CFHS code : HT60

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of THOMAS WILLIAM CHILDS d 2 Oct 1920 aged 51 also SUSANNAH CHILDS d 21st Jan 1954 aged 83 and ALBERT J CHILDS ————– aged 71

Monument : Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Thomas William Childs (1869 – 2 October 1920)

Thomas was born in Coton and was the son of William and Lydia (née Sadler). He grew up in the village of Coton, where his father worked as a farm labourer. Aged 22 (1891) he was living at home and working as a bricklayer’s labourer. Thomas married Susannah Potter in 1893 and they went to live at 13 Auckland Road, Cambridge.  Thomas worked at the Star Brewery as a drayman and the couple had six children: Thomas Alfred (1894-1916), Grace Irene (1895-1983), Albert John (1897-1969), Annie Blanche (1900-1985), Sidney Charles (1903-1947) and Lilian Clara (1906-1977).

He died after a very short illness aged 51 years old. His funeral took place on 6 October and was attended by a large number of work colleagues from the Star Brewery, four of whom acted as bearers.

Susannah Childs (née Potter) (8 January 1871 – 21 January 1954)

Susannah was the daughter of Albert and Martha (née Hayhow) and was born in Bradfield St Clare, just outside Bury St. Edmunds. Martha Potter died in 1873, and Susannah was raised by her father who worked as an agricultural labourer.   By 1891 she had moved to Cambridge and was working as a general servant to widow Catherine Markham before marrying Thomas Childs in 1893. In 1939 she was living at 36 Priory Road with son Albert and died just after her 83rd birthday.

Albert John Childs (20 December 1897 – January 1969)

Albert served in the 1st World War with the Royal Engineers and later worked as a metal engraver.  He married widow Henrietta Kimberley (née Gunn) (1893-) in 1953 and the couple lived at Trinity Place, King Street (1954) and then 13 Abbey Road (1955 onwards). He died aged 71 years old.



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