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79 York Street

The Hoye Family


John Stearn, head, 59, 1822, mason’s labourer, Cambridge
Esther Stearn, wife, 51, 1830, Isleham, Cambridgeshire
Henry Stearn, son, 16, 1865, bookbinder’s apprentice, Cambridge
Agnes M. Stearn, daughter, 14, 1867, dressmaker’s apprentice, Cambridge
Mary C. J. Stearn, daughter, 7, 1874, scholar, Cambridge

1891 – 1896

Thomas B Craft, head, horse keeper / groom, 31, 1860, Fen Stanton
Jane B Craft, 30, 1861, B. Cambridge
Percy Craft, 11, 1880, B. Cambridge
Maud Craft, 8, 1883, B. Cambridge
Reginal Craft, 3, 1888, B. Cambridge
Freddy Craft, 1, 1890, B. Cambridge

Electoral registers show Thomas Craft here until 1896.

1899 – 1911

Head of household in 1901 is Mary Ann Hoye (nee Robinson), a 48 year old widow.  She works as a college bedmaker’s help.  Her 21 year old daughter Harriet and her mother, Jane Robinson, live with her.  Jane is 81 and also a widow.  Electoral registers show her at the property from 1899.

By 1911 Mary has moved to next door to number 81 where she lives with her nephew James Robinson, the son of her brother Frederick.

Head of household at number 79 is Mary’s son Harry Hoye.  Harry is a boilermaker’s assistant and is employed at the ironworks.  He married Nellie a year ago.  Nellie works as a laundress and was born in Cherryhinton, which is usually spelled as one word on the 1911 census.

Harry grew up locally and can be found on the 1891 Census living at 12 Rivar Place with his widowed mother Mary Ann and his siblings.  In 1901, however, he is working as a railway goods porter in Yorkshire and staying with his Uncle Ebenezer Robinson.

Sources: 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, Cambridgeshire Electoral Registers (1722-1966),


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