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6 Maids’ Causeway

History of 6 Maids' Causeway

In August 1860, Anthony Trollope, at the time eastern District post office surveyor, set up an additional pillar box on Maid’s Causeway.

1861:

Robert White, 57, retired boot and shoe maker

Elizabeth

Mary Murfitt, 21, servant, b Cambs

Robert White had previously lived with his brother in Warwick Street

……….

1871:

Robert White, 66, property in funds, b Cambridge

Elizabeth White, 60, b Cambridge

Ann Mundy, 33, servant, b Cornwall

Robert White died in 1879. His property holdings were considerable. He had no children so his will makes provision for his wife Elizabeth and remaining properties are left to the descendants of his sister Elizabeth (1795-1821) who married a James Robinson, and their son, James White-Robinson (1816-1891). The will lists the following:

St Mary’s Street premises (freehold) to his nephew James White Robinson

Three premises in New Street (freehold) to James White Robinson

13 Maids Causeway & Salmon Lane Cottage (freehold) to his great nephew Allen Robinson

4 Brunswick Place (leasehold) to Alice Robinson

3 Brunswick Walk (leasehold) to Elizabeth Robinson

5 Brunswick Walk (leasehold) to Sarah Robinson

6 Brunswick Walk (leasehold) to Clara Robinson

7 Brunswick Walk (leasehold) to Eva Robinson

3 Brunswick Place (leasehold) to Kate Robinson

Six freeholds in Coronation Street to nephew George White

One freehold in Ainsworth Street to George White

6 Maids Causeway (freehold) to wife Elizabeth

Three leasehold properties in Addenbrookes Place to Allen Robinson

15 Sidney Street (occupied by Mrs George Smith) to great nephew William Robinson

Cottages and land in Fulbourn to William Robinson

25 Regent Street (occupied by Bacon and Smith) to great niece Elizabeth Robinson

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1913:

F Tupling

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1962:

H P Thompson

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