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

Orwell High Street c1905
High Street, Orwell c1905

The 1881 Census for Orwell, Cambridgeshire.
Reference: Ref. RG11/1656 (with acknowledgement to the Public Record Office)
Date of Census: 3 April 1881
There is a national Census every ten years when the year ends in a one. This page details the population of the Parish of Orwell on the night of 3 April 1881 (the list include children and visitors from outside the parish in temporary residence within Orwell on the date of the census).
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, Widower or Unmarried (18 years and over).
   4. Age.
   5. Occupation.
   6. Place of Birth.
The house numbers/references shown below were those in use in 1881 and therefore unlikely to relate to present day postal addresses.
[Information, notes and comments additional to the 1881 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 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 1881 Census for Orwell continued from Part Two

26 Town Green Road (Folio 42 Schedule 21)
John SWAN Head M 51 Bricklayer and Publican Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary A SWAN Wife M 48   Guildford Surrey
Emma SWAN Daughter U 20   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William SWAN Son U 18 Bricklayer Orwell, Cambridgeshire

27 Town Green Road (Folio 42 Schedule 21)
William WILLMOTT Head M 26 Bricklayer and Publican Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Eliza WILLMOTT Wife M 22   Thurfield, Hertfordshire
Sidney WILLMOTT Son   5   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Archer WILLMOTT Son   3 Bricklayer Orwell, Cambridgeshire

28 Town Green Road (Folio 42 Schedule 21)
Henry PELL Head M 30 Agricultural Labourer Kingston, Cambridgeshire
Sarah A PELL Wife M 33   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Thomas H PELL Son   7 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Anne PELL Daughter   6 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sarah PELL Daughter   4   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Louisa A PELL Daughter   2   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Thomas STANDFORD Father-in-Law W 66 Gardener Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

29 Town Green Road (Folio 42 Schedule 21)
Walter JARMAN Head M 33 Coprolite Foreman Morden, Cambridgeshire
Sophia JARMAN Wife M 35   Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
Arthur JARMAN Son   13 Grocer's Apprentice Morden, Cambridgeshire
Minnie JARMAN Daughter   11 Scholar Morden, Cambridgeshire
Eliza A JARMAN Daughter   8 Scholar Morden, Cambridgeshire
Alfred JARMAN Son   7 Scholar Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
Ambrose JARMAN Son   5   Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire
Harry JARMAN Son   2   Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire
William WRIGHT Visitor U 37 Coprolite Digger Not Known

30 Town Green Road (Folio 42 Schedule 22)
Samuel MATTHEWS Head M 38 Coprolite Digger Chesterton, Cambridgeshire
Sarah MATTHEWS Wife M 39   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William MATTHEWS Son   13 At Farm Work Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frank MATTHEWS Son   10 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Kate MATTHEWS Daughter   8 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Minnie MATTHEWS Daughter   6 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Alfred MATTHEWS Son   3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

31 Town Green Road (Folio 42 Schedule 22)
Joseph PEARCE Head M 58 Coprolite Digger Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire
Mary PEARCE Wife M 62   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

32 Town Green Road (Folio 42 Schedule 22)
William WARD Head M 68 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Lydia WARD Wife M 58   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Benjamin WARD Son U 25 Coprolite Digger Orwell, Cambridgeshire
David WARD Son U 22 Coprolite Digger Orwell, Cambridgeshire
George WARD Son U 19 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Caroline WARD Daughter   16   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William WARD Son   13 At Farm Work Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Harriet WARD Grand-Daughter   6   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

33 Town Green Road (Folio 42 Schedule 22)
Henry SOLE Head M 39 Agricultural Labourer Kelshall, Hertfordshire
Sarah SOLE Wife M 33   Therfield, Hertfordshire
William SOLE Son   13 At Farm Work Kelshall, Hertfordshire
Elizabeth A SOLE Daughter   10 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Louisa J SOLE Daughter   7 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emily A SOLE Daughter   5 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Henry J SOLE Son   3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Infant SOLE (Not Yet Named) Son   1m   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Infant SOLE (Not Yet Named) Daughter   1m   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

34 Town Green Road (Folio 43 Schedule 23)
William PAINE Head W 60 Agricultural Labourer Kingston, Cambridgeshire
Caroline PLOW Niece U 21   Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Joseph H PARNWELL Boarder U 22 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire

35 Town Green Road (Folio 43 Schedule 23)
James PRIME Head M 66 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary PRIME Wife M 60   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sidney PARCELL Grand-Son   9 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
George PARCELL Grand-Son   5 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

1 Lotfield Street (Folio 43 Schedule 23)
George HUDDLESTON Head M 55 Wheelwright (Master employs 2 men) Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary A HUDDLESTON Wife M 51   Foxton, Cambridgeshire
Henry G HUDDLESTON Son U 20 Wheelwright Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William G HUDDLESTON Son U 20 Wheelwright Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Amelia HUDDLESTON Daughter   13 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Arthur HUDDLESTON Son   9 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire

3 Lotfield Street (Folio 43 Schedule 23)
Stephen GENTLE Head M 42 Tailer (Master) Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth GENTLE Wife M 30   Wells, Norfolk
Arthur S GENTLE Son   2   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Albert T GENTLE Son   1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

"Duke of Wellington" (P.H.)
= 4 Lotfield Street (Folio 43 Schedule 23)
Charles MARSHALL Head M 28 Bootmaker (Master)
and Publican
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Martha A MARSHALL Wife M 28 Dressmaker Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Augustus B MARSHALL Son   4   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Maud L MARSHALL Daughter   3m   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

"Duke of Wellington" (P.H.)
= 4 Lotfield Street (Folio 43 Schedule 24)
Samuel CATO Head M 26 Blacksmith Kingston, Cambridgeshire
Harriet E CATO Wife M 26   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sidney W CATO Son   3   Kingston, Cambridgeshire
Samuel C CATO Son   9m   Hoddersdon, Hertfordshire
John PARNWELL Lodger W 51 Agricultural Labourer Elsworth, Cambridgeshire

5 Lotfield Street (Folio 43 Schedule 24)
Alfred MERRY Head U 58 Farmer ( 250 acres employs 8 men and 3 boys) Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Jane MERRY Aunt U 83   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Edith PEARCE Servant   10 General Servant (Domestic) Orwell, Cambridgeshire

6 Lotfield Street (Folio 43 Schedule 24)
Edward SIMPSON Head W 74 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth GILL Servant W 78   Arrington, Cambridgeshire
William WELSH Lodger W 69 General Servant (Domestic) Buntingford, Hertfordshire

7 Lotfield Street (Folio 43 Schedule 24)
Jabez KNIGHTS Head M 49 Shepherd Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sarah KNIGHTS Wife M 47   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Daniel KNIGHTS Son   15 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Herbert KNIGHTS Son   12 At Farm Work Orwell, Cambridgeshire
John KNIGHTS Son   10 At Farm Work Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Alice KNIGHTS Daughter   7 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Henry KNIGHTS Son   1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

8 Lotfield Street (Folio 43 Schedule 24)
Charlotte HAYES Head U 58 Dressmaker Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Annie GENTLE Grand-Daughter   10 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth PARCELL Boarder U 56   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

9 Lotfield Street (Folio 43 Schedule 25)
Joseph PARCELL Head M 79 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Hannah PARCELL Wife M 78   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

10 Lotfield Street (Folio 43 Schedule 25)
William PEARCE Head M 48 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Susan PEARCE Wife M 48   Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire
William PEARCE Son U 20 Shoemaker Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Arthur PEARCE Son U 19 Carter Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Edmund PEARCE Son U 17 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Henry PEARCE Son   15 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
James PEARCE Son   12 At Farm Work Orwell, Cambridgeshire
John PARCELL Lodger W 75 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire

11 Lotfield Street (Folio 43 Schedule 25)
Betsey GILL Head W 37   Arrington, Cambridgeshire
David GILL Son   11   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary A GILL Daughter   10 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ezekiel GILL Son   6 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Aaron GILL Son   5 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Alice GILL Daughter   3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ezra GILL Son   1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

12 Lotfield Street (Folio 43 Schedule 25)
Daniel GILL Head M 37 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Caroline GILL Wife M 36   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth A GILL Daughter   14   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ernest GILL Son   10 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Albert GILL Son   7 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Kate GILL Daughter   4 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frank GILL Son   7m   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

13 Lotfield Street (Folio 43 Schedule 25)
Jesse MILLER Head M 41 Coprolite Digger Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Martha MILLER Wife M 31   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Henry G MILLER Son   13 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William MILLER Son   11 At Farm Work Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sarah A MILLER Daughter   8 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Arthur MILLER Son   6 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frederick MILLER Son   3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

14 Lotfield Street (Folio 43 Schedule 26)
Henry SCOTT Head M 63 Grocer (Invalid) Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire
Mary A SCOTT Wife M 53 Dressmaker Deptford, Kent
Bertha SCOTT Daughter U 19 Agricultural Labourer Hilton, Huntingdonshire

15 Lotfield Street (Folio 44 Schedule 26)
John HUCKLE Head M 37 Coprolite Digger Comberton, Cambridgeshire
Naomi HUCKLE Wife M 32   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Alfred HUCKLE Son   12 At Farm Work Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth HUCKLE Daughter   8 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emma HUCKLE Daughter   7 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William HUCKLE Son   5 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Charles HUCKLE Son   3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Anne HUCKLE Daughter   1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

16 Lotfield Street (Folio 44 Schedule 26)
John HAYES Head M 71 Shephard Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Kezia HAYES Wife M 69   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

17 Lotfield Street (Folio 45 Schedule 27)
Alfred MUNNS Head M 32 Coprolite Digger Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Lucy MUNNS Wife M 29   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Victor E MUNNS Son   10 At Farm Work Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Selina A MUNNS Daughter   8 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ellen MUNNS Daughter   6 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
James MUNNS Son   4 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary J MUNNS Daughter   2   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

18 Lotfield Street (Folio 45 Schedule 27)
Joseph PARCELL Head M 44 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Jane PARCELL Wife M 48   Barrington, Cambridgeshire
John PARCELL Son   15 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary A PARCELL Daughter   12 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Isaac PARCELL Son   9 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Charles PARCELL Son   7 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire

1 Cross Lane (Folio 45 Schedule 27)
Josiah COLLIS Head M 47 Carpenter Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Hannah COLLIS Wife M 48   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary A COLLIS Daughter   15   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Arthur COLLIS Son   12 At Coprolite Work Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William COLLIS Son   10 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire

2 Cross Lane (Folio 45 Schedule 27)
George GILL Head M 59 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Phebe GILL Wife M 59   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Henry GILL Son   16 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sidney GILL   11 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William GILL   9 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ellis GILL   6 Scholar Croxton, Cambridgeshire

3 Cross Lane (Folio 45 Schedule 28)
Charles HORNSBY Head M 48 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emma HORNSBY Wife M 46   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
James NORFIELD U 31 Coprolite Digger Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

4 Cross Lane (Folio 45 Schedule 28)
Sarah JACKSON Head W 73   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Phillip JACKSON Son U 33 Coprolite Digger Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Alfred JACKSON Son U 31 Coprolite Digger Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emma MATHEWS   12 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire

5 Cross Lane (Folio 45 Schedule 28)
Ruth COLLINS Head M 40   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Arthur COLLINS Son U 17 Coprolite Digger Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Martha COLLINS     14   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth COLLINS     12 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emma COLLINS     11 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Lucy COLLINS     9 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire

The New Orwell listings that appear at this point of the census are now shown separately on Page Four (New Orwell).

Victoria Lodge (Folio 47 Schedule 32)
UNOCCUPIED on date of Census

Rectory Farm Cottage (Folio 47 Schedule 32)
George ASLIN Head M 35 Farm Bailiff Redbourn, Hertfordshire
Eliza ASLIN Wife M 38   Redbourn, Hertfordshire
George ASLIN Son   9 Scholar Redbourn, Hertfordshire
William ASLIN Son   8 Scholar Redbourn, Hertfordshire
Laura ASLIN   5 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Edwin ASLIN Son   3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ernest ASLIN Son   1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Thomas HOTE U 21 Agricultural Labourer Eltisley, Cambridgeshire

1 Fishers Lane (Folio 47 Schedule 32)
William TAYLOR Head U 59 Blacksmith
(Master employs 1 man and 1 boy)
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary Anne PLOW U 34   Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire

2 Fishers Lane (Folio 47 Schedule 32)
Daniel WARD Head M 29 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Charlotte WARD Wife M 28   Toft, Cambridgeshire

3 Fishers Lane (Folio 47 Schedule 32)
Ann SUMMERLIN Head W 70 Income from interest of money Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Eliza A SUMMERLIN   U 45   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

4 Fishers Lane (Folio 47 Schedule 32)
William GIDDINGS Head W 52 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William F GIDDINGS Son U 32 Coprolite Digger Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sarah PARCELL   M 27   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Albert GIDDINGS Son   16 Coprolite Digger Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sidney GIDDINGS Son   15 Coprolite Work Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Alfred PARCELL   M 21 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Infant not yet named     1m   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

5 Fishers Lane (Folio 48 Schedule 33)
Laxton PATRICK Head M 31 Police Constable Haddon, Huntingdon
Martha PATRICK Wife M 30   Oundle, Northampton
Annie PATRICK     2   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
John G PATRICK Son   4m   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

The 1881 Census for Orwell continues at Part Four (New Orwell)

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 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.

Town Green Road, Orwell c1905
Town Green Road, Orwell c1905
Image from a postcard in my collection.

Orwell Parish Church c1905
Orwell Parish Church c1905
Image from a postcard in my collection.

This page was last updated on: 09 September 2019.


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