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Crane Inn, Crane Yard, Market Street

History of the Crane Yard, Market Street

Approximate position of Crane Yard. The Crane was a very old inn on Market Street first mentioned soon after 1500.


Josiah Chater recorded that he fetched a pint of milk from The Crane.


Robert Dyer, 40, landlord Crane Inn, b Cambridge

Harriet, 36, b Cambridge

Eliza, 12, b Cambridge

Joseph, 10, b Sutton

Harriett, 8, b Sutton

Sarah Ann, 2, b Cambs

Mary Ann, 6 months, b Cambs

John Corts, lodger, 30, soldier, b Hunts

Susan Corts, 25, b Somerset

Robert Arnold, lodger, 20, soldier, b London

Henry Davis, lodger, 26, soldier, b Leicester

Edward Goodwin, lodger, 19, soldier, b Kent

George Ellingworth, lodger, 28, soldier, b Yorks

James Jervis, lodger, 18, carpenter, b Cambridge

George Bird, lodger, 21, turner, b Cambridge

Samuel Beadley, lodger, 36, soldier, b Norfolk

Ann Beadley, 27, b Stapleford

Harry Medlock Beadley, 3, b Gt Shelford

(2 Crane Yard) Robert Barrett, 40, labourer, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, 38, b Fulbourn

(3 Crane Yard) Francis Hall, widow, 47, nurse, b Cambridge

Harriett, 15, nursemaid

(4 Crane Yard) William Stubbins, 55, widower



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