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48 Ainsworth Street

Laundress, Dress Maker and a Grocer's Apprentice

Orleans Terrace – number 48 is one of a terrace of six houses on the east side of Ainsworth Street, built in 1877.


Walter W Gatward, 45, Bootmaker, b. Cambridge

Ann Gatward, 39, Laundress, b. Cambridge

Alice Gatward, 17, Laundress Maid, b. Cambridge

Harry W Gatward, 13, Scholar, b. Cambridge

Samuel C Gatward, 10, Scholar, b. Cambridge

Walter Gatward, 7, Scholar, b. Cambridge

Ada Gatward, 2, b. Cambridge


The Kimpton Family are living at number 48 in 1891.  Arthur (44) is a painter and his wife Harriett Maria is a dressmaker. In 1891 they have seven children in the house with them.

Albert is 16 and a grocer’s apprentice, Percy is 14 and a house and garden boy.  Ethel (13), Alice (10), Ruth (9), Nora Laura (7) and Gertrude (6) are all at school.

By 1901 Arthur and Harriett only have three children still at home, Ethel, Nora (now a dressmaker) and Gertrude (now an apprentice milliner).  Arthur doesn’t have an occupation listed on the 1901 Census.

On the 1911 Census Arthur is now employed as a House Painter, their daughter Gertrude is still with them as a mother’s help.  Arthur and Harriet have been married for 42 years and they had 11 children.  Three of them have died.

Arthur died in 1912.

By 1921 Harriett is living alone at number 48.  She records that she was born in Waterbeach.

Arthur, Harriett and three of their daughters, Ethel, Mabel and Martha, are buried in Mill Road Cemetery.

Sources – 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 & 1921 Census, England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915


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