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A local history and genealogy page for the Parish of Wimpole.

Mr Joseph Smoothy and the Arrington Post Office c1900
Mr Joseph Smoothy's Grocers Shop
and the Arrington Post Office, c1900. Now a Grade 2 Listed Building [Listing].

The 1891 Census for Arrington, Cambridgeshire.
Reference: Ref. RG13/1521 (with acknowledgement to the Public Record Office)
Date of Census: 5 April 1891
There is a national Census every ten years when the year ends in a one. This page details the population of the Parish of Arrington on the night of 5 April 1891 (the list includes children and visitors from outside the parish in temporary residence within Arrington on the night of the census).
The population of the Parish of Arrington on the night of the 1891 Census was: 215.
My thanks and acknowledgements to the 'census team' who provided the documentation and who typed and checked the various page transcripts back in 2002/2003. Particular thanks to Mike Giddings, Susan Giddings, Alexandra Morton and John Parkins for all their help, assistance and encouragement. Any errors are probably mine.
Columns (left to right):
   1. Name.
   2. Relation to Head of Household.
   3. Married, Widow, Widowed or Unmarried (18 years and over).
   4. Age.
   5. Occupation.
   6. Place of Birth.
The census schedule does not relate to modern postal addresses. I have provided the modern postal address if known.
[Information, notes and comments additional to the 1891 Census are generally shown italicised within square brackets]
I would be pleased to hear from you if you can offer any additional genealogical or family information relevant to this page, especially if you possess old photographs that could be added to this site for those who follow. Please use the site's Contact Page in the first instance.

Census Records (Parish of Arrington):
Census 1881: Part One   Part Two   [Both parts complete]
Census 1891: Part One [1]   Part Two [1]
[1] These pages are being rebuilt after their transfer to the new website. The full Census listings will remain available for reference during the rebuilding.

The 1891 Census for the Parish of Arrington starts here.

Village (Schedule 1)
Arrington Bridge, Ermine Way, Arrington
George PAYNE Head [1] M 48 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Hannah PAYNE Wife M 44   Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Charles PAYNE Son S 18 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Fredrick PAYNE Son S 15 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Alice PAYNE Daughter   10 Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Arthur PAYNE Son     8 Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire

[1] Previous Head: 1881 Census: George Payne.

Village (Schedule 2)
Arrington Bridge, Ermine Way, Arrington
Philip SERGENT Head [3] M 71 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Rebecca SERGENT Wife M 72   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Susan SERGENT Daughter S 41 (an Imbecile) Arrington, Cambridgeshire

[3] Previous Head: 1881 Census: Philip Serjeant.

Village (Schedule 3)
Arrington Bridge, Ermine Way, Arrington
John PETT Head [1] M 59 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Emma PETT Wife M 58   Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Charles PETT Son S 18 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
William PETT Son S 17 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Mabel PETT Grand-daughter     5 Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire

[1] Previous Head: 1881 Census: John Pett.

Village (Schedule 4)
Arrington Bridge, Ermine Way, Arrington
Lydia WHITBY Head [1] W 67   Whaddon, Cambridgeshire
Emma WHITBY Daughter S 22   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Harry WHITBY Son S 19 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] Previous Head: 1881 Census: Samuel Skinner.

Although not stated in the 1991 census, it is likely that the next four listings in this census refer to a group of four cottages on the western side of Ermine Street known as 'White Hall'. The four cottages are Grade II listed.

'White Hall' Cottage Heads (South to North):
Modern Numbers: No 21 No 23 No 25 No 27
1933 Sale: Mr C. Miller Mrs Wenham Mr A Taylor Mr D Pratt
1911 Census: Charles Miller James Smith William Payne John Goates
1901 Census: David Darlow James Smith William Payne John Goates
1891 Census: David Darlow James Smith William Payne John Goates
1881 Census: David Darlow James Smith George Wagstaff Mary Charter

Village (Schedule 5) [1][2]
White Hall Cottages, 21 Ermine Way, Arrington
David DARLOW Head [3] M 55 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Martha DARLOW Wife M 53   Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Charles DARLOW Son S 28 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire

[1] This listing refers to the first (working northwards towards Arrington) in a group of four cottages on the western side of Ermine Street known as 'White Hall'.
[2] This property is Grade II listed.
[3] Heads: 1881 Census: David Darlow; 1901 Census: David Darlow; 1911 Census: Charles Miller.

Village (Schedule 6) [1][2]
White Hall Cottages, 23 Ermine Way, Arrington
James SMITH Head [3] M 54 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Caroline SMITH Wife M 48   Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Harriet SMITH Sister S 57   Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Henry SMITH Son S 16 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Arthur SMITH Son S 12 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Mary SMITH Daughter   11 Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Charles SMITH Son     9 Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Fredrick SMITH Son     7 Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire

[1] This listing refers to the second (working northwards towards Arrington) in a group of four cottages on the western side of Ermine Street known as 'White Hall'.
[2] This property is Grade II listed.
[3] Heads: 1881 Census: James Smith; 1901 Census: James Smith; 1911 Census: James Smith.

Village (Schedule 7) [1][2]
White Hall Cottages, 25 Ermine Way, Arrington
William PAYNE Head [3] M 45 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Mary PAYNE Wife M 42   Croydon, Cambridgeshire

[1] This listing refers to the third (working northwards towards Arrington) in a group of four cottages on the western side of Ermine Street known as 'White Hall'.
[2] This property is Grade II listed.
[3] Heads: 1881 Census: George Wagstaff; 1901 Census: William Payne; 1911 Census: William Payne.

Village (Schedule 8) [1][2]
White Hall Cottages, 27 Ermine Way, Arrington
John GOATES Head [3] M 55 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Harriet GOATES Wife M 46   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Harriet GOATES Daughter     7 Scholar Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Agnes GOATES Daughter     3   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Jessie GOATES Daughter     1   Arrington, Cambridgeshire

[1] This listing refers to the fourth (working northwards towards Arrington) in a group of four cottages on the western side of Ermine Street known as 'White Hall'.
[2] This property is Grade II listed.
[3] Heads: 1881 Census: Mary Charter; 1901 Census: John Goates; 1911 Census: John Goates.


Although not stated in the census, the next six listings in this census are thought to refer to a group of six cottages on the western side of Ermine Street known as 'Pump Hall'.

'Pump Hall' Cottage Heads (South to North):
Address Number: 1 2 3 4 5 6
1933 Sale: W Miller B Pett E Ablett W Pell W Skinner L Miller
1911 Census: [Not
occupied]
Benjamin
Pett
Benjamin
Ingrey
Arthur
Taylor
William
Skinner
David Charter
1901 Census: Samuel
Pett
Benjamin
Pett
Benjamin
Ingrey
Louisa
Miller
William
Skinner
David
Charter
1891 Census: Samuel
Pett
Benjamin
Pett
Henry
Ingrey
George
Miller
William
Skinner
David
Charter
1881 Census: Samuel
Pett
Alfred
Pett
Henry
Ingrey
Thomas
Wagstaff
William
Cooper
David
Charter

Village (Schedule 9) [1]
Pump Hall Cottages, Ermine Way, Arrington
Samuel PETT Head [2] M 54 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Phoebe PETT Wife M 49   St Neots, Huntingdon
Albert J KENZIE Lodger S 25 Police Constable Shepreth, Cambridgeshire

[1] This listing refers to the first (working northwards towards Arrington) in a group of six cottages on the western side of Ermine Street known as 'Pump Hall'.
[2] Previous Head: 1881 Census: .


Village (Schedule 10) [1]
Pump Hall Cottages, Ermine Way, Arrington
Benjamin PETT Head [2] M 27 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Lilly PETT Daughter     5 Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire

[1] This listing refers to the second (working northwards towards Arrington) in a group of six cottages on the western side of Ermine Street known as 'Pump Hall'.
[2] Previous Head: 1881 Census: .


Village (Schedule 11)
Pump Hall Cottages, Ermine Way, Arrington
Henry INGREY Head W 85   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Benjimin INGREY Son S 48 Shoemaker Master Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] This listing refers to the third (working northwards towards Arrington) in a group of six cottages on the western side of Ermine Street known as 'Pump Hall'.

Village (Schedule 12)
Pump Hall Cottages, Ermine Way, Arrington
George MILLER Head S 48 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire

[1] This listing refers to the fourth (working northwards towards Arrington) in a group of six cottages on the western side of Ermine Street known as 'Pump Hall'.

Village (Schedule 13)
Pump Hall Cottages, Ermine Way, Arrington
William SKINNER Head M 28 Gardener Domestic Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Grace SKINNER Wife M 26   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Emily SKINNER Daughter     2   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Herbert SKINNER Son   6m   Arrington, Cambridgeshire

[1] This listing refers to the fifth (working northwards towards Arrington) in a group of six cottages on the western side of Ermine Street known as 'Pump Hall'.

Village (Schedule 14)
Pump Hall Cottages, Ermine Way, Arrington
David CHARTER Head M 40 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Jane CHARTER Wife M 39   Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Agnes CHARTER Daughter S 18   Arrington, Cambridgeshire
William CHARTER Son S 17 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Charles CHARTER Son S 14 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Minnie CHARTER Daughter   11 Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Augustus CHARTER Son     9 Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Walter CHARTER Son     3   Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Wilfred CHARTER Son     1   Arrington, Cambridgeshire
John MILLER Lodger S 51 Painter Arrington, Cambridgeshire

[1] This listing refers to the sixth and last (working northwards towards Arrington) in a group of six cottages on the western side of Ermine Street known as 'Pump Hall'.

Although not stated in the census, it is likely that the next three listings in this census refer to a group of three c1690 thatched cottages end-on to the western side of Ermine Street originally known as 'Chestnut Row'. The three [now two] cottages are Grade II listed.

'Chestnut Row' Cottage Heads
Left to Right looking at the front. The right-hand column is the cottage end-on to the A1198.
Modern Numbers: No 57 - No 59
1933 Sale: Mr P. Pattman Mr R Yeoman Mr A Storey
1911 Census: Ellen Charter George Wilkins Martha Lawrence
1901 Census: Charles Charter George Wilkins Martha Lawrence
1891 Census: Charles Charter George Wilkins William Lawrence
1881 Census: Edith Miller David Osbourne James Reynolds
Note that the listings shown above against the 1933 Auction, fix the tenant name precisely to each of the three [then] cottages and their related gardens. Although the 1891 census gives detailed family information, it does not identify which of the three properties the families lived in. I am looking for a 'name' link between 1911 and 1933 to fix the above names against each property, at least down to 1891.

Village (Schedule 15) [1]
Chestnut Cottage, 59 Ermine Way, Arrington
William LAWRENCE Head M 64 Bricklayer Litlington, Cambridgeshire
Martha LAWRENCE Wife M 53   Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Albert CHARTER Grandson     5   Melbourn, Cambridgeshire

[1] This cottage is Grade II listed.

The 1891 census [below with yellow backgrounds] started as a direct lift from my 2003 web page. I have already tidied up some of the old source code. The census information given remains valid [if somewhat untidy]. The individual entries will be re-formatted [with white background as above] and the page fully re-issued in due course.
[September/October 2019]

Village (Schedule 16) - Chestnut Row/Cottage
George WILKINS Head M
50
Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Rhoda WILKINS Wife M
46
Croydon, Cambridgeshire
Rule WILKINS Son S
20
Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
James WILKINS Son  
11
Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
William WILKINS Son  
9
Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Lousia WILKINS Daughter  
6
Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Margaret WILKINS Daughter  
2
Arrington, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 17) - Chestnut Row/Cottage
Charles CHARTER Head M
59
Rural Postman. Messenger. Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Ellen CHARTER Wife M
58
Arrington, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 18) - Cottage
James REYNOLDS Head M
67
Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Ellen REYNOLDS Wife M
61
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
George REYNOLDS Son S
19
Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Mary A REYNOLDS Daughter S
20
Arrington, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 19) Cottage
Elizabeth REED Head W
39
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Walter REED Son  
11
Scholar Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Henry P REED Son  
8
Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Eleanor REED Daughter  
5
Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Gray KEELING Lodger S
23
Clerk (to Estate Agent) Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire

A police station was built in Arrington c1866 opposite 'The Hardwicke Arms' and Petty Sessions (minor court cases) were held there until 1958, when the police station was closed. The courts were transferred to Melbourn.
By 1968 the former police station had been converted into two private houses.

Village (Schedule 20) Police Station
James CARLOW Head M
60
Police Superintendent Knightsbridge, Middlesex
Susannah CARLOW Wife M
54
West Wratting, Cambridgeshire
Jane KINGSTON Servant S
16
General Servant Hardwick, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 21) Police Station
Charles MORLING Head M
59
Police Constable Knapwell, Cambridgeshire
Emma MORLING Wife M
53
Dressmaker Bourn, Cambridgeshire

'The Hardwicke Arms', Arrington, c1920
'The Hardwicke Arms', Arrington, c1920.
Looking northwards towards Arrington Hill.
[Enlarged detail from an early postcard in my collection]

A Grade II listed building, 'The Hardwicke Arms' is said to have its origins in the 13th century. 'The Tiger' inn in this location was recorded in 1747. The inn was renamed 'The Hardwicke Arms' and at least partially rebuilt during the late 18th century. During the 18th and mid-19th centuries it was a major coaching inn located (as it was then) on the Great North Road, the main road between London and York (Ermine Street).
'The Hardwicke Arms' is a two-storey range of the 18th century built in brick and tile, and in the time of the 1881 and 1891 censuses was also the house of a farm of up to 196 acres. The farm buildings at the rear were recorded and offered for sale in 1933 but most have since been demolished.
'The Hardwicke Arms' is still in business as a pub and hotel.

Hardwick Arms (Schedule 22)
[Now: The Hardwick Arms Hotel, Arrington]
George LINTON Head M
56
Farm Bailiff & Innkeeper Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Mary LINTON Wife M
56
Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Alice LINTON Daughter S
14
Moniter (School) Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Lucy WEBB Servant S
14
General Serv. Domestic Barrington, Cambridgeshire
Francis T CURTIS Lodger S
22
Brewer Tenterden, Kent

Hardwick Arms Tap (Schedule 23)
[Now: The Hardwick Arms Hotel, Arrington]
James COLLIN Head M
62
Liquid Retailer & Tapman (Pub) Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Emma COLLIN Wife M
47
Arrington, Cambridgeshire
May COLLIN Daughter  
4
Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Walter COLLIN Son  
3
Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
George CHARTER Son S
25
Stone Mason Arrington, Cambridgeshire

Blacksmith's Forge and Village Shop, Arrington, c1905
The Blacksmith's Forge and Village Shop, Arrington, c1905.
The forge is on the left (with scrap metal outside), the shop is to the right
with window blinds down against the morning sun. Compare this view with
the image at the head of this page. (See Schedule 23)

The building is now Grade II Listed.
[Enlarged detail from an early postcard in my collection]

Village (Schedule 24)
David NEWELL Head M
29
Blacksmith (Master) Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire
Ruth NEWELL Wife M
30
Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire
John NEWELL Brother S
18
Blacksmith & Journeyman Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire
Constance N NEWELL Daughter  
2
Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Bernard G NEWELL Son  
2m
Arrington, Cambridgeshire

Village [Shop] (Schedule 25)
-          
Joseph SMOOTHY Head M
58
Grocer and Postmaster Saffron Walden, Essex
Martha SMOOTHY Wife M
54
Grocer Wendy, Cambridgeshire
Annie SMOOTHY Daughter S
26
Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Mary E SMOOTHY Daughter S
24
Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Selina WILES Servant S
16
General Serv. Domestic Longstowe, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 26)
Alfred J COPPING Head M
33
Baker (Master) Yaxley, Huntingdon
Annie COPPING Wife M
35
Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Rose COPPING Daughter  
6
Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Ethel COPPING Daughter  
4
Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Fanny COPPING Sister S
28
Stanground, Huntingdon
Edward PAGE Servant S
22
Baker's Assistant Eynesbury, Huntingdon
Alfred STEVENS Servant S
18
Baker's Assistant Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire
Sarah PAYNE Servant S
16
General Serv. Domestic Kneesworth, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 27)
Philip NEWMAN Head M
47
Agricultural Labourer Croydon, Cambridgeshire
Ruth NEWMAN Wife M
55
Caxton, Cambridgeshire
Philip NEWMAN Son S
21
Groom Croydon, Cambridgeshire
William NEWMAN Son S
14
Bricklayer Croydon, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 28)
Walter J REYNOLDS Head M
33
Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth REYNOLDS Wife M
31
Laundress Arrington, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 29)
Uninhabited    

Arrington Parish Church, c1905
St Nicholas, c1905
Arrington Parish Church

Village (Schedule 30)
Mary A CHARTER Head W
59
Charwoman Arrington, Cambridgeshire
James CHARTER Son S
24
Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Albert CHARTER Son S
22
Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Arthur CHARTER Son S
20
Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Joseph THEOBALD Lodger S
31
Bricklayer Morden, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 31)
Charles MILLER Head M
45
Shepherd Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Sarah MILLER Wife M
53
St Martin's in the Fields, Middlesex

Village (Schedule 32)
Charles J RULE Head M
28
Road Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Mary A RULE Wife M
27
Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Elsie G RULE Daughter  
5m
Arrington, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 33)
Henry BARRANCE Head W
83
Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Henry BARRANCE Son S
45
Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
James BARRANCE Son S
39
Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Susan BARRANCE Daughter S
32
Dressmaker Arrington, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 34)
William RAYMENT Head M
42
Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Emma RAYMENT Wife M
52
Salthill, Sussex

Village (Schedule 35)
[Now: ?? Ermine Way, Arrington]
William COLLIN Head M
46
Bricklayer (Estate) Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Jane COLLIN Wife M
39
Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Caroline COLLIN Daughter S
17
Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Ernest COLLIN Son S
14
Bricklayer's Appre. Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Fanny COLLIN Daughter S
9
Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Harry COLLIN Son  
5
Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Louisa COLLIN Daughter  
3
Arrington, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 36)
Alfred WHITMORE Head M
33
Groom Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire
Eliza WHITMORE Wife M
28
Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire
George WHITMORE Son  
10
Scholar Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire
Eliza WHITMORE Daughter  
8
Scholar Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire
Jesse WHITMORE Son  
6
Scholar Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire
Emma WHITMORE Daughter  
4
Scholar Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire
Alfred WHITMORE Son  
3
Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule xx)
Ermine Way, Arrington
           
           
           
           
           
           

The 1891 Census for the Parish of Arrington ends here.

Census Records (Parish of Wimpole):
Census 1881: New Wimpole Out and About Wimpole Estate [1] New Orwell [2]
Census 1891: Wimpole Estate [1] New Wimpole [1] Out and About [1] New Orwell [2]
Census 1901: New Wimpole [1] Out and About [1] Wimpole Estate [1] New Orwell [2]
[1] These pages will be rebuilt after their transfer to the new website. The full Census listings will remain available for reference during the rebuilding.
[2] Following a parish boundary change in April 1999, much of the area of Orwell on the Cambridge Road, previously known as 'New Orwell', is now part of the Parish of Wimpole.
Census Records (Parish of Orwell):
Census 1881: Part One Part Two Part Three New Orwell [2]
Census 1891: Part One Part Two Part Three [1] New Orwell [2]
Census 1901: Part One [1] Part Two [1] Part Three [1] New Orwell [2]
[1] These pages are being rebuilt after their transfer to the new website. The full Census listings remain available for reference during the rebuilding.
[2] Following a parish boundary change in April 1999, much of the area of Orwell on the Cambridge Road, previously known as 'New Orwell', is now part of the Parish of Wimpole.
[3] The 1881 Orwell Census is rebuilt and complete as are all three 'New Orwell' pages.

The Hardwicke Arms, c1920
Arrington: Ermine Street and 'The Hardwicke Arms' c1920
[From an early postcard image in my collection]

Arrington Hill, c1905
Crow End Cottages, Arrington Hill, Ermine Way, c1905
[From an early postcard image in my collection]


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