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Blue Lion Court (Yard)

History of Blue Lion Court St Andrew's Street

Approximate position

1851 Blue Lion Yard

Henry Rooke, 41, college servant, Dry Drayton


John D Bradbury, 29, cabinet maker, b Surrey


William Overhill, 24, shoemaker, b Castle Camps


William Clements, 58, smith’s labourer, b Horningsea


John Bull, 63, bookbinder, b Cambridge [believed to have worked at the Pitt Press]

Isabella, 53, b Suffolk

William, 22, tailor, b Cambridge

Susannah, 20, dressmaker, b Cambridge

Isabella, 16, b Cambridge

John Bull was born in 1787 in Great Eversden, and married Isabella Boreham at St Andrew the Great in 1827. He died in 1855 in Cambridge.


William Hopper, 46, plumber glazier and printer, b Little Shelford


John Bowyer, 31, groom, b Brinkley


Sarah Slater, 26, bonnet maker, b Barrington


Phillip Saint, 33, cordwainer, b Godmanchester


Robert Anderson, 35, labourer, b Royston

1861 Blue Lion Yard:

(1) Rebecca Thompson, 71, b Trumpington


(2) Rebecca Rooke, 51, laundress


(3) Matthew Munns, 39, whitesmith, b Soham


(4) Henry Brown, 42, bricklayer, b Cambridge


(5) vacant


(6) Ellis Rooke, 23, labourer, b Cambridge


(7) James Gilchrist, 77, formerly shoemaker,


(8) Elizabeth Horobin, 38, By Labour [?], b Ashley


1871 Blue Lion Yard

(1) Rebecca Thompson, 81, housekeeper, b Trumpington

(2) Rebecca Rooke, 60, nurse, b Cambridge

(3) Edwin Dennis, 29, gardener, b Beds

(4) Henry Brown, 52, bricklayer, b Cambridge

(5) Rebecca Elphick, 44, tailoress, b Norfolk

(6) Simon Barker, 31, sexton, b Cambridge

(7) Joseph Clements, 42, labourer, b Cambridge

1881 Blue Lion Court


Rebecca Rooke, 70, b Cambridge


Thomas Perkins, 43, shoemaker, b Cambridge


Arthur Humphrey, 23, labourer, b Essex


David Clark, 32, drapers porter, b Bourn

Sarah E, 29, b West Wrtatting

Gertrude, 10, b Cambridge

Alice, 7, b Cambridge

David, 5, b Cambridge

[In 1881 the Clark family were at 10 Searle Street]


Rebecca Clark, 71, nurse, b Saffron Waldon, blind


Henry Askham, 31, fishmonger. b Cambridge


William Payne, 34, labourer, b Cambridge



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