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36 Gwydir Street

History of 36 Gwydir Street


In 1871 this family lived at number 7 Norfolk Terrace.

Frederick Willis, head, 42, millwright, b Stapleford

Ann, wife, 42, b Haslingfield

Frederick W, son, 12, scholar, b Cambridge

Elizabeth M, daughter, 8, scholar, b Cambridge

Mary, step mother, widow, 66, nurse, b Derbsh.

Benjamin G Ashley, lodger, 20, millwright, b Hunts

CIP 10.11.1883: Natural Curiosities —Mr. Doggett has received for preservation a trout, weighing 5lbs., caught near Cambridge by Mr. Willis, Gwydir-street; also a chub, caught near Upware. weighing 4 3/4lbs. A huge pike, caught by Mr. Whitehead, jun., at Hilgay can be seen at Mrs. Claytons, Peas-hill, during the latter part of next week. 


Frederick Willis, head, 52, widower, millwright

Agnes, daughter, 25, b Cambridge

Edith, daughter, 9, scholar, b Cambridge

Frederick Willis died in 1893.


Agnes Anne Willis, 34, dressmaker, b Cambridge

Emily Breed, 17, dressmaker, b Cambridge

1906 Agnes Anne Willis (39) married Edward Dobbin(40) in the Parish of St. Luke, Chelsea.

1908 CIP 17.7.1908: Edward Dobbin was pulling a truck around a curve when it overturned on his leg which was broken. [This was a common accident]


Edward Dobbin, 44, labourer cement works, b Wexford

Agnes, 44, b Cambridge

Frederick, 3, b Cambridge

John Wight, nephew, 5, b London


Edward Dobbin, cement employee

1939 – 1951

1939 Register – Agnes Dobbin, b 1866, needleworker
1951 Probate Register – Agnes Ann Dobbin of 36 Gwydir Street


Mrs Reeve


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