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

Orwell High Street c1905
High Street, Orwell c1905

The 1891 Census for Orwell, Cambridgeshire.
Reference: RG12/1277 (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 Orwell on the night of 5 April 1891 (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. Particular thanks to Mike Giddings, Susan Giddings, Alexandra Morton and John Parkins for all their help, assistance and encouragement.
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 house numbers or references shown below were those used in 1891 and therefore unlikely to relate to present day postal addresses.
[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 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 1891 Census for Orwell continued from Part One

Lotfield Street (Schedule 65)
George HUDDLESTONE Head M 65 Wheelwright (Master) Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary Ann HUDDLESTONE Wife M 61   Foxton, Cambridgeshire
William HUDDLESTONE Son S 30 Wheelwright/ Journeyman Orwell, Cambridgeshire
John HUDDLESTONE Son S 28 Grocer (Master) Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Arthur HUDDLESTONE Son S 19 Grocer's Assistant Orwell, Cambridgeshire

Lotfield Street (Schedule 66)
James GATWOOD Head M 77 Wheelwright -
Journeyman
Little Eversden, Cambridgeshire
Susanah GATWOOD Wife M 75   Croydon, Cambridgeshire
Alfred GATWOOD Son S 49 Wheelwright - Journeyman Royston, Cambridgeshire
Sarah A GATWOOD Daughter S 35   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

Lotfield Street (Schedule 67)
Hannah GENTLE Head W 83   Comberton, Cambridgeshire

Lotfield Street (Schedule 68)
Stephen GENTLE Head M 53 Tailor Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth GENTLE Wife M 39   Wells, Norfolk
Arthur S GENTLE Son   12 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Albert T GENTLE Son   11 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Florence GENTLE Daughter     9 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frederick W GENTLE Son   4   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

Cross Lane (Schedule 69)
[One of a row of five 17th Century thatched cottages demolished in the 1960's]
Ruth COLLINS Head W 50 On Parish Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Henry COLLINS Son S 29 Domestic Servant (Groom) Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emma COLLINS Daughter S 21   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

Cross Lane (Schedule 70)
[One of a row of five 17th Century thatched cottages demolished in the 1960's]
Philip JACKSON Head S 42 Farm Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Alfred JACKSON Brother S 40 Farm Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire

Cross Lane (Schedule 71)
[One of a row of five 17th Century thatched cottages demolished in the 1960's]
Charles HORNSBY Head M 58 Corprolite
Digger [1]
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emma HORNSBY Wife M 56   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Lydia HORNSBY Mother W 77   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

[1] Coprolite mining first came to the Cambridgeshire region during the 1850s. It was an industry unique to England and consisted of digging up fossilised dinosaur excrement to be used as fertiliser for agricultural purposes.

Cross Lane (Schedule 72)
[One of a row of five 17th Century thatched cottages demolished in the 1960's]
George GILL Head M 70 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Phoebe GILL Wife M 70 [Blind] Orwell, Cambridgeshire

Cross Lane (Schedule 73)
[One of a row of five 17th Century thatched cottages demolished in the 1960's]
Josiah COLLIS Head M 57 Carpenter Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Hannah COLLIS Wife M 58   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
John COLLIS Grand Son   11 Scholar Marylebone, London

Duke of Wellington (P.H.)
Lotfield Street
(Schedule 74)
[Wellington Cottage, Stocks Lane, Orwell]
Charles MARSHALL Head M 38 Bootmaker 
(Master)
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth MARSHALL Wife M 31   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Charles M MARSHALL Son     8 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elthelbert E MARSHALL Son     7 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Annie E MARSHALL Daughter     5 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Alice M MARSHALL Daughter     3 Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Alfred J MUNNS Servant S 17 Bootmaker's Apprentice Chesterton, Cambridgeshire
John PARNWELL Lodger W 50 Farm Labourer Elsworth, Cambridgeshire

Town Farm (Schedule 75)
Edward WALDEN Head S 35 Farmer Northborough, Northampton
Mary D WALDEN Mother W 72   Northborough, Northampton
Charlotte WALDEN Sister S 38   Northborough, Northampton
Ann KEW Aunt S 69   Northborough, Northampton
Thomas E COLLETT Nephew   12 Scholar Long Slaughton, Cambridgeshire
Carrie A COLLETT Niece     9 Scholar Graveley, Cambridgeshire

Lotfield Street (Schedule 76)
Ellis COLLIS Head M 41 Blacksmith Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary A COLLIS Wife M 41   Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
Frederick BLOWS Stepson S 19 Blacksmith's Apprentice Shepreth, Cambridgeshire
William S COLLIS Stepson   15 Farm Labourer Melbourn, Cambridgeshire
Arthur COLLIS Stepson   14 Farm Labourer Shepreth, Cambridgeshire
Ernest W COLLIS Son     8   Shepreth, Cambridgeshire
Hannah COLLIS Daughter     5 Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Caroline E COLLIS Daughter     3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
John S SMITH Lodger W 76 Medical Practitioner Oxford

Lotfield Street (Schedule 77)
Alexander WATTS Head M 39 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth WATTS Wife M 42   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Alfred WATTS Son   12 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emma WATTS Daughter   10 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Florrie WATTS Daughter     8 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire

Lotfield Street (Schedule 78)
Stephen PEARCE Head M 53 Farm Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Rhoda PEARCE Wife M 50 Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Joel PEARCE Son S 24 Farm Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Harriet PEARCE Daughter S 17 Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ernest PEARCE Son S 15 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Winifred PEARCE Grand-Daughter     1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

Lotfield Street (Schedule 79)
Charles JUDE Head M 38 Farmer Barrington, Cambridgeshire
Emily M JUDE Wife M 28 Swaffham Prior, Norfolk
Herbert JUDE Son   6 Scholar Winnipeg, Canada
Clara E JUDE Daughter 4m Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Fordham GIDDINGS Lodger S 40 Farm Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire

Lotfield Street (Schedule 80)
Henry PELL Head M 40 Farm Labourer Kingston, Cambridgeshire
Sarah A PELL Wife M 42   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sarah PELL Daughter S 14   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Louisa A PELL Daughter   12 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth A PELL Daughter     5 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emily J PELL Daughter     1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Thomas STANFORD Father-
in-Law
W 79 On Parish Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

Lotfield Street (Schedule 81)
Lois BREED Wife M 39   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Eliot BREED Son   12 Farm Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Nora BREED Daughter     8 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire

Lotfield Street (Schedule 82)
William PEARCE Head M 57 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Susan PEARCE Wife M 57   Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire
William PEARCE Son S 30 Shoemaker Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Edmund PEARCE Son S 28 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Henry J PEARCE Son S 26 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
James PEARCE Son S 21 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire

Lotfield Street (Schedule 83)
Jesse MILLER Head M 52 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Martha MILLER [1] Wife M 42   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Henry MILLER Son S 23 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William MILLER Son S 21 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Arthur MILLER Son S 16 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frederick MILLER Son   13 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Agnes MILLER Daughter     9 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Herbert MILLER Son     7 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sidney MILLER Son     3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ethel MILLER Daughter   10m   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

[1] Born Martha Rumbold, daughter of William Rumbold (Shepherd) and Sarah Darlow, baptised Wimpole Parish Church on 17 February 1850, married Jesse Miller in 1868, had twelve children in 22 years, died June 1929, aged 79.]

Lotfield Street (Schedule 84)
John BREED Head M 36 Agricultural Lab Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Hephzibah BREED Wife M 36 Dressmaker Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Jeanette BREED Daughter 11 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Annie BREED Daughter 10 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire

Lotfield Street (Schedule 85)
John HUCKLE Head M 48 Agricultural Labourer Comberton, Cambridgeshire
Naomi HUCKLE Wife M 42   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth HUCKLE Daughter S 18   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emma HUCKLE Daughter   17   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William HUCKLE Son   15 Baker's Assistant Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Charles HUCKLE Son   13 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Henry HUCKLE Son     9 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Anne HUCKLE Daughter   11 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Catherine HUCKLE Daughter     7 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Harriet HUCKLE Daughter     5 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frederick J HUCKLE Son     3 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Arthur E HUCKLE Son     1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

Lotfield Street (Schedule 86)
Alfred MUNNS Head M 42 Corprolite
Digger [1]
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Lucy MUNNS Wife M 38   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
James MUNNS Son   14 Corprolite
Digger [1]
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary J MUNNS Daughter   12   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Laura MUNNS Daughter     9 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Edwin C MUNNS Son     3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Eva MUNNS Daughter   8m   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
John HAYES Father
-in-Law
W 82   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

[1] Coprolite mining first came to the Cambridgeshire region during the 1850s. It was an industry unique to England and consisted of digging up fossilised dinosaur excrement to be used as fertiliser for agricultural purposes.

Green Street (Schedule 87)
[Town Green Road, Orwell]
Annie LAW Head W 57 Living on own means London

Green Street (Schedule 88)
[Town Green Road, Orwell]
Jonas WILLMOTT Head M 54 Carrier Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sarah WILLMOTT Wife M 72   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

Green Street (Schedule 89)
[Town Green Road, Orwell]
Edward A BAILEY Head M 47 Farm Bailiff Warborough, Oxfordshire
Mary Louisa BAILEY Wife M 40   Benson, Oxfordshire

Green Street (Schedule 90)
[Town Green Road, Orwell]
Augustus DAY Head M 61 Farmer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary DAY Wife M 64   Whaddon, Cambridgeshire
Sarah M DAY Grand-Daughter   12 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire

The Grove (Schedule 91)
Mary A[nn] PARCELL [1] Head W 52 On Parish Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Martha PARCELL Daughter S 26 General Servant Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Albert PARCELL Son S 22 Farm Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Agnes G PARCELL Daughter   13 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire

[1] Born Mary Ann Gadd, daughter of John Gadd and Sarah Reed, baptised Wimpole Parish Church on 5 May 1839, second wife of William Parcell (1829-1888) of Orwell whom she married on 3 March 1859 and had eleven children in 18 years. Died 1906, aged 67.

The Grove (Schedule 92)
Naomi NEUSCHAFFER Head M 44 Dressmaker Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frederick NEUSCHAFFER Son   11 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire

The Grove (Schedule --)
UNINHABITED          

The Grove (Schedule 93)
Elizabeth WILLMOTT Head W 74 On Parish Elmdon, Essex
Mary A GILL Daughter W 44   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Charles GILL Grandson S 21 Corprolite
Digger [1]
Orwell, Cambridgeshire

[1] Coprolite mining first came to the Cambridgeshire region during the 1850s. It was an industry unique to England and consisted of digging up fossilised dinosaur excrement to be used as fertiliser for agricultural purposes.

The Grove (Schedule 94)
Samuel WELCH Head M 53 Agricultural Labourer Therfield, Hertfordshire
Sarah WELCH Wife M 49   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William J WELCH Son S 17 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
George WELCH Son S 16 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frederick WELCH Son   11 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary A WELCH Daughter     9 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire

The Grove (Schedule 95)
William WILKINS Head M 26 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Selina WILKINS Wife M 23   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
George WILKINS Son     3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William WILKINS Son     2   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

The Grove (Schedule 96)
William WAGSTAFFE Head M 58 Horse keeper [and] Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Emma WAGSTAFFE [1] Wife M 58   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] Born Emma Bullen, daughter of James Bullen and Sarah Giddings/Giddens, baptised 26 August 1832 at Wimpole Parish Church, married William Wagstaff(e) (1833-1906) on 14 November 1854 at Wimpole Parish Church, died 1896.

Field Barn (Schedule 97)
[Not Identified]
Serjeant WILLMOTT Head M 50 Agricultural Labourer Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire
Flora A WILLMOTT Wife M 49   Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire
Susan E WILLMOTT Niece     8   Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire

Field Barn (Schedule --)
[Not Identified]
UNINHABITED          

The 'New Orwell' (Cambridge Road) listings (Schedule 98 to 111 inclusive) that appear at this point of the 1891 census are now shown separately on Page Four (New Orwell). Following a parish boundary change in 1999, these properties are now in the Parish of Wimpole.

Old Turnpike (Schedule 112)
[Turnpike Cottage, Cambridge Road, Orwell (?)]
Jabez KNIGHT Head M 60 Shepherd Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sarah KNIGHT Wife M 58   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
John KNIGHT Son S 19 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Henry KNIGHT Son 11 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire

Old Turnpike (Schedule 113)
[Turnpike Cottage, Cambridge Road, Orwell (?)]
Alfred CHAPMAN Head M 48 Agricultural Labourer Kneesworth, Cambridgeshire
Emma CHAPMAN Wife M 45   Arrington, Cambridgeshire
William CHAPMAN Son   21 Agricultural Labourer Kneesworth, Cambridgeshire
George CHAPMAN Son S 16 Agricultural Labourer Kneesworth, Cambridgeshire
Philip CHAPMAN Son     8 Scholar (Twin) Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Arthur CHAPMAN Son     8 Scholar (Twin) Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Maude CHAPMAN Daughter     5 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Lilly CHAPMAN Daughter     2   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

Fisher's Lane (Schedule 114)
[Fisher's Lane, Orwell]
William TAYLOR Head S 68 Veterinary Surgeon Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary A PLOW Niece S 46 Housekeeper Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire

Fisher's Lane (Schedule 115)
[Fisher's Lane, Orwell]
Daniel WARD Head M 39 Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Charlotte WARD Wife M 38   Toft, Cambridgeshire

Fisher's Lane (Schedule 116)
[Fisher's Lane, Orwell]
Eliza Ann SUMMERLIN Head S 58 Living on own means Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Rosa J WOOTTON Niece   14   Wandsworth, London
William SUMMERLIN Nephew   14   Hitchin, Hertford

Fisher's Lane (Schedule 117)
[Fisher's Lane, Orwell]
William GIDDINGS Head M 62 Agricultural Lab Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary A GIDDINGS Wife M 56   Great Eversden, Cambridgeshire

Fisher's Lane (Schedule 118)
[Fisher's Lane, Orwell]
George WEBB Head M 49 Police Constable Little Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire
Anna WEBB Wife M 48   Little Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire

The Rectory
Fisher's Lane
(Schedule 119)
[Fisher's Lane, Orwell]
Henry C A TAYLER Head M 67 Rector Of Orwell Brighton, Sussex
Lydia E TAYLER Wife M 62   Trivanderum, East Indies
Annie JONSON Servant S 27 Cook,
Domestic Servant
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Florence E MARSHALL Servant S 17 Housemaid,
Domestic Servant
Foulmire, Cambridgeshire

Rectory Farm
New Road
(Schedule 120)
[Rectory Farm, Rectory Farm Lane [off Hillside], Cambridge Road, Orwell]
George ASLIN Head M 43 Farm Bailiff Redburn, Hertfordshire
Eliza ASLIN Wife M 46   Redburn, Hertfordshire
Edwin ASLIN Son   12   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ernest ASLIN Son   11 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Harriet M ASLIN Daughter     9 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Blanche E ASLIN Daughter     4 Scholar Orwell, Cambridgeshire

The 1891 Census for Orwell continues on Part Three

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: 24 October 2019.


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