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Scroope Terrace (MoC101/55)

2 Scroope Terrace, Trumpington Street

History of 2 Scroope Terrace


Edmond Foster, 36, attorney of common council, b Cambridge

Sarah, 36, b London

Sarah, 11, b cambridge

Lucy, 10, b Cambridge

Edmund, 6, b Cambridge

John E, 3, b Cambridge

Ann Hodgson, 29, servant, b Cambridge

Martha Harry, 31, b Cherry Hinton

Sarah Barnett, 19, servant, b Haddenham

Adelaide Jones, 24, servant, b Suffolk

Hodson’s Folly and garden on the common land of Coe Fen have been controversial in the past. The Council and possibly Pemberton Landholdings did bring legal action against Hodson, for allegedly trespassing and causing damage to the adjacent landholdings in the 1880’s. However, Hodson won the cases brought against him including the Councils case in 1886, which cost them nearly £40 about 120 days of a craftsman wage at the time. At the time Cambridge Town Council asked the town clerk, Edmond Foster, to resign over the Hodson case; he didn’t.


John E Foster, 43, solicitor, b Cambridge


Sara Stanley, 70, widow, b Cambridge

Grace Wentworth Stanley, 45, daughter, b Trumpington

Guy Wentworth Stanley, 43, solicitor, b Bourn

Constance E Wentworth Stanley, 40, b Longstowe

Susan White, 30, servant, b Cambs

Emily Woollard, 24, servant, b Cambs

Agnes Mary Baker, 18, servant, b Comberton

Sara Stanley was the widow of Sidney Stanley (b 1828 d 1896), son of William Wentworth and Mary Ann Newport. Sara was the daughter of Edmond Foster.

Sidney was given the name Wentworth at birth but in 1856 his name was legally changed to Stanley. He was High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire between 1873 and 1874 and lived at Longstowe Hall in Cambridgeshire. The couple had 13 children.


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