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34 (4, 20) (Fir Cottage) Ross Street (4 Butt Terrace, Rifle Butt Row)(4 Butts Row)

History of 34 Ross Street

The current owner of 34 Ross Street has researched the list of previous occupants of his house.

1878 (4 Butt Terrace, Rifle Butt Row)

Andrew Manning, printer

1880 – 1881 (4 Butts Row)

Walter Bunn, 30, coachman

1881 4 Butts Row

Ann Bunn, Head, widow, 68, b Abington Pigotts

Walter Bunn, son, 30, coachman, b Abington Pigotts

Samuel Bunn, son, gardener, 24, b Abington Pigotts

Elizabeth Bunn, daughter, dressmaker, 28, b Abington Pigotts

Walter Bunn, grandchild, 6, b Abington Pigotts

Edward Bunn, grandchild, 3, b Cambridge

In the 1871 census, the family are living in Abington Pigotts. Elizabeth is a patient in the Metropolitan Asylum, Hampstead.

In 1901 Walter Bunn is boarding at 22 Madras Road.

1884 (4 Volunter Butts Terrace, Butts Row)

Mrs Bunn

1885 – 1890 (Rifle Butt Row)

Thos Mayes, plasterer

1891 4 Ross Street

Thomas Alfred Mayes, Head, 31, plasterer, b Cambridge

Annie Mayes, wife, 36, b Cambridge

Alfred Mayes, son, 11, b Cambridge

Thomas Percy Mayes, son, 8 b Cambridge

Beatrice Daisy Anne Mayes, daughter, 5, b Cambridge

Livie Laure Stonebridge, sister-in-law, living on own means, 19, b Cambridge

Later family moved to 2 Haymarket Terrace (Haymarket Road) where they had 3 more sons.

1895 – 1898 20 Ross Street

James Taylor, bricklayer

1898 – 1899 20 Ross Street (Falcon Terrace)

Mrs C Catley

1901 34 Ross Street

Mrs. Catley, widow, 55, b Cambridge

Charles R  Catley, son, 15, b Leics

Henry A Catley, son, 11, b London

James Cowling, lodger, 44, labourer, b Cambridge

Sidney P Hughes, lodger, 19, shopman, b London

1902 owner Lillian Alice Jones

1902 owner Ernest Edward Bryan

1908 Fir Cottage

Henry Farrow

Caroline Catley


Caroline Eliza Catley, widow, 66, b Thriplow

Charles Robert Catley, 25, son, labourer cement manufacturer, b London

James William Cowling, 55, boarder, general labourer Corporation, b Linton


George Daniel Gipp, labourer for Cambridge Gas Company

Amelia Gipp (nee Moule)

George Gipp previously lived at 28 Ross Street. One of his brothers (John Gipp) was killed at the Battle of the Somme on 14th October, 1916. George and Amelia married in 1911. George died in 1914 aged 37.


Amelia Gipp

Re-married (to Walter Parkington) in 1915

1919 – 1963

Walter Parkington

Amelia Parkington (nee Gipp)

Walter was a blacksmith who was born in Stanton, Suffolk.
Amelia died in 1950 aged 67


Parkington, Walter, b 13.9.1878, blacksmith

Parkington, Amelia, b 7.8.1881, charlady

1964 vacant

1965 – 1975

Arthur Patten – painter

Florence Patten (nee Wilson)

The Pattens previously lived at 42 South Street

1976 – 1978

Florence Patten, widow

1979 – 1981

David C. and Janet C. Aldridge

1982 – 2007

Susan Bowman, nurse at Addenbrookes

2007 –

Paul Saunder: retired IT manager




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