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23 Hobson Street, The Nag’s Head

History of 23 Hobson Street

There is some confusion between nos 20 and 23 Hobson Street

location unknown






1891: Nag’s Head, 20 Hobson Street

John E Scott, widower, 31, printer compositor and publican, b Cambridge

Sarah L, 8, b Cambridge

Beatrice J R, 7, b Cambridge

Caroline, 33, sister, general shop assistant, b Cambridge

Jessie Sergeant, sister in law, 17, housekeeper, b Lancashire

Susannah R J Stallan, 15, servant, b Cambridge

1901: Nag’s Head Inn, 1 Hobson Place

Henry W Spencer, 38, licensed victualler, b Derbyshire

James, brother, 51, assisting partner, b Derbyshire

Emma, sister, 47, housekeeper, b Derbyshire


Henry William Spencer, licensee, 48, licensed victualler, b Derbyshire

James, brother, 61, b Derbyshire

Emma, sister, 58, b Derbyshire

1913: The Nag’s Head

Henry William Spencer


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