St Mary’s School, Cambridge was founded 1898 by the sisters of the Venerable Mary Ward and the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. . The Sisters started out with two-day girls and two-day boarders. In 1904 the swelling numbers necessitated a change of venue and the Elms on Bateman Street was purchased for £6,000. The house had a tradition which was very much in keeping with Mary Ward’s vision. It had previously belonged to Dr B H Kennedy, former Regius Professor of Greek at the University. As the school continued to grow other premises were added. Paston House was purchased in 1909. (Wikipedia)
Agnes Oates (M.Salome), head, 48, teacher, b Bristol
Julia Murphy, boarder, 31, teacher, b Cork
Teresa Murphy, boarder, 24, teacher, b Cork
Frances Wilson Lynch, boarder, 42, teacher, b Galway
Charlotte Wakelin, boarder, 37, Newnham student, b London
Mary Margaret Byrne, boarder, 37, teacher, b Liverpool
Annie Ornelia, boarder, 33, cook, b Yorks
Annie Hatfield. boarder, 41, housemaid, b Yorks
Mary C Salter, boarder, 25, university student, b Coventry
Ellen Brennan, boarder, 30, housemaid, b Liverpool
Alice Hatfield, boarder, 37, laundry maid, b Yorks
Agnes Rimmer, visitor, 28, teacher, b Liverpool
Margaret Trail, visitor, 40, trains nurse, b Gloucs.
as well as 19 boarding female students aged 10-19 years old.
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