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72 Sturton Street

A Labourer and a Bricklayer

1881 – 1898

Head of household in 1881 is William Boreham a 37 year old coal porter’s labourer who was born in Radwinter, Essex.  He is married to 30 year old Matilda (nee Morley), who is from Little Abington in Cambridgeshire.  The couple have three children.  Frederick James is 7, Elizabeth Mary is 3 and Harry is 2.  All the children were born in Cambridge.

In 1891 Frederick is 17 and working as  milk porter, Elizabeth is a domestic servant and Harry, 12, is also a milk porter.  There is another child, William Arthur, who is 7 years old and a school child.

In 1895 Frederick married Susan Bendall Bailey and moved to number 95.

William appears on the electoral registers for number 72 until 1898, and on the 1901 census at 83 Sturton Street.

“To Let, two 5-roomed cottages, Nos 28 Brandon Place and 72 Sturton Street.  Apply – G.A. Wallis, 17 Warkworth Street, Cambridge.” Cambridge Daily News 24 February 1899


Edmund Goode, 21, bricklayer, b. Cambridge

Edith B Goode, 21, b. Cambridge

1911 – 1913

George William Watts, head, 35, married, carman, carriage contractor, b. St Ives, Huntingdonshire
Hannah Eliza Watts, wife, 34, married, b. Cambridge
George Fredrick Watts, son, 11, b. Cambridge
William Watts, son, 9, b. Cambridge
Alfred Stephen Watts, son, 3, b. Cambridge
Married 8 years, 3 children

George Watts appears in the 1913 Kelly’s Directory as a Carter.


Bertie aka Bert Norman: Corporal A/200644, 11th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 30th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 27.  Husband of Ethel Maud Norman of 72 Sturton Street.

Sources – 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, Cambridge Daily News 24 February 1899, Kellys Directory, UK Roll of Honour, Cambridgeshire Baptisms,


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