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47 Gwydir Street

History of 47 Gwydir Street


William J Sheringham, head, 42, bootmaker, b Cambridge

Harriett, wife, 42, b Brighton

Nellie, daughter, 12, scholar, b Cambridge


CC&J 1.6.1888: A recent arrest – A young woman named Elizabeth Shaw was brought before the Court, having just been arrested by Detective Constable Clark, on a charge of stealing a coat, the property of Miss Ferguson of Gwydir Street, but as sufficient evidence was not forth coming, the case was adjourned until the next day.


Susannah Ferguson, head, single, 47, shopkeeper, b Cambridge

Jessie, daughter, 18, b Cambridge


Susannah Ferguson, 59, wardrobe dealer, b Cambridge

Mary A, sister, 60, housekeeper, b Cambridge

Thomas Holder, brother in law, 82, retired publican, b Pidley

Margaret Philo, granddaughter, 4, b Cambridge


John William Wallis, 60, confectioner, b Cambridge

Jane, 57, b London


John Wallis, greengrocer and confectioner

1916 CIP 3.3.1916: Death of Mr Henry Flack: Veteran Soldier and Poultry Farmer: Henry Flack was son of the gardener Samuel Flack. Henry had enlisted in the Ely Militia and had served in India and, as a sergeant, took part in the ‘Black Mountain Expedition‘ of 1888. Back in England he was recruiting sergeant and retired from the army after 31 years service. He was custodian of the Beaconsfield Club and then the licensee of the Osborne Arms. On becoming ill he went to live in Gwydir Street and died aged 55. His son is serving in the Royal Marines and he has two nephews serving, one with the 8th Suffolks who was wounded.

Black Mountain Expedition 1888

1962 not listed


Leonard S Hayden


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