CFHS code : PL240

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of [ADELAIDE] ELIZABETH widow of line missing  ——- grandson of the above d Jul 10 1891 age [2]

Monument : Headstone (broken)

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Adelaide Elizabeth Blackett (née Collings) (1840 – 13 July 1896)

Adelaide was born in the village of Great Oakley, near Harwich. She was the daughter of carpenter John Rivers Collings and Mary, and by 1851 the family had moved to live at Golden Lion Lane in  Harwich. She married Edmund Phipps Blackett (1830-1887) on 21 February 1861 at St, Mary’s Church, Stepney.  They lived in West Ham, before moving to Cambridge and had two children: Edward John Henry (Eddie) (1862-1885) and Ada Mary (1865-1955). Edmund died in 1887 and Adelaide then went to live with daughter Ada and son in law Thomas Peake. She died at 219 Mill Road  aged 56 years old and her funeral took place on 16 July.

Stanley Phipps Peake (1889 – 10 July 1891)

Stanley was the son of Thomas and Ada (née Blackett) Peake and grew up at 88 Mill Road. His father was a telegraph linesman for Great Eastern Railway, and he died aged 2 years old. Grave registers show that he was buried with his grandfather and uncle in an adjacent grave on 14 July 1891, but is commemorated on his grandmother’s grave.



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Adelaide Elizabeth Blackett; Stanley Phipps Peake