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Gerald Francis Cobb

The Hermitage, Silver Street

The History ofthe Hermitage, Silver Street

1881: The Hermitage

Stephen Parkinson, 57, doctor of divinity, b Yorks

Elizabeth Lucy, 45, b Birmingham

Susan Mills, 32, cook, b Cheltenham

Kate Cripps, 26, ladys Maid, b Gloucs

Jane Gray, 23, housemaid, b Cambridge

Marsha Brown, 18, kitchenmaid, b Suffolk



Elizabeth Lucy Parkinson, widow, living on her own means [in 1893 Elizabeth married Gerard F Cobb]

Mary Routh, visitor, 19, b Cambs

Kate Cripps, 36, maid

Jane Gray, cook

Mary A Gawthorp, 33, housemaid, b Histon

Sarah J Symonds, 22, kitchen maid, b Teversham

Stewart Nottage, 16, page, b Essex



Gerard Francis Cobb (1838-1904), musical composer, 62, b Kent [junior bursar of Trinity College until his marriage in 1893 when he resigned his position as was the custom]

Another source of information is the MusicWebsite.

Jane Gray, 42, cook, b Cambridge

Sarah Hamdy, 31, housemaid, b Somerset

Elizabeth A Thorogood, 20, kitchenmaid, b Cambs

Reuben Banbrook, 20, footman, b Warwicks

In Period Piece, Gwen Raverat describes the Hermitage and ‘Mrs C’, p82. A drawing of the Monte Cobbeo which Cobb had erected to propose to Elizabeth Parkinson on in the Trinity Fellow’s Garden can be found on the Zanditon website.

More information about Gwen Raverat can be found here:




1913: The Hermitage

Mrs Gerard Cobb


1962: (21)

R Bagley, grocer


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