CFHS code : HT522
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : headstone In Loving Memory of PERCY C KING d April 27 1922 aged 22 In our home you are fondly remembered Sweet memories cling round thy dear name Those that loved you in life dear Percy Will love you in death just the same also his mother ANNIE HARRIET KING d April 13 1941 aged 69 God saw the rugged pathway was getting hard to climb So he closed her weary eyelids and whispered peace be thine also of her daughter ALICE VICTORIA KING d Jan 21 1957 aged 59 scroll HERBERT WILSON fell in action August 4th 1916 aged 24 also his wife MABEL MARY WILSON d Feb 21 1952 aged 59
Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Open Book/Flowerholder (double grave)
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Percy Cronje King (1900 – 27 April 1922)
Percy was the second son of Cornelius Henry Franklin (Frank) King (1870-1917) and Annie Harriet (née Juby). He died at 89 York Street aged 22 years old.
Annie Harriet King (née Juby) (25 July 1871 – 13 April 1941)
Annie was the daughter of Henry and Mary (née Thompson) and was baptised on 20 August 1871. She grew up at 12 Trinity Place and her father worked as a ‘light porter’. She married Frank King in 1890 and they initially lived with her parents at Trinity Place (1891) before moving to live at 89 York Street (at least 1901 onwards). Frank worked as a wood turner, and then as a carpenter for the railway (1911). They had seven children: Mabel Mary (1892-1952), Bertie Franklyn (1895-1895), Alice Victoria (1897-1957), Percy Cronje, Winifred Christian (1902-1976), Harold William (1905-1993) and Annie Evelyn (1911-2005). Annie was widowed in March 1917 and continued to live at 89 York Street with daughter Alice (1939). She died at home aged 69 years old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 18 April.
Alice Victoria King (5 June 1897 – 21 January 1957)
Alice was the third of Frank and Annie’s seven children and in 1939 was documented as being incapacitiated. She died in London in 1957.
Private Herbert Wilson (1892 – 1916) – WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page
Herbert was the son of Edward George Wilson (1854-1910) and Margaret (née Hart) (1855-1913), of 34 Gwydir Street (Petersfield), Cambridge, later of 21 Caroline Place, East Road (between Broad Street and Norfolk Street, long demolished), Cambridge. His father was an oarmaker’s assistant, and later worked as a carman (delivery driver) for a mineral water company. In 1911 Herbert was living with his three brothers and widowed mother at Caroline Place and was working as a tailor’s porter.
Herbert married Mabel King on 5 May 1915. This must have been while he was home on leave from war service, because he was Private (G/9888) in A Company, 6th Batallion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). They were married on Easter Monday at St. Matthew’s Church and the wedding was reported in the Cambridge Independent Press: ‘The bride who was given away by her father, was charmingly dressed in cream delaine, trimmed with lace. She wore a bridal fall, and carried a shower bouquet. The bridesmaids were the sisters of the bride, all being dressed in pale blue, trimmed with lace, and wearing hats to match. The wedding presents included the following: bride to bridegroom, silver watch; bridegroom to bride, rainproof coat’.
Herbert and Mabel had one daughter: Mabel Victoria (1916-1969). A little over a year after the marriage, Herbert was killed at the battle of the Somme on 4 August 1916 at the age of 24. His death was not confirmed for some months, and in February 1917 Mabel asked for information in local newspapers. He is commemorated in Ely Cathedral, St. Matthew’s Church memorial, on the grave monument of his father in law (St Andrew the Less area of Mill Road Cemetery) and on this grave monument. also.
Mabel Mary Wilson (née King) (1 June 1892 – 21 February 1952)
Mabel was the eldest daughter of Frank and Annie King. She worked as a domestic servant prior to marrying Herbert Wilson. In 1939 she was living at 83 York Street (a few doors away from her mother and sister Alice) with daughter Mabel Victoria. She was working in a college buttery, and her daughter was working as a checker in a food factory. She was still living at 83 York Street in 1952 and died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS
by Claire Martinsen and Ian Bent
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