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Cross Keys / Japas

Cross Keys, Trumpington Road, 9 Saxon Street & Gothic Cottage

History of the Cross Keys, Saxon Street

Royal Commission Survey of Cambridge 1959: the ‘Cross Keys’ in Brookside …. incorporates the former Gothic Cottage, a house of circa 1820 with windows and timber cusped decoration below the eaves of the low pitched W. gable that justify, if they were ever not the reason for, its name.

1839 Geo. Fenner, beer retailer (Robson’s)

1851 George Fenner, beer retailer (Gardner’s)

1852 George Fenner,  beerretailer (Slater’s)


Cole Stocker, publican, 28, b Cumberland
Emily Stocker, wife, 29, b Cambridge
Ellen Lucy Stocker, daughter, 4, b Cambridge
William J A Stocker, son, 3, b Cambridge
Sarah Williamson, servant, 26, Stanhoe,b  Norfolk
Lucy Lofts, lodger, supported by parish, 86, Cambridge


Cole Stocker, publican, 38, b Swavesey
Emily Stocker, wife, 39, b Great Bircham
Ellen Lucy Stocker, daughter, milliner, 14, b Cambridge,
William J A Stocker, son, 12, b Cambridge
Emily M S Stocker, daughter, 8, b Cambridge
George H C Stocker, son, 6, b Cambridge
Margaret Williamson, mother, widow, 70, b Great Bircham,


Cole Stocker


Ellen Lucy

William J A

Sarah Williamson, 26, servant, b Norfolk

Lucy Lotto, lodger, 86, supported by parish, b Cambridge

George Hammerton, 28, bricklayer, b Herts

Emma Hammerton, 27, b Norfolk

Ann Rickett, lodger, 83, supported by Parish, b Cambridge

1904 Mrs Mary Fairchild, beer retailer (Cambridge Directory)


Mary Fairchild, 52, widow, beer house keeper, b Cambs

Agnes, 26, assisting in business, b Cambridge

Major Hay, boarder, 71, retired army officer, b East Indies

Robert Carpenter, boarder, 50, professional cricketer, b Cambridge

Walter Day, 50, plasterer, b Cambs

George Murkins, 63, widower, gardener, b Cambs

John Chandler, 54, carpenter, b Cambridge

Edward Key, boarder, 37, painter, b Cambridge

Herbert George Yaxley, 38, merchants groom, b Grantchester

1913 Cross Keys

Mrs Fairchild


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