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58 Ainsworth Street

An Engine Driver and a Police Constable

Orleans Terrace – number 58 is one of a terrace of six houses on the east side of Ainsworth Street, built in 1877.


Robert Tate, 39, Engine Driver on GER, b. Cambridge

Sarah Tate, 42, b. Yaxley, Huntingdonshire

Ellen Tate, 13, Scholar, b. Ely, Cambridgeshire

Hannah Tate, 8, Scholar, b. Cambridge

Emily Tate, 6, Scholar, b. Cambridge

Fanny Tate, 4, Scholar, b. Cambridge

Thomas Tate, 2, b. Cambridge

William Tate, 3 months, b. Cambridge


Head of Household is Charles Gales, a 33-year-old Police Constable, who was born in St Helier, Jersey.  He is married to Susan who was born in Kentish Town.

They have three school age children.  Florence is 9, Gertrude is 5 and Frances is 3.  The girls were all born in Cambridge.

It is unclear what happened to this family. It’s possible that a mistake was made recording the surname “Gales”.


Joseph J Beard, 49, Railway Signalman, b. Barton, Cambridgeshire

Susan Beard, 40, b. Barton, Cambridgeshire

Lilias A Beard, 19, b. Cambridge

John Beard, 15, Accounts Clerk, b. Cambridge

Arthur Beard, 12, b. Cambridge

David Beard, 11, b. Cambridge

Edith Beard, 8, b. Cambridge

Bennie B Beard, 6, b. Cambridge

Ernest Beard, 4, b. Cambridge

Percy L Beard, 3 months, b. Cambridge

Joseph and Susan are buried in Mill Road Cemetery.

Joseph Beard gave evidence at the fatal accident involving John Robinson in 1900.


George Argent, 33, wood sawyer at joinery works, b. Cambridge

Rachel Argent, 31, b. Great Thurlow, Suffolk

Gracie Argent, 9, school, b. Cambridge

Harry Argent, 5, school, b. Cambridge

May Argent, 2, b. Cambridge

George and Rachel are 10 years married and have 3 children.

Source – 1881, 1891, 1901 & 1911 Census, Mill Road Cemetery,


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