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John M E McTaggart

4 – 5 Benet Place, Lensfield Road

History of 4 - 5 Benet Place, Lensfield Road

Royal Commission Survey of Cambridge 1959: they were built in c.1820 and, though distinct dwellings, form a single block of unified and symmetrical design. Nos. 4 and 5 are good examples of large town houses of their period, with notable ironwork. the whole of Benet Place is a spacious early 19th-century development of much dignity.



Mary Warren, 60, no occupation, b Cambridge

Sarah Warren, sister, 55, no occupation, b Cambridge

Caroline Howell, 29, servant, b Northants

Harriett Howell, 26, servant, b Nothants


David James Stewart, 45, MA Rev HM Inspector of Schools, b London

Louise, 40, b Sussex

Aubrey, 16, b Ely

Ann Gunn, 30, b Cambs

Harriett Ingrey, 17, servant, b Cambs




William Henry Besant, 42, mathematical lecturer St Johns College, b Hants

Margaret E, 31, b Cambridge

Edith Mary, 4, b Cambridge

William L W, 3, b Cambridge

Lydia Smith, 62, cook, b Little Shelford

Mary Ann Smith, 31, nurse, b Berks

Susan Howlett, 18, housemaid, b Cottenham


David S Stewart, 54, clergyman inspector of schools, b London

Louisa, 52, b Sussex

Aubrey, 26, Fellow Trinity College, b Cambridge

Evelyn A Barker, 22, servant, b Stapleford

Esther Russell, 26, servant, b Cambs





(4) Alexandra Gordon, 25, servant, b Cambs

Elizabeth Newman, 23, servant, b Essex

(5) Emily A Kenneth,  30, b Calcutta

Edward J B M, 12 mos, b Cambridge

Mary C D, 12 mos, b Cambridge

Evelyn D V Scott, niece, 13, b Murree N. India

Madeline D V Scott, niece, 12, b Punjab India

Maria Rawlinson, servant, 25, cook, b Stapleford

Margaret Rawlinson, 19, housemaid, b Sawston

Edith M Dunn, 18, nurse, b Sawston





(4) Arthur H Miller, 30, physician, b Sri Lanka

Laura Dutton, 42, housekeeper, b Norway

Martha White, 36, cook, b Cambridge

Gabrielle Palmer, 27, parlourmaid, b Norfolk

Alice M Hauseman, boarder, 28, b India

Enid Hauseman, boarder, 4, b Scotland

Winnifred Lewell, 18, children’s nurse, b Cambs



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(5) John McTaggart Ellis McTaggart, fellow of Trinity College


(4) Mrs C L Kay

(5) Mrs K A Joseph


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