CFHS code : AG385

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of GEORGE CRESSWELL d 27th January 1924 aged 63

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Cresswell kerb stones May 2017

Monument

The kerb stones are next to the path that runs from the centre circle to the west. The kerb stones and inscription are in very good condition.

Inscription

‘In Loving Memory of GEORGE CRESSWELL who fell asleep 27th January 1924 aged 63 years’

George Cresswell (1861 – 27 January 1924)

George was born in Grantchester, and was the son of James and Susan Cresswell. His father was a gardener and ‘asset overseer’ and aged 20 George was living at Church Cottage with his parents and working as an apprentice to an organ builder. He married Lucy Ann Utteridge (1862-) in 1887 and the couple had seven children: George Ernest (1888-1983), Constance (1889-1892), Grace (1891-1963), Arthur (1894-), Ethel Lucy (1895-1974), Hilda May (1898-1983) and Edward (1900-).  The couple moved to London soon after getting married as all their children were born there. George worked as an organ builder, and his son George also became an organ builder/tuner.

In 1891/1901 the family were living in Islington before moving back to live at 13 New Square Cambridge (1911).  George died aged 63 years old. Lucy Ann Cresswell is believed to have died in 1956 in Evesham, Worcestershire.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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George Cresswell