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Fison Farm, Manor Farm, Fen Ditton

History of Fison Farm, Fen Ditton


(High Street)

Jonathan Fison, farmer

Eleanor E

Frederick J,


Florence M Jessop, general servant, born Chesterton


(High Street)

Jonathan William Fison, farmer

Eleanor E,

Frederick J


Arthur Matheson




Rebecca Munsey,

Margaret Smalles, servant


Fison Farm (assumed to be in vicinity of Fison Road)

Jonathan William Fison, 54, born Stretham

Eleanor Elizabeth, 48, born Carlisle

Frederick Jonathan, 23, engineering student, born Fen Ditton

Eleanor, 21, art pupil teacher, born Fen Ditton

Arthur M, 19, farmer’s son working on farm, born Fen Ditton

Margaret, 18, born Fen Ditton

Kathleen, 14, born Fen Ditton

Norah, 11, born Fen Ditton

Rebecca Munsey, step sister in law, 59, assisting in the house, born Cambridge

Sarah Stebbings, 15, general servant, born Abington

Eleanor Fison was born in 1890 and lived with her family on Fison Farm in Fen Ditton. She trained as a nurse and following the death of her fiancee, Arthur Gray, a book binder in Green Street, her career took her to several places abroad including Egypt. On her return to England she married Douglas Osborne Nicoles in 1926 and moved to 34 Rock Road.

In 2017 their daughter, Pam Nicholes, described her mother’s early years and how she had met Douglas Nicholes:

In 1871 Jonathan William Fison (b.1854) is living at ‘The Elms,’ Impington, where he father, Jonathan Fison, farms 290 acres.



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