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56 Sturton Street

A Wood Measure Maker and an Insurance Agent

1881 – 1891

Head of household in 1881 is James Fuller, a 56 year old measure maker.  He was born in St. Faiths, Norfolk.  He is married to 48 year old Eliza, from Eye in Suffolk. The couples 15 year old son, Henry William is living with them.  He is a coal merchants clerk and was born in Cambridge.

On the 1891 census James gives his age as 61 and his occupation as wood measure maker.  ‘Weigh’ is written down in the record, to clarify James is making scales.


James Swain, 52, insurance agent, b. London

Harriett E Swain, 47, b. Luton

Thomas W Swain, 26, railway fireman, b. Derbyshire

Charles W Swain, 19, railway fireman, b. Linton

Christina Swain, 13, b. Braintree

Arthur G Swain, 11, b. Royston

Cyril Swain, 8, b. Stevenage

Grace E Swain, 5, b. Cambridge

James Wright, 76, Visitor, retired draper, b. Milton Bryan, Beds

Emma Wright, 76, Visitor, b. Leighton, Beds


This property does not appear on the 1911 Census.

1919 – Ann Maria Harding died here in 1919.  She was buried in Mill Road Cemetery on the 23rd July 1919.  Ann lived at 42 Sturton Street in 1911, she was a Grocer.

Sources – 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, Mill Road Cemetery, Cambridgeshire Burials,


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