CFHS code : HT536

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HENRY GILLINGHAM d March 18th 1912 aged 52 also MARTHA GILLINGHAM his wife d April 18th 194[0] aged 78

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Henry Gillingham (27 March 1859 – 18 March 1912)

Henry grew up at 1 Magdalen Street (1861/1871) and was the son of cabinet maker William Gillingham and his wife Mary. He married Martha Peel on 9 June 1881 and they had five children: Maud Martha (1882-1952), Thomas Henry (1883-1960), Edward (1885-1976), Kate Elizabeth (1887-1962) and Ada (1890-1890). The family lived at 35 Coronation Street, where Martha ran a grocery shop, and Henry worked as a cabinet maker.  By 1911 Henry was documented as a ‘cabinet maker and grocer’ and Martha as ‘assisting in the buisness’. He died at home aged 52 years old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 22 March 1912.

Martha Gillingham  (née Peel) (6 April 1862 – 18 April 1940)

Martha was born in Burwell and her parents were Robert and Mary Ann (née Fordham). Robert was a shoemaker and in 1871 the family were living in Hilgay, Norfolk.  Aged 18 (1881) Martha was living at 1 George IVth Street with her uncle and aunt and working as a dressmaker, and she married Henry Gillingham a few months later. After his death she continued to run the shop at 35 Coronation Street and lived there with her two daughters, both of whom were school teachers.



Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Henry Gillingham; Martha Gillingham