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History of William Crole Carver


William Crole Carver b 1793 Melbourn, died 18.1.1865 Melbourn

Enid Porter rites in Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore, p.19:

Bills sent out by William Carver, who had a private school in Melbourn, and which are now in the Cambridge Folk Museum, show that it was customary for him, in the 1830s, to make an extra charge if a boy slept in a separate bed.

This is a selection of the papers on the Carver school held by the Museum of Cambridge. Some of these are correspondence with the Nix family of Holyrood House, Somersham. See Enid Porter on Education.

Carver School Melboourn



William C Carver, 68, no profession, b Melbourn

Elizabeth A, 63, b Malton

Louisa S, 38, b Melbourn

Francis, 29, bankers clerk, b Melbourn

Eustace, 27, general practitioner, b Melbourn

Albert H Betant, visitor, 21, rent agent,  b Genera [?]

Susan Winter, 26, cook, b Melbourn

Eliza A Jacklin, 14, b Meldreth



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