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64 Hills Road (33)

History of 64 Hills Road



James Jarvis, 37, coal merchant, b Balsham

Catherine Blunson, visitor, housekeeper, 30, b Cambridge

Mary Price, 23, servant, b Cambridge



Charles D Clark, 30, b Cambridge, brewer

Sarah Elizabeth, 29, b Cambridge

Charles Edward, 1, b Cambridge

Arthur Edwin, 6m, b Cambridge

Louise Dickerson, 14, servant, b Godmanchester


Edward Bulman


Florence M M

Louisa King, servant, 16

[In 1871 the Bulmans were at 65 Burleigh Street where Edward was a butcher living with Amelia and their son William Edward.]


Edward Bulman


William Edward, 20, butcher’s assistant, b Cambridge


Samuel Morgan, brother in law, 64, painter, b Cambridge

[William Edward was a lieutenant in the Cambridge Fire Brigade. he died fighting in the Boer War.]

For more information see Mill Road Cemetery entry

Cambridge Daily News 15.3.1901: Great regret will be expressed in Cambridge at the news of the death of Sergeant Wm. Edward Bulman, a memer of the “B” Troop of the Loyal Suffolk Hussars and Lieutenant of the Cambridge Volunteer Fire Brigade. The regret is made all the more poignant by reason of the circumstances leading up to his death. Towards the end of 1899 Cambridge bade farewell to a sturdy Yeoman, robust in health, who was among those who volunteered to help their country through its South African trouble. Sergeant Bulman went to the war with every good wish, and his friends rejoiced when they saw him once again in Cambridge.

That rejoicing was tempered with regret that he should have been a victim of enteric fever, which had caused his premature return. It was known he had had a severe attack, but how near he had been to death comparatively few even guessed. The attack was one which had left the grip of death upon him, despite the stout resistance of a good constitution. The most casual observer saw the change which the fever had wrought, but “Billy,” as he was affectionately called, never paraded his illness, and responded with cheerful optimism to the many inquiries after his health.

Since his return he has been constantly attended by Dr. Latham. As recently as Saturday and Sunday Sergeant Bulman was to be seen about the town. On the morning of the latter day he complained of feeling worse than usual, and in the evening took to what proved to be his deathbed. Dr. Latham paid three visits to the patient on Monday, but could do nothing with the complications arising from the fever contracted in South Africa, and the gallant Yeoman passed away at a quarter to one this (Tuesday) morning at his father’s residence, 64, Hills-road, Cambridge.

Possessed of many friends, Sergeant Bulman will be mourned as a good comrade, a loyal friend, and a good fellow. His genial disposition made him very popular, and even those who had not the pleasure of his acquaintance will feel sorrow, inasmuch as another townsman has given his life for his country. This is as literally true as if Sergeant Bulman had died on the battlefield, for the disease he there contracted was without a doubt the primary cause of death. One instance may be cited as showing how he did his duty, though probably not a soul has heard it from the sergeant’s own lips.

On one occasion, while operating with a cavalry column, Sergeant Bulman had charge of an outpost which, with others, was engaged in keeping the enemy in check. The order to retire was given, but the Sergeant and his few men did not hear the order, and, when the remainder of the company had retired, still clung to their post, keeping the Boers at Bay, until their last round of amunition had been fired. Then, with the enemy at unpleasantly close quarters, Sergeant Bulman and his men had to crawl away, and fortunately managed to regain their company in safety.

He joined B Troop of the Loyal Suffolk Hussars in 1889, two years later received corporal’s stripes, and in 1893 was promoted to the rank of sergeant. He enjoyed the reputation of being a first- rate swordsman. In the Cambridge Volunteer Fire Brigade, too, he was very active, and for four or five years had been its popular lieutenant. The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon.


Edward Bulman, 57, butcher, b Norfolk

Amelia, 52, b Ely

Florence M M, 25, b Cambridge

Anne E Wynne, domestic help, 25, born Norfolk

George Bird, visitor, 18, butcher, b Norfolk


William James Adkins, 38, butcher, b Cambs

Emily, 39, b Ickleton

Kathleen Annie, 7, b Cambs

Doris Emily, 6, b Cambs

Ella Mary, 5, b Cambs

Winifred May, 3, b Cambs

Marjorie Beatrice, 7 ms, b Cambs

Maud Mary Lilley, servant, 21, b Ickleton


W J Adkins, butcher

Adkins business was acquired by Harold Ridgeon in 1953.


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