CFHS code : AS96

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Memory of WILLIAM KENT d 23rd Sept 1932 aged 42 and of his wife ADA ELIZABETH d 22nd Oct 1976 aged 90

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203482, 0.13685465 – click here for location

The grave is to the north west of the western path as it bends to the east.
Kent kerb stones

Monument

These kerb stones, in the parish area of All Saints, are located to the north west of the western path as it bends to the east.

Inscription

In Memory of WILLIAM KENT d 23rd Sept 1932 aged 42 and of his wife ADA ELIZABETH d 22nd Oct 1976

William Kent (1889-1932)

William was born in 1889 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  He was the sixth of seven children born to John Kent (1854-1928) and Marianne Kent (formerly Mary Ann May, née Basford).  William became a slater like his father and his grandfather before him.  William married Ada Elizabeth Allard (1886-1976) in 1913 in Cambridge.  When war broke out William’s father applied for an exemption for him successfully:

Mr. John Kent applied on behalf of Wm. Kent (27), of 51, Abbey-road, married, slater and tiler, for further exemption, as he had no [one] else to do this work, his other slater, another son [Henry], being in the Army. – Applicant said that since the application had been sent in one of his sons had been killed [Albert].  He had one other son in the Army. – Mr. Miller said he did not oppose a short exemption in the sad circumstances just mentioned by Mr. Kent. – Exemption until the end of the year was granted, no further application to be made without leave.

Cambridge Independent Press, Friday, 10 November 1916

It is not known what happened to William at the end of the exemption period in 1916.  However, after the war he and his wife had a son, Albert, in 1925.  William died on 23 September 1932 in Cambridge. His parents and three of his siblings (Henry, Ruth and Elizabeth) are buried in a family grave in this cemetery as well.

Ada Elizabeth Kent (née Allard) (1886-1976)

Ada was born on 15 February 1886 in Stafford, Staffordshire.  At some point she came to Cambridge and in 1911 she was working as a live-in domestic servant at Clare College.  The Master at the time was Edward Atkinson (1819-1915), who was also buried in this cemetery.  Ada married William Kent in 1913 in Cambridge with whom she had one son.  Ada died at 26 Sheddick Court, Dereham, Norfolk on 22 October 1976.

Sources:
Census: 1891, 1901, and 1911
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
Cambridge Independent Press, Friday, 10 November 1916

By Emma Easterbrook

 

Ada Elizabeth Kent; William Kent