CFHS code : MC9

Parish : St Michael

Inscription : kerbs In Loving Memory of My dear husband HENRY LAWRENCE d 21st March 1931 aged 55 CHRISTIANA LAWRENCE d May 1st 1957 aged 80 ground slab also Our Dearly Loved Daughter IVY d June 30th 1926 aged 26

Monument : Kerb stones/Ground slab

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon: 52.202572, 0.13796712 – click here for location

Lawrence grave
Lawrence monument

Monument

Inscription

kerbs

In Loving Memory of My dear husband HENRY LAWRENCE who died 21st March 1931. Aged 55 years

CHRISTIANA LAWRENCE who died May 1st 1957 aged 80 years

ground slab

Also Our Dearly Loved Daughter IVY d June 30th 1926 aged 26 years

 

Henry Lawrence (1875 – 21 March 1931)

Henry was the son of carpenter James Lawrence and his wife Emily.  He was born and grew up in Ely. He married Christiana Lord there in 1899 when he was c.24 years old. Henry and Christiana had two children: Ivy Chrissie A (1900-1926) and Reginald Lord Henry (1904-1978). The family were living in the Newnham area of Ely in 1901 and Henry was working as a carpenter.  By 1911 they had moved to Cambridge and were living at 136 Thoday Street.  Henry was by then working as a carpenter for the Great Eastern Railway company.  In 1920 the family were living at 268 Mill Road. Henry died in 1931 at 45 Suez Road.

 

Christiana A Lawrence (née Lord)  (23 December 1876 – 1 May 1957)

Christiana was the daughter of William and Christiana Lord.  She was born in Fulbourn, and grew up at Elfleda Lodge in Fen Ditton (1881) where her father worked as a gardener. In 1891 she was living at Ruby Cottage in Fulbourn and was a domestic servant to farmer Robert Layton and his wife Eleanor.

She married in 1899 and was 54 years old when she was widowed.  She was living with son Reginald and his wife Beatrice at 45 Suez Road in 1939, and died there in 1957  aged 80 years old.

 

Ivy Chrissie A Spriggs (née Lawrence) (1900 –  30 June 1926)

Ivy was the only daughter of Henry and Christiana Lawrrence.  She was born in Ely and was 10 months old on the census of 1901.  She married John Spriggs in early 1926, but died six months later.

 

 

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

 

by Claire Martinsen

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Christiana Lawrence; Henry Lawrence; Ivy Spriggs