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Cottage, wardy Hill, 1930 (photo W M Palmer) (Cambridgeshire Collection)

Cottage , Main Street, Wardy Hill

History of the cottage at Wardy Hill

According to Vanishing Cambridgeshire, this was the home of David Cox, who according to a local poem, had four wives. (See H. Painter, Sutton-in-the-Isle, 1980)

However, trying to identify this David Cox in the census is not straightforward. There was a a David Cox born in 1849 who died in 1921. He married, in 1873, Anne Knights and they were still married in 1891. In the poem David Cox is supposed to have married again at the age of 91!


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