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11 Scroope Terrace, Trumpington Street

History of 11 Scroope Terrace


BJH sent this note in 2024: James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879), the Scottish physicist who is generally ranked just below Newton and Einstein. Born in Edinburgh and educated there and at Trinity College, Cambridge, he was appointed the first Cavendish Professor of Experimental Physics in 1871. He moved to Cambridge that summer and rented 11 Scroope Terrace, where he lived with his wife Katherine until his death from cancer on 5 Nov. 1879 at age 48. Katherine continued to live there until her own death on 12 Dec. 1886. 


Jane E Hailstone, widow, 79, living on own means, b Essex


William George Searle, 82, retired clergyman Church of England, b London

Harriet Susan, 78, b Hants

Annie Flack, 50, widow, temporary cook, b Cambridge

Mary Kate Southgate, 34, parlourmaid, b Cambridge

Florence Ince, 21, cook, b Suffolk

Lily Newman, 18, housemaid, b Ely

William G Searle (1829-1913) was a fellow of Queens College and an historian.


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