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142 Gwydir Street

142 Gwydir Street, Morton Cottage

History of 142 Gwydir Street

1881 Morton Cottage

Sarah A Baker, head, widow, 40, annuitant, b Norfolk

Henry F, son, 14, scholar, b Cambridge

Amelia K, daughter, 12, scholar, b Cambridge

Ellen L, daughter, 9, scholar, b Cambridge

Alexander J, son, 9, scholar, b Cambridge

Arthur F, son, 4, scholar, b Cambridge


Kate Baker, daughter, 22, living on her own means, b Cambridge

Ellen, daughter, 19, teacher, b Cambridge

Arthur, son, 14, b Cambridge


HenryW Howell, 46, ?Superintendent Prudential Assurance Office, b Norfolk

Sarah A, 47, b Norfolk

Henry W, 22, college clerk, b Norfolk

Ruth, 18, b Norfolk


John Parr, 67, horsekeeper for coal works, b Exning

Edith, 62, bedmaker Caius College, b Soham

Edith, 34, drawn thread needle work,  b Cambridge

Ethel Maud, 26, b Cambridge

Agnes Amelia, 21, dressmaker, b Cambridge


Thomas Pilsworth, plasterer

Pte Charles Thomas Pilsworth, B coy Cambridgeshire Reg, awarded Military Medal for carrying medal under heavy fire 25.8.1917.

1915 CIP 23.7.1915: A SOLDIER’S DISCOVERY. Body of a Newly-Born Child in the River

An inquest was held the Borough Coroner (Mr. H. Saunders French) in the coroner’s Court on Wednesday evening on the body of an unknown newly-born child, which was found in tho River Cam on Tuesday. Pte. Thomas Richard Jeffrey, of the 1st Cambs. Regt. at present living at 142 Gwydir street stated that he was on the river with a friend on Tuesday afternoon. When they got to St. John’s College they noticed a sack tied with a rope floating on the water. They drew it to the bank, and opened the sack, and a brick fell out. Inside the sack they found the body of a baby. They sent for the police, who took the body away. Dr. Roderick stated that the body was that of a full-time female child, well nourished. It was in advanced state of decomposition. He examined the body internally, and concluded that the child had had a separate existence. It was dead before the body entered the water. He should say that the cause of death was haemorrhage, due to lack of attention at birth. There was no blood in the heart, or in the larger vessels of the body. The Chief Constable, who was present, stated that police had made every effort to discover the parents of the child, but had failed. The jury returned a verdict of death in accordance with the medical evidence. 


Harold W Long, b 1899, plumber and home decorator (AFS Cambridge)

Doris E, b 1904




H W Long, builder


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