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64 Ainsworth Street

64 Ainsworth Street

Number 64 is one of a terrace of four houses with front gardens on the east side of Ainsworth Street.

The house is listed as uninhabited in the 1881 census.

1891 census

John Sanders, head, 48, journeyman baker, b. Cambridge
E M Sanders, wife, 48, b. Ely, Cambridgeshire
B J F Miller, boarder, 10, scholar, b. Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

The head of household was John Nichols Sanders, a journeyman baker born in Cambridge, and his wife Elizabeth Mayle Sanders (née Otley), born in Ely. The Electoral Register shows them living at 69 Ainsworth Street between 1886 and 1887.

Their boarder in 1891, B J F Miller, must be the Beton (or Beeton) J Miller listed in 1901 (see below). It is not clear whether he was related to either John or Elizabeth Sanders, but they probably provided him with the opportunity to attend school.

John Sanders died in 1900. His profession was given as bill poster.

1901 census

Elizabeth Sanders, head, widow, 59, b. Ely, Cambridgeshire
Beton J Miller, boarder, 20, painter & decorator, b. Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

Elizabeth Sanders lived at no. 64 until her death in 1907.  She and John are buried in Mill Road Cemetery.

1911 census

Henry Howlett, head, 35, warehouse porter, hardware business, b. Cambridge
Charlotte Elizabeth Howlett, wife, 30, b. Cambridge

Henry and Charlotte have been married for nine years. They had one child who died.

1921 census

Horace Billing, head, 43, railway engine driver, Great Eastern Railway, b. Bury St Edmunds
Adelaide Billing, wife, 43, home duties, b. Sudbury, Suffolk
Horace Billing, son, 14, cycle shop boy, b. Cambridge
Gladys Billing, boarder, 16, knitting machinist, b. Bury St Edmunds
Walter Griggs, wife’s father, 82, old age pensioner, b. Sudbury, Suffolk

The younger Horace Billing worked for cycle shop A Mackintosh & Son. Gladys Billing worked for the ARC Knitting Company on Norfolk Terrace.


UK census records (1881, 1891, 1901, 1911), General Register Office birth, marriage and death indexes (1837 onwards) and England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941, Mill Road Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, England, Electoral Registers, Burgess Rolls and Poll Books, 1722-1966


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