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6 Sturton Street

Police Constable and a Police Inspector


Mark Bowder, head, married, 50, stone mason, b. Bridges Easterton, Wiltshire
Adelaid Bowder, wife, married, 40, b. Ryhall, Rutland
Charles Alfred Bowder, son, 13, scholar, b. Chesterton, Cambridgeshire
Isabella Bowder, daughter, 12, scholar, b. Chesterton, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth E. Bowder, daughter, 7, scholar, b. Chesterton, Cambridgeshire


Two households are living at this property.


Charles Wright, 39, Police Constable, b. Wilburton, Cambridgeshire

Rebecca Wright, 38, b. Stretham, Cambridgeshire

Albert W Wright, 11, Scholar, b. Cambridge

Minnie Wright, 9, Scholar, b. Cambridge

Frederick Wright, 6, Scholar, b. Cambridge

Charles, Rebecca and their infant daughter Gertie are buried in Mill Road Cemetery.


Edwin Millett, 31, Carpenter, b. Ringland, Norfolk

Walter Nicholls, 32, Edwin’s Brother-in-Law, Bricklayer, b. Norwich, Norfolk

1901 – 1924

Head of household between 1901 and 1924 is George Johnson.

In 1881 George was lodging at 5 Mill Street with 53 year old widow Catherine Webb.  At that time he was a Police Constable.  On the 1891 census he is still living at 5 Mill Street, only this time he is living with his elderly parents and has been promoted to Police Serjeant.

George (from Soham) married Louisa Taylor (from Melbourn) in early 1893 and they are living here at 6 Sturton Street by the time of the 1901 census.  By now, George is a Police Inspector

In 1901 the couple have George’s niece, Elizabeth E Ball, living with them.  She works as a dressmaker.  The Enumerator has recorded “N.K.” under “Where Born”, which means Elizabeth doesn’t know where she was born, or George didn’t know where she was born.

By 1911 George is a Police Pensioner and is 64 years old.  Louisa is now 63.  The electoral registers show that George stays at 6 Sturton Street until 1924.  Louisa died in September 1923. George died in March 1925.

Sources – 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 Census, Mill Road Cemetery, England & Wales Marriages 1837-2005, Cambridgeshire Electoral Registers, Burgess Rolls and Poll Books (1722-1966), National Burial Index For England & Wales,


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