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3 Gwydir Street, Percy Cottage

History of 3 Gwydir Street

1871 unnumbered

John R Bennett, 30, master bricklayer, b Cambridge

Jane S

John R P Bennett, 1, b Cambridge

Violet M Bennett, 2mos, b Cambridge


John R Bennett, head, 40, builder, b Cambridge

Jane S, wife, 37, b Chesterton

Violet M, daughter, 10, scholar, b Cambridge

Edward M, son, 8, scholar, b Cambridge

Annie N, daughter, 6, scholar, b Cambridge

John Richard, son, 5, scholar, b Cambridge

Jenny L, daughter, 3, b Cambridge

Gilbert A, son, 2, b Cambridge

Emma Williamson, visitor, 41, b Cambridge

Ellen G Burling, visitor, 10, b Cambridge


John Robert Bennett, head, 50, builder, b Cambridge

Jane Sophia, wife, 47, b Chesterton

Violet Mary, daughter, 20, assistant schoolmistress, b Cambridge

Edward Malcolm, son, 18, pupil teacher, b Cambridge

Annie Naomi, daughter, 16, pupil teacher, b Abington

John Robert L, son, 15, watchmaker’s apprentice, b Cambridge

Jenny Lavinia, daughter, 13, scholar, b Cambridge

Gilbert Alfred, son, 11, scholar, b Cambridge

Arthur Elliot, son, 9, scholar, b Cambridge

Harry Keemish, son, 5, scholar, , b Cambridge


John Robert Bennett, builder

Jane S

Jenny L, 23, elementary school teacher, b Cambridge

Gilbert A, 22, compositor, b Cambridge

Arthur E, 19, carpenter joiner, b Cambridge

Harry H, 15, carpenter apprentice, b Cambridge

1905 CIP 26.10.1906: An Accident At The Sanatorium: Claim for £100 damages brought by Henry Barton, labourer, of 28 Staffordshire Street against Messrs Bennett and Son, builders and contractors. Plaintiff was working on hoarding and fell and injured himself. Judge reserved decision


John Robert Bennett, 70, b Cambridge

Jane Sophia Bennett, wife, 64, b Chesterton

Violet Mary, 39, elementary council school teacher, b Cambridge

Annie Naomi, 35, certificated elementary school teacher, b Abington

Jenny Lavinia, 33, elementary school teacher, b Cambridge

Harry Teemish [?], 24, builder, b Cambridge


J Robert Bennett, senior

J R Bennett & Sons, builders, contractors and undertaker

1916 (Kellys)

John Robert and Sons


Ron Emmines




For Gill’s reminiscences see:


William Smyth


William Smyth



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