CFHS code : HT601

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of MATILDA CARTER of Ely died at Canterbury 17 Aug 1909 aged 74

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Carter grave
Carter headstone



Matilda Carter (née Day) (1835 – 17 August 1909)

Matilda was born in Ely, the daughter of plumber/glazier Greenhill Thomas Day (1804-1866) and his wife Elizabeth (née Piggott) (1903-1847) and grew up at Fore Hill, Ely. She married Edwin Robert Carter (1830-1890) on 26 December 1859 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Westminster. Edwin was a currier/leather cutter and they had at least eight children: Edwin (1860-1887), Carla (1863-), Florence (1866-), Elizabeth Piggott (1868-), Louisa (1870-), Ellen (1872-), Charles (1875-) and Maud (1877). They lived in Ely, where all the children were born, but in 1881 were living at Broad Street, Cambridge.  The family returned to Ely, where Edwin died in October 1890. In 1891 Matilda was living at ‘the leather sellers shop’ in Ely with children Charles and Maud, and was documented as being a leather merchant.  She subsquently moved to live at 78 St. Phillip’s Road, Cambridge.  Probate records and the parish burial records show she died at St. Philip’s Road, but the grave monument indicates she died in Canterbury. Her funeral took place on 20 August 1909.



Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Matilda Carter