CFHS code : PL241

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of EDWARD JOHN HENRY (EDDIE) only and dearly loved son of EDMUND and ADELAIDE BLACKETT d August 24th 1885 aged 23 also EDMUND PHIPPS BLACKETT father of the above d [Nov] 10 1887

Monument : Headstone

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Edward John Henry (Eddie) Blackett (1862 – 24 August 1885)

Eddie was born in Stratford, Essex and baptised at St. John’s Church, Stratford on 2 February 1862.  His father was a railway engine fitter’s foreman and the family had moved to live at Railway cottage, 28 Mill Road by the time he was 3 years old. Aged 19 Eddie was also work as an engine fitter. He died at home aged 23 years old.

Edmund Phipps Blackett (22 March 1830 – 10 November 1887)

Edmund was born in Harwich and baptised at St.Nicholas’ Church, Harwich on 3 May 1830.  He was the son of John and Mary (née Clarke) and aged 20 was lodging in Ipswich and working as an apprentice engineer. He married Adelaide Elizabeth Collings (1840 -1896) on 21 February 1861 at St, Mary’s Church, Stepney.  They lived in West Ham, before moving to Cambridge and had two children: Eddie and Ada Mary (1865-1955). Edmund died at Mill Road aged 57 years old and his funeral took place on 12 November.

His widow went to live with daughter Ada and son in law Thomas Peake. She died at 219 Mill Road  aged 56 years old and  is buried in an adjacent grave.

From Parish burial records it is known that  Edmund’s grandson is also buried in the same grave

Stanley Phipps Peake (1889 – 10 July 1891)

Stanley was the son of Thomas and Ada (née Blackett) Peake and rew up at 88 Mill Road. His father was a telegraph linesman for Great Eastern Railway, and he died aged 2 years old. He was buried with his grandfather and uncle at Mill Road Cemetery on 14 July 1891.



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Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Edmund Phipps Blackett; Edward John Henry (Eddie) Blackett; Stanley Phipps Peake