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2 All Saints Passage

History of 2 All Saints Passage

1851

John Bowtell, 73, widower, bookbinder, b Cambridge

Matilda Dearle, widow, daughter, 44, b Cambridge

Jane Dearle, 25, grand daughter, b Essex

William Bowtell, 17, grandson, bookbinder, b Essex

William Robinson, assistant, 18, bookbinder, b Cambridge

Emma Speed, servant, 30, b Cambridge

April 13th 1849 the diarist Romilly reported: Poor Bowtell is in sad tribulation. His daughter Alicia (aged 32) as a Roman Catholic and had been courted by a R.C. named Smithson (a glass painter employed at Kings Chapel): she is said to have refused him: he has been to the R.C. Priest and has beaten him furiously with a poker, and Miss Bowtell is dead suddenly: – quaere, did she take poison?

April 18th 1949: Poor Miss Bowtell poisoned herself … she was found dead and there was posion in her stomach: the verdict was ‘died of poison but whether taken volant. or ignorantly does not appear’.

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28th November 1853 Romilly wrote: Bowtell (the Bookbinder) called on me about getting an allowance from the Hobson Trustees for prentising his son ( as his uncle had given £500 towards that Charity): I advised him to go directly to the Spinning House: he caught the trustees sitting and they instantly granted him £10, with which he will apprentise his son to a brother Bookbinder (Armstrong).

Romilly’s editor notes that John Bowtell (1753-1813), stationer, historian and wealthy bachelor, bequesthed a large sum to Addenbrook’s Hospital and a more modest one to the Hobson trustees specifically to apprentice boys to useful trades.

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1901

James Cooper, 45, b Bucks

Ellen, 37, b Bucks

Kate, niece, 16, b Bucks


1911


1913

F G B Campbell, private tutor

H H Brindley, private tutor

H Rottenberg, private tutor

Col F H Dyer, Army coach

Hawks’ Club, Alfred Wakeling, steward


1962

Hawks Club

Arts Council of Great Britain Exhibition Rooms


2018

Bridge Street Medical Centre

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