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7 York Street

History of 7 York Street


William Nicholls, head, 38, 1843, porter on G.E.R., Orford, Suffolk
Charlotte Nicholls, wife, 31, 1850, Glenford, Suffolk
Dora K. Nicholls, daughter, 10, 1871, scholar, Glenford, Suffolk
Ellen E.J. Nicholls, daughter, 6, 1875, scholar, Bethnal Green, London, Middlesex
James W. Nicholls, son, 4, 1877, scholar, March, Cambridgeshire


Thomas Bleet, head, labourer, 32, 1859, B. Cambridge
Matilda B Bleet, 29, 1862, Eltisley,
William T B Bleet, , 4, 1887, B. Cambridge
Ernest I Bleet, , 2, 1889, B. Cambridge
William Cox, lodger, labourer, 25, 1866, Cottenham


Matilda Bleet, head, widow, 39, 1862, Eltisley, Cambridgeshire
Ernest J Bleet, son, 12, 1889, Cambridge
Florence M Bleet, daughter, 5, 1896, Cambridge
Henry E German, boarder, baker – bread maker, 39, 1862, Cambridge

Matilda’s husband Thomas had died in 1901. In 1901 her oldest son William is working at the Temperance Hotel in Petty Cury. In 1902 Matilda marries her boarder Henry German. They move to 22 Newmarket Road. William joined the army in 1907 and died in Cambridge while on service in 1916. At that time his mother was living at 2 Auckland Cottages, Auckland Road, Cambridge.

See Mill Road Cemetery entry


Harry Hancock, 39, gas works labourer, b. Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire
Louisa Thirza Hancock, 40, b. Cambridge
Edith Hancock, 18, Chivers jam factory hand, b. Cambridge
Charles Watts, 4, foster son, place of birth unknown
Harry and Louisa have been married for 19 years and have had one child.

Philip Prior, stoker

Sources: 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, Mill Road Cemetery,


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