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5, Morley Lodge, Brooklands Avenue

History of 5 Brooklands Avenue

1871:

George Kett, carver and builder master

Catherine

George Robert, 10, born Cambridge

Edmund Joseph,

Catharine Sarah,

Alice Caroline,

Frederick Wm

Maud Mary

Jane Lawrence, servant, 15,

1881:

George Kett, 44, master builder employing 161 men and 4 apprentices, born Wymondham

Catharine, 46, born Norfolk

Edmund J, 19, carver wood, born Cambridge

Catharine S, 17, born Cambridge

Alice C, 16, born Cambridge

Frederick W, 14, born Cambridge

Maud M, 12, born Cambridge

Mary Ann Hardy, servant, 26, born Cambridge

1891:

John Ernest Gilbert, 37, clerk in Holy Orders, born Cheshire

Johanna C, 34, born Brazil

Ernest D, 8, born Liverpool

Leonard A, 6, born Cambridge

Clement D, 1, born Cambridge

Noel,3 mos, born Cambridge

Eliza Wright, servant, 17, born Foxton

Mary Footer, servant, 18, nurse, born Suffolk

1901:

Leonard A Gilbert, son, 16, born Cambridge

Noel, son, 10, born Cambridge

Basil, son, 8, born Cambridge

Ethel L South, servant, 19, housemaid, born Gt Wilbraham

Beatrice Burton, 19, cook, born Fowlmere

1911:

Owen Charles Whitehouse, 61, theological tutor Cheshunt College Cambridge, born S India

Annie Margaret, 62, born London

Enid Margaret, 32, secretary juvenile employment registry, born Cheshunt

Lilian Mary, 30, secretary to university lecturer, born Cheshunt

Florence Barton, servant, 24, cook, born Horningsea

Mary Ann Radford, 21, servant, housemaid, born Toft

1913:

Rev Owen C Whitehouse, Principal Cheshunt College

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Lilian wrote a biography of her father in 1916: Owen Charles Whitehouse of Cheshunt College: the plain tale of a Godly scholar’s life told by his daughter Lilian and others. Owen lived 1849-1916.

Cheshunt College was the oldest of the Cambridge theological colleges. It united with Westminster College in 1967.

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