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167, Bahia Cottage, Gwydir Street

History of Bahia Cottage

1881:

William Christmas, head, 38, journeyman baker, b Willingham

Mary A, wife, 41, b Cambridge

William, son, 14, b Cambridge

Florence, daughter, 12, scholar, b Cambridge

Alfred, son, 7, scholar, b Cambridge

Frederick, son, 4, scholar, b Cambridge

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1891:

Henry Mason, head, 84, retired Inland Revenue Excise officer, b Reach

Elizabeth Wright, housekeeper, 68, b Norfolk

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1901:

John Kent, 47, slater

Marianne, 48

Henry C, slater

Herbert E, hair dresser’s assistant

Ruth E, dressmaker’s assistant

Elizabeth H, milliner’s apprentice

William

Albert J

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1911:

John Kent, 56, slater tiler, b Herts

Mary Anne, 57, b Herts

Henry Charles, 32, slater and tiler, b Herts

Herbert Edward, 30, hairdresser, b Herts

Ruth Emma, 28, dressmaker, b Cambridge

Elizabeth Harriet, 26, milliner, b Cambridge

William, 21, slater and tiler, b Cambridge

Albert James, 20, tailor, b Cambridge

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1913: Bahia Cottage

John Kent and Sons, slaters and tilers

Miss Kent, dressmaker

William Kent

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1916:

Albert James Kent, Private 26051, 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 26295, Bedfordshire Regiment. Birth registered in the April to June Quarter 1891 in the Cambridge Registration District. In the 1891 census he was the son of John and Mary A Kent, under the age of 1, born Cambridge, resident Gwydir Street, Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was the son of John and Marianne Kent, aged 10, born Cambridgeshire, resident with his parents at 167 Gwydir Street, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was the son of John and Mary Anne Kent, aged 20, born Cambridge, a Tailor by trade, resident with his parents at 167 Gwydir Street, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A.

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1930s:

John Kent, slater and tiler, who built 165 Gwydir Street on his retirement.

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Herbert Finbow, son of William Robert Finbow who started his business at 52 Gwydir Street

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1962 – 1970:

William A Longhurst

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