5 Cathcart Hill


‘Isabella’, engraving by Herbert Bourne, c.1881. (after John Everett Millais)

Cathcart Hill resident c. 1867-1873 (6 years)

Born in Stoke-upon-Trent in 1825, Herbert Bourne was to become one of this countries finest steel plate engravers. In the 1841 Census and aged only 16 Herbert  is already being listed as a “historical line engraver”.

Following his move to London, Herbert Bourne married Rebecca Ann Berry in 1854. Having resided in St Pancras for several years, Herbert and Rebecca moved into 5 Cathcart Hill in about 1867 where their sixth child, Edith Maud was born.

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