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4 Cambridge Place

History of 4 Cambridge Place


John Haye, 40, labourer

Jemima, 32.

Joseph, 11,

William, 9

Melenda, 7,

John, 6,

Harriett, 2,

Henry, 14 days,


John Dickinson, 30, railway guard, b Herts

Sapphira, 29, laundress, b Northants

Sarah, 3, b Cambridge

Emma, 3, b Cambridge

Fanny,1, b Cambridge

Ezekiel Chilvers, lodger, 22, carpenter, b Thetford


Robert Beckerton, 29, Railway Engine Driver, b March

Catherine, 23, b Cambs

Robert, 2, b Cambridge


James Leech, 45, sawyer, b Norfolk

Ann, 40, b Suffolk

Levener, daughter, 13, b Suffolk

Eliza, 6, b Cambridge

Harriett, 4, b Cambridge

Alfred, 2, b Cambridge

Lucy, 8 mos, b Cambridge


James Leech



Harriett, 14, errand girl, b Cambridge

Alfred, 12,

Amy, 8,

Robert, 3,

Lavinia Buttress, daughter, 23, married, charwoman, b Suffolk

William Buttress, son, 10 mos, b Cambridge


James Leech, 64, sawyer, b Norfolk

Ann, 60, b Norfolk

Eliza, 26, laundress, b Cambridge

Lucy, 20, general servant, b Cambridge

Amy, 19, b Cambridge

Robert,13, b Cambridge


Charles Brignell, 54, widower, bricklayer’s labourer

William, 27, bookmaker

Sarah, 26, b Cambridge

Charles, 6, b Cambridge

Stephen, 2, b Cambridge


Charles Brignell [sic], 64, widower, bricklayer’s labourer, b Cambridge

Charles, grandson, 17, employed at medical school, b Cambridge

It seems likely that Charle’s mother was widowed, remarried and by 1913 was living at 73 Cambridge Place. Charles continued to live with his grandfather.


Charles Brignall, labourer

Charles Brignell [sic]: Private 35677, “B” Company, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 20th November 1917. Aged 25. Born, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. Sarah Woollard, of 73, Cambridge Place, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 7 and 8. See also Cambridge Guildhall (St Paul’s Roll of Honour)


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