CFHS code : AG542

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : side 1: illegible side 2: IELMO / ELIZABETH / the dearly loved and devoted wife of / F.G. LANGLEY / and mother of MAY / d 14th March 1942 / aged 64 / also of / FREDERICK GEORGE / LANGLEY / [26] January 1954 / aged [78]

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203034, 0.13678923 – click here for location

Langley monument 2017

Monument

Inscription

Elizabeth Langley [nee Whyte]  (23 December 1877 – 14 March 1942)

Elizabeth was born in Tannadice, near Forfar in Scotland. Her father John was a coachman, and her mother was called Annie. She grew up in Tannadic with her three siblings [1881] but by the age of 13 was living in Edinburgh with her expanded family of seven siblings.

She married Frederick Langley in Winchester in 1907.  They had at least two children together:  Mary May [1910-1935] and Gladys [1911-1965].  George worked as a tabacconist when they were married and they lived firstly at 15 Kings Parade [1911] and later at 28 St Andrew Street [at least 1916 onwards].

In 1939 Frederick was still working as a tabacconist but they were living at 27  Highfield Avenue with their youngest daughter Gladys who was a clerical assistant at the Post Office.  They had a widowed domestic helper living in with them – Erna Gellhorn and her son Dieter.  Elizabeth died at Highfield Avenue in 1942.

 

Frederick George Langley (10  December 1877 – 26 January 1954)

Frederick was the son of agricultural labourer Thomas Langley and his wife Martha.  He was born in Chippenham, Cambridgeshire. By the age of 13 [1891] Frederick was also working as an agricultural worker.  In 1901 he was living in West Ham with his uncle and was working as a railway police constable.  He married in 1907.

In 1911 he was living with his brother Arthur Edward Langley at 15 Kings Parade.  Arthur was a lodging house keeper.  By that stage Frederick was a tabacconist.  He was widowed at the age of 62 years old, and continued to live at Highfield Avenue. He died there in January 1954.

 

 

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry/Newspaper archives

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Elizabeth Langley; Frederick George Langley