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66 Kingston Street

A Labourer Turned Portable Engine Hirer


Head of household is Benjamin Farrow, a 36 year old labourer who was born in Brandon, Norfolk.  He is married to 35 year old Cambridge-born Sarah Ann.  The couple have five children, William is 9, Charles is 8, Annie is 5, Florence is 2 and Benjamin is just 11 months.


In 1891, 66 Kingston Street is home to the large Farrow family. Sarah is now 45 and Benjamin is 46, the 1891 Census records Benjamin as being from Thetford.  Benjamin gets his income from hiring out a ‘Portable Engine’,  There are now six children at home, Charles (18), Florence (12), Benjamin (10), Harry (7), Alfred (4) and Nellie (2).  Charles is now working as pastry cook and the older children are at school.


In 1901, 66 Kingston Street has no residents listed on the census.


In 1911, 66 Kingston Street is home to Elizabeth Martin, a 70 year old Widow from Cherry Hinton, living of ‘Private Means’.

Sources: 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census


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