CFHS code : CL116
Parish : St Clement
Inscription : In Loving Memory of MARTHA ROSA ELLIOT d 9 March 1931 age 71 also JULIA ELLIOT d 28 June 1943 age 82
Monument : Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202429, 0.13838469 – click here for location
We were unable to check the inscription in 2018 as the kerb stones have fallen and become overgrown with grass.
Martha Rosa Elliot (1859 – 9 March 1931)
Martha was the daughter of James and Emma Elliott. She was born in Tetbury and baptised on 10th August 1859. She had three siblings: Julia [1861-], Emily [1864-] and Albert Thomas [1866-]. Their father worked as a rural letter carrier.
Her sister Emily came to Cambridge and ran a Lodging House at 51 Sidney Street. Martha was there as a visitor in 1901, and later ran her own lodging house at 17 St Johns Road with her other sister Julia. Martha never married and died at the house at 17 St Johns Road aged 71 years old in 1931. She left effects valued at £1004, 19s and 10d
Julia Elliot (9 July 1861 – 28 June 1943)
Julia was Martha’s sister, and was also born in Tetbury Gloucestershire. She was baptised on 22nd September 1861. Aged 20 she was being treated at the Eye Hospital in Bristol, where her occupation is recorded as being a domestic servant. In 1901 she was working as a domestic nurse at Wickham Court. It was a large house with at least 10 indoor servants including a butler and footman.
She moved to Cambridge to run the Lodging house at 17 St Johns Road with her sister Martha. After Martha’s death she moved to 23 Guest Road, to live with her other sister Emily. Her occupation in the 1939 census is recorded as a retired childrens nurse. She died at The Grove Nursing Home, Hills Road in 1943 aged 81 years old.