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A local history and genealogy site for Wimpole, a village and parish in South Cambridgeshire.
Curated by Steve Odell.

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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 continues from Part One:

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] and the page fully re-issued in due course.
[September/October 2019]

Village (Schedule 37)
Uninhabited    

Arrington Almshouses c1900
Inmates at the Arrington Almshouse, c1900
The Susan Countess of Hardwicke's Charity

Opposite the ceremonial gateway to Wimpole Hall stands a range of six red-brick alms-houses for 'the poor in Wimpole and Arrington', built to the design of H E Kendall in 1846 for the Countess of Hardwicke. Lady Hardwicke supported the alms-houses and gave a weekly allowance to the inmates, specified to be 'two married couples and four single women (preferably widows), who were to have lived in Wimpole or Arrington for at least seven years' and unable to maintain themselves.
The charity and the almshouses are still active today.

Alm Homes [Almshouse] (Schedule 38)
Elizabeth REYNOLDS Head W
76
Arrington, Cambridgeshire

Alm Homes [Almshouse] (Schedule 39)
Mary REED Head W
67
Nurse/Maternity/Sick Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

Alm Homes [Almshouse] (Schedule 40)
Ann PAYNE Head W
71
Nurse/Maternity/Sick Albury, Hertfordshire

Alm Homes [Almshouse] (Schedule 41)
Elizabeth LONG Head W
76
Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire

Alm Homes [Almshouses] (Schedule 42)
Elizabeth WHITBY Head W
68
Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

Alm Homes [Almshouse] (Schedule 43)
Joseph WAGSTAFF Head M
74
Park Gatekeeper Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Sarah WAGSTAFF Wife M
69
Laundress East Hatley, Cambridgeshire

Alm Homes [Almshouse] (Schedule 44)
Emily HARVEY Head S
20
School Mistress (National) Scoulton, Norfolk
Florence COLLIN Visitor S
11
Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire

Alm Homes [Almshouse] (Schedule 45)
Sarah HOWES Head W
69
Orwell, Cambridgeshire

Arrington School, c1920s
School House and Arrington School, c1920s

Village (Schedule 46)
James MILLER Head M
52
Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth MILLER Wife M
49
Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Charles MILLER Son S
19
Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
William MILLER Son S
14
Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Lizzie MILLER Daughter S
12
General Serv. Domestic Arrington, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 47)
Charles REYNOLDS Head M
38
Horse Keeper Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Ellen REYNOLDS Wife M
37
Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Arthur E REYNOLDS Son S
12
Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
William E REYNOLDS Son  
10
Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Herbert E REYNOLDS Son  
6
Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Albert J REYNOLDS Son  
3
Arrington, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 48)
John OSBORNE Head M
51
Drayman Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Lydia OSBORNE Wife M
55
Arrington, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 49)
Elizabeth MOULE Head W
82
Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 50)
George CLARKE Head M
26
Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Sarah CLARKE Wife M
24
Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Sarah CLARKE Daughter  
2
Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Edward [George] CLARKE [1] Son  
8m
Arrington, Cambridgeshire

[1] Edward George Clarke died in the First World War and is recorded on the Wimpole and Arrington War Memorial.

Village (Schedule 51)
John CHARTER Head W
74
Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth MILLER Daughter W
31
Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Fredrick CHARTER Grandson S
12
Agricultural Labourer Kingston, Cambridgeshire

"Before each service the Sunday School was held in the Chicheley Chapel. It largely consisted in rote work. As his coadjutor in this my father had an Arrington man, John Charters; he was a Wesleyan, and sometimes had field preachings in the meadow behind his cottage under Arrington hill. He was a good and religious man, a blacksmith by trade. He had charge of the boys on the benches in the central passage during service. I see him now in his brown velveteen, with finger ever ready to slip between the pages of his large brown Prayer Book, the more effectually to swing it against some mischievous head.
"One summer afternoon from his eyrie in the pulpit, my father saw two tramps creeping barefoot past the church to make an inroad on the rectory. He signalled to John Charters to go out and keep guard. And he signalled again and again. Each signal was misinterpreted as a call to exercise discipline on his charges. John's Prayer Book played about their heads, as Samson's jawbone upon the men of Lehi. His pathway was strewn with weeping, groaning boyhood. From that day John was dubbed 'the boy banger'."
- Rev Alexander Campbell Yorke (Writing in "Wimpole As I Knew It")

Village (Schedule 52)
Thomas PATTMAN Head M
44
Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Eliza PATTMAN Wife M
42
Comberton, Cambridgeshire
William A PATTMAN Son S
18
Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Fredrick J PATTMAN Son S
16
Grocer's Assistant Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Lilly M PATTMAN Daughter  
12
Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Lois E PATTMAN Daughter  
10
Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Percy C PATTMAN Son  
8
Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Owen M PATTMAN Son  
5
Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Violet J PATTMAN Daughter  
3
Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Leonard E PATTMAN Son  
10m
Arrington, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 53)
Elizabeth CORNEY Head W
69
Morden, Cambridgeshire
Henry CORNEY Son S
39
Miller (Master) Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Arthur CORNEY Son S
27
Carpenter (Master) Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Fredrick CORNEY Son S
24
Miller (Master) Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Julia S JAFFARD Daughter W
34
Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Minnie JAFFARD Grand-daughter  
10
Scholar Hastings, Sussex
Charles DARLOW Lodger S
54
Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 54)
George FOSTER Head W
72
Farmer Ravely Great, Huntingdon
Issac FOSTER Brother S
52
Farmer Woodwalton, Huntingdon
Alice CHARTER Servant S
20
General Serv. Domestic Arrington, Cambridgeshire
John WILSON Servant S
14
Farm Serv. Royston, Hertfordshire
Elizabeth GOATS Servant S
14
General Serv. Domestic Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 55)
William TAYLOR Head M
36
Agricultural Labourer Watlington, Norfolk
Rachel TAYLOR Wife M
33
Luton, Bedfordshire
Elizabeth TAYLOR Daughter  
9
Scholar Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Susanah TAYLOR Daughter  
6
Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Mary TAYLOR Daughter  
11m
Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Arthur TAYLOR Lodger S
20
Agricultural Labourer Watlington, Norfolk

Village (Schedule 56)
William MATTHEWS Head M
57
Highway Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Jane MATTHEWS Wife M
58
Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Philip MATTHEWS Son S
24
Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Francis MATTHEWS Grandson S
13
Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 57)
John HARRADINE Head W
67
Bourn, Cambridgeshire
Ellen HARRADINE Daughter S
33
Arrington, Cambridgeshire

Village (Schedule 58)
James MATTHEWS Head M
26
Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Sarah J MATTHEWS Wife M
26
Croydon, Cambridgeshire
Thomas MATTHEWS Son  
1
Arrington, 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]


This page was last updated on: 28 September 2019.


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