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53 Ainsworth Street

Two L.N.W.R workers and a Boiler Smith

Number 53 is one of a terrace of four houses on the west side of Ainsworth Street.


Thomas Markham, 30, Engine Fireman on LNWR, b. Gt Linford, Buckinghamshire

Charlotte Markham, 29, b. Burley, Hampshire

Emma M Markham, 5, Scholar, b. Cambridge

Thomas C Markham, 3, b. Cambridge

Wilfred P Markham, 8 months, b. Cambridge

Arthur G Snoxall, 20, Lodger, Engine Fireman on LNWR, b. Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire


The Barrett family are living here in 1891. They have moved from Adam & Eve Street.

Henry Barrett, a 34-year-old, boiler smith is head of household with his wife Ann.  They have five children, two of their children have died since the 1881 Census, Annie and Harry Charles.

Florence, 15, Frederick, 8, Sidney, 6 and Blanch 4 are all school children.  Baby Bertram is one year old.  The whole family were born in Cambridge.

By 1901 the family have moved to 88 Ainsworth Street and there are two more children.


Thomas Sadler, 47, Farm Labourer, b. Coton, Cambridgeshire

Lizzie Sadler, 46, b. Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire

George Sadler, 23, Railway Engine Cleaner, b. Coton, Cambridgeshire

Joseph Sadler, 19, Gardener’s Labourer, b. Coton, Cambridgeshire

Amy Sadler, 13, b. Cambridge

Dora Sadler, 10, b. Cambridge

Cissy Sadler, 8, b. Cambridge

Alfred Sadler, 5, b. Cambridge

May Sadler, 3, b. Cambridge

Ethel Sadler, 2, b. Cambridge

1911 – 1939

Head of household in 1911 is Arthur Muncey, a 37 year old builders’ labourer who was born in Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire.  He is married to Ada Jane (nee Endersby), 36, who was born in Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire.  The couple have four sons.

Arthur Theodore is 11, Victor Louis (or Lewis) is 10, Leonard George is 6 and Stanley Owen is one.  Arthur and Ada have been married for twelve years.

The family has moved here from 18 Hooper Street.

In World War 1 the younger Arthur served with the Machine Gun Corps.

In 1921 Arthur is 47 and working as a general labourer for the Cambridge Corporation.  His son Arthur is 22, and a porter for the Great Eastern Railway.  Victor is 20 and a platform porter for the G.E.R.  Leonard  is 17, and an apprentice at the University Press on Trumpington Street.  Stanley is still at school.

Arthur married Edna Gladys Doggett in 1927.  They lived at 5a York Terrace.

Victor married Grace Ellen Thompson in 1929. In 1939 they are living on Priory Road. Victor works as an engineer and Cambridge University.  He is a volunteer ARP in World War 2.

Leonard married Dorothy May Ayres in 1931.  In 1939 they are living at 41 Holbrook Road, and Leonard is working as a Printer’s Compositor.

Stanley married Ethel Rose Froment in 1936.

By the time of the 1939 Register, Arthur and Ada are living here alone, and Arthur has retired.

Sources: UK census records (1881, 1891, 1901, 1911, 1921), 1939 Register, Cambridgeshire Marriages, Force War Records,


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