6 Kingston Street
A Widow and a Butcher
Thomas and Mary Yarrow live here in 1881, they were both born in Little Downham, Cambridgeshire. Thomas is 69 and a labourer, Mary is 62.
Bn 1891, Thomas Yarrow has died and Mary Yarrow is a 71 year old Widow. She lives here alongside her 39 year old Daughter Annie Yarrow, working as a Clerk. Also living there was a visitor, Elizabeth Target, a Staymaker’s assistant. This meant she helped in the production of corsets, also known as stays.
By 1901, number 6 is now the home of the Swann family. Robert Harvey Swann, aged 31, a Butcher, is married to Mary Augusta Swann, who is 27. They have two children: Edward, aged 3; and Gladys, aged 1. Also living with them is Annie Swann, Robert’s cousin, a 22 year old from Willingham, working as a School Teacher.
Robert Swann is one half of butchers Swann and Sansom who work out of a shop at 100 Sturton Street.
In 1907 Robert became a Special Constable.
By 1911, Robert, now 41, still a Butcher, and Mary, now 37, have had 2 more children: Constance, aged 9; and Dorothy, aged 3. Edward, Gladys and Constance all go to school. Also living with them is Agnes Sumpter, Mary’s sister, a 27 year old.
Sources: 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, Cambridge Independent Press 08 November 1907