CFHS code : ED27

Parish : St Edward

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of EMILY wife of WILLIAM BOULTON LAWFIELD d March 5 1924 in her 77th year also WILLIAM BOULTON LAWFIELD her beloved husband d August 24 1927 in his 82nd year

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203183, 0.13749886 – click here for location

Lawfield monument 2017

Monument

This small, elaborately carved headstone, with kerb stones and flowerholder, and with metal lettering, in the parish area of St Edward, is located four rows west of the central path, 30 yards north of the center circle.

Inscription

In ever loving memory of Emily
wife of William Boulton Lawfield
died March 5 1924 in her 77th year

Also William Boulton Lawfield her beloved husband
died August 24 1927 in his 82nd year
“To dwell with Christ is better life.”

Emily Lawfield (née Ladds) (c.1848‒1924)

Emily Ladds was born c.1848 in Tempsford, Bedfordshire.  She married William Boulton Lawfield on 14 September 1871.  The couple had six children, of whom four were still alive in 1911.  Of those, Frances Wilfred Lawfield, living with his parents at age 24 in 1911, was a clerk with Customs & Excise.  The family home was 39 Mill Road (Petersfield), Cambridge.

39 Mill Road in 2017

Emily died on 5 March 1924, aged 76, and was buried on the 8th of the month in Mill Road Cemetery, in row XXX of the St Edward parish area, in grave 16, at a depth of 8 feet.

William Boulton Lawfield (1846‒1927)

William was born in the third quarter of 1846 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire.  He married Emily Ladds on 14 September 1871 in Tempsford, Bedfordshire. The couple had six children, of whom four were still alive in 1911.  William was a confectioner.  The family home was 39 Mill Road (Petersfield), Cambridge, from 1909 (when it was first built, on the corner of Mackenzie Road), and his descendants (Francis Wilfred, then his widow) continued to live there until after 1975.

William died on 24 August 1927, aged 81, and was buried on the 27th  of the month in Mill Road Cemetery, in row XXX of the St Edward parish area, in grave 16, at a depth of 7 feet.  He left effects to the value of £4,053 17s 10d to Beatrice Emily Hall (presumably a married daughter, wife of Joseph William Hall), Henry Cyril Lawfield, tailor, and Francis Wilfred Lawfield, Customs & Excise officer.

[If you have any information about these two persons, please contact us at Friendsofmillroadcemetery@gmail.com]

Sources:
England & Wales census 1911
England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
Church of St Edward, Cambridge, burial register and grave book

By Ian Bent

 

Emily Lawfield; William Boulton Lawfield