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98 Ainsworth Street

96 Ainsworth Street

Number 98 is one of four mid terraced houses on the east side of Ainsworth Street.

1891

The Bull family living at this address.  Mary Ann Bull, described as Wife, aged 44, married to Robert Bull, Head of the Household, aged 46, is described as a Gardener.

They had 3 children, Anne, aged 23, whose occupation is described as Dressmaker; and two sons, listed as scholars, meaning they were enrolled in school. They were Arthur Bull, aged 9, and Frank Bull aged 5. Probab

ly they were both at the local St Matthew’s schools, down the road on York Street, where there was a large school property for St Matthew’s Girls and Boys clearly marked on the 1886 Ordnance Survey, located close to the park still there called ‘St Matthew’s Pieces’. In addition, there was an Infant School at 55 Sturton Street and one on Norfolk Street, also the larger St Matthew’s Girls and Boys by the Bakery on Norfolk Street, and a Ragged School on New Street.

1901 – 1911

Manasseh Charles Green, head, 46, grocer’s assistant, b. Horningsea, Cambridgeshire

Elizabeth Green, wife, 45, b. Cambridge (Maria Elizabeth Banyard, from number 92)

Florence Green, daughter, 18, tailoress, b. Cambridge

Bernard Green, son, 8, at school, b. Cambridge

Manasseh and Elizabeth are 21 years married.  They have had three children, one of whom has died.

When Elizabeth’s father, William Banyard, dies in 1922, they move into number 92 Ainsworth Street until at least 1938.

Source: 1891 & 1911 census.

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