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13 Station Road, 2 Arundel Villas / 1 Poplar Villas

History of 13 Station Road


(1 Poplar Villas)

Jonathan Tremenhere Passingham, 36

Mary Ann,

Gertrude Ethel, 6,

Harry Francis, 3, born Cambridge

Guy, 1,

Mary Talboys, mother in law, 64, annuitant, born London

Elizah Hephzibah Pearm, 19, servant, born Cambs.

Alice Gibson, 16, servant, nurse, born Fulbourn


(2 Arundel Villas)

Jonathan T Passingham

Mary A

Gertrude E



Tremenhere, 8, born Cambridge


Mary Watts, 19, servant, born Waterbeach

Jonathan Passingham ran a business in Cambridge, a gymnasium where young men at the university could learn fencing and practice other athletic skills. For a while he ran this with his brother George Augustus Passingham.

Their daughter, Getrude Ethel married a Japanese man according to a family history website. This seems likely to have been the Japanese student who boarded with them in 1891.


(2 Arundel Villas)

Jonathan T Passingham, 56, teacher of gymnastics, born Middlesex

Mary A, 54, born Oxford

Gertrude E, 26, born Oxford

Guy, 21, undergraduate,  born Cambridge

Millicent N, 17, born Cambridge

Edmund R, 14, born Cambridge

Hirokichi Maton, boarder, 22, undergraduate, born Japan


George R Kett, 40, builder and contractor

Elizabeth E A M


Eliza Thompson, servant, 21, cook, born Cambridge

Fanny W A Blunt, 21, housemaid, born Cambs.


George Robert Kett, 50, builder, born Cambridge

Elizabeth Evan Ann Mary, 51, born London

George Kett, 19, builder’s clerk, born Cambridge

Mary Jane Dazley, servant, 28, born Cambs.


George R Kett

George d 1933 and Elizabeth d 1913 are buried in Mill Road Cemetery. During WWI George ran the National Service Scheme and became Cambridge’s Executive Officer for Food Control. He was awarded an OBE for his services to the country.


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