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44 Ainsworth Street

Railway and Postal Workers

Number 44 is one of a terrace of four houses standing on the east side of Ainsworth Street.


George H Franklin, 30, Engine Fireman on GER, b. Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

Sarah A Franklin, 32, b. Over, Cambridgeshire

Agnes Franklin, 8, b. Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

William H Franklin, 6, b. Cambridge

George Franklin, 3, b. Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

Frederick Hermond Franklin, 11 months, b. Cambridge

This family has moved to 94 Ainsworth Street by 1891.


On the 2nd April 1889 William Peddle, 24, married Alice Runham, 24, at Holy Trinity.  He gave his address as 44 Ainsworth Street.

On the 1891 Census William is a 25-year-old mail messenger with the General Post Office, he is originally from Old Windsor, Berkshire.  He and Alice have a one year old son called William Alfred Hugh.

They move to 172 Sturton Street and by 1911 William is the Assistant Inspector of Boy Messengers at the Post Office and baby William has grown up into a Town Postman.

William and Alice are buried in Mill Road Cemetery.


George Andrews, 37, Railway Signalman, b. Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire

Elizabeth Andrews, 36, b. Cambridgeshire

George F Andrews, 11, b. Trumpington, Cambridgeshire

Alfred Andrews, 4, b. Cambridge


Alfred Watts, 42, builder’s labourer, b. Cambridge

Florence Watts, 36, b. Cambridge

Alfred Watts, 16, Marine Store Assistant, b. Cambridge

William John Watts, 5, b. Cambridge (died 1916)

Lloyd-George Watts, 1, b. Cambridge

Alfred and Florence are 17 years married and have 4 children.

The family have moved to 56 Ainsworth Street by 1914.


Frederick James Penrose Pilsworth, 28, printers machine minder for R.I. Severs, Printer, of Hobson’s Passage (Proprietor: P.B. Parfitt)
Gladys Theresa Pilsworth, 26,
Joan Audrey Pilsworth, 3 months old

Sources – 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 & 1921 Census, Mill Road Cemetery, Cambridgeshire Marriages


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