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2 York Street

History of 2 York Street


Joseph H. Summerlin, head, 27, 1854, carpenter, Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emma Summerlin, wife, 26, 1855, Cambridge
Lizzie Summerlin, daughter, 8 months, Cambridge

1891 – 1907

Number 2 was overlooked on the 1891 Census. The grocer shop at 1-3 York Street appears as “1-2 York Street” on the 1891 Census, but there is no record of a number 3 or a second number 2.  The Cambridgeshire Electoral Registers record Henry James Pain at 2 York Street from 1880 – 1909.  Henry is resident at 4 York Street on the 1881 census and here at number 2 on the 1901 Census.  He doesn’t appear on the 1891 Census. His surname is variouslt spelt “Pain” and “Payne”.

In 1901 Henry is living her with his wife Marianne (nee Lyon) and three children.  Edith Maud is 17 and a tailoress, Clarissa Helen is 13 and Reginald Henry is 11.  Henry is 46 and an electrical wireman.  He died in November 1907.


William C Marshall, 34, general labourer, b. St Matthew’s Parish
Eveline K Marshall, 32, b. Fen Ditton
Gladys E Marshall, 7, b. St Matthew’s Parish
Kenneth W C Marshall, 4, b. St Matthew’s Parish
Eveline and William have been married for ten years and have had two children.


William Marshall, labourer

Sources: 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, Cambridgeshire Electoral Registers, National Burial Index For England & Wales,


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