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4 Covent Garden

History of 4 Covent Garden

1871:

Thomas Richardson, 40, cattle drover, b Wales

Harriet, 32, b Gt Wilbraham

Matilda, 7, b Cambridge

Duratha [Dorothy], 6, b Cambridge

Thomas, 3, b Cambridge

Robert Starling, boarder, 31, ag. lab, b Cambridge

In 1872 Thomas Richardson took over the Crown in Hills Road.

There is an account in the local press concerning his mishandling of some sheep with scab.

30/12/1871 Cambridge Chronicle

But the verdict was that he didn’t know the sheep were diseased.

13/1/1872 Cambridge Chronicle

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