Number 38 is one of a terrace of five houses standing on the east side of Ainsworth Street.

1881 – 1888

John Wilson, 27, Bricklayer’s Labourer, b. Trumpington, Cambridgeshire

Sarah Ann Wilson, 26, b. West Wratting, Cambridgeshire

John W Wilson, 5, b. Cambridge

The Cambridge Burgess List for 1888 shows John Wilson still living at this property, however, they have moved next door to number 40, by 1891.


The Head of Household is Thomas Hulyer, a 24 year-old, College kitchen porter from Cambridge.  He is married to Alice, also 24, from Meldreth.  They have a 6-month-old son called Walter James.


George Northrop, 30, Chimney Sweep, b. Cambridge

Jane Northrop, 32, b. London, Middlesex

Sidney S Northrop, 4, b. Cambridge


George George, 36, assistant sanitary inspector for the Borough Council, b. Cambridge

May George, 31, b. Cambridge

May Georgiea George, 6, b. Cambridge

George William George, 5, b. Cambridge

Ronald George, 6 months, b. Cambridge

George and May are 7 years married and they have 3 children.

Sources – 1881, 1891 & 1911 Census, Cambridge Burgess List


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