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61 Ainsworth Street

A Widowed Greengrocer and a Charwoman with her family

Number 61 is one of a pair of mid-terrace houses on the west side of Ainsworth Street.


Jane Good, 61, Widow, Greengrocer, b. London

Elizabeth Morley, 29, Widow, Jane’s daughter, b. Cambridge

Alfred Morley, 10, Jane’s Grandson, Scholar, b. Cambridge

Janie Morley, 3, Jane’s Granddaughter, Scholar, b. Cambridge


Head of Household Mary A B Johnson (sometimes Marion B Johnson), aged 45, a charwoman, born in Norwich.  Mary is the widow of William Johnson, a Boot Closer originally from Norfolk.

In 1881 the family lived at 7 Leaders Row, Cambridge and prior to that, in 1871 they lived at 160B East Road.

There are seven children living with her in 1891.  The eldest is William J, 20, a railway porter.  He was born in London, possibly Long Acre, though later census returns record ‘Hornsey’.

Alice S (maybe Sarah or Sophia) is 19 and a Companion to a Lady.  She was born in St Andrew the Less, Cambridge.

Henry Albert Johnson, 17, an errand boy, born in Haymarket, London. Baptised 25th February 1874 at St Peters, Great Windmill Street.  The family lived at 52 Rupert Street.

Ernest Frederick Johnson, 15, an errand boy, born in Haymarket, London. Baptised 12th April 1876 at St Peters, Great Windmill Street.  The family now live at 59 Rupert Street.

Louise Johnson, 12, born in St Andrew the Great, Cambridge.  By 1901 Louise and her sister Edith are working as servants to the Matthew’s family at 180 Histon Road.

Maud Mary Johnson, 10, Scholar, born in St Andrew the Less, Cambridge.

Edith Rose Johnson, 5, Scholar, born 22 May 1886 in Cambridge.  Baptised at St Luke’s, Chesterton on 6 Oct 1886.  The family lived at 13 Greens Road.  She married James Hopkins at Virginia Water on 14th December 1907.


Ada Hume, 25, b. Cambridge (wife, husband not present on this entry)

Mabel K Hume, 10 months, b. Cambridge

1910 – 1966

Luis Ernest Muncey, 25, coal labourer, b. Haslingfield

Ada Bishop Muncey, 24, b. Great Eversden

Ethel Ada Muncey, 3, b. Cambridge

Luis and Ada are 3 years married and have 1 child.  The electoral registers show that Luis (or Lewis as he is on the registers) has moved here from 147 Lower York Street, and that he lives at 61 Ainsworth Street until, at least, 1966.


UK Census (1881, 1891, 1901, 1911), Westminster, London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1919, Surrey, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937


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