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William Jackson Pope

7 West Road (New Road), Holm Leigh / Homeleigh

History of 7 West Road


Edwin Fuller, 20, gardener’s assistant, b Cambridge

George Dean, 21, gardener’s apprentice, b Fulbourn


Edmund Carver



West Road OS map 1903

1901 Holm Leigh



Joseph Thomson [Nobel Prize for Physics 1906], 54, professor of experimental physics, b Manchester

Rose Elizabeth, 52, b Cambridge

George Paget, 18, b Cambridge

Joan Paget, 8, b Cambridge

Gertrude Mary Gibson, governess, 18, b Lancs

Ellen Victoria Adams, 23, servant, b Cambridge

Annie Louisa Thrower, 26, servant, b Ely

Kathleen Wallage, 21, servant, b Wood Ditton

Homeleigh, West Road, Christmas card (date unknown)

In 1881 J J Thomson was a Fellow living at Trinity College. At the time of the 1891 census he was a visitor at Ventnor, Isle of Wight. For the 1901 census he was staying in Caernarvonshire.


Joseph John Thompson

Sir Joseph John Thomson, Cavendish Professor of Experimental Physics

In the 1939 register he is Master of Trinity College, living there with his wife Rose.


William Jackson Pope, b 1870, university professor of chemistry

Violet C Herbert, b 1879, private means

Lily Utteridge, b 1914, cook

Ethel G Pearce, b 1906, parlourmaid

Edith Whiye, b 1893, sick nurse


Department of Applied Economics


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