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181/3 Hills Road

181/3 Hills Road (Springfield and Beechdene)

Notes on 181-3 Hills Road

1901: (Springfield)

Edmund J Kett, 39, builder and ecclesiastical carver

Anna E, 37

Edmund A, 7

Anna M, 14

Edith M Marsh, sister in law,

Lilly E Braysher, servant, 21

1901: (Beech Dene)

William Kett, 57, retired builder

Harriet A, 58

Kate Wright, servant, 19

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1911: (Springfield)

Edward Joseph Kett, 49, builder and carver, born Cambridge

Annie Elizabeth, 47, born Norfolk

Annie Marsh, 24, born Cambridge

Susan Elizabeth Sennitt, servant, 23, born Stretham

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1911: (Beechdene)

William Kett, 67, ecclesiastical builder retired, born Norwich

Harriett Annie, 68, born Cambridge

Maud Elizabeth Oakman, 22, servant, born Cambridge

These two houses were built by the Kett family of Rattee and Kett in the late 1890s. Wiliam Kett lived at 181  and Edmund at 183. The latter house was once the home of Mrs Win Barrett whose son,Syd Barrett, was one of the members of the original Pink Floyd.

Sources: Cambridge News (Cambridgeshire Collection), UK census

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William Kett was appointed a church warden at St John’s in 1908.

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