Charles Cardale Babington, 62, professor of botany, b Shropshire
Anna Maria, 34, b Wales
Sarah Elizabeth Bennett, 33, cook, b Cambridge
Mary Ann Bennett, 28, housemaid, b Cambridge
Ellen Phebe White, 23, parlourmaid, b Bath
The curator of the Botanic gardens had introduced the Canadian water-weed to the waterway alongside the gardens in 1848. This eventually spread into Vicar’s Brook and thence into the River Cam where it became a nuisance in the Fens at large. This was a source of great interest to Babington.
Anna Maria Babington,
Mary Ann Bennett, parlourmaid
Charlotte M Birch, cook
Lily J M Philips, 24, housemaid, b Hunts
Anna Maria Babington, 74, widow, independent means, b Wales
Mary Ann Bennett, 68, housekeeper, b Cambridge
Charlotte Micheley Birch, housemaid, 55, b Norfolk
Hannah Reed, 38, cook, b Cambs
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