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84 Gwydir Street

History of 84 Gwydir Street


Walter Charter, head, 36, carpenter, b Steeple Morden

Elizabeth, wife, 33, b Swavesey

Walter T, son, 9, scholar, b Cambridge

Lizzie A, daughter, 7, scholar, b Cambridge

Charles H, son, 5, scholar, b Cambridge

Thomas, son, 3, scholar, b Cambridge

George W, son, 1, b Cambridge

Mary Ann Theobalds, cousin, 23, dressmaker, b Steeple Morden

CIP 15.1.1887: Inquest. —On the afternoon of Saturday last, Mr. J. Bonnett held an inquiry at the Gwydir Arms, Gwydir-street, on the body of a newly-born child, the mother of which was Mary Ann Theobalds. The evidence given went to show that the woman, who 28 years of age, went home on Thursday night, as usual, to her lodgings in Gwydir-street. Ou Friday morning, her landlady went into her bedroom, and there saw evidence that a birth had recently taken place. A neighbour, named Mary Ann Thompson, was called in, and to her Theobalds said that the child would be found in her box. The witness went to the box, and there found the body of a child, quite dead. Dr. Roper was called in, and he stated that it was the body of a poorly nourished child. There had been hemorrhage on account of the laceration of the umbilical cord, and that had caused death. In answer to a question put to him by the Coroner, Dr. Roper stated that he was unable to say whether the child breathed after it was wholly born, but the lungs had been partially inflated. The jury, after a short deliberation, returned a verdict to the effect that the child died from hemorrhage consequent upon the laceration of the umbilical cord.


Susan Smith, head, 48, widow, b Northants

Herbert J, son, 18, engine cleaner, b Cambridge

Albert G, son, 15, errand boy, b Cambridge

Arthur J, son, 12, scholar, b Cambridge

Percy, son, 9, scholar, b Cambridge

Arthur gave evidence in 1894.


George Earl, 32, machinist woodcutting, b Wisbech

Ellen M, 29, b Cherry Hinton

Frederick G, 2, b Cambridge

Charles H, 3 mos, b Cambridge

1909 CIP 11.6.1909: Albert Hart, butler, was charged with an offence in respect of a child named Ruby Simpson on Donkey’s Common….. PC Cox was then called and gave evidence of arrest and said that prisoner gave the name of James Smith, 84, Gwydir Street…. prisoner said  that he had given a false name and address. CIP 2.7.1909: Verdict of not guilt.


George Earl, 41, builders machinist, b Wisbech

Ellen Margret, 39, b Cherry Hinton

Frederick George, 12, b Cambridge

Charles Henry, 10, b Cambridge

Harry, 8, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, 5, b Cambridge

Ellen Margret, 3, b Cambridge

Jack, 6 months, b Cambridge


George Earle, machinist


Frederick George Ear served in the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. He was killed in action on the Somme on 13/5/1918.

See Mill Road Cemetery entry


George Earl, b 1869, wood machinist

Ellen M, b 1871

Sidney N, b 1914, bench and capstan lathe


Sidney Earl


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