The house was built for Donald Mackay who at the time worked as a manager for Laurie and Maconnell. He then founded Mackays in East Road.
Donald Mackay had moved to Cambridge in 1887 and first lived in Christchurch Street.
Duncan MacKay, 66, retired railway guard
Donald, 39, ironmonger, born Scotland
Jane, 33, teacher of dressmaking
Isabella, 26, dressmaker, born Scotland
Alexander D, 28, engineer unemployed, born Scotland
Christina N, 20, typist, born Scotland
Duncan, grand child, 17, ironmonger’s apprentice
Isabella, grandchild, 16, pupil tea agent, born Scotland
Isabella Mathieson, niece, 27, cook domestic, born Scotland
(Tighnaruadh)[location in Dumbarton]
Duncan McKay, 76, private means, born Scotland
Jane, 77, (9 children, 1 died), born Scotland
Jane, 40, dressmaking teacher County Council, born Scotland
Bella, 36, born Scotland
Duncan, grandson, 27, ironmongers, born Scotland
Isabella Mackay was am artist, engraver and miniaturist. She designed the balconies on the University Arms Hotel. She lived at this address until 1976 when she died aged 91.
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