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60 Ainsworth Street

Great Eastern Railway engine fitter

Number 60, otherwise known as Wilton Cottage, is one of a terrace of four houses with front gardens on the east side of Ainsworth Street.


Thomas Cassott, 38, Engine Fitter on GER, b. Boston, Lincolnshire

Alice Cassott, 33, b. Lanston, Lancashire

Thomas Cassott, 12, Scholar, b. Peterborough


William Smith  is Head of Household in 1891.  He is 71 and was born in Hilgay, Norfolk.  Previous Census returns show him living on King Street in 1851 and 1861 where he was a Master Baker.

His wife was Frances and they had two sons, William and Alfred Charles.  Frances died in 1866 and he married Maria Clark on 12th November 1867.  William remained a baker and moved to Acton, Middlesex and then Sunbury, Middlesex. Maria died in 1883.

In 1891 William is living with Elizabeth Smith, from West Wickham in Kent 61.  The Census records her as his wife.

William, Frances and Maria are all buried together in Mill Road Cemetery.


Matthias H Mann, 59, Bricklayer, b. Royston, Hertfordshire

Caroline Mann, 59, b. Royston, Hertfordshire

Edwin E Mann, 16, Bricklayer, b. Royston, Hertfordshire

Dora Mann, 14, b. Royston, Hertfordshire


Robert Edward Parker, 58, Foreman of gravel diggers, b. Croft Marsh, Lincolnshire

Sarah Eliza Parker, 53, b. Barton. Cambridgeshire

Walter Edward Parker, 31, Naval Pensioner, Invalid, b. Cambridge. (Walter is invalided out of the Royal Navy with “disseminated sclerosis”, what we know as multiple sclerosis, in August 1910. He died in 1914.)

Emma Eliza Parker, 26, b. Cambridge, Lepus 11 years old

Frederick Flack, 42, Robert’s brother-in-law, Royal Marine Pensioner / coal porter b. Cambridge

Sunnah Smith, 82, Lodger, b. Cambridge

Robert and Sarah are 36 years married and have 6 children.

Source – 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 & 1911Census, England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973, Mill Road Cemetery, UK, Royal Navy Registers of Seamen’s Services, 1848-1939


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