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4 Sturton Street

A Number Taker from a Railway Clearing House


William Mole, head, married, 41, watchmaker, b. Huntingdonshire
Elizabeth Mole, wife, married, 39, b. St Neots, Huntingdonshire
Alfred Charles Mole, son, 10, scholar, b. St Neots, Huntingdonshire
Emma Ada Mole, daughter, 6, scholar, b. Islington, Middlesex


George Sharpe, 36, Number Taker Railway Clearing House, b. Brompton, London

Emily E Sharpe, 39, b. Brompton, London

George F Sharpe, 13, Errand Boy, b. Sheffield, Yorkshire

Emily Sharpe, 9, Scholar, b. Stratford, Essex

Thomas Sharpe, 6, Scholar, b. Leytonstone, Essex

Nellie Sharpe, 2, b. Leytonstone, Essex

1901 – 1915

Head of household in 1901 is Henry John Faircliff, a 35 year old carpenter born in Cambridge.  Henry married Sarah Hazzard in June 1898, giving his residence at the time as 35 Kingston Street.  He had been lodging with his grandmother, Rhoda. Sarah was “of 115 Mill Road“, her (deceased) father was a confectioner.

The couple have a one year daughter called Kathleen Ursula.

Henry died in 1909 and was buried on the 22nd November.

Sarah remains at number 4, and can be found on the 1911 Census with three young children.  Kathleen is now 11, Ella Winifred is 9 and Henry John is 6.  Sarah has taken in a boarder called Horace Langley.  He is 28 years old and a wood carver from Eye, Peterborough.

Electoral rolls show Sarah registered at the property until 1915.  She can be found on the 1939 register living in Brighton with her twin sister, Mary.

Sources: 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, 1939 Register, Wikipedia,, Cambridgeshire Marriages, National Burial Index For England & Wales, Cambridgeshire Electoral Registers, Burgess Rolls and Poll Books (1722-1966),



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