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specific place, or person, of
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is to explore our wonderful map. Go on, unlock a Cambridge
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Florence M Jessop, general servant, born Chesterton
Jonathan William Fison, farmer
Margaret Smalles, servant
Fison Farm (assumed to be in vicinity of Fison Road)
Jonathan William Fison, 54, born Stretham
Eleanor Elizabeth, 48, born Carlisle
Frederick Jonathan, 23, engineering student, born Fen Ditton
Eleanor, 21, art pupil teacher, born Fen Ditton
Arthur, 19, farmer’s son working on farm, born Fen Ditton
Margaret, 18, born Fen Ditton
Kathleen, 14, born Fen Ditton
Norah, 11, born Fen Ditton
Rebecca Munsey, step sister in law, 59, assisting in the house, born Cambridge
Sarah Stebbings, 15, general servant, born Abington
Eleanor Fison was born in 1890 and lived with her family on Fison Farm in Fen Ditton. She trained as a nurse and following the death of her fiancee, Arthur Gray, a book binder in Green Street, her career took her to several places abroad including Egypt. On her return to England she married Douglas Osborne Nicoles in 1926 and moved to 34 Rock Road.
In 2017 their daughter, Pam Nicholes, described her mother’s early years and how she had met Douglas Nicholes:
In 1871 Jonathan William Fison (b.1854) is living at ‘The Elms,’ Impington, where he father, Jonathan Fison, farms 290 acres.