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16 Blossom Street

History of 16 Blossom Street


John Brignall, 48, bricklayers labourer, b Cambridge

Emma, 49, laundress, b Shelford

Alfred, 19, bricklayer, b Cambridge

Fredrick, 16, plumbers labourer, b Cambridge

John, 10, scholar, b Cambridge

William, 7, scholar, b Cambridge

James, 5, scholar, b Cambridge


Henry Woodcock, 53, rag collector, b Hertfordshire

Jane, 54, b Hertfordshire

William, 20, grocers porter, b Girton

George, 18, grocers porter, b Girton


Frederick Burton, 47, compositor, b Cambridge

Sarah, 43, b Cambridge

Edward F, 17, telegraph messenger, b Cambridge

Phoebe A, 15, at home, b Cambridge

Grace L, 9, school, b Cambridge

Florence G, 9 months, b Cambridge

1901 electoral register

Herbert Charles Summerfield


Herbert and Martha married in 1903, in Newmarket


Herbert Charles Summerfield, 38, cab driver, b Cambridge

Martha, 31, b Borough Green

Dorothy, 7, b Cambridge

Hilda, 5, b Cambridge

Richard, 1, b Cambridge

Ida, under 1 month, b Cambridge


On 31st December 1909, Herbert signed a Pledge of Abstinence (document in the Museum of Cambridge).  He died in 1946 aged 76


Herbert C Summerfield, b 1870, retired labourer

Martha, b 1879, unpaid domestic duties

Grace E M (Russell), b 1917, food processor Chivers table jelly boilers

Gerald F, b 1924, junior assistant, Trinity College Library

Ida E, b 1911, domestic help

1 closed record


The closed record may relate to Trooper Herbert Reginald Summerfield, son of Herbert and Martha, b 1920.  He died in action in Egypt on 20th November 1941 and was buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt.



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