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History of 155 Gwydir Street (Exton Cottage)

See History of Gwydir Street and Buildings in Gwydir Street.



Morris Duncombe, stone mason, lived in 155 Gwydir St in 1892 (see Kelly's Directory). He then moved to number 163.


Henry & Alfred Beasley, painters and decorators, Exeter Cottage lived here in 1904 (see Spalding's Directory).

They also lived next door at number 153 at this time.


Henry Pratt lived here in 1913 (see Spalding's Directory).


The sign on the house says Exton Cottage, but the 1904 directory says either this or number 153 is Exeter Cottage.



From Capturing Cambridge:

HISTORY OF 155 GWYDIR STREET

1881:
Frank Ward, head, 32, baker and grocer 1 man 3 youths, b Cambridge
Ellen, wife, 29, b Rutland
Frank Duncombe, son, 3, scholar, b Cambridge
Ellis, son, 2, b Cambridge
Mable N, daughter, 3 mos, b Cambridge
Emily Parnell, 13, servant, b Elsworth

1891:
Morris Duncombe, head, widower, 67, stone mason, b Rutland
Clara Handscombe, 20, servant, b Melbourn
Morris is buried in Mill Road Cemetery.

1901:
William Beasley, 86, retired bricklayer, b Cambridge
Mary A, 74, b Cambridge
Elizabeth, 53, traveller ladies outfitting, b Cambridge
Ellen, 34, b Cambridge
Arthur, 32, college porter, b Cambridge

1911:
Henry Pratt, widower, 61, b Herts
Florence, 26, b Earith
Sidney, 20, shop assistant draper, b Cambridge
George E Claxton, boarder, 18, shop assistant draper, b Essex
Alfred J Cursiter, boarder, 24, shop manager draper, b Scotland

1913:
Henry Pratt

1917:
CDN 5.2.1917
: Pratt – 25th December in Hospital, France, Pte Edgar George Pratt, 46th Canadian Battalion, Saskatchewan, Canada, 155 Gwydir Street, Cambridge, England. Canadian papers please copy.

1962:
Sidney Pratt

1970:
Patrick McDonnell


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