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13 Cavendish Avenue, Hazelmere

History of 13 Cavendish Avenue


Charles M Wood, 31, banjoist and banjo manufacturer, born Cambridge

Emily, 31, born Bermondsey

Mabel Emily, 10, born Chesterton

Maud Ethel, 9, born Chesterton

Margarite D, 4, born Chesterton

Helen M Biggs, governess, 17, born Shepherd’s Bush

Maud Mary Hobbs, 16, general servant, born Chesterton

Charles Wood wrote at least one piece for banjo and piano, Intermezzo, from 1892.


George Rowbottam, 80, retired gardener

Sarah F, wife, 81

Emma S, daughter, 55

Lilly Ewers, 15, general servant


George Rowbottam, 90, retired estate agent, born Herts.

Emma Sarah, daughter, 65, widow, born Herts.

Hannah Rowbottam, daughter in law, 57, married, born Essex



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