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101 Blinco Grove, Ashbey Cottage

History of 101 Blinco Grove

1901:

Richard D Pettit, 33, carpenter & builder, born Suffolk

Laura, 33, born London

Victor, 11, born Cambridge

Harold G, 9, born Cambridge

Dorothy G, 1, born Cambridge

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Richard Douglas Pettit was reported by the Cambridge Press in March 1905 before the Official Receiver for bankruptcy. Liabilities were £128, assets £31. Pettit said he was formally a journeyman carpenter but had started his own business in 1899. Around Christmas 1903 he was in difficulties from losing money on contracts. He continued to draw £2 a week from the business ‘to keep peace at home’ even though he was not making that much.

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1911:

John Wick, 61, army pensioner, born Eversden

Clara, 54, born Eltisley

Montague, 18, butcher, born Bassingbourn

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