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Glass object found in the garden of 76 Blinco Grove

76 Blinco Grove, The Briars

History of 76 Blinco Grove

Bottle found in the garden of 76 Blinco Grove


(not the same property as current 76 Blinco Grove)

In the 1881 census Josiah Bowyer is shown as living on Cambridge Road (Cherry Hinton Road. This was not the same house as in 1891; the later house is known to have been built in 1890, but it was probably quite near. In 1871 Josiah and family were resident in Fulbourn where he was a shepherd on Gulliman’s [?] Farm.

Josiah Bowyer, 38 Ag.lab.

Elizabeth, 38

Thomas, 17, born Castle camps

John, 13, born Fulbourn

Charles 12, born Fulbourn

James, 10

Elizabeth, 9

Henry, 7

Josiah, 5

George, 1

Ellen, 4 ms


(Rock Road)

Josiah Bowyer, 48, gardener

Elizabeth, 48

Mary, 25

John, 23, bricklayer, born Fulbourn

Charles, 22, gardener

James, 20, gardener

Elizabeth, 19

Henry, 16, gardener

Jonah, 15, gardener

George, 12, born Cherry Hinton

Ellen, 10, born Cherry Hinton

Miriam, 8, born Cherry Hinton

David, 6, born Cherry Hinton

Alice, 5, born Cherry Hinton

Charles, brother, 35, born Castle Camps, blind

Cambridge Independent Press: 13/1/1899

Josiah Bowyer, along with several others, fined 1s with 7s costs for moving pigs to the Cambridge Market on January 2nd. This seems to have been because of the lack of the proper license.


(in the 1901 census named ‘The Briars’ – in the 1911 census 74 Blinco Grove is called ‘The Briars’)

Josiah Bowyer, 58, gardener not domestic own account, born Castle Camps

Elizabeth, 58, laundress, born Weston Colville

Ellen, 20, laundress, born Cherry Hinton

David, 17, gardener not domestic, born Cherry Hinton

Alice Bowyer, daughter, 15, born Cherry Hinton

Josiah Bowyer, grandson, 2, born Holloway


Charles Bowyer, 42, jobbing gardener, born Fulbourn

Ada Mary, 42, born Hunts.

Elizabeth, 15, domestic servant, born Cherry Hinton

Charles Gilbert, 13, born Cherry Hinton

George Edwin, 11, born Herts.

Wilfred Dennis, 9, born Cherry Hinton

Alice Maud, 7, born Cherry Hinton

Reginald David, 5, born Cherry Hinton

Percy Edward, 5 months, born Cherry Hinton

Mrs Bowyer and three of her sons (WWI)



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