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The Jolly Millers, Newnham Road c.1890

31 Newnham Road, The (Three) Jolly Millers

History of 31 Newnham Road

The Jolly Millers stands on the site of the Newnham miller’s house. It is recorded that on 5th August 1564, Queen Elizabeth arrived from spending the night in Haslingfield at the house of one of her gentleman pensioners, at the mill. An eye witness account said, ‘And there being requested to change her horse, she alighted and went into the miller’s yard and house for a short space.’ On emerging she mounted the fresh horse, and the Mayor still ‘riding with the Mace before her Majestie’, rode into Cambridge. (A House By The River, M E Keynes)

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1830: Wm. Bennison (Pigot’s Directory)

1839: William Bennison (Pigot’s)

1851: Susan Bennison (Gardner’s)

1852: William Bennison (Slaters)

1869: James Musk (Post Office Directory)

1879: Edward Musk (Kellys)

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1881:

Edward Musk, wheelwright, 35, b Cambridge
Sarah A, 35, b Bourne
Henry J, 9, b Cambridge
Edd John, 8,  b Cambridge
Catherine Edith, 7, b Cambridge
Caroline L , 6 months, b Cambridge

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1883: Edward Musk (Kellys)

1888: Edward Musk (Kellys)

1892: Edward Musk (Kellys)

1896: Edward Musk (Kellys)

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1903:

The pub was demolished and replaced by another in mock Tudor style.

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1904: Edward Musk (Kellys)

1913: Edward Musk (Spalding)

1916: Mrs S A Musk (Kellys)

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