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St John's Street, looking towards Bridge Street, 1 - 7 St John's Street on left beyond college. 1863 (MoC 38/72)

1 – 7 St John’s Street

History of St John's Street

Nos 1 – 7 St John’s Street, 1862 (MoC 143/72)


1 Nathan Norman, 36, tailor, b Prussia [Germany]


2 M A Simons, 32, milliner, b Gamlingay


3 Henry Cruse, 41, newspaper agent, b Middlesex


4 Robert W Flack, 44, shoemaker, b Quy


5 Frederick Hoppett, 38, print seller and frame maker, b London


6 John Johnson, 41, tailor and draper, b Cambridge


7 James Jordan, 39, bootmaker, b Suffolk

St John’s Street demolition in progress circa 1870 (MoC)

By 1871 the buildings numbered 1 – 7 were either demolished or uninhabited; they are not listed in the census.


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