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48 Ainsworth Street

48 Ainsworth Street

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

1881 census

Walter W Gatward, head, 45, bootmaker, b. Cambridge
Ann Gatward, wife, 39, laundress, b. Cambridge
Alice Gatward, daughter, 17, laundress maid, b. Cambridge
Harry W Gatward, son, 13, scholar, b. Cambridge
Samuel C Gatward, son, 10, scholar, b. Cambridge
Walter Gatward, son, 7, scholar, b. Cambridge
Ada Gatward, daughter, 2, b. Cambridge

1891 census

Arthur Kimpton, head, 44, painter, b. Horningsea, Cambridgeshire
Harriett M Kimpton, wife, 40, dressmaker, b. Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire
Albert E Kimpton, son, 16, grocer’s apprentice, b. Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire
Percy Kimpton, son, 14, house & garden boy, b. Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire
Ethel M Kimpton, daughter, 13, scholar, b. Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire
Alice M Kimpton, daughter, 10, scholar, b. Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire
Ruth Kimpton, daughter, 9, scholar, b. Chesterton, Cambridgeshire
Nora Laura Kimpton, daughter, 7, scholar, b. Cambridge
Gertrude Kimpton, daughter, 6, scholar, b. Cambridge

In 1891 Arthur and Harriett Kimpton had seven children living at home.

1901 census

Arthur Kimpton, head, 53, b. Horningsea, Cambridgeshire
Harriet Kimpton, wife, 52, b. Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire
Ethel Kimpton, daughter, 23, b. Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire
Norah Kimpton, daughter, 17, dressmaker, b. Cambridge
Gertrude Kimpton, daughter, 16, apprentice milliner, b. Cambridge

By 1901 only three children were still at home.  Arthur had no occupation listed.

1911 census

Arthur Kimpton, head, 64, house painter, employed, b. Horningsea, Cambridgeshire
Harriet Maria Kimpton, wife, 62, dressmaker, own account, b. Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire
Gertrude Kimpton, daughter, 26, mother’s help, at home, b. Cambridge

Arthur and Harriet Kimpton had been married for 42 years and had 11 children, of which three had died. Arthur died in 1912.

1921 census

Harriett Maria Kimpton, head, 72, widow, home duties, b. Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire

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

Sources: 1881–1921 Census, England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837–1915


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