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63 York Street

A Coal Carman & a General Labourer


Head of household in 1881 is John Neaves, a 30 year old coal carman from Barton in Cambridgeshire.  He is married to Sarah, also aged 30, from West Wickham.

The couple have three young children.  Alice is 6, Rebecca is 5 and David is 2.  All the children were born in Barton.  They also have a lodger.  Denes Smith is 24 and a labourer in a coal yard, probably working with John.  Denes was also born in Barton, so perhaps a friend of the family.

The Neaves family are living at 88 York Street by 1891.


Head of household in 1891 is James Edward Fuller, a 30 year old general labourer from Wimbish in Essex. He is married to Mary Elizabeth, aged 26, from Great Eversden.

The couple have two children.  Harry is 5 and James is 2.

The family are living at 4 Cheddar’s Lane by 1901.


In 1901 the head of household is Daniel Dunsden.  He is 24 years old and from Drayton in Berkshire.  The writing on the census is unclear, but his occupation appears to be “navvy”.

He is married to Annie, 25, also from Drayton, and they have a one year old son called Wilfred Herbert.

By 1911 the family are living at 146 Mill Road.  Daniel is working as a platelayer on the railway.


Charles Jerman, a 65 year old bricklayer is now living here with his wife Charlotte.  She is 50 and they were both born in Cambridge.  In 1901 they were living at 3 Abbey Walk.

The couple have been married for 29 years and have no children.  Something illegible is written in the “Infirmity” column, so it’s likely that one of them had an illness of some kind.

1930 – 1939

The 1939 register shows that Sarah Leader and her son Reginald are living at 63 York Street.  She is a widow and he is a cycle reparier.  It also notes that he is ‘incapacitated’.

The Electoral Register records that they have lived here since 1930.

Sources: 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, 1939 Register, Essex Church of England Parish Registers ( 1518-1960), Cambridgeshire Electoral Registers (1722-1966),


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