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23 – 24 Market Street

History of 23 - 24 Market Street


Josiah Chater was good friends with the Macintosh family.  William Macintosh began trading in 1816 as a coppersmith at 23 Market Street.


Alexander Macintosh joined his father and added ironmongery to the business.


Josiah Chater invited to dinner on 27th September by Mr Ingle, a currier:

‘We had a good lunch of a wonderful piece of beef which, when whole weighed 80lb 9oz, the like of which they make it a rule to have every Stirbitch fair.’


(24) Mary Ann Ingle, 57, fund holder, b Bottisham

John, 34, carrier, b Cambridge

Mary Ann, 32, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, 28, b Cambridge

Thedora, 26, b Cambridge

Jemima, 22, b Cambridge

Charles, 20, carrier

Mary Lawrence, 22, servant, b Cambs

(23) William MacIntosh, 54, master brazier, b Cambridge

Mary, 57, b Cambridge

Alexander, 23, ironmonger, b Cambridge

Ruben Scott, apprentice, brazier, b b Ely

Harriet Kidman, 15, servant, b Teversham



Alexander Macintosh bought the ironmongery business of Edward Beales and moved to 14 Market Hill.



Eaden Lilley



Nat West Bank

Butch Annie’s


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