CFHS code : HT332

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of EMMA ELLIS b Nov 14 1832 d April 20 1917 dear mother and father GEORGE ELLIS b Dec 1 1834 d Dec 29 1919

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Emma Sherlode Ellis (14 November 1832 – 20 April 1917)

Little is known of Emma’s early life but she was born in Cambridge. She married George Ellis c.1853 and they had seven children: Vincent (1855-1929), George Chapman (1856-), Sarah (1858-), James (1860-1932), Charles Alfred (1862-1931), Alice Emma (1868-) and Emma Summers (1870-). George worked as a bootcloser and the family lived at 13 Church Street (1861/1871), 6 City Road (1881-1901). By 1911 George had retired and the couple were living at 1 Miller Cottage, Victoria Friendly Societies Almshouses in Chesterton. Emma died aged 85 years old.

George Ellis (1 December 1834 – 29 December 1919)

George was the son of James and Hester (née Chapman). His father had died by 1851 when George was living with his laundress mother on Victoria Street and working as an apprentice boot closer. He died aged 85 years old.



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Emma Sherlode Ellis; George Ellis