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21 (2) Parkside

History of 21 Parkside


Martha Hall was arrested on suspicion of having murdered her 9 month old baby which was found  in Lensfield Brook. (CCJ 24.8.1872) The newspaper describes her as living at 2 Parkside. The 1871 census lists a Martha Hall in Gwydir Street working as a servant for the family of John Adams. At the inquest a witness stated that the baby had been baptised Adams.

The court case shows that a Mr and Mrs Cockle were living at the house but had been away and had died by the time of the trial.

1911 (2)

Henry Coombes, 59, sub inspector Bd of Education, b London


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