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c 1890 James Frederick Fenton on trap with nephew Sydney George Ward

116 – 120 Sedgwick Street

History of 116-120 Sedgwick Street


John Holland, 39, general dealer, b Cambridge [in 1901 the Holland family were based at 26a Petty Cury where John was a general dealer and William was a ‘yeast traveller’]

Catherine, 29, b Cambridge [In 1894 Catherine founded her yeast distribution business according to her grandson Frank.]

William, 6, b Cambridge

John Ayres, 13, nephew, b Cambridge

John Ayers Holland, b 1878, married Lily

[Frederick William Holland married Mary Ann Suttle 17/5/1840 – they had at least 9 children in Cambridge

James Frederick Fenton married Emma Holland 22/9/1877

Lily May Fenton married John Edward Ayres 8/1/1919]


Harry Ellam, 25, GER telegraph labourer, b Shelford

Agnes Edith, 24, b Newton

Winifred Edith, 2, b Cambridge

Gladys Agnes, 4 mos, b Cambridge

George Howard, father in law, 71, widower, general builder’s labourer, b Eltisley


William John Holland, 26, traveller in yeast, b Cambridge [in 1901 he was a ‘yeast traveller’ living with his parents at 26a Petty Cury; in 1939 the family were at 68 Windsor Road, and in 1962 at 213 Mill Road]

Harriett Edith, 26, b Cambridge

Frederick John Holland, 1, b Cambridge


(116) William John Holland , carman

(118-120) Mrs J Holland, marine storehouse


(116) John Cross

(120) John Henry Pettitt, general stores


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