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Orwell Census 1901 - Part One
High Street > Malton Road.
A local history and genealogy page for the Parish of Wimpole.

Orwell High Street c1905
High Street, Orwell c1905

The 1901 Census for Orwell, Cambridgeshire.
Reference: Ref.RG13/1521(with acknowledgement to the Public Record Office)
Date of Census: 31 March 1901
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 31 March 1901 (the list includes 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 Single.
   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 1901 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 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 1901 Census for Orwell starts here:

Endowed C.E. School
School House? High Street.
(Schedule 1)
William C LANE [1] Head W 49 Schoolmaster Earls Shilton, Leicestershire
Anne L LANE Daughter S 24 Housekeeper (Dom.) Yazor, Herefordshire
Arthur W LANE Son S 16 Pupil Teacher Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Eva G LANE Daughter S 11   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ada A PEARCE Servant S 16 Housemaid (Dom.) Orwell, Cambridgeshire
[1] Previous Heads: 1881: William Boning, 1891: William C Lane.

The 1891 census below [with yellow background] 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.
[August/September 2019]

High Street (Schedule 2)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Page JUDE Head
M
54
Agricultural Labourer Barrington, Cambridgeshire
Harriet JUDE Wife
M
59
  Litlington, Cambridgeshire
Martha SELL Daughter
S
28
Housekeeper (Dom.) Litlington, Cambridgeshire
Alice SELL Daughter-in-law
M
26
  Norwood, London
Evelyn SELL Grand-Daughter
S
1
  Orwell, Cambridgeshire

[Note: Page Jude lost his life in the Town House fire in 1936.]

High Street (Schedule 3)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Sarah SOLE Head
W
53
Needlewoman
(own account)
Therfield, Hertfordshire
Albert E SOLE Son
S
13
  Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary T SOLE Grand-Daughter
S
8
  Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 4)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
William COLLIN Head
M
59
Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Eliza COLLIN Wife
M
59
  Orwell, Cambridgeshire

[Note: Various spellings of family name in census records - check against Collin, Collins, Collis.]

High Street (Schedule 5)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Joseph GOATES Head
M
36
Engine Driver at Brickworks Kingston, Cambridgeshire
Lucy GOATES Wife M 33   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Florence GOATES Daughter S 11   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Alice GOATES Daughter S 7   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
John GOATES Son
S
4
  Orwell, Cambridgeshire

[Note: Various spellings of family name in census records - check against Goats, Goates.]

High Street (Schedule 6)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Samuel MATTHEWS Head
M
58
Brickyard Labourer Chesterton, Cambridgeshire
Sarah MATTHEWS Wife
M
59
  Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 7)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Edward OSBORNE Head
M
54
Labourer
Cement Works
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary OSBORNE Wife M 52   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Phillip OSBORNE Son S 18 Farm Shepherd Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Lillie OSBORNE Grand-Daughter
S
6
  Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 8)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
John BAILEY Head
M
50
Farm Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Harriett BAILEY Wife M 49   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Alfred BAILEY Son S 13   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Martha BAILEY Daughter S 11   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Nellie BAILEY Daughter S 8   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Archer BAILEY Son
S
5
  Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 9)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Ernest E SCRUBY Head
S
32
Baker and Grocer
(Employer)
Romford, Essex
Mary J SCRUBY Sister S 44 Housekeeper (Dom) Linton, Cambridgeshire
Frederick G TAYLOR Servant S 22 Baker Journeyman Breadmaker Cottenham, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 10)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
John BREED Head
M
46
Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Hephzibah BREED Wife M 46 Dressmaker
(own account)
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Jeanette BREED Daughter S 21 Dressmaker
(own account)
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sidney BREED Son
S
9
  Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 11)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Serjeant WILLMOT Head
M
62
Farm Labourer Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire
Flora A WILLMOTT Wife M 59   Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 12)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Mary A COLLIS Head
W
50
  Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
Ernest COLLIS Son S 18 Labourer at Brickworks Shepreth, Cambridgeshire
Lizzie COLLIS Daughter S 13 General Serv Domestic Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Alice M COLLIS Daughter
S
8
  Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 13)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Alfred INGREY Head
M
54
Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Rhoda INGREY Wife M 42   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Barnett INGREY Son S 15   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emily INGREY Daughter S 11   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Flora INGREY Daughter S 8   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Erma WATTS Aunt
W
58
  Sutton, Bedfordshire
High Street (Schedule 14)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Alfred JACKSON Head
S
49
Farm Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 15)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Mary SQUIRES Wife
M
38
  Leeds, Yorkshire
Elizabeth SQUIRES Daughter S 18 Barmaid,
Domestic Servant
Bradford, Yorkshire
Harry SQUIRES Son S 14   Hull, Yorkshire
June SQUIRES Daughter S 12   Hull, Yorkshire
Beatrice SQUIRES Daughter S 10   Hull, Yorkshire
Mary SQUIRES Daughter S 8   Peterborough, Northants
Clara SQUIRES Daughter
S
2
  Orwell, Cambridgeshire

[Note: This entry is curious in that no Head of Household is shown.]

High Street (Schedule 16)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
John PARNWELL Head
W
71
Sexton (Church Officer) and General
Labourer
Elsworth, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 17)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Daniel GILL Head
M
43
General Labourer, Navvy, Road Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary A GILL Wife M 44   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
George GILL Son S 21 Labourer, Farm Hand Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Martha GILL Daughter S 16   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Edward GILL Son S 14 Labourer, Brick Works Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary GILL Daughter S 12   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emma GILL Daughter
S
5
  Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 18)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
William E NEAVES Head
M
28
Labourer, Brick Works Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth M NEAVES Wife M 24   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William NEAVES Son S 2   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sidney NEAVES Son S 1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Albert E NEAVES Son S 2m   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 19)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Elizabeth COLLINS Head
W
80?
Parish Relief [deaf] Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth E COLLINS Daughter S 44   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frederick COLLINS Son S 40 Labourer, Brick Works Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 20)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Alfred MILLER Head
M
41
Cement Burner Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary A MILLER Wife M 41   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Edward MILLER Son S 14 Baker's Assistant,
Bread Maker
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emily MILLER Daughter S 9   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ernest A MILLER Son S 11m   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 21)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
William STALLIBRAS Head
M
40
Baker Shop Keeper
(own account)
Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
Sarah STALLIBRAS Wife M 31   Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
Hilda E STALLIBRAS Daughter S 9   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Nellie B STALLIBRAS Daughter S 5   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William J STALLIBRAS Son S 3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
'White Hart' [PH], High Street (Schedule 22)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Joseph E MERRY Head
M
42
Carpenter, Inn Keeper
(employer)
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary MERRY Wife M 40   Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Dora M MERRY Daughter S 9   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Violet E MERRY Daughter S 6   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Hilda MERRY Daughter S 4   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mildred MERRY Daughter S 3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Fritz E MERRY Son S 1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Hannah LOFTS Cousin S 40 Living on own means Harston, Cambridgeshire
[Butcher's Shop,] High Street (Schedule 23)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Sidney A OLIVER Head
M
38
Butcher (employer) Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Annie OLIVER Wife M 37   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elsie OLIVER Daughter S 5   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Gladys OLIVER Daughter S 2   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sidney OLIVER Son S 1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Eliza OLIVER Mother W 80 Living on own means Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire

[Note:
(a) Previous Heads: 1881 Henry Oliver, 1891 Henry Oliver.
(b) Michael Braysher writing in 'Ordwella to Orwell': "Henry Oliver... [was] butcher from 1850 to 1903 and I took over from Sidney Oliver in 1963. The butcher's shop in the High Street... was originally thatched and timber framed.... and in the Oliver family's time there were cattle and pig pens and a slaughterhouse behind the shop. When animals were slaughtered, the blood flowed away under the buildings into a ditch in the paddock behind (now Pearman's Close").]

High Street (Schedule 24)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
John WILSHER Head
M
54
Labourer at Cement Works Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Bertha WILSHER Wife M 43   Barrington, Cambridgeshire
Herbert WILSHER Son S 16 Labourer at Brick Yard Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ellis WILSHER Son S 14 Farm Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emily J WILSHER Daughter S 11   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ernest G WILSHER Son S 9   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
May WILSHER Daughter S 5   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Henry WILSHER Cousin S 1   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 25)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Joseph BREED Head
W
55
Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Fanny BREED Daughter S 26 Housekeeper (Dom.) Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Edward BREED Son S 19 Tea Maker on Farm Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 26)
[Now 30 High Street, Orwell]
William S MILLER Head
W
70
Harness Maker
(own account)
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William MILLER Son S 40 Harness Maker
(own account)
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth J MILLER Daughter S 29   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 27)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Aaron SCOTT Head
M
41
Shoemaker/Bootmaker/ Leather (Own Account) Elsworth, Cambridgeshire
Mary A SCOTT Wife M 40   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 28)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
George WARD Head
M
38
Cement Burner Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sarah WARD Wife M 46 L [= Lame?] Newington Butts [London?]
Mary C WARD Daughter S 12   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Harriet A WARD Daughter S 5   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 29)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
George FLACK Head
M
51
Machinist Thrashing Great Eversden, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth FLACK Wife M 54   Caldicot, Cambridgeshire
George FLACK Son S 21 Carpenter Little Eversden, Cambridgeshire
Sidney [Alfred] FLACK Son S 19 Engine Driver Threshing Machine Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ernest FLACK Son S 15 Engine Driver Tender ? Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Red Lion PH, High Street (Schedule 30)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
George EVERITT Head
M
61
Publican & Farmer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Rhoda EVERITT Wife M 60   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Arthur EVERITT Son S 24 Farmer's Son Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Reginald EVERITT Son S 21 Farmer's Son and Carrier [?] Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Albert PRIME Brother S 56 Labourer on Farm Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Annie LARKIN Daughter M 26   Bedford [, Bedfordshire]
Harry LARKIN Grand-son S 4m   Bedford [, Bedfordshire]
High Street (Schedule 31)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
William WOODS Head
W
61
Labourer in Brick Yard Cambridge
Arthur WOODS Son S 31 Labourer in Brick Yard Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 32)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
William WRIGHT Head
M
76
Farm Labourer Barrington, Cambridgeshire
Mary WRIGHT Wife M 75   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sarah A WRIGHT Daughter S 43   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 33)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
John MERRY Head
M
57
Carpenter Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sarah MERRY Wife M 56   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Rose J MERRY Daughter S 22   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 34)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
William NEAVES Head
M
59
Agricultural Labourer Barrington, Cambridgeshire
Naomi NEAVES Wife M 54   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
George W NEAVES Son S 13   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 35)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
George [Ivatt] FARRINGTON Head
M
32
Police Constable Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth FARRINGTON Wife M 33   Chesterton, Cambridgeshire
Ida E[lizabeth] FARRINGTON Daughter S 4   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frederick FARRINGTON Son S 3   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Bernard W[illiam] FARRINGTON Son S 4m   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 36)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Ellen BREED Head
W
41
Needle woman (Shirt)
(own Account)
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Charles E BREED Son S 14 Farm Boy ? (Horse) Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 37)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
George PARCELL Head
M
57
Farm Labourer (Gen) Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sarah PARCELL Wife M 56   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Herbert PARCELL Son S 18 Blacksmith's Assistant Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frank PARCELL Son S 10   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 38)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Arthur J MERRY Head
M
40
Carpenter and Blacksmith (own Account) Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary E MERRY Wife M 35   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Olive E MERRY Daughter S 5   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Joseph C MERRY Son S 4   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Freda MERRY Daughter S 2   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Doris MERRY Daughter S 8m   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Charles COLLINS Father-in-law W 66 Labourer Roadman in Village Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 39)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Charlotte PARCELL Head
W
54
Dressmaker
(own Account)
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frederick C PARCELL Son S 20 Blacksmith Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 40)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Harry PEARCE Head
M
36
Horse Keeper on Farm Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Agnes PEARCE Wife M 34   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Wilfred PEARCE Son S 9   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emily L PEARCE Daughter S 6   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Leonard PEARCE Son S 4   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Harry PEARCE Son S 2   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
High Street (Schedule 41)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
William BREED Head
M
30
Agricultural Labourer Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Betsy BREED Wife M 26   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Violet [?] BREED Daughter S 2   Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Nags Head PH, High Street (Schedule 42)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Nancy SWAN Head
S
41?
Beer Retailer Pub
(own Account)
Royston, Hertfordshire
Annie ANDERSON Sister M 56   Royston, Hertfordshire
Kate E ANDERSON Niece S 27 Dress maker
(own Account)
Barn[e]s, Surrey
High Street (Schedule 43)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Arthur REED Head
M
47
Labourer
Farm Worker Agr
Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Isobel REED Wife
M
43
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Emma REED Daughter
S
15
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Thomas REED Nephew  
9
Edmonton, London

High Street (Schedule 44)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
George KNIGHTS Head
M
60
Farm Labourer General Ploughman Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Rhoda KNIGHTS Wife
M
60
Barrington, Cambridgeshire
William KNIGHTS Son
S
28
Farm Labourer General Orwell, Cambridgeshire

High Street (Schedule 45)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
George HEMPSTEAD Head
M
60
Blacksmith Great Leighs,  Essex
Eliza HEMPSTEAD Wife
M
70
Felstead, Essex

High Street (Schedule 46)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Walter WILLKINS Head
M
42
Farm Labourer General Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Julia WILLKINS Wife
M
35
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Frederick WILLKINS Son  
12
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Miriam WILLKINS Daughter  
11
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Stanley WILLKINS Son  
9
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Elise ? WILLKINS Daughter  
6
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Flora WILLKINS Daughter  
10 m
Orwell, Cambridgeshire

High Street (Schedule 47)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Arthur PRIME Head
M
50
Labourer
Cement Works
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ann PRIME Wife
M
51
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Samuel PRIME Son
S
23
Labourer
Cement Works
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Hilda PRIME Daughter  
11
Orwell, Cambridgeshire

High Street (Schedule 48)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Robert HAYES Head
M
57
Farm Labourer Shepherd Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Gertrude HAYES Wife
M
55
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Isaac GILL Son
S
35
Navvie or Labourer Cement Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Hannah HAYES Daughter
S
21
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Alf HAYES Son  
14
Farm Labourer & Plough Boy Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Agnes HAYES Daughter  
10
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Iris HAYES Grand-daughter  
1 m
Orwell, Cambridgeshire

High Street (Schedule 49)
[Now ?? High Street, Orwell]
Ebenezer GIDDINGS Head
W
50
Chimney Sweeper Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Florence GIDDINGS Daughter
S
27
House Keeper Domestic Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Albert GIDDINGS Son  
12
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Eliza A GIDDINGS Daughter  
10
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Mary GIDDINGS Daughter  
8
Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Alice GIDDINGS Daughter  
5
Orwell, Cambridgeshire


?? High Street (Folio xx Schedule xx)
           
           
           
           
           
           

Continues on 1901 Part Two

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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