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14 Blossom Street

History of 14 Blossom Street

1871 (no house number given, but clearly the same family))

Frederick Allen, 31, tailor, b Cambridge

Mary A, 31, tailoress, b Cambridge

Frank M, 4, scholar, b Middlesex

Elisabeth S, 5, scholar, b Middlesex



Frederick Allen, 41, tailor, b Cambridge

Mary A, 41, b Cambridge

Frank M, 14, apprentice tailor, b Westminster, Middlesex

Alfred E, 9, scholar, b Cambridge

Emma, 7, scholar, b Cambridge

Caroline, 6, scholar, b Cambridge

Ellen M, 4, scholar, b Cambridge

Maria L, 2, b Cambridge

Frederick W, 3 months, b Cambridge



Frederick Allen, 51, tailor, b Cambridge

Mary Ann, 51, b Cambridge

Caroline, 16, tailoress, b Cambridge

Mary Louisa, 12, b Cambridge

Frederick W, 10, b Cambridge



Frederick Allen, 60, widower, tailor, b Cambridge

Caroline, 26, tailoress, b Cambridge

Maria L, 22, housekeeper, b Cambridge



George Churchman, 35, hotel boots, b Northamptonshire

Ellen, 33, b London

Gladys, 9, school, b Cambridge

May, 7, school, b Cambridge

Eva, 6, school, b Cambridge



After 1920:

Elizabeth Maria Linsey moved from the Wrestlers’ Arms after the death of her husband in 1920, to this address with her daughter Doris and son-in-law William Brignell.


William Brignell, b 1900, second chef

Doris M, b 1904


[William married Doris in 1926. He worked all his life as a chef at The Dorothy, Hawkins and the West House Hotel. After he retired he also worked at Westminster College.]

See Mill Road Cemetery entry


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