102 Gwydir Street
History of 102 Gwydir Street
Additional information about the succession of occupants has been taken from the list found here.
1867: Lot 7 of land off Mill Road sold to Thomas Blewett, engineer
1867-1891: Thomas Blewett builds seven houses which become 102 – 114 Gwydir Street
William Henry Ayres, head, 42, railway guard, b Berks
Elizabeth, wife, 45, b Newmarket
William E, son, printer compositor, b Newmarket
Charles H, son, 15, scholar, b Newmarket
Frank, son, 12, scholar, b Newmarket
Blanche, daughter, 9, scholar, b Newmarket
CIP 27.8.1881 p.8: ASSAULT. William Henry Ayres, of Gwydir-street, was summoned for assaulting Edward Heap, chemist, of Gwydir street, the previous Saturday.—Mr. Jarrold appeared for the complainant—Complainant said he had know defendant some time. On Saturday morning about 12.15 witness was in his shop. Defendant went into the shop. Complainant told him that they had a very nice meeting the night before at the Coffee Palace. Defendant commenced swearing immediately, cursing the teetotalers. Complainant said teetotalers were better than drunkards and it would be better for him if he were to join as he was occasionly the worse for drink. Defendant said complainant had never seen him drunk. Witness said he had scores of times. Defendant said witness was a liar. Witness replied “And so are you.” Defendant said “If you say that again I will knock you off the chair.” Complainant repeated his statement and defendant struck him on his ear. Witness called to the a young man who was in the sitting room to go to his assistance. The young man went and in his presence defendant struck witness again. Defendant was not sober.—William Page, bootmaker, deposed to seeing defendant strike the complainant.—The bench fined defendant 1s. and costs.
Edward Morrell, head, 50, railway yard foreman, b Essex
Alice, wife, 51, b Great Wilbraham
Edward, son, 29, fitter’s labourer, b Great Wilbraham
George F, son, 25, b New Fletton
Alice E, daughter, 23, dressmaker, b New Fletton
Esther E, daughter, 18, dressmaker, b Cambridge
Maud R, daughter, 7, b Cambridge
1891: Thomas Blewett died and properties were left his daughter Catherine Anne Blewett of Kensington, and the income to his wife Elizabeth who died in 1895.
1893: CIP 22.9.1893: School Attendance. For disobeying Magistrates orders Christopher Morley of 102 Gwydir Street fined 5s.
1894: CIP 19.10.1894: School Attendance. For disobeying Magistrates orders Christopher Morley of 102 Gwydir Street was fined 2s 6d.
Christopher Morley, 62, bricklayer, b Linton
Sarah, 77, tailoress, b Essex
Arthur M, 21, bricklayer, b Cambridge
May E, 19, b Cambridge
1904: (rented) Mrs Brinter
William Matthew Butler, 49, GER railway engine driver, b Cambridge
Elizabeth, 49, b Herts
Emma Martha, 22, dressmaker, b Cambridge
William George Barham, grandson, 9, b Cambridge
1912: Alfred Cook of 174 Gwydir Street purchased 102 Gwydir Street from Catherine Anne Blewitt for £230.
1928: Alfred Cook’s widow, Emma, sells 102 Gwydir Street to the tenants, Francis and Florence Gray
Francis Gray, b 1876, clerk haulage
Florence, b 1883
Herbert W, b 1915, tester sc[ience] institute
Ernest Charles, b 1919, hairdresser
Arthur Frederick Hewitt, husband of Dorothy, who had inherited 50 East Road from her former husband, started the purchase of 102 Gwydir Street in his own name alone from Florence Gray using the proceeds of 50 East Road. His wife, when she was contacted by the relevant building society, wasn’t very happy about her husband using her inheritance to put the property in his own name, so it was agreed, after a memorable row, that they should be joint owners of 102. (Information supplied by the family in2021.)
Arthur Hewitt (Kelly’s)
1978: Arthur Frederick Hewitt dies
1987: Dorothy Priscilla Hewitt dies
102 Gwydir Street sold by executors