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Saxon Street

History of Saxon Street

Saxon Street from west end (photo Cambridgeshire Collection)

For notes on the early development of this area see New Town.


(7) William Crowson, hair dresser, b 1814, Rutland


(1) John Hale, widower, 64, railway engine driver, b Meldreth

Eliza, 40, dress maker, b Trumpington

(2) Frederick King, 65, chimney sweeper, b Middlesex

Frances, 74, b Essex

(3) Horace W Mason, 30, grocer and shop keeper, b Cambridge

Edith H, 28, b Bucks

Helen M, 1, b Cambridge

(4) Frank Philips, 39, stableman, b Oakington

Kate, 34, b Swavesey

Florence M, 13,b Cambridge

(5) William Allen, 60, engine driver stationary, b Cambridge

Emma, 59, b Cambridge

Arthur, 30, steam engine fitter, b Cambridge

James, 19, brewers labourer, b Cambridge

(6) Robert Watson, 46, ward robe dealer, b Norfolk

Laura, 39, laundress, b Cambridge

Mary Ann, 14, b Cambridge

Charles, 12, b Cambridge

Agnes, 4, b Cambridge

(7) Charlotte Jackson, 38, living on own means, b Warwicks

Alma, 18, b Warwicks

Alice, 16, b Warwicks

Nellie, 13, b Warwicks

(8) Mary Fairchild, 40, publican and general housekeeper, b Cambridge [in 1911 she is listed at no.9 Saxon Street]

Agnes, 16, b Cambridge

Jack Starling, boarder, 27, college kitchen porter, b Isleham

Jack Chandler, 41, carpenter, b Cambridge

Jack Yaxley, boarder, 28, groom, b Grantchester

William Taylor, 50, carpenter, b Cambridge

Fred Newnham, 53, bricklayer, b Cambridge


(1) Eliza Hales, 50, dressmaker, b Impington

(2) Frederick Charles Craske, 45, labourer, b Cambridge

Elizabeth Mary, 41, b Middlesex

Charles Walter, 8, b Cambridge

George Kenneth, 18 mos, b Cambridge

Mary Agnes Lowe, visitor, 39, cook, b Middlesex

(3) Edith Mason, 38, shopkeeper at home, b Bucks

Helen, 11, b Cambridge

Edith, 8, b Cambridge

Harold, 5, b Cambridge

(4) Alfred Leach, 41, bootmaker, b Cambridge

Alice, 47, b Cambridge

Lenord, 16, private in Army, b Cambridge

Emily, 7, b Cambridge

Charles, 4, b Cambridge

5 Saxon Street

(5) William Allen, 69, retired railway engine driver, b Cambridge

Emily, 74, b Cambridge

Arthur, 42, railway engine fitter, b Cambridge

James, 29, pig dealer, married, b Cambridge

Ada Elizabeth, 26, daughter in law, married, b Cambridge

Donald James Allen, grandson, 1, b Cambridge


Walter Weston Molt, 57, college servant kitchen depart, b Oxon

Zilpha, 55, college servant bedmaker, b London

Gertrude Ada, 28, bedmaker, b Cambridge

Walter Preston, 26, book closer Flack and Low, b Cambridge

Charles Maltby, 24, waiter out of employment, b Chesterton

Frederick James, 22, assistant public library, b Chesterton

Constance Annie, 14, assistant public library, b Chesterton

Ernest Sexton, 22, compositor Pitt Press, b Chesterton

Charles Maltby Molt: Private, 26663, 14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (CEF). Killed in action 10th March 1915. Aged 27. Born Cambridge, England, 15th January 1887, enlisted Canada 21st September 1914, resident 156, Mansfield Street, Montreal. Son of Walter Weston Molt and Zilpha Molt, Cambridge, England; husband of Millicent Molt, 49, Ordnance Road, Enfield Wash, Middlesex, England. Buried in Sailly-sur-la-Lys Canadian Cemetery, Plot II. Row A. Grave 13. Also listed on Cambridge Guildhall. (St Paul’s Roll of Honour) Charles emigrated to Canada in November 1912

(7) James Whitby, 62, widower, labourer, b Cambs

Lottie Whitby, daughter, 22, housekeeper, b Cambridge

Irene Whitby, granddaughter, 9, b Cambridge

Annie, boarder, 82, widow, b Cambs.


South Side

  1. Miss Hale
  2. Fred Craske, labourer
  3. Mrs Mason
  4. Alfred Leech, bootmaker
  5. William Allen
  6. Walter W Molt
  7. Mrs Sandy
  8. Mrs Lydia Taylor, shopkeeper

North Side

Mrs Fairchild, Cross Keys



John Foreman, b 1875, bricklayer

Ada A Howe, b 1902

Rose A Howe, b 1936



Frederick C Craske, b 1865, builder’s labourer now old age pensioner

Elizabeth M, b 1870

George K, b 1909, shorthand typist in Catchment Board office


Arthur Cutter, b 1882, b gardener

Edith H, b 1872

Edith M Mason, 1902, general maid

Helen M Mason, b 1902, general maid


Harold W Boys, b 1909, clerk electricity supply

Doris M K, b 1905





Kenneth F Boys, b 1914, bricklayer

Helena K, b 1911, employee of the Home Office ARP Dept

Florence E Smith, b 1899, employee of the Home Office ARP Dept

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Jack Overhill, b 1903, clerk unemployed I have been appointed as clerk to the Chester Food Control office and commence work ….

Jessie E, b 1904




South Side

  1. Reginald Holloway
  2. George Kenneth Craske
  3. Lawrence
  4. Mrs E L Gordon
  5. The Secretarial School



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