History of 79 Gwydir Street

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Sidney Strange, beer retailer, lived in 79 Gwydir St in 1892 (see Kelly's Directory).

The Strange family were certainly involved in selling beer. See 87 Gwydir St and Cambridge Blue for more information about this.

John Kent, slater, lived here in 1904 (see Spalding's Directory).

J. Harding lived here in 1913 (see Spalding's Directory).

Arthur Moule, cabinet maker, lived here in 1916 (see Kelly's Directory).

From Capturing Cambridge:


1871: unnumbered
Morris Duncombe, head, 47, stone mason, b Rutland
Ann, wife, 45, b Rutland
Ellen, daughter, 19, dressmaker, b Rutland
Henry, son, 16, stonemason, b Rutland
Edwin M, son, 9, b Rutland
Herbert, 1, b Cambridge
Susan Royce, wife’s mother, 66, b Rutland

CCJ 24.4.1875: CAMBRIDGE POLICE COURT. SATURDAY.—(Before the Mayor, C. Ralls, G. D. Liveing, and E Smith Esqs.)-Jane Turner, of Ainsworth Street. charged with stealing a wedding-ring, value 5s the property of Morris Duncombe, stonemason, Gwydir-street, on the previous Wednesday. Mrs Duncombe stated that on Tuesday night the ring being safe in a glass on the chimney piece. in the eating room, and next morning when she came down stairs it was missing. and door of the room was open. Her husband went out as usual a little before six that morning, by the door which opens into room, and he said that he closed it. After he husband had left, she heard footsteps in the room. Witness identified the ring produced as her property, and said it was of the value of 5s. An assistant to Mrs. Cole and Son., pawnbrokers, Bridge street, gave evidence to the effect that the prisoner came to the shop on Wednesday morning, and pledged the ring for 3s. Had seen the prisoner in the shop once before. Some furtherer evidence having been given, the prisoner who was stated to be addicted to habits of intemperance, that the ring which she pledged was her own property.—Sentenced two months hard labour.

Morris Dunscombe, head, 57, stonemason 3 men, b Rutland
Ann, wife, 55, b Rutland
Edwin M, son, 19, auctioneer’s clerk, b Rutland
Herbert, son, 11, b Cambridge

John Kent, head, 37, slater, b Herts
Mary A, wife, 38, b Herts
Alfred J, son, 14, scholar, b Herts
Henry K, son, 12, scholar, b Herts
Herbert E, son, 10, scholar, b Herts
Ruth E, daughter, 8, scholar, b Cambridge
Elizabeth H, daughter, 6, scholar, b Cambridge
William, son, 1, b Cambridge
Albert J, son, 12 mos, b Cambridge

Emma Redfarn, 41, laundress, b Cambridge
Florence Wing, 37, b Cambridge

Arthur Moule, 34, porter furniture, b Cambridge
Ellen Mary, 34, b Durham
Agnes G E, 10, b Cambridge
Fred A, 9, b Cambridge

Arthur Moule, cabinet maker

Arthur Moule, upholsterer

S Macko

Mrs G R Moorey

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