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35, 37, 39 Norfolk Street

39 (20) Norfolk Street, Royal Engineers

History of 39 Norfolk Street

1851: (20)

Rebecca Barker, 50, laundress, b Cambs

William Ireland, 25, bootmaker, b Cambridge

Mary, 19, laundress, b Lincs

James G, 1, b Cambridge

Johannah Horley, servant, 16, b Ireland

1861: ?

1871: (21 – 20) Engineers

John Townsend, 42, bootmaker, b Cambridge

Mary, 41, b Cambridge

George W, 16, bootmaker, b Cambridge

Ellen, 12, b Cambridge

Annie, 7, b Cambridge

Albert, 2, b Cambridge

Agnes, 10 mos, b Cambridge

1881: (20 & 21) Royal Engineers

John Townsend, 51, bootmaker, b Cambridge

Mary, 51, b Cambridge

Annie, 17, b Cambridge

Albert, 12, b Cambridge

Agnes, 10, b Cambridge


John Townsend, publican and shoemaker


John Townsend, 71, publican, b Cambridge

John Arnold, son in law, 37, worker, b Australia

Elizabeth A, 38, b Cambridge

Ellen M M, 6, b Cambridge

John C, 2, b Cambridge

Hilda, 9 mos, b Cambridge

On the 5th September 1902 the Cambridge Daily News reported on how Cambridge celebrated the Coronation of King Edward VII.  In particular they described the “Old People’s Tent”, which contained “a large number of people who were present at the Cambridge festivites on the occasion of the late Queen’s Coronation”.  The article then went on to list the names, ages and addresses of the old people who were present.  This list includes “Mr John Townsend, Norfolk Street (72)”.

1913: Royal Engineers

Joseph Tingey

1939: (37-39)

William Burgess, b 1898, oil and hardware shopkeeper

Ada, b 1899


Mary Ann Creek, b 1865, servant retired

1962: (37-9)

J P McDougall, decorators



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