76 Blinco Grove, The Briars
History 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.
Thomas, 17, born Castle camps
John, 13, born Fulbourn
Charles 12, born Fulbourn
Ellen, 4 ms
Josiah Bowyer, 48, gardener
John, 23, bricklayer, born Fulbourn
Charles, 22, gardener
James, 20, gardener
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