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Charles Rowell, 1879

20a (21) Portugal Place, Maypole / Paul Pry

History of the Maypole

1839-42: Paul Pry listed

1843-51: not listed

1851: new licence granted to Gayler for Paul Pry

1851: Charles Bull, beer retailer (Gardner’s)

1852-56: Maypole listed

Ann Rogers was previously married to Charles Bull the previous tenant in 1851. He died in 1860 and she remarried Harry/Henry Rogers in 1860.



Henry Rogers. publican, 41
Ann Rogers, 45
Alfred Bull, son in law, boot claxer, 41, b Scotland
Edward Bull, son in law, cooks apprentice, 45, b Huntingdon
Walter Bull, son in law, tailors apprentice, 15, b Cambridge
Emma Bull, daughter in law, 13, b Cambridge
Sarah A Bull, daughter in law, 11, b Cambridge
Catherine Bull, daughter in law, 9, b Cambridge
Clara Bull, daughter in la, 1, b Cambridge
David Jones, boarder, tailor, 29, b Salop
William Harmes, boarder, tailor, 27, b Kent


1869: Mrs Ann Rogers (Post Office Directory)



Ann Rogers, inn keeper, widow, 55, b St Neots
Kate Bull, daughter, schoolmistress, 19, b Cambridge
Clara Bull, daughter, 17, b Cambridge
Robert D Allen, lodger, stonemason, 30
James Tyte, lodger, cabman, 26


1879: Mrs Ann Rogers (Kellys)



Ann Rogers, innkeeper, widow, 65, b St.Neots


1883: Mrs Ann Rogers (Kellys)

1888: Mrs Ann Rogers (Kellys)

1892: Mrs Ann Rogers (Kellys)

1896: Wm Edmunds Wing (Kellys)


1901: Public House The May Pole

Charles Rowell, 48, publican, b Chesterton

Henrietta, 40, b Cambridge

Annie Porter, 34, visitor, b Cambridge

Maude, visitor, 7, b Chesterton

Charles Rowell was considered one of the greatest long distance runners of his age. He had started working in Foster’s Boatyard but became an international celebrity. He died in 1909.


1904: Frank Goodfellow (Kellys)

1913: (21) A J Ferguson (Spalding)

1916: Augustus Jas Ferguson (Kellys)

1962: (20a) The Maypole PH


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