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Osborne Arms

108 Hills Road, The Osborne Arms (42)

History of 108 Hills Road

1839 (from Robsons Directory) Elizabeth Free

1846: 6 August. Josiah Chater went with his brother to the Osborn Arms where ‘there was a gran display of fireworks, dancing and a balloon in commemoration of the Corn Law Repeal Bill.’

1849 (London Gazette 18/1/1850) Abraham Prime formerly licensed victualler now a prisoner in Cambridge County Gaol

1851 (Gardner’s Directory) James Greenfield

1852 (Gardner’s Directory)  Abraham Prime


Frederick Newman, 29, innkeeper, b Cambridge

Rebecca, 27, b Burwell

Alexandrina J, 5, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, 4, b Cambridge

Minnie, 3, b Cambridge

Lucy, 6ms, b Cambridge

William Fuller, father in law, 65, retired, b Burwell


James Conquest, 46, licensed victualler, b St Ives

Sarah, 43, b Cambs

William, 21, cab driver, b St Ives

Sarah A, 18, b St Ives

Alfred J, 12, b Cambridge

Walter, 10, b Cambridge

Julia, 8, b Cambridge

George, 3, b Cambridge

Emily, 3ms, b Cambridge


(42 Osborne Arms)

John Ransom, 44, innkeeper, b Bury St Edmunds

Emma, 45, b Suffolk

Mary M, 13, b Cambridge

Willie C, 9, b Cambridge

Mary Partridge, mother in law, widow, 73, nurse, b Suffolk

Thomas Abbott, visitor, 67, miner, b Wisbeach (sic) [Wisbech]

(In 1871 John Ransom was a publican living at 8 St Andrews Street with his family)


(108 Osborne Arms)

Samuel Gresty, 50,  licensed victualler, b Shropshire

Jane, 52, b Cheshire

Herbert, 16, apprentice, b Manchester

Edith, 14, b Cheshire

Walter, 13, b Cheshire

Minnie, 10, b Cheshire

John, 8, b Cheshire

Herbert Brightwell, lodger, 40, pedler (sic) [peddlar],  b London



Jesse Cheeseman, 46, gardener domestic, b Sussex

Emily, 46, b Surrey

Alice, 23, b Surrey, barmaid

William, 18, gardener domestic, b Surrey


Frederick Carter, 46, publican, born Worcs.

Catherine Henry, 40, assist in business, born Worcs

Olive May, 18, assist in business, born Hants


Henry Flack, The Osborne Arms


Edward Wallman


Herbt. George Watling



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