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12 Gwydir Street

12 Gwydir Street, Fring House

History of 12 Gwydir Street

House built 1870

1881 Fring House

William D Brown, head, 41, brewer employing 5 men, b Cambridge

Mary M, wife, 30, b Wisbech

Margaret, daughter, 8, scholar, b Cambridge

George William, son, 4, scholar, b Cambridge

Ellen Harrison, sister in law, 28, b Wisbech

1891 Fring House

Adolphus Rowe, head, 33, college baker, b Somerset

Catherine, wife, 33, b London


Elizabeth Kerry, 40, b Milton

Emily, 18, pupil teacher, b Suffolk

Elizabeth, 15, b Cambridge

Helen, 14, b Cambridge

Fred, 12, b Cambridge

Walter, 11, b Cambridge

Ethel, 8, b Cambridge

Winnie, 5, b Cambridge

John, 2, b Cambridge

Walter, brother, 33, b Norfolk


George Kerry, boot salesman


Reuben Elsden, 44, engine fitter, b Essex

Kate, 46, b Cambridge

Reuben C, 23, folding machine fitter, b Cambridge

Ethel, 21, clerk, b Cambridge

Nellie A, 18, shop assistant, milliners, b Cambridge

Reuben C Elsden, Gloucestershire Regiment, was killed 9.10.1917.


Reuben Elsden, engine fitter

1931 – 1934

Miss Thompson, headmistress of St George’s school, east Road (CWN 8.4.1982)


Ernest R Tyrrell, b 1889, chemists assistant

Laura E, b 1896

Winifred, b 1910


Ernest Tyrrell

For more information about the Tyrrell family :

1974 – 1982

Ron Nix


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