CFHS code : AL282

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HENRY PLAYFORD d March 6th 1900 aged 52 ROSA AMELIA his daughter d Dec 11th 1895 aged 8 LOIS EDNA MAY HORNSBY grand-daughter d June 20th 1905 aged 2

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The headstone in April 2021.


This headstone stands 1 row west of the east path just before it bends to become the north path. The carved inscription has just started to erode.


“Until the day break”

In Loving Memory of HENRY PLAYFORD who died  March 6th 1900 aged 52 years.

ROSA AMELIA his daughter died Dec 11th 1895 aged 8 years

LOIS EDNA MAY HORNSBY grand-daughter died June 20th 1905 aged 2 years

Henry Playford (1848 – 6 March 1900)

Henry was born in Docking, North Norfolk and baptised there on 23 April 1848. He was the son of John and Loveda and married Ellen Godfrey (1846-)  on 14 January 1870 in Docking.  They had at least eight children: Alice Lottie (1871-), Charles Henry (1874-1924), Minnie (1876-), Florence (1878-), Ellen Ann (1879-1963), Eliza May (1884-1966), Rosa Amelia (1887-1895) and Percy Leonard (1889-1978). Henry worked as a carpenter/undertaker and they lived at Broad Street (at least 1881 onwards). He died at home aged 52 years old.

Ellen Playford married for a second time in 1904 to Norfolk farmer Charles Youngs (1844-) and moved to live in East Dereham.

Rosa Amelia Playford (1887 – 11 December 1895)

Rosa died aged 8 years old.

Lois Edna May Hornsby (1903 – 20 June 1905)

Lois was the daughter of Harry and Ellen Ann (née Playford) Hornsby.

Lois’s paternal grandparents are also buried at Mill Road Cemetery.



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by Claire Martinsen

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Lois Edna May Hornsby; Henry Playford; Rosa Amelia Playford