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Scroope House, Coe Fen Lane

History of Scroope House

Royal Commission Survey of Cambridge 1959: the site was let on a building lease for forty years in 1837 and the house completed the same year, the the father of John Willis Clark, the antiquary, moved in from Wanstead House in Hills Road.

Scroope House was demolished in 1962 and the site is now occupied by the Department of Engineering.


1851: Cow [sic] Fen Lane

William Clark, 62, MD of College of Royal Physicians, b Northumberland [Professor of Anatomy 1817-1866]

Mary, 60, b London

Elizabeth Sims, 27, servant, b Wales

Ann Sims, 19, servant, b Haddenham

Mary Good, 23, servant, b Norfolk

Harry Ravey, 21, servant, b Cambridge

Charles Falkner, 20, servant, b Cambridge


1861: Trumpington Street

William Clark, Fellow of Royal College of Physicians Professor of Anatomy


Susan Petit, 22, cook, b Cambs

Mary Ann Jolley, 20, upper housemaid, b Soham

Sarah Carter, 19, under housemaid, b Northants

Louis J Bates, 27, footman, b London



Mary Clark, widow, 69, landowner, b London

John W Clark, 31, superintendent of museum, b Cambridge

James Willson, 28, butler, b Cambridge

William Willson, 19, footman, b Cambridge

Letitia Cullops, 25, ladies maid, b London

Sarah Chambers, 22, housemaid, b London

Sarah Woodcock, 17, kitchenmaid, b Cambridge



Mary Clark, 79, independent

Esther Ettler, 28, ladies maid, b Wilts

Susannah Hagger, 44, cook, b Essex

Emily Smedley, 26, housemaid, b Wales

Ruth Wright, 16, kitchenmaid, b Ashby de la Zouche

Walter Mann, 31, butler, b Suffolk



Edward Mellish Clark, 36, bank local director [Barclays], b Cambridge

Lilian Mary Hart, 38, b Hants [member of Cambridge Nursing Association in 1914]

Florence Valentine Mellish, 5, b Cambridge

Eleanore Mary Mellish, 2, b Cambridge

Audrey Evelyn Mellish, 1 mo, b Cambridge

Gertrude Kynaston, 54, monthly nurse, b Kent

Eliza Mary Hooper, 43, cook, b Devon

Gertrude Elizabeth Nichols, 43, parlourmaid, b Devon

Agnes Mary Hooper, 44, nurse, b Devon

Mabel Alice Jopson, 20, nursemaid, b Cambridge

Louisa Mary Frank, 24, housemaid, b Cambridge

Gertrude Harrison, 18, under housemaid, b Lincs

Alice Harry, 19, kitchenmaid, b Cambridge

Ernest Reginald Boutle, 16, house boy, b Burwell



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