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Orwell Census 1881 - Part Two
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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 shown below were those being used 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]

Census Records (Parish of Orwell):
Census 1881: Part One Part Two Part Three New Orwell [2]
Census 1891: Part One [1] Part Two [1] 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 Census is rebuilt and complete as are the three 'New Orwell' pages.

The 1881 Census continued from Part One

45 High Street (Folio 37 Schedule 11)
Jane SWAN Head W 59 Beer House Keeper Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Nancy SWAN Daughter U 27   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Robert SWAN Son U 33 Joiner
(out of employment)
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
George ANDERSON Grand-son   13 Scholar Cambridge
Annie J ANDERSON Grand-daughter   10 Scholar Cambridge
George HEARNE Boarder M 55 Agricultural Labourer Risden, Hertfordshire
Henry ROLPH Boarder U 23 Blacksmith Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire

'The Red Lion' [P.H.]
46 High Street
(Folio 37 Schedule 11)
Merry JOHNSON Head M 52 Beer House Keeper Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Jane JOHNSON Wife M 52   Wales
Annie JOHNSON Daughter U 17   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Richard SHEPHERD Visitor U 54 Agricultural Labourer Royston, Hertfordshire
James LAXTON Visitor M 27 Agricultural Labourer Buckden, Huntingdonshire
James MILLER Visiter M 42 Agricultural Labourer Rarely, Huntingdonshire

47 High Street (Folio 37 Schedule 11)
William S MILLER Head M 53 Harness Maker (Master)
employs 1 man
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary M MILLER Wife M 52   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William MILLER Son U 21 Harness Maker Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Louisa MILLER Daughter U 19   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Arthur MILLER Son   14 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth MILLER Daughter   9 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire

48 High Street (Folio 37 Schedule 12)
Joseph BREED Head M 35 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth BREED Wife M 36   Barrington, Cambridgeshire
Fanny BREED Daughter   6 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Albert BREED Son   3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

49 High Street (Folio 37 Schedule 12)
Samuel WELCH Head M 42 Agricultural Labourer Therfield, Hertfordshire
Sarah WELCH Wife M 39   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William WELCH Son   7 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
George WELCH Son   6 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ada WELCH Daughter   4 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frederick WELCH Son   1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
James WARBOYS Boarder W 66 Agricultural Labourer Ashwell, Cambridgeshire

50 High Street (Folio 37 Schedule 12)
Henry OLIVER Head M 48 Butcher (Master) employs 2 men Melbourn, Cambridgeshire
Eliza OLIVER Wife M 59   Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire
Reginald H OLIVER Son U 21 Butcher Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sidney OLIVER Son U 18 Butcher Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Agnes OLIVER Daughter   15   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

51 High Street (Folio 37 Schedule 12)
Walter FRENCH Head M 29 Baker and Corn Merchant (employs 1 boy) Barrington, Cambridgeshire
Martha FRENCH Wife M 32   Therfield, Hertfordshire
Ethel M FRENCH Daughter   11m   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Joseph PRESTON Visitor M 69 Retired Builder Therfield, Hertfordshire
Lucy PRESTON Visitor M 64   Therfield, Hertfordshire
Fanny PRESTON Visitor U 24   Therfield, Hertfordshire
Robert B PRESTON Visitor U 27 Publisher Therfield, Hertfordshire

52 High Street (Folio 38 Schedule 13)
Elizabeth COLLINS Head W 60   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth COLLINS Daughter U 24   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frederick A COLLINS Son U 20 Coprolite Digger Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth M COLLINS Grand-Daughter    4   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

=53 High Street (Folio 38 Schedule 13)
Philip OSBORN Head M 67 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Eliza OSBORN Wife M 66   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

=53 High Street (Folio 38 Schedule 13)
Alfred MILLER Head M 21 Coprolite Digger Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary A MILLER Wife M 21   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Florence MILLER Wife   1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

54 High Street (Folio 38 Schedule 13)
Aaron SCOTT Head M 21 Boot Maker (Master) Elsworth, Cambridgeshire
Mary J SCOTT Wife M 20   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

55 High Street (Folio 38 Schedule 13)
David SMITH Head M 34 Coachman (Domestic Servant) Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sarah SMITH Wife M 27   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Mary BULLEN Sister-in-law U 22 Domestic Servant
(out of employ)
Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

56 High Street (Folio 38 Schedule 13)
Daniel PARCELL Head M 45 Coprolite Digger Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Charlotte PARCELL Wife M 34   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emmeline PARCELL Daughter   12 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Martha Jane PARCELL Daughter   10 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth A PARCELL Daughter   8 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frederick C PARCELL Son   5 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire

57 High Street (Folio 38 Schedule 13)
Arthur W JUDD Head M 26 Officer of Inland Revenue Ripley, Derbyshire
Sarah JUDD Wife M 25   Holdenhurst, Hampshire
Philip A J JUDD Son   6m Scholar Scotland

58 High Street (Folio 38 Schedule 13)
Arthur REED Head M 25 Coprolite Digger Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth C REED Wife M 22   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Arthur Reed CHAPMAN Son   5 Scholar Croydon, Cambridgeshire
David REED Son   2   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emma E REED Daughter   1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

59 High Street (Folio 38 Schedule 14)
UNINHABITED          

60 High Street (Folio 38 Schedule 14)
Arthur PRIME Head M 31 Coprolite Digger Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ann PRIME Wife M 31   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Charles PRIME Son   8 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Betsy PRIME Daughter   6 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Samuel PRIME Son   3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary GILL Mother-in-Law W 68   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

61 High Street (Folio 38 Schedule 14)
Alfred WRIGHT Head M 25 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Charlotte WRIGHT Wife M 25   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Etty Blanche WRIGHT Daughter   4 Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William WRIGHT Son   3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

=62 High Street (Folio 38 Schedule 14)
William COLLIS Head M 77 Carpenter (Unemployed) Coton, Cambridgeshire
Mary COLLIS Wife M 76   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William COLLIS Son U 53 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
John T BRACKET Boarder   1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

School House
=62 High Street
(Folio 38 Schedule 14)
William BONING Head M 39 Schoolmaster Cambridge
Lucilla M BONING Wife M 35   Trumpington, Cambridgeshire
Ethel M BONING Daughter   5   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Eva G BONING Daughter   2 Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Martha CAMPS Servant   13 General Servant (Domestic) Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire

1 Town Green Road (Folio 38 Schedule 14)
Thomas RUSSELL Head M 48 Grocer and Draper (Master) employs 1 man + 1 Apprentice) Wendy, Cambridgeshire
Emma E RUSSELL Wife M 42   Wendy, Cambridgeshire
Henry R RUSSELL Son U 17 Grocers Assistant Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary E RUSSELL Daughter   16   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Eliza A HURST Servant   14 General Servant (Domestic) Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

2 Town Green Road (Folio 39 Schedule 15)
Charles PEARCE Head M 39 Butcher (Master) Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth PEARCE Wife M 37   Melbourn, Cambridgeshire
John W PEARCE Son   15 Grocer's Apprentice Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Charles PEARCE Son   13 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth M PEARCE Daughter   11 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Martha J PEARCE Daughter   9 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary A C PEARCE Daughter   7 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emily L PEARCE Daughter   5 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
George PEARCE Son   3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Agnes PEARCE Daughter   1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

3 Town Green Road (Folio 38 Schedule 14)
Martha GILL Head W 67 Handicap (deaf) Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary GILL Daughter U 33 Housemaid (Domestic Servant) Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth SMITH Grand-Daughter U 18 Dressmaker Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire

4 Town Green Road (Folio 38 Schedule 14)
George MULBERRY Head M 61 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Hannah MULBERRY Wife M 51   Wrestlingworth, Bedfordshire
John MULBERRY Son U 21 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Arthur MULBERRY Son   12 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Alfred MULBERRY Son   9 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire

5 Town Green Road (Folio 39 Schedule 15)
John WILSHER Head M 35 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Bertha WILSHER Wife M 24   Barrington, Cambridgeshire
William WILSHER Son   4 Scholar Barrington, Cambridgeshire
Jane WILSHER Daughter   2   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

6 Town Green Road (Folio 39 Schedule 16)
Augustus HAYES Head M 48 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Eliza HAYES Wife M 39   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
George HAYES Son U 19 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Hannah HAYES Daughter   15   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William HAYES Son   13 At Farm Work Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Alice HAYES Daughter   11 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emma HAYES Daughter   7 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Arthur HAYES Son   2   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

7 Town Green Road (Folio 39 Schedule 16)
Charles MILLER Head M 32 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Caroline MILLER Wife M 33   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth MILLER Daughter   12 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ernest MILLER Son   9 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Harriet MILLER Daughter   9 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mabel MILLER Daughter   5 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Susan MILLER Daughter   3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Annie MILLER Daughter   1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ann WILSHER Mother W 61   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

8 Town Green Road (Folio 38 Schedule 14)
Benjamin BREED Head M 23 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ellen BREED Wife M 21   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Eliza A BREED Daughter   1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

9 Town Green Road (Folio 38 Schedule 14)
William LAW Head M 45 Grocer (Master) employs one boy Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Anne LAW Wife M 47   Middlesex, London
Ada M LAW Niece   8 Scholar Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire
Lillie J LAW Visitor   6 Scholar Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire

10 Town Green Road (Folio 38 Schedule 14)
Frederick MILLER Head M 50 Farmer (56 acres) employs 2 labs Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Martha Ann MILLER Wife M 48 Farmer's Wife Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Edwin MILLER Son U 17 Farmer's Son Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Martha A MILLER Daughter   14   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sarah J MILLER Daughter   9 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ada H MILLER Daughter   6 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Esther E PAYNE Visitor U 20   Coggeshall, Essex

No listing for a 11 Town Green Road

12 Town Green Road (Folio 40 Schedule 17)
William WAGGSTAFF Head M 48 Coprolite Digger Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Emma WAGGSTAFF Wife M 48   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

=13 Town Green Road (Folio 40 Schedule 17)
Samuel GENTLE Head M 40 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth GENTLE Wife M 38   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ellis GENTLE Son U 17 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Alfred GENTLE Son   15 At Coprolite Works Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frederick GENTLE Son   13 At Farm Work Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Martha GENTLE Daughter   4   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

=13 Town Green Road (Folio 40 Schedule 17)
Ellis H MILLER Head M 22 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Eliza MILLER Wife M 20   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

14 Town Green Road (Folio 40 Schedule 17)
Daniel WILSHER Head M 41 Coprolite Foreman Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Susan WILSHIRE Wife M 38   Hinxworth, Hertfordshire
Eliza A WILSHER Daughter   11 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William WILSHER Son   8 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frederick WILSHER Son   6 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Rhoda WILSHER Daughter   5 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Florence WILSHER Daughter   3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Minnie WILSHER Daughter   1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

15 Town Green Road (Folio 40 Schedule 18)
Joseph SCOTT Head M 25 Shephard Elsworth, Cambridgeshire
Decima SCOTT Wife M 23   Orwell, Hertfordshire
Harry SCOTT Son   5 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frederick SCOTT Son   3 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Harriet SCOTT Daughter   1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

16 Town Green Road (Folio 40 Schedule 18)
James MILLER Head M 64 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth MILLER Wife M 65   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Charles MILLER Son U 38 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire

17 Town Green Road (Folio 40 Schedule 18)
William PEARCE Head M 68 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sarah PEARCE Wife M 62   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Ellis PEARCE Son U 20 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Henry PEARCE Son U 17 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire

18 Town Green Road (Folio 40 Schedule 18)
Jonas WILLMOTT Head M 46 Farm Bailiff Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sarah WILLMOTT Wife M 63   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

1 The Grove (Folio 40 Schedule 18)
Alfred GENTLE Head M 49 Farm Bailiff Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth GENTLE Wife M 44   Linton, Cambridgeshire
Henry GENTLE Son U 18 Blacksmith's Apprentice Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emma GENTLE Daughter U 17   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Herbert GENTLE Son   15 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Charles GENTLE Son   10 At Farm Work Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sarah A GENTLE Daughter   8 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Laura GENTLE Daughter   6 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Edward GENTLE Son   4 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Bertha GENTLE Daughter   2   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Adelaide GENTLE Daughter   9m   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

2 The Grove (Folio 41 Schedule 19)
Jesse MILLER Head M 70 Shoemaker (unemployed) Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sarah MILLER Wife M 69   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Naomi NEVSCHAFFER Daughter M 34   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frederick W NEVSCHAFFER Grandson   1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

3 The Grove (Folio 41 Schedule 19)
Mary A GILL Head W 35   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Minnie A GILL Daughter   12 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Charles GILL Son   10 At Farm Work Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth WILLMOTT Mother W 64   Elmdon, Essex

4 The Grove (Folio 41 Schedule 19)
William PARCELL Head M 51 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary Ann PARCELL Wife M 42   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
William J PARCELL Son U 17 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Zeziah PARCELL Daughter   14   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Albert E PARCELL Son   12 At Farm Work Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sarah A PARCELL Daughter   10 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Clara J PARCELL Daughter   9 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Agnes G PARCELL Daughter   3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

19 Town Green Road (Folio 41 Schedule 19)
Edward OSBORN Head M 34 Coprolite Digger Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary Ann OSBORN Wife M 32   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Jessie Ann OSBORNE Daughter   11 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emma OSBORN Daughter   8 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Edward C OSBORN Son   4   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

20 Town Green Road (Folio 41 Schedule19)
William COLLINS Head M 39 Coprolite Digger Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Eliza COLLINS Wife M 39   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Harriet COLLINS Daughter   12 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Eliza A COLLINS Daughter   9 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire

1 Field Barn Cottages (Folio 41 Schedule 20)
Alfred L WALDECK Head M 32 Agricultural Labourer Ashford, Hertfordshire
Lydia WALDECK Wife M 32   Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire
Lucy A WALDECK Daughter   10 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William C WALDECK Son   9 Scholar Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire
Frederick S WALDECK Son   6 Scholar Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire
Priscilla WALDECK Daughter   5   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ernest H WALDECK Son   3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frank WALDECK Son   1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

21 Town Green Road(Folio 41 Schedule 20)
Augustus DAY Head M 52 Farmer (39 Acres - employs 1 boy) Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary DAY Wife M 53   Whaddon, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth DAY Daughter U 21   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sarah M DAY Grand-Daughter   2   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

22 Town Green Road (Folio 41 Schedule 20)
Daphney MALE Head W 45   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Alexander MALE Son U 19 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
John MALE Son   12   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

23 Town Green Road (Folio 41 Schedule 20)
Charles ROADS Head M 45 Coprolite Merchant Waddesdon, Buckingham
Mary E ROADS Wife M 31   Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
Montague L ROADS Son   8 Scholar Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
Francis E ROADS Son   5 Scholar Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
Martha FLOWES Servant U 21 Cook (Domestic) Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire
Emma LAW Servant   14 Housemaid (Domestic) Meldreth, Cambridgeshire

24 Town Green Road (Folio 41 Schedule 20)
Joseph PRIME Head M 64 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ann PRIME Wife M 56   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Clara J PRIME Daughter U 21   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Henry PRIME Grand-Son   10 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire

25 Town Green Road (Folio 42 Schedule 21)
James HARNSBY Head M 64 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Lydia HARNSBY Wife M 56   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Samuel TINGEY Lodger U 21   Not known Bedfordshire

The 1881 Census continues at Part Three

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.


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