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223 (179/180/181) Newmarket Road, The Ship

History of 223 Newmarket Road


Sarah Chapman, 51, beer seller, b Cambridge

Eliza, 21, lace maker, b Cambridge

George, 19, smith, b Cambridge

Frederic Kidman, lodger, 30, hawker, b Cambridge

John Bradford, lodger, 66, poulterer, b Bottisham

1861 Public House

Sarah Chapman, head, 65, publican, b Cambridge

Daniel Hurry, head, 47, labourer, b Cambridge

Annie, 50, b Cambridge

Daniel, 6, b Cambridge

1871 (180) The Ship

James Harwood, 24, beer house keeper, b Longstowe

Caroline, 29, b Harston

Louisa, 6, b Orwell

Emily, 7, b Barton

Bertha, 5, b Barton

Alfred, 3, b Barton

William Hargent, boarder, 44, coprolite digger, b Essex

Charles Bird, head, 36, coprolite digger, b Cambs

Emma, 23, b Littleport

William, 3, b London

Walter Bell, 22, coprolite digger, b Cambridge

The Coprolite Diggers

1881 (180) The Ship

Robert Thurston, publican and brickmaker





1891 (181) The Ship

Robert Thurston, brickmaker’s labourer and publican


Kate, 18, servant,


Harry, 10,





Newmarket Road 1901 OS map showing Ship and Earl of Durham public houses

1901 (179) The Ship

Robert Thurston, 49, publican, b Cambridge

Susan, 49, b Cambridge

Florence, 26, laundress, b Cambridge

Harry, 20, bricklayer, b Cambridge

Charles, 17, apprentice bricklayer, b Cambridge

Violet, 15, b Cambridge

William, 12, b Cambridge

Arthur, 10, b Cambridge

Ruben, 7, b Cambridge

May, 4, b Cambridge


Robert Thurston, 59, brickmaker, b Grantchester

Susanhar, 60, b Cambridge

Charles, 27, bricklayer, b Cambridge

William, 22, brewer, b Cambridge

Arthur, 20, shop assistant, b Cambridge

Reuben, 17, mineral water factory, b Cambridge

Mary, 14, b Cambridge


Robert Thurston


Edwin J Carter, hairdresser

(223a) Thomas Toombs


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