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England and Wales Register, September 1939
Pages One and Two - Parish of Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

Wartime Register for the Parish of Wimpole (and a little bit of Orwell).

England and Wales Register -September 1939 - Page One England and Wales Register - September 1939 - Page Two
Page One Page Two

NOTES:
The 1939 Register provides a snapshot of the civilian population of England and Wales just after the outbreak of the Second World War. As the 1931 census for England and Wales was destroyed by fire during the Second World War and no census was taken in 1941, the Register provides the most complete survey of the population of England and Wales between 1921 and 1951, making it an invaluable resource for family, social and local historians.
The 1939 Register was taken on 29 September 1939. The information was used to produce identity cards and, once rationing was introduced in January 1940, to issue ration books. Information in the Register was also used to administer conscription and the direction of labour, and to monitor and control the movement of the population caused by military mobilisation and mass evacuation.
The Register has a number of blacked-out lines [= Record Closed], indicating that the record is unavailable because the individual may still be alive. The 1939 national register is constantly being updated and entries 'opened', either under the 100-year rule or against evidence of death.
There are eight pages in the 1939 Register relating all or in part to the modern-day Parish of Wimpole, each listing 44 individuals per page. Pages One and Page Two are below.
The columns shown below are (left to right):
- Address.
- Name.
- Gender (Male, Female).
- Date of Birth. (DD/MM/YYYY format)
- Marital Status (Married, Widow, Widowed, Single).
- Occupation.
Any other information/comments additional to the Register are shown using [italic text within square brackets] mostly in the Occupation column.
Modern-day addresses (where different and identifiable) are added in [red text within brackets] in the Occupation column.
The full set:
Page One: Orwell, Cambridge Road ('Fox and Hounds' to Rose Cottages)
Page Two
: Orwell, Cambridge Road (Rose Cottages to Hillside)
Page Three: Wimpole, Cambridge Road (Wimpole Lodge to River Cam Farm)
Page Four: Wimpole, Cambridge Road (Cambridge Road Farm to New Wimpole Village)
Page Five: Wimpole, Cambridge Road (New Wimpole Village)
Page Six: Orwell, then the Wimpole Estate (Stables, Woodyard, Cobbs Wood etc)
Page Seven: Wimpole Estate (Little End, Manor Farm, The Gardens, Brick End)
Page Eight: Wimpole Estate (Coombe Grove, Eight Elms, and Thornberry Hill Farms)

England and Wales Register, Page One
September 1939, Cambridge Road, Parish of Orwell [* see below]

* This register page of 44 line entries covers part of the village of Orwell along Cambridge Road, in the Parish of Orwell. In April 1999, a parish boundary change transferred all these properties here listed into the village of Wimpole in the Parish of Wimpole.
Addresses given run along the south side of Cambridge Road (A603), from west to east, from the 'Fox & Hounds' PH to the seven plus three c1875 terrace ('Rose Cottages').
Children tagged with '[photo]' link are named in an October 1938 School Photograph.

Fox & Hounds
" (1/9)
Frank Baulk M 14/11/1899 M Steam Plough Engine Driver, at Present Boiler Attendant
[71 Cambridge Road]
" (2/9) Georgina H I Baulk F 15/06/1903 M Unpaid Domestic Duties
" (3/9) Derek F Baulk M 05/05/1928 S At School
" (4/9) - - - - [Record Closed]
" (5/9) Mary Wenham F 04/02/1880 W Unpaid Domestic Duties
" (6/9) Arthur G Smith M 09/06/1878 S General Farm Labourer
" (7/9) Sheila Smith
[m. Bryan 1947]
F 21/10/1925 S At School
" (8/9) Douglas C Smith M 30/09/1928 S At School
" (9/9) Margaret E Smith
[m. Holden 1958]
F 25/02/1930 S At School
'Willowdene'
" (1/2)
Ann Ferguson F 15/03/1870 W Unpaid Domestic Duties [demolished]
" (2/2) - - - - [Record Closed]
Villa Cottage
" (1/5)
Albert Presland M 23/03/1916 M Builders Labourer
[47 Cambridge Road]
" (2/5)

Blanch Presland F 06/08/1911 M Housewife
[47 Cambridge Road]
" (3/5)

Albert Darnell M 11/09/1916 S Farm Labourer
[47 Cambridge Road]
" (4/5) - - - - [Record Closed]
" (5/5)

Leslie Darnell C Presland
M 09/01/1933 S At School
[Adopted 1943]
[47 Cambridge Road]
Grange Villa
" (1/4)
Archie Horsfield M 17/07/1894 M Motor Engineer.
Observer Corps.
[45 Cambridge Road]
" (2/4)
Muriel M Horsfield F 22/12/1906 M Unpaid Domestic Duties
[45 Cambridge Road]
" (3/4) [Joan Horsfield] [photo] - - - [Record Closed]
" (4/4) [Neal Horsfield] - - - [Record Closed]
The Grange
" (1/5)
Robert O King M 17/10/1874 M Consulting Engineer. Senior Scientific Officer, Air Ministry (Retired).
[Orwell Grange]
" (2/5) Frances H B King F 25/11/1879 M Poultry and Unpaid Domestic Duties
" (3/5) Sara O King F 21/06/1904 S Fruit and Poultry and Unpaid Domestic Duties
" (4/5) Nancy Glanvill F 06/08/1903 S Fruit and Poultry and Unpaid Domestic Duties
" (5/5) Margaret I B Glanvill F 20/05/1877 W Incapacitated
Rose Villa
" (1/3)
Stanley J W Knight M 17/05/1908 M Wireless Operator.
Empoyed by RAF in civilian capacity.
[39 Cambridge Road]
" (2/3)
Joan L P Knight
(m. King 1947)
F 06/01/1920 M Unpaid Domestic Duties
" (3/3) - - - - [Record Closed]
Rose Cottage
" (1/2)
James Wenham M 07/09/1861 M Farm Worker
[31-16 Cambridge Road]
" (2/2) Catharine Wenham F 05/06/1865 M Housewife
Rose Cottage
" (1/2)
Sarah J Payne F 09/06/1888 M Housewife
[31-16 Cambridge Road]
" (2/2) [Kath Payne?] [photo] - - - [Record Closed]
Rose Cottage " (1/5) Bertie V Salmon M 17/04/1902 M Bricklayer
[31-16 Cambridge Road]
" (2/5) Florence M Salmon F 15/08/1901 M Wife
" (3/5) Doreen C Salmon
(m. Clare 1981)
F 22/04/1930 S At School

" (4/5) Valerie P Salmon
(m. Day 1958)
F 30/12/1933 S At School
" (5/5) Vernon P Salmon M 30/12/1933 S At School
Rose Cottage
" (1/4)
Cyril F Gooch M 24/02/1912 M Ruston Excavators Dru [Driver?]
[31-16 Cambridge Road]
" (2/4) Alice M Gooch F 23/02/1913 M Housewife
" (3/4) - - - - [Record Closed]
" (4/4) - - - - [Record Closed]
Rose Cottage
" (1/4)
Edward Meddows M 09/04/1892 S Boiler Attendant.
Retired Royal Navy, Leading Stoker K5355. [served 1914-1928]
[31-16 Cambridge Road]
" (2/4) Dorothy W A Meddows F 20/02/1905 M Unpaid Domestic Duties
" (3/4) - - - - [Record Closed]
[Note: (4/4) G N Meddows at last address above is the first entry on Page Two below]

Continued on Page Two below...

England and Wales Register, Page Two
September 1939, Cambridge Road, Parish of Orwell [* see below]

*This register page of 44 line entries covers part of the village of Orwell along Cambridge Road, in the Parish of Orwell. In April 1999, a parish boundary change transferred the first two Orwell properties listed below into the village of Wimpole in the Parish of Wimpole.
Addresses given here run along both sides of Cambridge Road (A603), from west to east, from the last two houses in the c1875 terrace ('Rose Cottages') on the south side of Cambridge Road in present-day Wimpole down to Victoria Lodge [now demolished] and the start of the properties in Hillside. All the properties listed here lie within a few metres of the Wimpole Estate and as some of the residents listed are known 'Wimpole' families with children attending Wimpole Village School, I have chosen to include the complete page for reference.
Children tagged with '[photo]' link are named in an October 1938 School Photograph.

Continued from Page One above...

" (4/4) G N Meddows M 03/09/1939 S Under School Age
Rose Cottage, " (1/6) Richard John Blaby M 04/02/1897 M Incapacitated Army Disability Pension.
(ARR British Red Cross).
[31-16 Cambridge Road]
" (2/6) Alice M Blaby F 13/11/1906 M Unpaid Domestic Duties
" (3/6) - - - - [Record Closed]
" (4/6) Joan M Blaby [photo] F 14/05/1926 S At School
" (5/6) [Betty Blaby?] [photo] - - - [Record Closed]
" (6/6) [Freddie Blaby?] [photo] - - - [Record Closed]
Rose Cottage " (1/5) Frederick W Wood M 10/02/1861 M Police Pensioner
[31-16 Cambridge Road]
" (2/5) Florence M Wood F 26/04/1900 M Housewife
" (3/5) Eileen Smith F 01/10/1910 M Housewife
" (4/5) [Benny Smith?] [photo] - - - [Record Closed]
" (5/5) John T Mahoney M 17/03/1929 S At School
Turnpike Cottage
[Orwell]
" (1/3)
Lily Wilkins F 25/11/1869 W Housewife
[3 Turnpike Cottage,
Cambridge Road]
" (2/3) Oswald Wilkins M 14/05/1897 M Farm Labourer
" (3/3) William Wilkins M 22/08/1917 S Farm Labourer
Turnpike Cottage
[Orwell]
" (1/3)
Elias Pearce M 02/07/1864 M Old Age Pensioner
[1 Turnpike Cottage,
Cambridge Road]
" (2/3) Keziah Pearce F 03/06/1866 M Old Age Pensioner
" (3/3) Ada A Pearce F 14/01/1885 S Unpaid Domestic Duties
Council House
[Orwell]
" (1/5)
Leslie F Chessum M 23/10/1904 M Turbine Engine Driver, Eastwoods Cement Ltd.
(Special Constable)
[8 Cambridge Road, Orwell]
" (2/5) Mabel R Chessum F 04/01/1907 M Female Married Home Duties
" (3/5) [Joan Chessum?] [photo] - - - [Record Closed]
" (4/5) Victor F Chessum [photo] M 03/05/1932 S -
" (5/5) Eric L Chessum [photo] M 30/06/1933 S -
Council House
[Orwell]
" (1/2)
William Chapman M 27/12/1870 M Farm Labourer, Old Age Pensioner
[6 Cambridge Road, Orwell]
" (2/2) Mary A Chapman F 11/10/1865 M Housewife
Council House
[Orwell]
" (1/5)
George Searle M 20/09/1890 M Labourer on Lime Work Heavy Work.
[4 Cambridge Road, Orwell]
" (2/5) Winifred F Searle F 30/01/1890 M Housewife
" (3/5) - - - - [Record Closed]
" (4/5) Phillip S Searle M 22/09/1921 S Stockman
" (5/5) - - - - [Record Closed]
Council House
[Orwell]
" (1/6)
John Clarke M 10/02/1900 M Asbestos Worker, Labourer
[2 Cambridge Road, Orwell]
" (2/6) Matilda Clarke F 24/10/1903 M Unpaid Domestic Duties
" (3/6) Hilda M Clarke F 03/10/1927 S At School
" (4/6) Margaret M Clarke [photo] F 21/10/1928 S At School
" (5/6) [Eric Clarke?] [photo] - - - [Record Closed]
" (6/6) Douglas H Clarke [photo] M 13/07/1932 S -
Victoria Lodge
[Orwell]
" (1/2)
Harriet Ellen Pett F 28/05/1881 W Unpaid Domestic Duties [Demolished]
" (2/2) Frederick E Pett M 06/06/1904 S Estate Labourer
Cambridge Road [Orwell]
" (1/3)
Dorothy O Newton F 08/08/1901 M Domestic Duties
[Hillside?]
" (2/3) Albert H Newton M 25/10/1928 S At School
" (3/3) - - - - [Record Closed]
Cambridge Road [Orwell]
" (1/3)
M Wilkinson M 25/02/1911 M General Labourer, Heavy Worker
[Hillside?]
" (2/3) Alice Morris F 02/02/1915 M Unpaid Domestic Duties
" (3/3) - - - - [Record Closed]

Continued on Page Three


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