CFHS code : AS267
Parish : All Saints
Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of GEORGIANA SOPHIA CONWAY d Feb 7 1915 aged 75
Monument : Headstone
Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Midway between the west wall and the central path and about 7 rows south of the north path. We have not yet found this monument and think it may be hidden in bushes.
Georgiana Sophia Conway (née Cherry) (1839 – 7 February 1915)
Georgiana was the daughter of George and Hannah Cherry, and was born in Great Brickhill in Buckinghamshire. Her mother died when she was c.2 years old. She was then raised in Cambridge with her step mother Mary, father and step-siblings. Her father was a clerk in the Norwich Union fire office. Georgiana was raised in Sidney Street, and aged 21 years old was working as a dressmaker. She married tailor Alfred Conway (1840 – 1873) at All Saint’s Church on 8 September 1863. The couple lived at Cam Cottages in Chesterton and had two children: Alfred George (1864-1911) and Georgiana Ellen (1872-1948). Alfred suffered from ill health, and died at Fulbourn Asylum in December 1873 having been hospitalised since April the previous year.
After she was widowed Georgiana lived with her children at 1 Water Street (1881) and worked as a dressmaker and milliner. By 1891 they were living at 1 Bridge Road and she was working as an upholsterer and confectioner. In 1901 the three of them were living at 1 Victoria Avenue, by which time she was no longer working. The family were still at 1 Victoria Avenue in 1911, along with Alfred’s wife Esther and their daughter Marjorie. Georgiana died in Cambridge aged 75 years old.
by Claire Martinsen and Josephine Brearley, granddaughter of FRANK CHERRY
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