CFHS code : HT573

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of my dear husband WILLIE BARRETT d March 24 1920 aged 40 also his wife MARY ANN PRISCILLA d 5th December 1970 aged 83

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Willie Barrett (1879 – 24 March 1920)

Willie was born in Boston, Lincolnshire and was the son of Harry and Annie.  His father was a  plumber and painter and the family lived at 17 Mill Lane, Boston (1881). Harry Barrett died in 1885 and Willie then moved to Huddersfield with his mother and brother George. He was baptised on 21 April 1886 at St. Peter’s Church, Huddersfield and in 1901 was lodging in Bradford and working as a ‘bobbin painter’. He married Mary Edwards on 23 May 1914 at the Airdale College non-conformist church bu which time he was working as a postman. What brought the couple to Cambridge is not known and he died at 105 Thoday Street aged 40 years old.

Mary Ann Priscilla Barrett (née Edwards)  (c.1887 – 5 December 1970)

Mary was born in Brandon, and was the daughter of William and Charlotte. By 1911 she was living in Bradford, and working as a domestic servant to the Harrison family. She was widowed aged 33 years old and no other records of her life have been found.  It is not known where she died.



Parish bural records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Mary Ann Priscilla Barrett; Willie Barrett