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Sell’s Court, King Street

History of Sell's Court

Approximate location, just to west of TrinityPlace


(1) William Neal, 44, labourer, b Cambs

(2) John Clark, 69, carpenter, b Cambs

(3) Thomas Smith Hubbard, 47, groom,  b Rutland

(4) Hannah Smith, 64, washerwoman, b Cambridge

(5) vacant

(6) John Brooks, 43, bricklayers labourer, b Cambridge

(7) Eliza Hull, 27, semptress, b St Ives

(8) Joseph Wilson,  29, fishmonger, b Cambridge



Alfred Parker

Eliza Jane née Lee

Frank Arthur Parker born 21.10.1878

(Email from NS 2022) : Frank has an interesting history – on 7 Jan 1891 (aged 12) he was sentenced to detention at Desford Industrial School for Boys until the age of 16 by the Leicester School Board for ‘Truancy’. In 1895, (aged 17) he joined the British Army and served as a Driver in the Royal Field Artillery during the Boer War and World War 1. He survived both wars and left the army in 1923 after a gun carriage ran over his arm, and lived out the rest of his life in Colchester, where he died in 1947.

In 1881 the family are living at 48 Northampton Street.


(1) Susan Vyce

(2) Mary Ann Mickle

(3) Henry Neasmith

(4) Lander family

(5) Esther Stutters

(6) Ann Peters

(7) Charles Cartell


James Neal, 32, brewer’s drayman, b Longstanton

[James Neal seems to be the same person as Samuel Neal]

Ann [née Pink], 32, b Rampton

Alfred, 13, b Longstanton

John, 9, b Longstanton

Samuel, 7, b Cambridge

James, 4, b Cambridge

Julia, 1, b Cambridge

Cornelius, lodger, 29, general labourer, b Longstanton

(9) Charles Barley

(1 Juby’s Court) Joshua Langford

(2 Juby’s Court) Ann Pigott

(Greens Court in course of demolition)


(1) Maria Flaxman

(2) Harriet Taylor

(3) E L Peddle

(4) uninhabited

(5) Sarah Kettle

(6) uninhabited

(7 & 8)

Samuel Neal, 43, bricklayer’s labourer

Ann, Samuel, 17, doctor’s errand boy

James, 14, errand boy

Julia, 11

David, 9, b Cambridge

Edith, 6, b Cambridge

William, 4, b Cambridge

Eliza, 2, b Cambridge

[By 1901 the Neal family have moved to New Court on the other side of King Street, presumably after Sell’s Court was demolished.]

1913 not listed in Kelly’s


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