CFHS code : HT380

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : headstone In Loving Memory of mother ALICE KIRBYSHIRE d Jan 2nd 1935 aged 67 In Loving Memory of RICHARD PERREN d May 19 1913 aged 80 also of ELIZABETH PERREN d April 28th 1924 aged 83

Monument : Headstone (heart shaped)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Relationship: Father, mother and daughter

Alice Kirbyshire (née Perren) (1867 – 2 January 1935)

Alice was the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Perren and was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire. She was baptised on 28 April 1867 in Wiltshire but had moved to Cambridge by 1881, when she was 14 years old. Her father worked on the railway as an engine driver and she grew up at 176 Gwydir Street. She married Samuel Kirbyshire (1865-1913) in 1896 and they had one son: Harold richard (1897-1969). Despite being married to Samuel she continued to live with her parents, and Samuel lived in Manchester with his sister Emily where he worked as a furniture clerk. Samuel Kirbyshire died in Manchester in 1913. Alice died at 176 Gwydir Street and her funeral took place on 5 January 1935.

Richard Perren (1833 – 19 May 1913)

Richard was the son of butler John Perrin and was born in Bishopstoke, near Eastleigh, Hampshire. By the age of 18 he was working on the railway as an ‘engineer labourer’ and later worked as an engine driver. He married Elizabeth Macey on 29 November 1860 at St Martin’s Church, Salisbury. The couple started married life in Lambeth, but  later moved to Salisbury (1871) before settling at 176 Gwydir Street (at least 1881 onwards). Richard and Elizabeth had three children: Harry (1862-1938), Alice and another child who died as an infant. He died at home aged 80 years old and his funeral took place on 23 May 1913.

Elizabeth Perren (née Macey) (1 February 1841 – 28 April 1924)

Elizabeh was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire and was the daughter of gas fitter John Macey and Elizabeth (née Dew) . She was baptised at St Martin with St. Mary Magdalene Mission Church in Salisbury on 19 February 1841. She married Richard Perren when she was 19 years old and died at Mill Road Infirmary. She was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 2 May 1924.



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Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Alice Kirbyshire; Elizabeth Perren; Richard Perren