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Berrycroft (date unknown)

12 Grange Road, Berry Croft / Lady Margaret Convent / Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology

History of 12 Grange Road

The Museum of Cambridge holds a copy of the Berrycroft Memories from which some of the following information is drawn. At present there is no digital copy available. The Memories are a collection of largely anecdotal stories about growing up in this extended family, with descriptions of people from the late 19th into the early 20th centuries.

Berrycroft Memories Aug 1990

Berrycroft memories contents page

1901 Berry Croft

Harry G Few, 52, corn merchant, b Willingham

Mary Ann, 49, b Cambridge

John Edward, 23, solicitors articled clerk, b Willingham

Harry Cornelius, 22, merchants clerk, b Willingham

Constance C, 20, b Willingham

Joseph R Green, visitor, professor of Botany, b Suffolk

Jenny Moss, 23, servant, b Steeple Morden

In 1891 the family were living at The Vineyards, Willingham

The Few family built this house in 1890 and moved into the house in 1891.


Four generations of Fews c.1910

Harry Cornelius Few (1879 – 1935)

Harry Gleaves Few (1848 – 1931)

Edward Few (1826 – 1912)

Maurice Edward Few (b 1908)

The Few family carriage and groom, Sayer

The Few family groom, Sayer


Harry Gleaves Few, 62, corn merchant

Mary Ann [Pollie], 59

Mary Cornelia, 37, b St Ives

Constance Cornelia, 30

Frances Emma Lauder, 25, cook, b Grantchester

Lily Elizabeth Morley, 24, housemaid, b Caldecote

Eliza Crack, 18, housemaid, b Cherry Hinton


H G Few J P, County Councillor


Berry Croft, Grange Road 1920s

Berry Croft, Grange Road 1920s

Harry Few, late 1920s

Mary Ann Few, late 1920s

Servant and Carriage licences issued to Harry Gleavs Few


Harry Few and Mary Ann died in 1931 and 1930 respectively.  There was an obituary printed in the Times in 1931.

In 1933 the grandchildren founded the ‘Twenty One Club’. This last met in 1977 in Lyndewode Road.


Mrs A M Newsome


Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology


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