CFHS code : HS128

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ESTHER EMILY beloved wife of ERNEST EDWIN KENZIE d Jan 16 1921 age 47 also ERNEST EDWIN KENZIE died peacefully Apr 28 1948 age 68

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Kenzie headstone November 2018

To the east of the east path hidden in holly and honeysuckle.


In Loving Memory of ESTHER EMILY the beloved wife of ERNEST EDWIN KENZIE
Who fell asleep Jan 16 1921 age 47 years

“He giveth his beloved beloved sleep”

Also ERNEST EDWIN KENZIE who passed peacefully away April 28 1948 age 68 years


Esther Emily Kenzie (née Morrell)  (1874 – 16 January 1921)

Esther was the daughter of Edward and Alice Morrell.  Her father worked on the railway, and she grew up on Gwydir Street. In 1901 she was still living at home with her parents at 33 Perowne Street, and was working as a drapers assistant.  She married Ernest Kenzie in 1908 when she was 35 years old.

The couple lived initially at 10 Norwich Street and Ernest was working as a gardener (1911). They then moved to 103 Hemingford Road, where they ran the general stores. Esther died at Hemingford Road aged 47 years old.

Ernest Edwin Kenzie (21 May 1879 – 28 April 1948)

Ernest was the son of shepherd Thomas Kenzie and his wife Harriet.  He was born in Fowlmere, just outside Cambridge and grew up on the Shepreth Road there.  His father died when he was 9 years old, and in 1891 he was living at home with his widowed mother Harriet.  Harriet married again to David Fletcher, and in 1901 Ernest was living with his mother and step father in Shepreth and working as a gardener. He married aged c.29 years old.

In January 1918 he applied to exemption from conscription to the army, by way of being the owner of the general stores and ’employed part time with the Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society, grade 3′.  He was refused exemption, but is not believed to have fought in the war.

After being widowed in 1921, he married widow Florence Carrie Pack in 1926. They ran a Lodging House at 7 Tennis Court Terrace (1939).  Ernest died at Tennis Court Terrace, and was buried with his first wife.



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by Claire Martinsen

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Ernest Edwin Kenzie; Esther Emily Kenzie