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courtesy of family

69 Maids’ Causeway (22 Brunswick Place)

History of 69 Maids' Causeway


Esther M Chapman


Cecil James Hobday, 24, nurseryman, born Ramsey Hunts

Ethel Minnie Hobday, 26, born Chelsea

Matilda Short, 60, mother in law, widow, college servant, born Cambridge

Gwendolen Hobday, 2, daughter, born Cambridge

Beryl Joyce Hobday, 3 months, daughter, born Cambridge

This was the home of the Hobday family. Cecil, son of gardener Edward, married Ethel Short in 1908. They had four children: Gwen 1908, Beryl 1910, Kenneth 1915 and Nina 1916.

Ethel Hobday in 1907 (courtesy of family)

Ethel died in 1917 of spinal tuberculosis following a fall; she is buried in the City Cemetery on Mill Road. The family then moved into 39 Rock Road where Edward had lived until his death in 1916.


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