My Cambridgeshire Genealogy
by Audrey Fletcher 2009
Over the past few years I have been tracing my mother's family history. Her
father was a Cambridgeshire man as was her maternal grandfather. To further
my research I bought a pile of Cambridgeshire Parish Records on microfiche, and
have since used these to help other people in tracing their family history as well.

Since the onset of computers and the information so readily available, there has
been a huge upsurge in the number of people attempting to trace
their family history.

This page is intended to help at least some of those people whose ancestors, like
mine, hail from Cambridgeshire.

I will begin with the ancestry of my mother's father, William Richard Hullyer, who
was born at
Swaffham Bulbeck on 23rd August 1878.

This will be followed by the ancestry of my mother's maternal grandfather,
William George Stearn, who was born at Stapleford and christened there
on 4th February 1855.
The Hullyer Ancestry of William Richard Hullyer

1) "John Hullier of Burrough Green" bachelor = Elizabeth Coe spinster (otp) of this parish of Brinkley
(Brinkley Parish Records) Buried 21 June 1802 Brinkley, Cambridge (Parish Records)
John Hullier buried 27 April 1803, Brinkley, Cambridge. Widower (Parish Records)
DOM 06 January 1754 (Brinkley Parish Records)
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2) John Hullier chr. 21 April 1754, Brinkley, Cambridge (Parish Records)
3) Mary Hullier chr. 01 March 1756, Brinkley, Cambridge (Parish Records)
DOM 28 October 1776 to Matthew Scare of Sawston, batchelor. (Brinkley Parish Records)
4) Thomas Hullier chr. 03 January 1758, Brinkley, Cambridge (Parish Records)
5) William Hullier chr. 17 August 1759 Brinkley, Cambridge (Parish Records)
Buried 20 August 1759, Brinkley, Cambridge (Parish Records)
6) William Hullier chr. 14 April 1761, Brinkley, Cambridge (Parish Records)
Buried 16 March 1781, Brinkley, Cambridge (Parish Records)
7) Henry Hullier chr. 01 April 1763, Brinkley, Cambridge (Parish Records)
8) Ann Hullier chr. 15 March 1766, Brinkley, Cambridge (Parish Records)
DOM 04 December 1792 by banns, to James Stubbing, batchelor, of Carlton cum Willingham (Parish
Records) Witnesses: Abraham Stubbing and Mary Polendine (Parish Records)

2) Marriage # 1 John Hullier chr. 21 April 1754, Brinkley, Cambridge = Elizabeth Simmons. Buried
October 22 1781 "wife of John" Weston Colville, Cambridge (Parish Records)
DOM By Banns15 November 1776, Carlton Cum Willingham (Parish Records)
Witnesses: William Star and Sarah Jacob (Parish Records)
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9) John Hullier chr. 23 March 1777, Carlton Cum Willingham, Cambridge (Parish Records)
Buried 30 April 1777, Carlton cum Willingham (Parish Records)
10) John Hullier, chr. 13 September 1778, Weston Colville, Cambridge (Parish Records)
11) Elizabeth Hullier, chr. 07 October 1781, Weston Colville, Cambridge (Parish Records)

2) Marriage #2 John Hullier chr. 21 April 1754, Widower, Brinkley, Cambridge = Hannah Brand,
spinster. (Parish Records)
DOM 29 November 1784, Brinkley, Cambridge.
Witnesses: William Challis and Peter Westley (Parish Records)
Hannah Brand had a natural daughter, Mary Brand, chr. 15 April 1781, Brinkley (Parish Records)
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12) William Hullier chr. 30 October 1785, Brinkley, Cambridge (Parish Records)
13) James Hullier chr. 04 May 1788, Brinkley, Cambridge
Buried 16 March 1789, Brinkley, Cambridge (Parish Records)
14) Ann Hullyer chr. 30 March 1794, Brinkley, Cambridge (Parish Records)
15) Thomas Hulyer Buried 10 May 1795, Brinkley, Cambridge (Parish Records)
16) Jane Hullier chr. 26 June 1796, Carlton Cum Willingham, Cambridge (Parish Records)
17)James Hullier chr. 17 February 1799, Carlton Cum Willingham, Cambridge (Parish Records)
18)Elizabeth Hullier chr. 27 June 1802, Carlton Cum Willingham, Cambridge (Parish Records)

12) William Hullier chr. 30 Oct 1785, Brinkley, labourer. = Elizabeth Piper
DOM 05 November 1807 at Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
Elizabeth Piper chr. 26 September 1784, Bottisham. Parents Richard + Amy
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19) Robert Hulyer, b. c1808, chr. 25 February 1821, Swaffham Bulbeck, (Parish Records)
20) Amy Hulyer chr. 09 July 1809, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records) (died 1830)
21) James Hullier chr. 25 February 1821, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
Buried 20 March 1821 or 10 August 1823 at Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
22) John Hulyer chr. 10 November 1811, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records) = Mary Allen, daughter of
Henry Allan, labourer. (Parish Records)
Lived next door to Jane Blanks at Village Street, Swaffham Bulbeck 1861.
DOM 30 June 1840 at Swaffham Bulbeck. Witness: Richard Hullyer. (Parish Records)
John Hullyer buried 02 April 1879 at Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
23) Thomas Hullyer, b. 1814 chr. 25 September 1826, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records) = Mary
Bradford, b. 1819, Swaffham Bulbeck, daughter of Walter, labourer.
DOM 07 June 1844 at Swaffham Bulbeck. Witnesses: Sam. Shipp and Hannah Shipp. (Parish Records)
24) Hannah Hullyer b.1820 chr 25 September 1826, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
DOM 08 November 1839 at Swaffham Bulbeck, to Samuel Shipp, labourer, of Bottisham. Son of H.
labourer.(Parish Records)
25) Richard Hullyer, b. c1821 chr. 25 September 1826, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
26) James Hullyer chr. 25 September 1826, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
Buried 16 July 1838 age 14 Coroner’s Cert. Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
27) Jane Hullyer, chr. 25 September 1826, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
DOM 30 November 1849 at Swaffham Bulbeck, to William Bradford, labourer.
Son of Walter, labourer. Witnesses: M. A. Fabb and Jas Bradford. (Parish Records)

25) Richard Hullyer, b. c1821 chr. 25 September 1826, Swaffham Bulbeck. Son of William, labourer. =
Rebecca Bradford, chr. 13 July 1817, Swaffham Bulbeck. Daughter of Walter Bradford, labourer + Ann
Saunders. (Parish Records)
DOM 07 September 1839 at Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
Witnesses: T. Hullyer and Mary Bradford
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28) James Hullyer, chr. 10 November 1839, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
29) Thomas Hullyer, b. 14 January 1842, chr. 13 February 1842, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
30) Anne Elizabeth Hullyer, b. 03 May 1844, chr. 30 June 1844, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
DOM 20 December 1888 at Swaffham Bulbeck to James Lawrence 42 labourer,
son of Jas. Labourer. Anne Elizabeth, occup. Cook. Age 44. (Parish Records)
31) Walter William Hullyer, b. 03 March 1848, chr. 30 April 1848, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
Buried 14 August 1868, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
32) Jane Elizabeth Hullyer, b. 04 July 1850, chr. 18 June 1850, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records) DOM
29 April 1875, age 25, at Swaffham Bulbeck
to Manoah Blaydon 23 son of John, labourer. (Parish Records)
33) Rebecca Hullyer, b. 31 August 1854, chr. 29 October 1854, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)

29) Thomas James Hullyer, b. 14 January 1842, Bottisham, labourer = Jane Blanks, b. 16 February 1841
and chr. 14 March 1841 Little Wilbraham, Cambridge.
Parents Richard Blanks labourer + Susanna Morris
DOM 18 January 1867 at Swaffham Bulbeck. (Parish Records)
Curiously, the groom’s name is recorded as John Hullyer!
Jane Hullyer, 84, wife of Thomas, buried 11 March 1925,
at Swaffham Bulbeck. Grave M39. (Parish Records)
Thomas Hullyer, 91, O.A.P. buried 24 December 1932
at Swaffham Bulbeck. Grave M40. (Parish Records)
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34) Richard Walter Hullyer, chr. 26 April 1868, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
35) Elijah Blanks Hullyer, b. 07 October 1869, chr. 26 December 1869, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish
Records) DOM 24 December 1902 at Swaffham Bulbeck, age 33, to Lily Fordham, 23, daughter of
Ephraim, labourer. (Parish Records)
36) Annie Jane Hullyer, chr. 30 July 1871, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
37) Thomas Hullyer, chr. 25 August 1872, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
Buried 02 July 1904 Thomas Hullyer jnr age 32 labourer, at Swaffham Bulbeck. Grave H71. Died at
Cambridge Hospital. (Parish Records)
38) Maria Hullyer, chr. 25 May 1874, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
39) Henry Hullyer, chr. 30 April 1876, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
Buried 22 March 1912 at Swaffham Bulbeck.
Age 36, labourer. Grave L13. (Parish Records)
40) William Richard Hullyer, b. 23 August 1878, chr. 29 September 1878, Swaffham Bulbeck
(Parish Records)
THIS WAS MY MOTHER'S FATHER.
41) Maria Hullyer, chr. 30 October 1881, Swaffham Bulbeck,
daughter of THOMAS JAMES and Jane Hullyer (Parish Records)
DOM 12 November 1902 at Swaffham Bulbeck, to James Marsh, labourer,
son of Jas. labourer. (Parish Records)
42) Ernest James Hullyer, b. 28 May 1884, chr. 03 August 1884, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
DOM 26 December 1908 at All Souls Church, Hackney, London, to Sarah Elizabeth Fitch who was born
03 May 1883 at Clapton and christened 26 August 1883 at Swaffham Bulbeck.


The Blanks Ancestry of William Richard Hullyer

1) Thomas Blanks and his wife Margaret moved to Swaffham Bulbeck about 1742.
This was the first marriage for Thomas Blanks.
Margaret Blanks was buried 10 April 1759, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
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2) Susannah Blanks chr. 03 October 1742, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
DOM16 January 1765 to William Gibbons at Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
3) John Blanks chr. 01 July 1744, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
4) Ann Blanks chr. 30 August 1746, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
Buried 18 November 1749, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
5) Thomas Blanks chr. 29 June 1749, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
Buried 07 November 1749, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
6) Ann Blanks chr. 30 June 1751, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
DOM 07 November 1780 to Ridby Preston, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
7) Mary Blanks chr. 01 April 1753, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)

1) In the year following his wife’s death Thomas Blanks married Mary Baker
DOM 04 May 1760, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
This was the second marriage for Thomas Blanks.
Mary Blanks was buried 10 December 1779, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
Thomas Blanks labourer was buried a pauper on 24 July 1793, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
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8) Elizabeth Blanks chr. 07 December 1760, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
DOM 30 September 1782, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
9) Thomas Blanks chr. 02 January 1763, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
10) Mary Blanks, twin of Thomas, was buried 18 January 1763, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
11) Jno Blanks was buried 12 March 1764, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
12) Mary Blanks chr. 16 June 1765, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
DOM 22 April 1787 to John Hart of Fulb. St. V. at Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
13) Hannah Blanks chr. 01 July 1770, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
DOM 02 October 1794 to William Shinn at Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)

9) Thomas Blanks chr. 02 January 1763, Swaffham Bulbeck = Ann (Hannah) Morris of Milton. Banns 07
February 1790 at Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
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14) Richard Edward Blanks chr. 26 June 1791, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
Buried 14 August 1791, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
15) John Blanks chr. 01 July 1792, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
16) Hannah Blanks chr. 01 May 1796, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
17) Lucy Blanks chr. 16 March 1800, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
18) Richard Blanks chr. 30 June 1805, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)

18) Richard Blanks
chr. 30 June 1805, Swaffham Bulbeck = Susan Morris
DOM 12 September 1825 at Saint Michael, Cambridge
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19) Phoebe Blanks chr. 25 February 1827, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
20) Thomas Blanks chr. 19 October 1828, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
21) Eliza Blanks chr. 01 August 1830, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
22) Lucy Blanks chr. 05 May 1833, Little Wilbraham (Parish Records)
23) Elijah Blanks chr. 21 February 1836, Little Wilbraham (Parish Records)
24) Charles Blanks chr. 12 November 1837, Little Wilbraham (Parish Records)
Buried 25 July 1840 Age 2, Little Wilbraham (Parish Records)
25) Jane Blanks chr. 14 March 1841, Little Wilbraham (Parish Records)
26) Mary Ann Blanks chr. 23 April 1843, Little Wilbraham (Parish Records)

25) Jane Blanks chr. 14 March 1841, Little Wilbraham = Thomas James Hullyer, b. 14 January 1842,
Bottisham, and chr. 13 February 1842, Swaffham Bulbeck, labourer
DOM 18 January 1867 at Swaffham Bulbeck. (Parish Records)
Curiously, the groom’s name is recorded as John Hullyer!
Jane Hullyer, 84, wife of Thomas, buried 11 March 1925,
at Swaffham Bulbeck. Grave M39. (Parish Records)
Thomas Hullyer, 91, O.A.P. buried 24 December 1932
at Swaffham Bulbeck. Grave M40. (Parish Records)
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27) Richard Walter Hullyer, chr. 26 April 1868, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
28) Elijah Blanks Hullyer, b. 07 October 1869, chr. 26 December 1869, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish
Records) DOM 24 December 1902 at Swaffham Bulbeck, age 33, to Lily Fordham, 23, daughter of
Ephraim, labourer. (Parish Records)
29) Annie Jane Hullyer, chr. 30 July 1871, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records) 36) Annie Jane Hullyer,
chr. 30 July 1871, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
30) Thomas Hullyer, chr. 25 August 1872, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
Buried 02 July 1904 Thomas Hullyer jnr age 32 labourer, at Swaffham Bulbeck. Grave H71. Died at
Cambridge Hospital. (Parish Records)
31) Maria Hullyer, chr. 25 May 1874, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
32) Henry Hullyer, chr. 30 April 1876, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
Buried 22 March 1912 at Swaffham Bulbeck.
Age 36, labourer. Grave L13. (Parish Records)
33) William Richard Hullyer, b. 23 August 1878, chr. 29 September 1878, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish
Records)
THIS WAS MY MOTHER'S FATHER
34) Maria Hullyer, chr. 30 October 1881, Swaffham Bulbeck,
daughter of THOMAS JAMES and Jane Hullyer (Parish Records)
DOM 12 November 1902 at Swaffham Bulbeck, to James Marsh, labourer,
son of Jas. labourer. (Parish Records)
35) Ernest James Hullyer, b. 28 May 1884, chr. 03 August 1884, Swaffham Bulbeck (Parish Records)
DOM 26 December 1908 at All Souls Church, Hackney, London, to Sarah Elizabeth Fitch who was born
03 May 1883 at Clapton Park and christened 26 August 1883 at Swaffham Bulbeck.
Sarah Elizabeth Fitch’s grandmother was Lucy Blanks, an older sister of Jane Blanks who was
Ernest James Hullyer’s mother.


The Stearns Ancestry of William George Stearn


1) William Stearns of Great Shelford (birth not recorded) = Susannah Clarke, spinster, of Great
Shelford (Parish Records)
DOM 17 November 1758 at Great Shelford
Married by Thomas Hirst. Witnesses: Henry Culledge and John Dunham.
(Parish Records)
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2) William Stearns, chr. 26 October 1760, Great Shelford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
3) Joseph Stearns, chr. 10 January 1762, Great Shelford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
4) George Stearns, chr. 08 July 1764, Great Shelford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
5) Susanna Stearns, chr. 22 February 1767, Great Shelford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
6) Mary Stearns, chr. 10 July 1768, Great Shelford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
7) James Stearns, chr. 03 November 1771, Great Shelford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
8) Thomas Stearns, chr. 27 November 1774, Great Shelford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
DOM 18 February 1800 to Mary Ison of Stapleford. (Parish Records)
9) Benjamin Stearns, chr. 17 September 1776, Great Shelford, Cambridge (Parish Records)

9) Benjamin Stearns,
1776, Great Shelford, Cambridge = Elizabeth Johnson, 1774.
DOM 11 October 1795. Elizabeth was also known as Eliza.
Married by William Marshall. Witnesses: Thomas Stearns (1774) and Thomas Pratt.
(Parish Records)
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10) Susanna Stearns, chr. 05 February 1797, Great Shelford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
11) William Stearns, chr. 17 February 1799, Great Shelford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
12) Thomas Stearns, chr. 12 July 1801, Great Shelford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
13) Benjamin Stearns, (twin) chr. 04 December 1803, Great Shelford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
14) Sarah Stearns, (twin) chr. 04 December 1803, Great Shelford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
15) James Stearns, chr. 20 October 1805, Great Shelford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
DOM 27 October 1833 to Frances Dean, widow (Stapleford Parish Records)
16) Joseph Stearns, chr. 10 July 1808, Great Shelford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
17) Elizabeth Stearns, chr. 04 August 1811, Great Shelford, Cambridge (Parish Records)

11) William Stearns, 1799, Great Shelford, = Hannah HART chr. 08 March 1801, daughter of John and
Mary, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge (Parish Records)
DOM 25 December 1820, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge (Parish Records)
Hannah Stearn was buried April 4th 1877 at Stapleford (Parish Records)
William Stearn was buried January 7th 1879 at Stapleford (Parish Records)
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18) Mary A, Sterne chr. 1822, Stapleford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
DOM 05 November 1842 to Richard Barnes, batchelor, labourer, son of Richard (Parish Records)
19) John Sterne, chr. May 8th 1823, Stapleford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
DOM 28 October 1848 to Mary Brook, spinster, daughter of Charles, labourer.
Witnesses James Farnham and Susan Pryne (PAYNE) (Stapleford Parish Records)
John Starnes was buried 12 June 1862 at Stapleford. (Parish Records)
20) Emma Sterne, chr. March 20th 1825, Stapleford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
21) Eliza Sterne, chr. May 25th 1827, Stapleford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
22) Mark Stearns, chr. May 29th 1829, Stapleford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
23) William Stearns, chr. May  13th 1831, Stapleford, Cambridge.
Buried August 26th 1832. (Parish Records)
24) Hannah Stearns, chr. May 17th 1833, Stapleford, Cambridge.
Buried October 14th 1834. (Parish Records)
25) William Stearns, chr. October 16th 1835, Stapleford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
26) Hannah Stearns, chr. April 13th 1838, Stapleford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
27)Harriet Stearns, chr. May 28th 1840, Stapleford, Cambridge (Parish Records)

22) Mark Stearns, chr. 1829, Stapleford, Cambridge = Mary Marshall b. c1830
Mary Marshall was born at Saffron Walden, Essex.
DOM 11 March 1854
"1854 March 11 STEARN Mark, 25, bachelor, labourer, son of William, labourer
and MARSHALL Mary 22, spinster, daughter of Thomas, labourer.
Robert HAWTHORN, Vicar.
Witnesses David ANDREWS Hannah STARNES"
(Stapleford Parish Records)
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28) Sarah Florence Stearns, chr. March 1st 1867, Stapleford, Cambridge (Parish Records) DOM 23 July
1888 to William John Fordham, bachelor, labourer, of Little St. Mary’s, Cambridge, son of Charles,
miller. Witnesses John Stearn, Hannah Buck (nee Stearn) Ada Andrews. (Stapleford Parish Records)
29) Bartha Elizabeth Stearns, chr. May 29th 1870, Stapleford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
30) William George Stearn, chr. February 4th 1855, Stapleford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
THIS WAS MY MOTHER'S MATERNAL GRANDFATHER
31) Henry Mark Stearn, chr. February 1st 1856, Stapleford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
32) Rachel Emma Stearns, chr. March 6th 1859, Stapleford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
DOM14 march 1885 to Davies SEGRAVE, widower, labourer, son of Allen, labourer.
Witnesses WILLIAM GEORGE STEARN and Ann Martha Stearn. (Stapleford Parish Records)
33) Susannah Stearns, chr. March 3rd 1861, Stapleford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
DOM 08 January 1881, to William Livermore, bachelor, labourer, of Babraham, son of James. Witnesses
WILLIAM GEORGE STEARNS and Hannah Stearns. (Stapleford Parish Records)
34) Hannah Stearn, chr. July 5th 1863, Stapleford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
DOM 20 May 1882 to Henry James Buck, bachelor, labourer, son of James, labourer.
Witnesses GEORGE STEARN and EMMAR PAYNE (Stapleford Parish Records)
35) Martha Ann Stearn, chr. November 5th 1865, Stapleford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
36) John Stearns, born April 29th 1872, chr. February 28th 1875, Stapleford, Cambridge (Parish Records)
37) Frank Sterne, born October 28th 1875, chr. April 11th 1880, Stapleford, Cambridge (Parish Records)

30) William George Stearn, chr. 4th February 1855 at Stapleford, Cambridge = Ellen Boaden Basher,
born 1856, Redruth, Cornwall.


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