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1 Melbourne Place

History of 1 Melbourne Place

(1-16 Melbourne Place are grade II Listed Victorian townhouses)

UK Census:

1851: [The 1851 census appears to have two locations listed as no.1 Melbourne Place. These may have been at either end of the street!]


Dennis Male, 60, Wheelwright, b.Hardwick, Cambs

Eliza Male, 60, Straw Bonnet Maker, b. Toft, Cambs

Sarah Male, Straw Bonnet Maker, 33, b. Toft, Cambs

William Male, 28, Butcher, b. Toft, Cambs

Richard Beasley (grandson), 4,


Ellis E Wrench, 39, General Clerc to Solicitor, b. Norwich

Agatha Wrench, 38, b. Necton, Norfolk

Susanna Wrench, 15, Dressmaker, b. Norwich

Clement Wrench, 10, b. Cambridge

Henry Wrench, 9, b. Cambridge

Barbara Wrench, 7, b. Cambridge

Rose Wrench, 3, b. Cambridge

George Wrench, 4, b. Cambridge

Peter Wrench, 2, b. Cambridge

Kate Wrench, 7m, b. Cambridge



George Kett, 24, Builder’s Clerk, b. Wymondham, Norfolk

Catherine Kett, 26, b. Wicklewood, Norfolk

George Robert Kett, 6m, b. Cambridge

George Kett and Catherine August married in Marylebone 1859. the bride’s family came from Wymondham in Norfolk.

George and Sarah Kett and family

George and Catherine stand on the right of the back row in this picture.

In 1861 George Kett and family moved to 28 (15) Hills Road. By 1871 they had moved again to Morley House, Brooklands Avenue.



Charles Riggs, 63, Cabinet Maker,  b.London

Eliza Warren, 65, Housekeeper, b. Cambridge


1874 (Spaldings)

C Riggs



Charles Riggs, 73, Widower, Cabinet Maker, b. London City

Lucy Anne Payne (cousin), 24, b. Boston, Lincs

Ellen Elizth Itberson (visitor), 2, b. Manchester



Annie Newman, 33, Dressmaker, b. Sutton, Cambs

Charles M Newman (son), 14, b. Cambridge

Albert E Newman, 13, b. Cambridge

Edith H Newman, 11, b. Cambridge

Constance M Newman, 9

Henry J Heavens (boarder), 26, Carpenter, b. Cambridge

Alfred M Box (lodger), 42, Living on own means, b. High Hoyland, Yorks



Mary A Crawley, 78, Retired Dressmaker, b. Ely

Louisa Ward (daughter), 49, Lodging House Keeper, b. Ely

Charles Crawley (son), 48, Advertising Agent, b. Ely

William G Ward (grandson), 18, Newspaper Clerk, b. Cambridge

Ellen Heyward, 35, Music & Piano Seller’s Assistant,  b. Folkestone



Elizabeth Everett, 46, Boarding House Keeper,  b. Cambridge

Catherine Everett (Niece), 23,  b. Cambridge

Samuel Shepheard, 25, Boarder, Physician & Surgeon, b. Aylsham, Norfolk

Percy Garman, 23, Photographer, b. Ilfracombe, Devon



Miss Everett


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