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James Bass Mullinger

1 Benet Place, Lensfield Road

History of 1 Benet Place

In 1821 on the subject of postal charges, there is this letter from Mr E S Pearce: “I have just entered on a house near the new College, Downing, called Benet Place, which is clearly within the town; I find that the limit of free delivery on the London side of Cambridge is Addenbrooke’s Hospital, which was never before considered as a limit of the town.


In the 1861 the properties at Benet Place are unnumbered.Martha Edlestone is listed; one can assume that she is in the same house as (1) in the 1871 census. But Charlotte Asby is listed as well at Benet Place, if not at no. 1 then at a property preceding that which was not in the 1871 census.

Charlotte Asby, head, 64, proprietor of hosues, b Cambridge

Elizabeth Asby, sister, 59, proprietor of houses, b Cambridge

Jane Spooner, sister, 57, b Cambridge

Priscilla Bell, servant, 20, b Cambridge

Martha Edlestone,head, 69, fundholder, b Cambridge

Elizabeth Beaumont, sister, 77, fundholder, b Cambridge

Sarah Carpenter, 69, cook, b Suffolk

Mary Poole, housemaid, 30, b Ickleton


Martha Edlestone, 80, land owner, b Cambridge

Mary Parson, 35, servant, b Cambridge

Ann Goodjohn, servant, 29, b Cambridge



William J Sell, 43, demonstrator of Chemistry, b Cambridge

Marian, 43, b Cambridge

Alice M, 20, b Cambridge

Edith M, 16, b Cambridge

Helen, 13, b Cambridge

Ethel M Scott, 16, servant, b Cambridge



Hannah Elizabeth Morley, 49, housekeeper to Mr Mullinger, b Haslingfield


James Bass Mullinger, lecturer in history


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