CFHS code : PL199

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of FRANCIS DELISLE d 30 July 1889 age 45 and of his wife ELIZABETH d Oct 21 1930 age 82

Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Delisle monument January 2018



In Loving Memory of FRANCIS DELISLE d 30 July 1889 age 45

And of his wife ELIZABETH died Oct. 21st 1930 age 82

Francis Delisle (c 1844 – 1889) 

Francis was from Ireland, the son of a solicitor. It is not known when he arrived in Cambridge but he was working as a publisher here when he married Elizabeth Whitmore on January 5th 1869 at the church of St Andrew the Great.
They had three children –  Florence Elizabeth (1870), Francis Rouget (1875) and Vincent Frederick (1877). When Vincent was born the family were living at 57 Bateman Street, Cambridge . At some point Francis became ill, as by 1881 he and Elizabeth were staying with relatives in Worcestershire and he was classed as an invalid. The children were with their maternal grandmother in Trumpington, Cambridgeshire. After his death Elizabeth seemed to have lived with her parents. When Francis died he was living at 4 Salisbury Villas, Cambridge. This was the home of his father-in- law George Whitmore. It is likely that Elizabeth continued to live with her father as she was there with two of her children in 1891.

Elizabeth Delisle (d 1930) 

Elizabeth was born in Salle, Norfolk the daughter of George and Rosa Whitmore. She was brought up in Cambridge living at 13 Downing Street, Cambridge.

Elizabeth’s brother George Frederick Whitmore is also buried in Mill Road Cemetery.

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