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44 Gwydir Street, Star Cottage

History of 44 Gwydir Street


Charles J Boyle, 28, telegraph clerk, b Norfolk

Martha, 28, b Norfolk

Frederick E, 5, b Sussex

Ernest J, 4, b Essex

Arthur J, 2, b Essex

Mary A Watson, mother in law, widow, 53, tailoress, b Norfolk

James Watson. lodger, 30, railway servant cleaner, b Norfolk

Frances Watson, wife, 24, b Norfolk

Edith Watson, daughter, 2, b Norfolk


1881: Star Cottage

James Fuller, 38, GER rail engine driver, b Herts

Priscilla, 37, machinist, b Cambridge

Frederick, 13, b Cambridge

Alfred, 11, b Cambridge

Edith M, 9, b Cambridge

Albert V, 4, b Cambridge

Ethel E, 2 mos, b Cambridge

[Gault family were living at 46, not 44]



James Fuller




Frederick Denston, 58, carpenter builder, b Little Downham

Amelia, 60, b Cambridge

Frederick, 29, motor bus cleaner driver, b Little Downham

Bernard, 24, tailor, b Cambridge

Arthur, 22, hawker’s assistant, b Cambridge

Louisa, 17, b Cambridge



Frederick Denston, carpenter




Louisa Allen, b 1894, housewife

Ronald S Allen, b 1922, lab asst university (St John’s Ambulance Brigade)

Dorothy, b 1932

Elmer A Denston, b 1850, incapacitated



Sidney James Allen


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