History of 84 Gwydir Street

See History of Gwydir Street and Buildings in Gwydir Street.

Mrs. Eliza Smith lived in 84 Gwydir St in 1904 (see Spalding's Directory).

George Earle, machinist, lived here in 1913 (see Spalding's Directory).

From Capturing Cambridge:


Walter Charter, head, 36, carpenter, b Steeple Morden
Elizabeth, wife, 33, b Swavesey
Walter T, son, 9, scholar, b Cambridge
Lizzie A, daughter, 7, scholar, b Cambridge
Charles H, son, 5, scholar, b Cambridge
Thomas, son, 3, scholar, b Cambridge
George W, son, 1, b Cambridge
Mary Ann Theobalds, cousin, 23, dressmaker, b Steeple Morden

CIP 15.1.1887
: Inquest. —On the afternoon of Saturday last, Mr. J. Bonnett held an inquiry at the Gwydir Arms, Gwydir-street, on the body of a newly-born child, the mother of which was Mary Ann Theobalds. The evidence given went to show that the woman, who 28 years of age, went home on Thursday night, as usual, to her lodgings in Gwydir-street. Ou Friday morning, her landlady went into her bedroom, and there saw evidence that a birth had recently taken place. A neighbour, named Mary Ann Thompson, was called in, and to her Theobalds said that the child would be found in her box. The witness went to the box, and there found the body of a child, quite dead. Dr. Roper was called in, and he stated that it was the body of a poorly nourished child. There had been hemorrhage on account of the laceration of the umbilical cord, and that had caused death. In answer to a question put to him by the Coroner, Dr. Roper stated that he was unable to say whether the child breathed after it was wholly born, but the lungs had been partially inflated. The jury, after a short deliberation, returned a verdict to the effect that the child died from hemorrhage consequent upon the laceration of the umbilical cord.

Susan Smith, head, 48, widow, b Northants
Herbert J, son, 18, engine cleaner, b Cambridge
Albert G, son, 15, errand boy, b Cambridge
Arthur J, son, 12, scholar, b Cambridge
Percy, son, 9, scholar, b Cambridge
Arthur gave evidence in 1894 (see house 56).

George Earl, 32, machinist woodcutting, b Wisbech
Ellen M, 29, b Cherry Hinton
Frederick G, 2, b Cambridge
Charles H, 3 mos, b Cambridge

CIP 11.6.1909
: Albert Hart, butler, was charged with an offence in respect of a child named Ruby Simpson on Donkey’s Common….. PC Cox was then called and gave evidence of arrest and said that prisoner gave the name of James Smith, 84, Gwydir Street…. prisoner said that he had given a false name and address.
CIP 2.7.1909
: Verdict of not guilt.

George Earl, 41, builders machinist, b Wisbech
Ellen Margret, 39, b Cherry Hinton
Frederick George, 12, b Cambridge
Charles Henry, 10, b Cambridge
Harry, 8, b Cambridge
Elizabeth, 5, b Cambridge
Ellen Margret, 3, b Cambridge
Jack, 6 months, b Cambridge

George Earle, machinist

Frederick George Ear served in the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. He was killed in action on the Somme on 13/5/1918.
See Mill Road Cemetery entry.

George Earl, b 1869, wood machinist
Ellen M, b 1871
Sidney N, b 1914, bench and capstan lathe

Sidney Earl

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