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98 York Street

Hulyer Family & Pink Family


Head of household in 1881 is Robert Hulyer, a 48 year old coal dealer.  He has moved here with his family from 8 Abbey Street.

Robert married Sarah Fabb in 1870.  She was his second wife and had two children of her own.  Robert had (at least) five children with his first wife Maria, who had died earlier in 1870.

On the 1881 Census all the children are recorded with the surname “Hulyer”.  Thomas is 21 and a bricklayer’s labourer, Edward is 16 assists his father as a coal dealer.  Sarah’s daughter Mary Ann is 17 and Elizabeth (Lizzie) is 13, both girls were born in Teversham.

Sarah and Robert have had four children together by 1881.  Sarah is 8, Robert is 7, George is 4 and Alfred is 2.

Thomas can be found on the next three Census returns lodging with bootmaker Isaac Cash and his family on Newmarket Road (numbers 219 and 145). He works as a general labourer.  Electoral registers show Thomas with the Cash family on Newmarket Road until his death in 1939.

Edward married Mary Ann Naylor in 1886.  He can be found on the 1891 Census living at 16 Ainsworth Street with his wife and two young children working as a mineral water maker and hawker.

Mary Ann and Lizzie can’t be found on the 1891 Census.  Mary seems to disappear, buy Lizzie is back home with her father in 1901.

The family are living at 92 York Street in 1891.

1891 – 1919

Head of household in 1891 is George Pink, a 54 year old labourer who was born in Cambridge.  He is married to Susannah (nee Freestone), aged 44, who was born in Fen Ditton.  The couple have moved from 11 New Street.  They have three children, Elizabeth Eliza (16), George Wiseman (14) and 1 year old Harry.  The 1881 Census showed another daughter, Eliza, who was 8 months old.  She is no longer with the family, so we can infer that she has died.

Susannah died on December 25th 1891.

7th January 1892: The Cambridge Independent Press reported that George Pink was summonded for being drunk in charge of a pony and trap.  “Defendant expressed his great regret at what had occurred” as this was a first offence he was let off with a fine of 1 shilling and costs of 7 shillings.

George married Harriet Norton in the Spring of 1893.

In 1891 Elizabeth Pink married Harry Earnest Randall.  In 1901 they are living over the road at 99 York Street.  Harry works as a carter.  By 1911 they are living at 18 Stone Street with their two children.  She died in 1959 at 79 Sturton Street.

In 1894 George Wiseman Pink is charged with breaking and entering a pawnbroker’s shop on Fitzroy Street.  He is recorded as “of no fixed abode”, so is no longer living with his parents.  It is reported that he stole watches, jewellery and clothing.  He also stole a pair of curtains from a store on Coldham’s Lane and was charged with six months hard labour.

On the 5th July 1895 he started another sentence of six months hard labourer for stealing a lead pump in  Swaffham Prior. He was due for realise on 1st January 1896.

In the Register of Habitual Criminals he is described as 5 foot 1 and a half inches, fresh complexion, light brown hair, and grey eyes.  He has a burn scar on the back of his right ear, two anchors, two hearts and two daggers on his left forearm, cross flags on his right forearm and a birthmark on his right buttock.  His prison number is 1848.

George Wiseman Pink died in February 1896 and was buried on the 27th of that month.  He was 19.

The family still live at 98 York Street in 1901.  Harriet and George have two children of their own, James George (7) and Emily Eliza (5).  Harry is now 11.  They are being visited by 14 year old Florence Norton.  She is probably related to Harriet.  George is recorded as 60 on this census when he should be 64.

Harry Pink died in 1911 before the census was taken.

On the 1911 Census George is suddenly 47!  It looks as though each member of the Pink family has filled in their own line of the census record. Then one of them has written all their names out in full on a lower line.  Their neighbours at 100 did the same thing.  He should be 74, so perhaps he wrote the numbers the wrong way round.

George died in 1919 and was buried on the 13th February.  The burial register says he was living at 79 Sturton Street (probably with his daughter Elizabeth) at the time of his death.

Sources: 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, England & Wales Marriages (1837-2005), Civil Registration Death Index (1837-1915), Cambridgeshire Burials, Cambridge Independent Press 15 January 1892, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations)(1858-1995), Cambridge Independent Press 05 October 1894, UK Calendar of Prisoners (1868-1929), Registers of Habitual Criminals and Police Gazettes (1834-1934), Trade Union Membership Registers,


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