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Siloam (dairy) 217 Cherry Hinton Road

History of Siloam 217 Cherry Hinton Road

Siloam is first recorded in 1891 as the home of William Crack dairyman. It remains in the hands of dairymen in the following censuses.


William Robert Crack, 34, dairyman, born Norfolk

Anne, 32, born Norfolk

Winifred, 8, born Trumpington

Wellesley, 5, born Essex

Richard Frost, 56, father in law working for dairyman,born Norfolk

Maria Frost, 56, mother in law. born Norfolk


David W Hancock, 24, dairyman, born Cambridge

Rose, 26, sister, housekeeper,  born Cambridge


Leonard James Matthews, 47, dairyman, born London

Henrietta, 44, (2 children, 1 died), helping in business, born Newmarket

Lionel, 5, born Newmarket

Hilda Wright, 14, servant, born Dead Man’s Cross

Sources: UK census

Illustrated Police News (16/3/1912) reports that Ernest Churchman, 43, of Raynes Park had been charged with the murder of Emma Churchman, his brother’s widow. After the murder Churchman went to Cambridge where he confessed to the sister of the deceased, Henrietta Matthews. He told her he had ‘done her in’. Constable [Joseph Walter] Housden of Cambridge stated that the accused had wished to give himself up.




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