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17 Gwydir Street

History of 17 Gwydir Street


John Clarke, head, 64, coach maker, b Suffolk

Susan, wife, 57, b Litlington

Arthur, son, 16, telegraph messenger, b Cambridge

William, son, 14, errand boy, b Cambridge

The family had previously lived in Adam and Eve Row.[Not no. 72 in 1851 as noted elsewhere]

1890 10.3.1890 death of John Clarke, aged 73. (CC&J 14.3.1890)



Arthur Cook, head, 45, greengrocer, b Suffolk

Mahala, wife, 43, b Suffolk

Maria, daughter, 22, b Suffolk

Julia, daughter, 19, hat sewer, b Suffolk

Ellen, daughter, 15, dressmaker, b Cambridge

Arthur, son, 13, errand boy, b Cambridge

Emma Elizabeth, daughter, 12, scholar, b Cambridge

Herbert William, son, 5, scholar, b Cambridge

Louisa Pepper, lodger, 37, dressmaker, b Cambridge


Elliott Lyon, head, 38, carpenter, b Elsworth

Elizabeth, wife, 39, b Newmarket

Alfred, son, 14, errand boy, b Cambridge

Harry, son, 12, scholar, b Cambridge

Ernest, son, 7, scholar, b Cambridge

Frederick, son, 3, b Cambridge

Beatrice, daughter, 1, b Cambridge



James Hartley, 39, fishmonger, b Suffolk

Christina, 25, b Hants

Elsie M, 2, b Beds

Eddie, 1 mos, b Cambridge

Emma Beaumont, sister in law, 23, b Exeter


Frederick W Shadbolt, 29, printer and compositor, b Cambridge

Winifred, 6, b Cambridge

Elsie, 4, b Cambridge

Sarah A, sister, 34, b Cambridge

1908 CIP 29.5.1908: Fire in Gwydir Street. Outbreak of fire at number 17. Mr D Legge occupied ground floor and Mrs Sainty the upper rooms. Fire started in Mrs Sainty’s bedroom where the bedding and window frames were on fire. Damage of £10, uninsured.



William Thomas Leavens, 27, shoe smith, b Cambridge

Rose Hannah, 27, b Cambridge

William Thomas, 4, b Cambridge

Arthur Sidney, 1, b Cambridge


George Pledger Benstead, 41, domestic gardener, b Fen Ditton

Alice, 60,  b London

Henry Robert, 30, b Cambridge


(17a) George Pledger Benstead

(17) Dennis Legge, fried fish dealer

George Newstead, brewer’s labourer


CIP 3.11.1916: Ernest George Sharpe (31), married of 17a Gwydir Street compositor in the employ of Messrs Fabb and Tyler, applied for exemption on the grounds of ill-health. Applicant had been passed for general service and no exemption was granted.


Leslie Langdon, fried fish shop


(17a) Mrs Larter

(17) Leslie Langdon


(17a) vacant

(17) Leslie Langdon


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