CFHS code : MC64
Parish : St Michael
Inscription : IAR ROSETTA wife of JOHN HAWES of [Padd]ington d Feb 16 1870 age 77 JOHN BIRD HAWES son of the above d 17 Dec 1885 age 65 MARY MARIA widow of the above JOHN B HAWES d Jan 1 1898
Monument : Headstone
Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202597, 0.13755857 – click here for location
Rosetta Hawes (née Bird) (c.1792 – 16 February 1870)
Rosetta was born in Hackney and married builder/carpenter John Hawes on 3 August 1819 at St. George’s Church, Bloomsbury. The couple lived at Smith Street in St. Pancras and had at least four children: John Bird (1820 – 1885), Rosetta (1822-), Elizabeth (1826-1907) and James (1826-1899). It is not known when John Hawes died, but by 1851 Rosetta was widowed and living in Clerkenwell with her son James and niece Rosetta Pawley. In 1861 she living at Gloster (sic) Road with daughter Elizabeth. Rosetta was documented on the census of that year as being a proprietor of houses, and Elizabeth as a book folder.
The pair are believed to have moved to Cambridge to assist John Bird Hawes in his bookbinding business, living at his work premises at 30 Green Street. Rosetta died in Cambridge at the age of 77 years.
John Bird Hawes (17 July 1820 – 17 December 1885)
John was born in Birmingham and baptised on 23 September 1823 at St. George’s Church, Bloomsbury. By 1851 he was working as a bookbinder and noted on the census as being a visitor to 8 Sidney Street along with his sister Elizabeth. He married Mary Brown on 24 March 1853 at St. Andrew’s Church and the couple are not believed to have had any children. John ran a bookbinding business at 30 Green Street and lived at 24 Earl Street. In 1871 he was employing 12 people in the business and this had risen to 15 people by 1881. He died at Earl Street aged 65 years old.
Mary Maria Hawes (née Brown) (1827 – 1 January 1898)
Mary was born in Stetchworth (a village three miles south of Newmarket) and was the daughter of John and Jane Brown. She was baptised in Stetchworth on 8 April 1827. The family later moved to Thompson’s Lane, Cambridge where John worked as a cellarman. Mary was working as a bookfolder by the age of 24 (1851) before marrying John Hawes when she was c.26 years old.
After she was widowed she went to live in Willesden with her brother-in-law James Hawes and his family (1891) and died at Beulah Road in Tunbridge Wells.
by Claire Martinsen
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