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51 Ainsworth Street

Two Railway Firemen and two Pensisoner sisters

Number 51 is one of a terrace of four houses on the west side of Ainsworth Street.

1881

John T Wilson, 30, Fireman on GER, b. Newmarket, Cambridgeshire

Harriet J Wilson, 38, b. Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire

Rebecca S Wilson, 4, b. Cambridge

William T Wilson, 2, b. Cambridge

Gertrude J Wilson, 4 months, b. Cambridge

1891

Head of Household is Frederick Hasdell Allen, a 31-year-old, fireman on the railway.  He is originally from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.  His wife is Sarah, 36, who was born in March, Cambridgeshire.

They have a five year old son called GeorgeHasdell who is at school.

By 1901 they have moved to 104 Ainsworth Street, where they are still living in 1911.  Frederick becomes a railway engine driver and dies in 1934, giving his address as 102 Ainsworth Street, his son’s house.

Frederick, Sarah, George and his wife Agnes are all buried in Mill Road Cemetery.

1901

Jane Bowers, widow, 78, Pensioner from Parish, b. Landbeach, Cambridgeshire

Mary Mansfield, 88, Jane’s sister, 88, Pensioner from Parish, b. Landbeach, Cambridgeshire

Edward G Gates, 22, Boarder, Boot and Shoemaker working from home, b. Whaplode, Lincolnshire

Elizabeth Gates, 21, Boarder, Laundress working from home, b. Rawtenstall, Lancashire

Arthur G M Gates, 1, son of Boarder, b. Cambridge

1911

Walter Fordham, 35, plumber and painter, b. Cambridge

Susannah Fordham, 30, b. Ashdon, Essex

Walter and Susannah are 4 years married and have no children.

Sources – 1881, 1891, 1901 & 1911 Census, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995, Mill Road Cemetery,

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