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54 Ainsworth Street

L.N.W.R Worker and a Dealer

Orleans Terrace – number 54 is one of a terrace of six houses on the east side of Ainsworth Street, built in 1877.


Richard Wilson, 30, Engine Fireman on LNWR, b. Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

Emily Wilson, 28, b. Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

Elizabeth Wilson, 9, Scholar, b. Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

Thomas Wilson, 7, Scholar, b. Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

George Wilson, 5, Scholar, b. Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

Joseph B Wilson, 1, b. Cambridge


Mary Dawson aged 60 and a widow is living here alone.  Her occupation is Dealer and doesn’t clarify in what she deals.


Electoral Registers between 1891 and 1922 link this property with Elizabeth Dawson.

On the 1901 Census she is a 49 year old widow and a jam factory hand.  She is still living alone here on the 1911 Census.

Sources – 1881, 1891, 1901 & 1911 UK Census, Cambridgeshire, England, Electoral Registers, Burgess Rolls and Poll Books, 1722-1966


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