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55 York Street

The Allensby Family


Thomas Allensby, head, 39, 1842, railway carman on G.E.R., Cambridge
Martha J. Allensby, wife, 33, 1848, Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire
Hannah J. Allensby, daughter, 3, 1878, Cambridge
Walter Allensby, son, 2, 1879, Cambridge
infant Allensby, daughter, 1 week, Cambridge
Mary A. Carter, nurse, widow, 52, 1829, nurse (S.M.S), Grantchester, Cambridgeshire

S.M.S. stands for Subsidiary Medical Services.  Mary isn’t a trained nurse, but she’s showing that she has experience.


Thomas Allensby, head, railway servant, 54, 1837, B. Cambridge
Martha J Allensby, railway servant, 44, 1847, Fulbourn, (occupation added as a ditto, is this correct)
Hannah J Allensby, 14, 1877, B. Cambridge
Walter Allensby, scholar, 13, 1878, B. Cambridge


Thomas Allensby, head, railway carman, 64, 1837, Cambridge
Hannah Allensby, daughter, 23, laundress, 1878, Cambridge
Walter Allensby, son, 22, railway porter, 1879, Cambridge

On the 5th September 1902 the Cambridge Daily News reported on how Cambridge celebrated the Coronation of King Edward VII.  In particular they described the “Old People’s Tent”, which contained “a large number of people who were present at the Cambridge festivites on the occasion of the late Queen’s Coronation”.  The article then went on to list the names, ages and addresses of the old people who were present.  This list includes “Mr Thomas Allenby, 55 York Street (65)”.


Martha Jane Allensby, a 64 year old widow, originally from Fulbourn, lives alone here in 1911.  She records that she was married for 35 years and had four children. Two of them are still alive.  Martha works as a laundress.

Walter Thomas Muncey, 32, goods shed labourer for G.E.R.
Amy Muncey, 27.   Amy grew up at 51 York Street and her parents still live there.
Phillis Norah Muncey, 1 year,
Eric Roy Muncey, 6 months,

Sources: 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 1921, UK Census, GENUKI, Cambridge Daily News 5th September 1902,


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