CFHS code : AL124
Parish : St Andrew the Less
Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of ELIZA daughter of GEORGE and SUSANNAH WALLIS d Feb 2 1867 aged 36 also SARAH LEVETT grandmother of the above d Feb 20 1868 aged 3 also WILLIAM WALLIS son of the above named SARAH LEVETT (formerly) SARAH WALLIS d May 16 1900 aged 63/ reverse side: STTMO / JOSEPH WALLIS / also ELLEN widow of the above / d Jan 29 1927 / aged 84
Monument : Headstone
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Sacred to the Memory of ELIZA daughter of GEORGE and SUSANNAH WALLIS who died Feb 2 1867 aged 36 years
Also SARAH LEVETT grandmother of the above who died Feb 20 1868 aged 85
Also WILLIAM WALLIS son of the above named SARAH LEVETT (formerly) SARAH WALLIS who died May 16 1900 aged 83 years
Sacred To The Memory of JOSEPH WALLIS
Also ELLEN widow of the above d Jan 29 1927 aged 84
Relationships: Sarah was grandmother to Eliza and mother to William. We are not sure why Joseph and Ellen are commemorated here and have not been able to check the inscription.
Eliza Wallis (1830 – 1867)
Eliza was the eldest child of Susannah and George Wallis. She was blind. Susannah and George had at least six children: Eliza (1830), Susannah (1831 died aged 3 weeks), George (1833) William Reeve (1835), Sarah Ann (1840) and Walter (1844).
Sarah Levett (née Dunham) (d 1868)
Sarah was married twice. She married her first husband Richard Wallis on July 15th 1805 at Holy Trinity Church. Richard was a baker and they lived in Magdalen Street.
Sarah and Richard had at least five children: Eliza (1806), George (1808), Harriott (1811), William (1813 -1814) and William (1816). All the children were baptised at St Giles church.
Richard died in 1838 and would have been buried in the churchyard of St Giles church.
In 1841 Sarah was living with her son William in Sun Street, off Newmarket Road. She was of independent means and kept a servant, Eliza Creek. No trace has been found of her second marriage.
William Wallis (1816 – 1900)
William Wallis (1816 – 1900) William was born to Sarah and Richard Wallis on 29th October 1816. He became a carpenter. On December 7th 1843 he married Lydia Morley and by 1851 they were living in Fitzroy Street with two sons: William (bapt 1843 St Giles) and Richard (bapt 1845 Trumpington).
This may be the same Joseph who is commemorated on the headstone of his brothers at AL567 which is where his story has been recorded.
Ellen Wallis (d 1927)
This may be Ellen Walton who was the widow of Joseph Wallis but had remarried. If so her maiden name was Clark and she was born in London.
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CFHS transcripts of parish and census records
by Mary Naylor