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59 Ainsworth Street

Great Eastern Railway workers

Number 59 is one of a pair of mid-terrace houses on the west side of Ainsworth Street.


Thomas Green, 41, Labourer on Railway, b. St Albans, Huntingdonshire

Jane Green, 38, b. Cambridge

Thomas Green, 16, Errand Boy, b. Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

Alfred Green, 14, Errand Boy, b. Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

Jessie Green, 10, Scholar, b. Cambridge

George Green, 7, Scholar, b. Cambridge

Herbert Green, 4, Scholar, b. Cambridge

Nettie Green, 2, b. Cambridge


Head of Household is George Clayton Newman, a 31-year-old Guard on the Great Eastern Railway, originally from Bottisham, Cambridgeshire.  He is married to Jane who was born in Beccles.

There are two small children, Percy George Clayton aged 2 and 10-month-old Ada.

By 1901 they have moved to 96 Ainsworth Street, where they stay until at least 1911.


William W Youngman, 31, Coal Carter, b. Bentley, Suffolk

Phoebe Youngman, 30, b. Cambridge

Ellen Youngman, 11, b. Cambridge

Ernest Youngman, 7, b. Cambridge

Harry Youngman, 2, b. Cambridge


James Moss, 69, widow, GER labourer, b. Kentford, Newmarket, Suffolk

Arthur Moss, 33, James’s son, hotel waiter, b. Kentford, Newmarket, Suffolk

Pamela Moss, 26, Arthur’s wife, b. Clerkenwell, London

Gladys Moss, 1, child of Arthur and Pamela, b. Cherry Hinton

James was 50 years married, had 8 children 2 of whom have died.

Arthur and Pamela are 5 years married, they had 3 children, 2 of whom have died.

Source – 1881, 1891, 1901 & 1911 UK Census


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