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Morley’s Cottages, Russell Street

History of Morley's Cottages, Russell Street

1901 Morley’s Yard

  1. Amy Markham, 23, laundress, b Cambridge; Grace, niece, 60 [?],  b Cambridge; Gwendoline, daughter, 1,  b Cambridge
  2. vacant
  3. Reuben Matthews 23,  general labourer,  b Cambridge; Mary L, 29,  b Cambridge; William, 2 mos, b Cambridge
  4. Caroline N Barbrook, widow, 66, supported by son
  5. John Halls, 29, basket maker,  b Cambs; Elizabeth, 29, tailors, b Essex
  6. Thomas Genner [?], 69, journeyman tailor,  b Cambridge; Elisa, 71,  b Derby


  1. Charles Clark, 38, cattle drover, b Comberton; Ellen, 40, b Cambridge; Ruby Hughes, step daughter, 7, b Cambridge.
  2. William John Reeves, 67, unfit for work, b Cambridge; Matilda Reeves, 67, charwoman, b Cambridge.
  3. Fredick [sic] Charles Brown, 41, cattle drover, b Cambridge; Annie Matilda, 32, b Cambs.
  4. Caroline Normington Barbrook, 75, widow, b Shelford.
  5. Alfred Driver, 29, building labourer, b Cambridge; Agnes, 29, charwoman, b Suffolk; Alfred, 7, b London.
  6. Frederick Warren, 45, invalid attendant, b London; Dorothy, 28, b London; Arthur, 2, b Cambridge; Frances Brown, 82, private means, b Cambridge, blind 2 yrs.


  1. Mrs Purkis
  2. Mrs Reeves
  3. F C Brown, drover
  4. Mrs Barbrook
  5. Alfred Driver, labourer
  6. Mrs Clark

Alfred Driver (4 Morley Cottages): Private 16587, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 11th June 1917. Born and enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also Cambridge Guildhall (St Paul Roll of Honour)

Despite the slight confusion over the address, the evidence is that Alfred Driver b. 1882 was the husband of Agnes M A Driver who was his widow after his death according to War Office documents. In 1939 Agnes M A Driver is a widow b 1882 living at 2 Russell Place, Russell Street.



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