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5 St Peter’s Terrace, Trumpington Street

History of 5 St Peter's Terrace


Sophia Simpson, 79, annuitant, b Cambridge

Martha Carter, 42, servant, b Six Mile Bottom

Mary Marshall, 40, servant, b Essex

Mary Cole, servant, 43, b Essex

Sophia Simpson – Aunt Sophy – was the sister of the late Mrs. Adams, wife of Josiah Chater’s uncle, William Adams, who had lived at 19 Fitzwilliam Street. She was visited almost everyday at this time by one of Josiah Chater’s family. Josiah records how she took a great deal of interest in what happened in Cambridge; she was also much preoccupied with keeping her financial affairs in order, chiefly to make sure that she had made provision for the old maidservants in her employment.



George Edward Wherry, 59, surgeon university lecturer, b Lincs

Albinia Lucy, 53, b Hants

Beatrice Albinia, 23, b Corpus Buildings Cambridge

Edward Guthlac Sergeant, nephew, 29, solicitor, b Lincs

Louisa Jacklin, 32, cook, b Cambs

Lydia Jackin, servant, 29, b Cambs

Lydia Mildred Maloney, 22, b Hants

Albinia Lucy Wherry was a nurse and also writer. During WWI she was stationed in Paris at the Gare du Nord where she supported British forces from 1915-18.


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