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42 Ainsworth Street

A boiler maker and a G.E.R. worker

Number 42 is one of a terrace of four houses standing on the east side of Ainsworth Street.


Henry Marshall, 31, Boiler Maker, b. Brighton

Matilda Marshall, 30, b. Brighton

Matilda Marshall, 18 months, b. Cambridge


Head of Household is Harry S Bull, a 36-year-old, fireman on the Great Eastern Railway, born in Cambridge.  He is married to Jane, aged 28.

The couple previously lived at 2 York Terrace.

Charles C Bull, 30, Boarder, Labourer, b. Cambridge


Bertie Gates, 24, College Servant, b. Cambridge

Alice Gates, 22, b. Newton, Cambridgeshire

Bertram A Gates, 6 months, b. Cambridge


Harry Thurston, 46, coal porter for Cambridgeshire Co-op Stores, b. Cambridge

Alice Thurston, 41, b. Cambridge

Maud Thurston, 20, Chivers Jam Factory, b. Cambridge

Gertrude Thurston, 18, Chivers Jam Factory, b. Cambridge

Fred Thurston, 12, b. Cambridge

Jessie Thurston, 8, b. Cambridge

Stanley Thurston, 4, b. Cambridge

21 years married, 9 children 4 died

Sources – 1881, 1891, 1901 & 1911 Census


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