History of 36 Gwydir Street

See History of Gwydir Street and Buildings in Gwydir Street.

Miss Elizabeth Willis, dressmaker, lived in 36 Gwydir St in 1904 (see Spalding's Directory).

Edward Dobbin, cement employee, lived here in 1913 (see Spalding's Directory).

From Capturing Cambridge:


In 1871 this family lived at number 7 Norfolk Terrace.
Frederick Willis, head, 42, millwright, b Stapleford
Ann, wife, 42, b Haslingfield
Frederick W, son, 12, scholar, b Cambridge
Elizabeth M, daughter, 8, scholar, b Cambridge
Mary, step mother, widow, 66, nurse, b Derbsh.
Benjamin G Ashley, lodger, 20, millwright, b Hunts

CIP 10.11.1883
: Natural Curiosities —Mr. Doggett has received for preservation a trout, weighing 5lbs., caught near Cambridge by Mr. Willis, Gwydir-street; also a chub, caught near Upware. weighing 4 3/4lbs. A huge pike, caught by Mr. Whitehead, jun., at Hilgay can be seen at Mrs. Claytons, Peas-hill, during the latter part of next week.

Frederick Willis, head, 52, widower, millwright
Agnes, daughter, 25, b Cambridge
Edith, daughter, 9, scholar, b Cambridge
Frederick Willis died in 1893.

Agnes Anne Willis, 34, dressmaker, b Cambridge
Emily Breed, 17, dressmaker, b Cambridge

1906: Agnes Anne Willis (39) married Edward Dobbin(40) in the Parish of St. Luke, Chelsea.

CIP 17.7.1908
: Edward Dobbin was pulling a truck around a curve when it overturned on his leg which was broken. [This was a common accident]

Edward Dobbin, 44, labourer cement works, b Wexford
Agnes, 44, b Cambridge
Frederick, 3, b Cambridge
John Wight, nephew, 5, b London

Edward Dobbin, cement employee

1939 – 1951
1939 Register – Agnes Dobbin, b 1866, needleworker
1951 Probate Register – Agnes Ann Dobbin of 36 Gwydir Street

Mrs Reeve

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