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77 Gwydir Street

History of 77 Gwydir Street


Joseph Canham, head, 25, tailor, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, wife, 23, b Cambridge

Henry, son, 1, b Cambridge

Ellen, daughter, 1 wk, b Cambridge

Emma Capelle, nurse, 47, b Cambridge

John Drake, lodger, 24, carpenter and joiner, b Isleham


Eleanor Swann, head, widow, 47, b Cambridge

Robert, son, 21, butcher, b Cambridge

Frank, son, 19, grocer’s assistant, b Cambridge

Eleanor, daughter, 17, tailoress, b Cambridge

Edward, son, 15, telegraph messenger, b London

Henry Carr, lodger, 23, carpenter, b Rougham

Frederick Carr, lodger, 18, carpenter, b Rougham


William Charter, 44, carpenter & joiner, b Steeple Morden

Martha, 46, b Harpenden

Leonard B, 12, b Cambridge


William Charter, 54, carpenter, b Steeple Morden

Martha, 56, b Herts

Leonard, 23, carpenter, b Cambridge

Albert Victor Ward, stepson, 42, copper smith, b Norfolk


William Charter, carpenter


Raymond Frederick Lander and Dorothy Lily Emma Kent married in Cambridge in 1943 and we can assume moved to this address soon afterwards. He was born in Chesterton in 1919.


Ray Lander: Sergeant, No. 1 Commando, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 31/01/1945. Age 25. Buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar.

1946 Electoral Register

Dorothy L Lander

1947 Electoral Register

Dorothy L Lander

In Oct 1947 Dorothy remarried to Maurice G Pulford


William Kent


Mrs D Kent



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