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62 Ainsworth Street

A Gardener turned Florist

Number 62, otherwise known as Pine Cottage,  is one of a terrace of four houses with front gardens on the east side of Ainsworth Street.

1881 – 1901

Richard Amos Smith, a 48-year old Gardener and his wife Elizabeth (53) are living here in 1881.  Their 24-year-old son Robert, a Grocer’s Assistant,  and 20-year-old son Amos, a Moulder, live with them.

By 1891 Richard is a Florist.  His sister Susannah (60) is now living with them.  Their sons are no longer at the property.

Richard died on 27 Mar 1901, still living at Pine Cottage.

The 1901 Census was taken four days later on the 31st March. Richard’s sister is still living there with Elizabeth, and they have been joined by Elizabeth’s sister Ann Day.


Alfred Clark, 47, GER engine driver, b. Cambridge

Elizabeth Clark, 53, b. Hull, Yorkshire

Frances Clark, 21, Dressmaker at a draper, b. Cambridge

Alfred Clark, 21, GER engine cleaner, b. Cambridge

Henry Clark, 17, grocery shop boy, b. Cambridge

Alfred and Elizabeth are 22 years married.  They had 4 children, 1 of whome has died.

Source – 1881, 1891, 1901 & 1911 Census, England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1858-2019


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