8 Milford Street is in a terrace of 11 houses on the south side of the street, with a plaque reading Clara Terrace 1869. The terrace was built by property developer and coach builder John Burford, and he named it after his daughter.
Jonathan Smith, head, 26, fitter’s labourer, Wickhambrook, Suffolk
Eliza Smith, wife, 27, b. Dalham, Suffolk
Elizabeth Smith, daughter, 3, b. scholar, Cambridge
Jane Smith, daughter, 1, b. Cambridge
George N Nunn, head and lodger, 25, b. railway labourer, Hargrave, Suffolk
Emma Nunn, wife, 27, b. Wickhambrook, Suffolk
In 1879 Jonathan Smith signed a petition asking for sewers to be built in Milford Street.
Jonathan Smith became a railway engine driver and moved with his family to March, a major junction on the railway network.
Joseph Haynes, head, 26, b. goods guard Great Eastern railway, b. Cambridge
Harriett Emma Haynes, wife, 29, b. Great Abington, Cambridgeshire
Grace E Haynes, daughter, 5, scholar, b. Cambridge
Harriett M Haynes, daughter, 4, scholar, b. Cambridge
Helen E Haynes, daughter, 2, b. New Fletton, Huntingdonshire
Joseph James Haynes, son, 7 months, b. Cambridge
In 1890 Joseph Haynes was cited in a newspaper report as a witness to the death of Elias Prime, a railway employee who was mown down by the Wisbech express on his way to work (Cambridge Independent Press, 26 July 1890, page 8).
Joseph Haynes, head, 36, railway guard, b. Cambridge
Harriet E Haynes, wife, 38, b. Great Abington, Cambridgeshire
Grace E Haynes, daughter, 15, domestic servant, b. Cambridge
Helen E Haynes, daughter, 12, b. New Fletton, Huntingdonshire
Joseph J D Haynes, son, 10, b. Cambridge
Eva E Haynes, daughter, 8, b. Cambridge
Mabel F Haynes, daughter, 6, b. Cambridge
Ernest A Haynes, son, 2, b. Cambridge
By 1901 the family had moved to 104 Thoday Street. In 1939 Joseph was still living there, aged 85, with his youngest daughter Hilda and her family. In total he and Harriet had 10 children.
Henry Hight, head, 46, printer, b. Hemingford, Huntingdonshire
Mary A Hight, wife, 43, b. Lawshall, Suffolk
Violet Hight, daughter, 2, b. Cambridge
Henry Hight, head, 55, printer, b. Hemingford Abbots
Mary Ann Hight, wife, 53, b. Lawshall, Suffolk
Rosamond Violet Sutton Hight, daughter, 12, b. Cambridge
Matilda Mortlock Lincoln, visitor, married, 57, b. Lawshall, Suffolk
Grace Mary Dunn, boarder, 24, embroideress, b. Cambridge
Married 33 years, 5 children of which 4 died
The Hight family had a run of tragedies in the 1880s when three children died very young, and again in 1892 when their 10-year-old daughter Rosamund Kate died. Their fifth child, Rosamund Violet, was born in 1898 and lived to the age of 80. She never married but she did have a daughter, Mary, in 1923; Mary married and raised a family.
George H Gregory, 1 February 1915, single, bank clerk
Charlotte Patten, 26 January 1867, widow, unpaid house duties
Charlotte Patten was the widow of John (Jehu) Patten, who ran the bakery at 1 & 2 Milford Street for many years.
UK census records (1841 to 1911), General Register Office birth, marriage and death indexes (1837 onwards), the 1939 England and Wales Register, electoral registers, and local newspapers available via www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk.
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