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53 Hartington Grove, Norfolk House, 88

History of 53 Hartington Grove

1901: (Norfolk House)

Grace Clouting, widow, 51, living on own means, born Newmarket

Josephine A, daughter, 22, art student, born Thetford

Charles, son, 19, architect’s pupil, born Thetford

Daisy Beales, servant, 17, born St Ives

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1911: (88 Hartington Grove)

Edmund Crosby Quiggin, 35, university lecturer fellow of Caius College, born Staffs

Mary Alison Quiggin, 37, engaged in literary work, born Somerset

Florence Annie Pickford, 41, houskeeper, born Bath

Kate Baker, nurse, 29, born Kent

George Hilary Hingston Quiggin, 3, born Cambridge

Patrick Valentine Quiggin, 1, born Cambridge

The wikipedia article about Edmund Quiggin notes that he was a linguist specialising in the study of Irish. He married numismatologist and archaeologist Alison in 1907. He was one of those responsible for the founding of the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. In WWI Quiggin was in service from 1915-1919, first in Boulogne then in the Admiralty Intelligence Division. He returned to Cambridge in 1919 but died of ill health in 1920.

Alison (1874-1971) wrote a number of books on money and anthropology and collaborated with Alfred Cort Haddon.

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