CFHS code : MG117

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of THOMAS CARELESS d 1st June 1969 aged 79 also his wife EDITH MAUD d 15th September 1982 aged 92 also daughter VERA MAY CARELESS d 28th January 1935 aged 17 flowerholder VERA

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.20212, 0.13806253 – click here for location

Careless grave
Careless monument



Thomas Careless (30 September 1889 – 1 June 1969)

Thmas was born in Trumpington and is believed to have been the illegitimate son of Emma Careless. He grew up with his grandfather Richard Careless  and uncles at London Road, Trumpington (1891) and then 18 Great Eastern Street (1901). Thomas worked as a labourer at the cement works and married Edith Stearn on 26 December 1910.  They lived at 29 Great Eastern Street (1911) and 20 Great Eastern Street (1939) and had at least three children:  Cecil Thomas (1911-1992), Phyllis Maud Naomi (1914-2006) and Vera May (1917-1935). By 1939 Thomas was working for the railway in the maintenance and repair stores. He died at home aged 79 years old.

Edith Maud Careless (née Stearn) (28 December 1889 – 15 September  1982)

Edith was born in Dry Drayton and was the daughter of James and Rebecca (née King). Her father was a horsekeeper on a farm and the family lived at Duck End in Dry Drayton. Edith died at Seymour Street in 1982.

Vera May Careless (1917 – 28 January 1935)

Vera died at Great Eastern Street aged 17 years old.



CFHS transcriptions of parish & grave records

by Claire Martinsen

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Edith Maud Careless; Thomas Careless; Vera May Careless