Miss Catherine Cutter, headmistress, 1863 – 1946

Miss Catherine Cutter, headmistress, 1863 – 1946

Miss Cutter’s paternal ancestors came from Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire.  Her father Thomas was a journeyman tailor, who went on to become a master tailor. He married Elizabeth Robbins from Staffordshire in 1855, and after the birth of their first daughter...
Clarendon Street Baptist Chapel

Clarendon Street Baptist Chapel

I was recently in Clarendon Street watching the demolition of the old chapel, originally known as the Free Baptist Chapel. The construction came about when a group broke away from the Warwick Street chapel, ostensibly over the lack of provision of a school. The new...
Sarah Kibbler, Poisoner

Sarah Kibbler, Poisoner

  In1889, middle-aged Sarah Kibbler was a general servant at the home of Dr and Mrs Horniblow, 76 Clarendon Street, Leamington.   Her duties included cleaning and taking care of the family, the doctor, his wife, their only son William – and of the family...