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11 King’s Parade

History of 11 King's Parade

Arthur Gray in Cambridge Revisited notes that over the entrance is a red tablet recording that : “Charles Lamb lodged here in August, 1819.” Here Lamb and his sister Mary met the little orphan daughter of Charles Isola, one of the Esquire Bedells of the University. They were afterwards to adopt her.

11 King’s Parade

1804 –

James Bays, hatter

Frances, wife

Charles, son, b 1804

See Mill Road Cemetery entry

Charles married Mary Bradshaw. He died in 1877 and by 1881 Mary had moved to 3 Bay Terrace Norwich Street where she died in 1882.


Charles bays, 46, hatter


Charles Bays, 66, hatter, b Cambridge

Mary, 59, b Huntingdon

William, 35, hatter, b Cambridge

Agnes, 32, b Cambridge

Edwin, 27, architect, b Cambridge

Henrietta, 23, b Cambridge

Emily, 19, b Cambridge

Agatha, 8, granddaughter, b London

Celia Barton, servant, 19, b Weston Colville

Emma Goodman, 16, servant, b Lincoln


Bays and Son, hatters and hosiers

Walter Edward Bays


Bays & Son, hatters, hosiers and shirt makers

James W Bays


Fudge Kitchen


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