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69 Kingston Street

An Engine Driver & a Carpenter


Engine driver David Stearn, 50, is head of household in 1881.  David was born in Grantchester and is married to Cambridge-born Jane, 42.  David’s nephew, Arthur Stearn, a 23 year old engine cleaner is boarding with the couple.


In 1891, 69 Kingston Street is not listed on the census, meaning that the house was empty or the occupants elsewhere on the night the census was taken.


By 1901, 69 Kingston Street is home to the Paynes. Louisa Payne, a 31 year old from Soham, is married to Charles Payne, a 28 year old Carpenter.


In 1911, 69 Kingston Street is home to Thomas and Martha Bedford. Martha, a 37 year old from Swaffham Bulbeck, is married to Thomas, a 34 year old Fitter’s Labourer from Fen Drayton.

Sources: 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census


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