CFHS code : AL611

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of BETSY GERMANY d Sept 26 1918 aged 82

Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Germany cross October 2018


To the west of the north central path under a large tree. Sadly this cross that had been restored several years ago has now fallen.


In Ever Loving Memory of my dear wife BETSY GERMANY died Sep. 26. 1918.

Aged 82 years

“Peace Perfect Peace”

Betsy Germany née Kelly (c.1837 – 26 September 1918)

Betsy was the daughter of John and Margaret Kelly.  She was born in Cambridge, and married George Germany in 1861 when she was 24 years old.

They had at least eight children: Edwin Robert Kelly a family adopted son (1858-1941), Ellen (1865-1945), Agnes (1868-1949), George Arthur (1872-1948), Fred (1876-1956), Betsy [1881-1959], Isabella (1883-) and another unknown child.

The family were living at 19 Burleigh Street in 1871, where Betsy was a shopkeeper, and George was a gardener.  In 1881 they were living at Belgrave Road and George was working as a labourer. In 1891 George was working away from home at the Railway Inn as an Ostler – Betsy was at home in Belgrave Road with her four youngest children and a lodger. In 1901 Betsy and George were living together in Belgrave Road, and he was an Ostler and she was once again running a  general store.

She died in September 1918 aged 82 years old.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry

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Betsy Germany