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8-9 Petty Cury circa 1960 (MoC204B/70)

8 – 9 Petty Cury

History of 8 Petty Cury


George Williams, 28, grocer, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, 27, b East Dereham Norfolk

John, 11, b East Dereham Norfolk

Jane, 8, b East Dereham Norfolk

John Williams, father in law, Baptist Minister East Dereham, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, mother, in law, 47, b Norfolk

Charles Rowton, assistant, 20,  b Cambridge

John Barker, assistant, 18, b Essex

Elizabeth Ellen, servant, 18, b Barton



George Williams, 39, grocer employing 1 assistant and 1 apprentice, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, 37, b Norfolk

Elizabeth, 9, b Cambridge

George C, 6, b Cambridge

Harriet, sister, 36, milliner, born Cambridge

David Waiter, lodger, blacksmith, b Norfolk

Elizabeth Waiter, wife,  b London

Octavius Blinkhorn, assistant, 17, grocer’s assistant, b Cambs

Susannah Ryder, servant, 18, b Sawston

(8) see 7 Petty Cury

1871 (8)

Charles Constable, hatter

Amelia Kent, sister, 30, b Cambridge: See 1861 entry. Amelia had remarried in 1870 to James Kent. By 1881 Amelia and James had moved to Ecclesall Bierlow in Yorkshire where James ran a brewery. See Mill Road Cemetery entry.

Sarah H Scott, visitor, 13, b Sheffield

Sarah Bullum, servant, 40, b Ditton

Petty Cury c.1867 (MoCP71)

1881 (8) Hatters Shop [for 9 Petty Cury see Falcon Inn]

John F Constable, widower, 75, hatter, b Cambridge

Charles, 52, hatter and clothier, b Cambridge

Sarah Busling, 40, servant, b Ditton


George J Dring, 24, pork butcher, b Grantchester

Eliza E, 21, pork butcher, b Cambridge

Kate S, sister, 25, housekeeper, b Cambridge

Mary L, sister, 22, housekeeper, b Cambridge


George Wootten (over Pryor’s)

1900: conveyancing note re Henry Brown Pike and Eel

1901 uninhabited


James Valentine Pryor, fishmonger and ice merchant

Macfisheries 8 – 9 Petty Cury c1960 (MoC192/72)


(8) Developed Products Ltd, industrial products

(8/9) C J Stephens

(8 & 9) MacFisheries Ltd, fishmongers

(8 & 9) Mallinson’s School of Photography & Journalism

In 2024 AM wrote (circa1950): My Grandmother used to work for Boots the Chemist. I remember shopping with her at Mac Fisheries it must have been reasonably close to Lensfield road as she used to send me to get cast off pieces for the cats dinner. There was a hole in the floor where the live fish were kept and I was always afraid I would fall in !


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