CFHS code : MG214

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of FLORENCE LOVEDAY GRANT d January 5th 1905 in the 24th year of her age also WILLIAM FRANCIS GRANT d July 23rd 1900 aged 73 also ALFRED GRANT d April 4th 1924 aged 70

Monument : Stone cross (broken)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202081, 0.13776794 – click here for location

The Grant plinth covered in ivy.
Grant plinth

Monument

Inscription

Relationship: Father, son, granddaughter

Florence Loveday Grant (c.February 1881 – 5 January 1905)

Florence was the daughter of Alfred and Emily  and was born in Westminster.  Aged 10 she was living with her grandparents William and Selina Grant at 25 Bark Street, Paddington. She worked as a retoucher for a photographer, and in 1901 was living with her father and elder sister Marion Alice at Guildhall Street. She died aged 23 years old.

William Francis Grant (1827 – 23 July 1900)

William was born in Elgin, Scotland and was the son of mason William Grant. He married Selina West (1825-) in Leamington Priors (now called Leamington Spa) on 6 October 1851 and they had at least three sons: William Frank (1852-), Alfred George (1853-1924) and Clarence Randolph (1861-1884).  William worked as a coach builder and the family initially lived in Leamington Priors initally,  where all their sons were born  before moving to London (by at least 1871).  They lived at Stafford Place and then 6 Bark Street(1881/1891).   William died in Cambridge aged 73 years old.

A Selina Grant was registered as dying in Cambridge in 1899, it is not known if this was William’s wife as no other record of her death has been found.

Alfred George Grant (1853 – 4 April 1924)

Alfred was the son of William and Selina (née West) and was born in Leamington Prior (Spa).  He was baptised in Leamington on 11 September 1853.  He ‘married’ Emily and they had four children: Marion Alice (1875-), Florence Loveday, Alfred George (1885-) and Francis Henry (1889-).  In 1881 Alfred was working as a clerk and by 1891 he was documented as a professional waiter.  On 14 September 1893 he married Alice Eveleen Mercer at St. Anne’s Church in Soho. He was documented as being a batchelor, and certainly Emily was still alive and living with her two sons in 1901, so it is not known what the position with regard to matrimony was.

Alfred later became a manager of a wine merchant in Cambridge.  In 1901 he was living with his two daughters at Guildhall Street, and in 1911 was at 1a Petty Cury with wife Alice.  It is believed that Alfred died in Brighton in 1924.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Alfred Grant; Florence Loveday Grant; William Francis Grant