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43 Sturton Street

A Solicitor's Clerk and a Brewer's Foreman


Thomas Trussell, head, married, 31, stone engraver & mason, b. Ilkeston, Derbyshire
Ellen Trussell, wife, married, 25, b. Dale Abbey, Derbyshire
Ada Ellen Trussell, daughter, 4, b. Ilkeston, Derbyshire
Eliza Trussell, daughter, 3, b. Ilkeston, Derbyshire
Agnes Trussell, daughter, 1, b. Ilkeston, Derbyshire


Edwin Jeffs, 49, Solicitors Clerk, b. Yoxford, Suffolk

Annie Jeffs, 43, Therfield, Herts

George K Ashman, 23, Edwin’s stepson, Cook, Royston, Herts

Thomas F Jeffs, 15, Accounts Clerk, b. Royston, Herts

Albert E Jeffs, 13, Scholar, b. Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

Beatrice A Jeffs, 6, Scholar, b. Cambridge

Percy R Jeffs, 2, b. Cambridge

1898 – 1914

Head of household in 1901 is John Fordham, a 36 year old brewer’s foreman from Cambridge.  He is married to Emily (nee Bass), 31 years old and born in Grantchester.  The couple have two children, Florence Emily (9) and Arthur John (8).

The electoral registers show that John is registered here from 1898.

The 1911 census records that John and Emily have been married for 22 years and have had two children.  Florence is now 19 and a tailoress and Arthur is 18 and an apprentice boat builder.

Arthur married Hannah Clements in 1913.

John and Emily live here until at least 1914.  By 1920 they are living at 35 Sturton Street.

Florence married Albert Gaultry in 1916.  The couple are living at 100A Mill Road in 1939, Albert is a shopkeeper (confectioner & tobacconist).  John is living with his daughter at that time.

Sources – 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, Civil Registration Marriage Index (1837-1915), Cambridgeshire Electoral Registers, Burgess Rolls and Poll Books (1722-1966),


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