27 Petty Cury
History of 27 Petty Cury
Mary Favell, 50, independent
Elizabeth Baye, 45, independent
Mary Ann Webb, 25, independent
Sarah Banyard, 25, servant
Elizabeth Rickman, 25, servant
James Pryor, fishmonger & poulterer, 49, Sidney Street Cambridge
Esther, 40, Hereford,
James, 15, New Square Cambridge
Harriet, 11, Fitzroy Street
William, 9, Fitzroy Street
Esther, 8, born Belmont Place,
John, 6, born Willow Walk
Frederick, 2, born Petty Cury
Ann, 2 mos, born Petty Cury
Emma Goodwin, servant, 20
James Pryor advertised himself as ‘late coachman of the Rocket’.
James Pryor, 59, fishmonger, born Cambridge
Esther, 50, born Hereford
James, 23, fishmonger, born Cambridge
John, 16, born Cambridge
Frederick, 12, born Cambridge
Anna, 10, born Cambridge
Mary, 8, born Cambridge
Sarah Ann French, 16, housemaid, born Ditton
James Pryor, 69, fishmonger and dealer in game
Frederick Dean, 22, drapers clerk, b Cambridge
Sarah Wright, 15, servant, b Shelford
1881: Fish Shop
Joseph Rider, 21, fish merchant, b Cambridge
Alice, 17, b Cambridge
Victoria Bazaar Co, 1906, Ltd
H Samuel Ltd jewellers
24 – 27 Petty Cury, 1960s
(26 – 27)
Nationwide Building Society
James Pryor was born 12th April 1801 and baptised at Great Eversden. He married Esther Deen 11 Sep. 1835 at St James, Westminster. In 1881 he is living with his daughter Esther at 11 Eastbourne Terrace, Hills Road. He died 28th Jan. 1886. His father William (b.1775 bur. 4/1/1835 St Michael’s Cambridge) was a corset maker who lived in Green Street.
In 1841, James was a coachman living with his family in Eden Terrace.
By 1881, James Pryor, the son, has set up business on Hills Road as a fishmonger.
In 1901 William and Esther are living with their mother at 1 Gresham Road.
Jame’s Pryor’s business features in adverts in contemporary newspapers:
22/8/1874 – best Scotch salmon one shilling per pound
22/11/1879 – pheasants this day – 6s 6d per brace
23/12/1876 – James Valentine Pryor – fish, game, oyster, and ice merchant – an oyster room
8/5/1875 – notice given of expiry of partnership between James and his son James V Pryor
13/11/1847 – a notice in the paper suggests that a Harriet Rushbrook assigned her personal estate and effects to W W Robinson and James Pryor a fishmonger of Cambridge in settlement of debts.
10/12/1831 – James Pryor is listed as one of five proprietors of the Rocket Coach. This ran to London from The Hoop Hotel and the Blue Boar Inn every morning except Sunday at 11am arriving at the White Horse Fetter Lane at 5pm. The Rocket was one of a number of coaches who made regular journeys to and from London.
9/4/1881 – announcement of marriage of James Valentine, eldest son of James Pryor, 11 Eastbourne Terrace, Cambridge to Elizabeth Fanny, only daughter of George Hawson, The Mount, Worksop.