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59 York Street

Three Families of Railway Workers


Charles Challis, head, 31, 1850, railway guard on G.E.R., March, Cambridgeshire
Rhoda Challis, wife, 32, 1849, Stradishall, Suffolk
Annie Challis, daughter, 8, 1873, scholar, Peterbro, Huntingdonshire
Kate Challis, daughter, 6, 1875, scholar, Peterbro, Huntingdonshire
Olive Challis, daughter, 4, 1877, scholar, Cambridge
Charles H. Challis, son, 2, 1879, Cambridge
Alfred Challis, son, 8 months, Cambridge


William Carpenter, head, railway porter, 29, 1862, B. Cambridge
Elizabeth M Carpenter, 33, 1858, B. Cambridge
Gertrude M Carpenter, scholar, 6, 1885, B. Cambridge
Charles W Carpenter, scholar, 4, 1887, B. Cambridge
William J Carpenter, scholar, 3, 1888, B. Cambridge
Sykes J Carpenter, 3 months, 1891, B. Cambridge


Herbert Headland, head, railway porter, 39, 1862, Cambridge
Annie Headland, wife, 30, 1871, Cambridge
Ethel Headland, daughter, 12, 1889, Cambridge


Edwin Chapman, 26, pawnbroker’s assistant, b. Tottenham

Vonial E Chapman, 19, b. Cambridge

The couple have been married under a year,  and have had no children.

Sources: 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census


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