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83 Ainsworth Street

83 Ainsworth Street

This property and no. 85 have been demolished and are now the car park and cut through to Kerridge Close.

1881 census

Owen Golding, head, 31, number taker at Railway Clearing House, b. Bury St Edmunds
Susannah Golding, wife, 32, b. Gt Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire
Charles E O  Golding, son, 4, scholar, b. March, Cambridgeshire
Herbert H Golding, son, 2, b. March, Cambridgeshire
Frederick T Golding, son, 5 mo, b. Cambridgeshire

1891 census

George Smith, head, 45, carpenter, b. Hemingford, Huntingdonshire
Adelaide Smith, wife, 47, b. Ely, Cambridgeshire
Ann Smith, mother, widow, 75, b. Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire
William Smith, nephew, 19, bootmaker, b. Hemingford Grey, Huntingdonshire
Cecil Smith, nephew, 14, b. Hemingford Grey, Huntingdonshire

George Smith was a carpenter, as was his neighbour at no. 79. The 1886 Ordnance Survey map of the area and the trade directories show that the Kerridge timber yard and construction company on Sturton Street occupied the the plot behind both houses, so they may have worked there.

George Smith was looking after his teenage nephews, William and Cecil. By 1901 they had moved to 19 Hooper Street, where their aunt Hephzibah, George’s sister, joined them as their housekeeper.

1901 census

Henry E Butler, head, 32, grocer’s assistant, b. Cambridge
Mary E Butler, wife, 29, b. Norwich, Norfolk
Ernest A Butler, son, 3, b. Cambridge

1911 census

Arthur Theobald Gibson, head, 40, railway engine driver, GER, b. Milton, Cambridgeshire
Sarah Gibson, wife, 49, b. Horningsea, Cambridgeshire
Reginald Harold Gibson, son, 18, motor mechanic for garage, b. Cambridge
Mary Ann Gibson, daughter, 16, dressmaker, b. Cambridge
John Riseley, stepson, 23, builder’s carpenter & joiner, b. Cambridge

Arthur and Sarah Gibson had been married for 20 years, and had had three children, of which one had died.

1921 census

Arthur Theobold Gibson, head, 50, railway engine driver, GER, b. Milton, Cambridgeshire
Sarah Gibson, wife, 60, b. Horningsea, Cambridgeshire

Source: 1881–1921 Census.


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