CFHS code : HT178

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : headstone Sacred to the Memory of Our darling little girl GILLIAN AUDREY FRANCES SHORT d August 7th 1933 aged 6 years 9 months kerbs In Loving Memory of HARRY LADDS who was called home on the morning of Sunday Jan 20 1924 aged 67 also MARGARET LADDS d June 9th 1934 aged 67 flower holder Our darling GILLIAN

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Relationship: Husband, wife and grand-daughter

Gillian Audrey Frances Short (1926 – 7 August  1933)

Gillian was the only daughter of Ernest Charles Short (1873-1947) and Frances Ivy (née Ladds) (1890-1977). She died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital aged 6 years old.

Ernest was a tailor/robemaker who had two children by his first marriage to Lizzie (née Male) (1881-1918). Lizzie died aged 37 years old  in November 1918, having been an ‘invalid for about nine years’.  Ernest married Frances Ladds  in 1926 and they lived at Maid’s Causeway, where Gillian was raised.

Harry Ladds (1858 – 20 January  1924)

Harry was born in Tempsford, seven miles east north east of Bedford and baptised there on 4 April 1858. He was the youngest son of John (1817-1878) and Hannah (née Browning) (1818-1861). John Ladds was a farmer and he grew up at Church End in Tempsford. Aged 23 he was working as an ironmonger at 13 Market Place in Atherton, Lancashire and married Margaret Langley in Worcester in 1889.  The pair settled in Bedford after marriage (1891) and he worked as a Prudential Assurance agent. They had moved to Cambridge by 1898 to live at 91 Hemingford Road, where he ran a grocery shop and  then to 28 Devonshire Road, where he was documented as being a corn agent (1911). Harry and Margaret had seven children: Frances Ivy (2890-2977), John Aubrey (1892-1972),  Gwendoline Alice (1894-1980), Kathleen Harriet (1898-1987), Margaret Laura (1902-1977), Olive Emily (1902-1990) and Kenneth Augustin Harry (1907-1973). The family lived at 37 Mill Road (1922 onwards), where Harry died aged 67 years old.

Margaret Ladds (née Langley) (1867-9 June 1934)

Margaret was born in South Creake, Norfolk and is believed to have been the daughter of John and Harriett (née Gathercole) Langley. John was a brewer’s labourer and aged 13 Margaret was working as a live-out domestic servant. She died at 27 Tenison Avenue in June 1934.



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Harry Ladds; Margaret Ladds; Gillian Audrey Frances Short