CFHS code : PL42

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : EMILY AGNES ARMISTEAD d Oct [13] [1873] aged 32 also of E M ARMISTEAD b Sep 1st 1875 d Sep 1- 1876 also WARWICK SMITH b Sep 30 1807 d March 26 1884

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Armistead and Smith headstone 2017



EMILY AGNES ARMISTEAD departed Oct [18] 1879 aged 32 years

Also of E M ARMISTEAD born Sep 1st 1875 died Sep 1- 1876

also WARWICK SMITH born Sep 30 1807 died March 26 1884

Emily Agnes Armistead (née Smith) (23 April 1847 – 18 October 1879)

Emily was the daughter of Warwick and Susan Smith.  She was born in Manchester, and baptised at St Saviour’s Church, Chorlton upon Medlock on 26th January 1848.  Her mother died in 1854, and aged 14 years old she was at a small boarding school in Lowther Street in Kendal.  She married doctor William Armistead at St Mary’s Church in Lancaster on 12th January 1870.

Emily and William had at least three children: Amy Warwick (1870-1941), Ethel Mary (1872-1943) and Edith Mildred (1875-1876). In 1871 the family were living on the Rochdale Road in Manchester, where William was working as a general practitioner.  The family had moved to Cambridge by the time youngest daughter Edith was born in 1875.  Emily died aged 32 years old.

Edith Mildred Armistead (1875-1876) 

Edith was the youngest daughter of William and Emily Armistead.  She died aged one year old.

William Armistead married Fanny Jane Sykes in Gomersal in Yorkshire on 15th April 1880.  They lived in Stapleford and he became the area Medical Officer for Health.  William and Fanny raised his two daughters, and had one child of their own who died in infancy. He died in 1923 in Stapleford.

Warwick Smith (30 September 1807 – 28 March 1884) 

Warwick was born in Rusholme, Manchester and was the son of  draper William Smith and his wife Mary.  He married Sarah Upton (1819-1854) at Holy Trinity Chester on 10 January 1839.  The couple had at least four daughters: Mary (1844-), Emily Agnes (1847-1879), Clara (1849-) and Sarah (1852-1927).  In 1841 the family were living at Market Street in Manchester, and Warwick was working as a draper and hosier.  By 1850 they were living at Park Place in the city, and Warwick was running a tobacco company called Smith & Williams.

He was widowed in January 1854 when he was 46 years old.  He married for a second time on 27 November 1855 at St Mary’s Church, Lancaster to Louisa Simpson (1808-1873).  The couple lived at Walnut Bank, in Ashton with Stodday – a small village three miles south of Lancaster, raising Warwick’s young daughters.  Warwick’s occupation on census returns was noted as a retired manufacturer. Louisa died in June 1873 aged 65 years old.

Warwick then moved to Cambridge.  Three of his daughters were living here. Clara and Sarah had married brothers Felix and John Morley.   In 1881 he was living at 1 St. Paul’s Road with Clara and John Morley.  John was an architect and surveyor. Warwick died at St Paul’s Road aged 76 years old.



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Edith Meldred Armistead; Emily Agnes Armistead; Warwick Smith