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16, Mostyn House, Brooklands Avenue

History of 16 Brooklands Avenue


Frederick Wm Whitehead


John E L, 28, solicitor, born Cambridge

Mary A F, 23, born Cambridge

Frederick C M, 22, student of Downing College

Alice C, 19, born Cambridge

Mercia D, 17, born Cambridge

Edith Agnes,

George M Haslam, boarder, 56, ward in chancery, born Cambridge, lunatic

Adelaide Russel. servant, 41, ladies maid, born Kent

Ann Smart, servant, widow, 57, cook, born Essex

Sarah Bone, servant, 21, housemaid, born Toft

William Arnold, servant, 16, houseboy, born Gt Shelford


Frederick W Whitehead, 64, clerk in Holy Orders, born Manchester

Martha, 65, born Cambridge

Frederick C M, 32, solicitor, born Cambridge

Edith A, 34, born Cambridge

George M Haslem, boarder, 68, born Cambridge

Sarah Althow, servant, 58, cook, born Norfolk

Emma L Clarke, 18, housemaid, born Cambridge

Agnes J Rule, 23, servant, semptress, born Balsham

Mary Ann Rule, visitor, 48, born Cambs


William Edmund Currey, 60, one of H M Inspectors of Schools, born Lismore Ireland

[His father Francis had worked for the Duke of Devonshire at Lismore.]

Emma J, 48, born Hants

Emily Hoy, 24, cook, born Essex

Ethel Morton, 17, parlourmaid, born Essex

By the time of William’s death in 1908 the family had moved to Romsey House, Mill Road.

See Mill Road Cemetery entry


James Drummond Anderson, 59, Indian Civil Service (retired) University Teacher of Bengali, born India Bengal

Frances, 49, born Capetown S A

Ellen, 25, born Assam India

George, 14, born Bengal India

Frank, 8, born Ealing

David, 6, born Ealing

Kate Makepeace, 41, widow, cook, born Bristol

Dorothy Prosser, 19, parlour maid, born Capeowon

Milly Meisures, 23, housemaid, born Cambridge


James Drummond Anderson, MA

James Anderson (1852-1920) joined the Bengal Civil Service in 1875. When he retired in 1900 he became lecturer in Bengali language and literature at Cambridge. He published several books on folk culture, language and linguistics. By the end of WWI the family had moved to Cavendish Avenue. Their son Major Martin Alan Anderson was killed in action in 1917.


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