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84 Ainsworth Street

84 Ainsworth Street called "Hazell Cottage"

Number 84, Hazell Cottage, is one of four mid terrace houses on the east side of Ainsworth Street.


William J. Bretherton, Head,  32, Railway Clerk on G.E.R., Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Rosannah Bretherton, Wife,  28, Southampton, Hampshire
William J. Bretherton,  4, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth R. Bretherton,  2, Cambridgeshire
Grace Bretherton,  Cambridgeshire
Caroline Keetah, Servant, 13, Cambridgeshire


The sole occupant is a woman called Lydia Southgate, a 73 year old widow, described as a retired grocer. Her place of birth is a village called Mepal, Isle of Ely, between Chatteris and Ely. Lydia must have been very well off as she lives in the house on her own, with no lodgers or borders or family members. This is a striking contrast to neighbouring houses, many with 5 or 6 family members plus boarders/lodgers paying to stay which means that some houses on the street had 7 or 8 in one house including children, even 9 in one or two house.


James Clark, head, 53, tailor, worker, at home, b. Comberton, Cambridgeshire

Emily Clark, wife, 49, b. Comberton, Cambridgeshire

Charles Clark, son, 26, general dealer, shop, own account, at home, b. Comberton, Cambridgeshire

Mabel Clark, daughter, 24, b. Comberton, Cambridgeshire

Hannah Clark, daughter, 23, tailoress, worker, at home, b. Comberton, Cambridgeshire

Bessie Clark, daughter, 21, tailoress, worker, at home, b. Comberton, Cambridgeshire

James Clark, son, 19, confectioner, worker, b. Comberton, Cambridgeshire

Elizabeth Clark, daughter, 17, b. Comberton, Cambridgeshire

Leonard Clark, son, 13, b. Comberton, Cambridgeshire


Emerson Cundell, head, 35, brewer’s carman, b. Cottenham, Cambridgeshire

Gertrude Cundell, wife, 30, b. Swavesey, Cambridgeshire

Winifred Cundell, daughter, 2, b. Cambridge

Jonas Williams, father, widower, 74, old age pensioner, b. Swavesey, Cambridgeshire

Emerson and Gertrude are 4 years married and have one child.

Source: 1891 & 1911 census.


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