CFHS code : PL433

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of CHARLES HYDE b Jan 29 1857 d March 22 1915 also LEAH HYDE beloved wife of CHARLES HYDE [died 24 November 1920]  In Loving Memory of KATHLEEN ARMISTICE HYDE daughter of M & LC HYDE b Nov 11 1923 d Jan 27 1924 In Loving Memory of ANNIE HYDE beloved daughter of CHARLES & LEAH HYDE d June 24 1903 aged 22

Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The monument in July 2021.

Monument

This set of double kerbs with a cross within is located roughly 14 rows west of the central path in the parish of St Paul towards the north of the parish. The kerbstones are largely covered by grass, the cross fell some time ago and the plinth has shifted on it’s base. However the inscription of metal letters is still legible. 

Inscription

east face
In Loving Memory of CHARLES HYDE b Jan 29 1857 d March 22 1915

Also LEAH HYDE beloved wife of CHARLES HYDE [died 24 November 1920] 

south face
In Loving Memory of KATHLEEN ARMISTICE HYDE daughter of M & L C HYDE b Nov 11 1923 d Jan 27 1924

west face
In Loving Memory of ANNIE HYDE beloved daughter of CHARLES & LEAH HYDE d June 24 1903 aged 22

cross
Gone but not forgotten

Charles Hyde (29 January 1857 – 22 March 1915)

Charles was the son of George and Anna and  was baptised on 5 February 1857. He grew up at 3 Short Street (1861) and 2 Willow Walk (1871). His father was a fly proprietor (a fly was a type of carriage) and Charles worked as an errand boy when he was young before later becoming a railway engine driver. He married Leah Muffitt on 10 October 1878 in Manea, Cambridgeshire and they had four children: Herbert Charles (1879-1879), Annie (1881-1903), Ethel Maud (1884-1968) and Laurence Charles (1891-1945). The family lived at  3 York Terrace (1881) and Hope Street (1891)  before moving to live at 234 Mill Road (at least 1901 onwards). By 1911 Charles had retired and the couple ran the Romsey Town Sweet Stores from the address.  Charles Hyde died at home aged 58 years old.

Leah Hyde (née Muffitt) (1857 – 24 November 1920)

Leah was born in Bottisham and was the daughter of agricultural worker John and Rebecca (née Long).She died at 234 Mill Road  aged 63 years old.

Kathleen Armistice Hyde (11 November 1923 – 27 January 1924)

Kathleen was the daughter of Laurence Charles Hyde and his wife Marjorie Middleton Adamson (née Ireland ) (1894-1961) and granddaughter of Charles and Leah Hyde.  Her parents had married on 27 December 1915 and Charles had served in the army from June 1916 to December 1919.  He returned to his profession of college cook and he and Marjorie lived at 234 Mill Road.  Kathleen died aged two months old.

Annie Hyde (1881 – 24 June 1903)

Annie was the eldest daughter of Charles and Leah. In 1901 she was working as a dressmaker, and died the following year aged 22 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Annie Hyde; Charles Hyde; Kathleen Armistice Hyde; Leah Hyde