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Emmanuel Street - houses demolished circa 1911 for the construction of North Court

17 Emmanuel Lane / Street / The White House

History of 17 Emmanuel Street

This property was purchased early in the 17th cent. by Emmanuel College. At the end of the 18th cent. Rev George Borlase lived here, professor of Moral Philosophy. On the death of his widow in 1836, a Mr Searle lived there. The house then passed successively into the hand of Mr Gunning and then Mr Clement Francis.


Eliza Searle, 45, widow [?]

James, 25,

Alfred, 23, surveyor of land

Edward, 20, attorney

Eliza, 25,

Catherine, 15,

Maria, 15,

Georgiana, 14,

Laura, 10,

Sarah Morral, 20, servant,

Elizabeth Harvey, 20, servant,

Alice Hayhow, 20, servant


Clement Francis, 35, solicitor, b Newcastle

Sarah, 24, b Norfolk

Clement, 2, b Cambridge

Thomas M, 11 mos, b Cambridge

James Booty, servant, 36, b Suffolk

Louisa Coleman, 27, servant, b Norfolk

Mary Ann Manyer, servant, 28, b Peterborough

Charlotte Spink, servant, 19, b Norfolk

Martha A Thurtell, servant, 16, b Norfolk


Thomas M Francis, son, 11, b Cambridge

Mary Sophia, 7, b Cambridge

Wolstan, 5, b Cambridge

Henry Clement, 4, b Cambridge

Walter Hamond, 3, b Cambridge

Charles, 5, b Cambridge

Samuel Jeffries, servant, 39, butler, b Norfolk

Brighton Bishop, 27, groom, b London

Mary Ann Manger, 37, nursemaid, b Northants

Mahala Amelia Plummer, cook, 41, b Suffolk

Ann Bradford, 27, housemaid, b Cambs

Emily Whybrow, 20, nursemaid, b Cambridge


Clement Francis, 55, attorney & solicitor, b Newcastle

Sarah, 44, b Norfolk

Ellen, 6, b Quy

Caroline Alexander, servant, 27, cook, b Norfolk

Sarah A Goodrum, servant, 25, sewing maid, b Norfolk

Clara Clark, servant, 24, housemaid, b Hunts

Caroline Hewitt, servant, 18, kitchenmaid, b Norfolk


Sarah Dean, 31, servant in charge, b Stapleford

Henrietta Drake, 29, servant, b Norfolk


Elizabeth Francis, servant, 37, b Norwich

Eliza Gedge, servant, 49, b Norfolk


Hilda Ferguson, servant, 16, b Landbeach

(18) Jane Ison, temp. servant, 58, b Stow cum Quy


Walter Hammond Francis, 53, solicitor, married, b Cambridge

Janette Paton, 11, b Cambridge

Walter Maclaren, 10, b Cambridge

Mabel Paton, 6, b Cambridge

Agnes Moraig, 4, b Cambridge

Rose Elizabeth Ingle, 34, nurse, b Cambridge

Emily Radford, 26, cook,  b Caldecote

Cicely Rosina Baker, 27, parlourmaid, b Comberton



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