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40 Ainsworth Street

Dressmakeer, Bricklayer and a Fishmonger's Boy

Number 40 is one of a terrace of four houses standing on the east side of Ainsworth Street.


Sarah A Clarke, 25, Widow, Dressmaker, b. Cambridge

Charles F Clarke, 1, b. Cambridge

Ann Hutchinson, 64, Widow, Sarah’s Mother, b. Barrington, Cambridgeshire

Lionel Aldis, 20, Lodger, Railway Telegraphist, b. Norwich, Norfolk


John Wilson, 37, a bricklayers labourer from Trumpington and his wife Sarah (36) live at number 40 with their family.  They have moved from number 38.

In 1891 their son John William, 15, is a Fishmongers Boy and their son Harry, 13, is still at school.  They have a lodger called Charles Webb, he’s a 25-year-old coal carter from Linton.

By 1901 Harry has left home, but John is still with them.  He’s now 25 and the census records no occupation for him.

John is still living with his parents in 1911, confusingly aged 29, he is a carter labourer.

The 1911 census records that John and Sarah have had 4 children and only John is still living.

Electoral registers between 1919 and 1935 show John William living at number 40 with his wife Evelyn.

Sources – 1881, 1891, 1901 & 1911 Census, Cambridgeshire, England, Electoral Registers, Burgess Rolls and Poll Books, 1722-1966


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