CFHS code : PL435

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ALBERT FRANCIS HOWLETT d Oct 8 1929 aged 73 and of LIZZY HOWLETT his beloved wife d Feb 24 1942 aged 82

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Albert Francis Howlett (1856 – 8 October 1929)

Albert was born in Cambridge and was the son of Robert and Sophia (née Sivell) Howlett, and brother of Martha Regina.   He was baptised on 22 June 1856, and grew up on Bradmore Street where his father was a carriage maker. He married Lizzy Matthews on 14 May 1883 at St. Paul’s Church.   Albert and Lizzy had six children: Dorothy Mary (1892-1981), Paulina Evelyn (1894-1965), Margaret Lilian (1897-1975), Olive Gertrude (1900-1991) and two further children who died as infants.

Albert worked as a printer, and the family lived at 4a Union Road (1891) and thereafter at 7 Union Road.  Albert died at home aged 73 years old.

Lizzy Howlett (née Matthews) (10 September 1860 – 24 February 1942)

Lizzy was born in Arlesey in Bedfordshire – a village three miles north west of Letchworth.  She was the daughter of Thomas and Sarah Matthews and in 1961 was living in Woolwich, London where her father was a builders labourer and her mother a launderess. Sarah Matthews had been born in Trumpington, and when she was widowed she returned to live in Cambridge.  In 1871 Lizzy was 10 years old and living on Church Street in Trumpington, where her mother was working as a launderess.  They then moved to live at 4 Union Road, and in 1881 Lizzy was working as a dressmaker there. She married Albert Howlett when she was 22 years old.

After she was widowed she went to live with daughters Dorothy and Olive at 44 Fendon Road.  Dorothy was a head teacher of a primary school, and Olive was a clerk for a grocery wholesale company. Lizzy died at Fendon Road aged 81 years old.



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Albert Francis Howlett; Lizzy Howlett