For more detailed history of this site see T E Faber, An Intimate History of St Clement’s parish, 2006
This estate including no. 37 was acquired by St John’s College in three separate transactions, and it was shared by at least three people c. 1210 and also c. 1540.
1536 – 1543: Geoffrey Rankyn was paying Barnwell Priory 4s p.a. for a tenement called le Tabere. (It is possible that at some stage the Tabere / Tabbard was actually on the site of no. 37)
1543: Geoffrey left to Gerard Rankyn, his nephew ‘ my mansion house or tenement called the tabert’.
1609: death of Thomas Cropley; he left to his wife and son Luke ‘the Tabere… which I purchased of my brother-in-law Mr Christopher Hodson.‘
1659: Thomas Pecke’s house, formerly the Talbutt, allowed an inn
1660-61: Thomas Peck
1662-3: John Crosby
1664-6: Alice Bell, widow
1672-4: not listed in Victuallers’ Book
c. 1690: The ‘Talbott’ held by Mr Riches
1725-39: John York, later James York
1735: bought by William Tassell, merchant, from the widow of John Craske of Bury St Edmund’s. It was then a common inn called the Tabberd also the Talbot, occupied by John Carr, Francis Jermin and Thomas Jermin
1740: John Hinds replaces James York
1748-49: William Tassell replaces William Symonds
1750-55: Henry Pawlet
1756-63: Henry Foliot, William Tassell,
1764-1854: Marquis of Granby listed continuously
1777: William Tassell and his wife Rose sold estate to Samuel Francis. A document refers to, ‘The Tabbard, now called the Marquis of Granby.’ Occupied by John Harison, Charles Martindale (Tassell’s son in law) and William Tassell.
1787: Samuel Francis sold Marquis of Granby (no. 36) to Alderman John Forlow and (No. 37) to Richard Wallis, miller and mealman.
1838: Granby, now a public house rather than an inn, passed to Francis Eaden
1855-56: not listed as inn
1867: sold by John Eaden to William Potts
1877: Potts, who owned the Anchor Brewery on Quayside, died and left all his property to ‘ Elizabeth the widow of my late son John, to whom I was married in 1865 and who has lived with me as my wife.’
Clara Louise Peacock, barmaid
[Clara married Charles Crouch in 1892 and moved to 22 Ainsworth Street]
1895: Anchor brewery was sold to the Star Brewery and the Granby was sold with it
1898: acquired by St John’s on a lease back basis
Annie Hovey, 59, widow, publican, b London
William, 24, clerk college, b London
Herbert, 22, clerk college, b London
Beatrice, 19, b Peterborough
Edith, 18, clerk college, b Peterborough
Dora, 16, b Peterborough
Bismarck Norman, boarder, 19, mail driver postal services, b Over
David Silk, boarder, 48, mail driver postal services, b Cambs
The Marquis of Granby
Cambridge & District Coop Society
(36a) E D James
(36b) Herbert Crook
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