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81 York Street

History of 81 York Street


Edith Plumb, head, widow, 50, 1831, housemaid, Shepreth, Cambridgeshire
Sarah A. Plumb, daughter, 19, 1862, housemaid, Shelford, Cambridgeshire
Edward Plumb, son, 17, 1864, errand boy, Shelford, Cambridgeshire
Frederick Plumb, son, 10, 1871, scholar, Shelford, Cambridgeshire


Henry Thurston, head, groom, 27, 1864, B. Cambridge
Alice M Thurston, head, 22, 1869, B. Cambridge
Alice M Thurston, 5 months, 1890, B. Cambridge

This family are living at 42 Ainsworth Street in 1911.


Charles F Poole, head, 32, general labourer, 1869, Comberton, Cambridgeshire
Emma E Poole, wife, 30, 1871, Cambridge


Head of household is James Albert Robinson, a 28 year old storekeeper for the National Telephone Company.  He was born in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire.  His wife Elizabeth is 27 and was born in St. Matthew’s Parish.

The couple have one child, Charles James, aged 18 months.

The census also records that Aunt Mary Hoye is living with the family, they haven’t filled in her age or date of birth.  However, this is the same Mary Hoye who lived next door at 79 York Street in 1901.  Mary’s son, Harry Hoye, is still living there in 1911.

Mary was born in Cambridge in 1860 and used to live at 12 Rivar Place.  Mary is sister to James’ father Frederick.

Sources: 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census


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