CFHS code : AS323
Parish : All Saints
Inscription : In Affectionate Remembrance of MARY ANNIS MARTIN d 20 Nov 1933 aged 72 also WILLIAM HENRY MARTIN d 2 Feb 1945 aged 83 also ELIZABETH FLORENCE AMELIA LOATES niece of above d 27 Mar 1949 aged 49
Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones
Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This headstone with kerb stones has its headstone in art deco form, delicately sculpted, the metal-lettered inscription flanked on each side by an arum lily. It is in the parish area of All Saints and is located beside the western path, on its right side as the path bends right in a northerly direction just before the wall. This monument is stable and the inscription is well preserved but one corner stone has been dislodged.
In Affectionate Remembrance
‛of a devoted wife and mother Mary Annis Martin
who died November 20th 1933 aged 72 years.’
O teach me in my heart to say
“Thy will be done”
‛Also of William Henry Martin
who died February 2nd 1945 aged 83 years’
‛Also of Elizabeth Florence Amelia Loates niece of above
who died March 27th 1949 aged 49 years’
Relationship: Mary Annis Martin (née Loates) was the wife of William Henry Martin. Elizabeth Florence Amelia Loates was the niece of both Mary and William.
Mary Annis Martin (née Loates) (1861‒1933)
Mary Annis (or Ann or Annie or Maryanne) Loates was born in the second quarter of 1861 in Cambridge, daughter of William Loates, labourer (also general dealer) of Cambridge, and his wife Frances (née Reeve) of Cottenham village. Mary was baptised at the church of St Andrew the Less on 23 June 1861. Mary had at least two elder siblings, William (c.1855‒) and Henry (c.1857‒) who, according to the 1871 and 1911 censuses, were born in Adelaide, South Australia. (How a labourer and his wife could have travelled to Adelaide ‒ which was not a destination for deportation of criminals ‒ between their marriage on 18 July 1852 and Mary Annis’s birth in spring 1861 is a mystery.) Mary had at least seven younger siblings, Albert Edward (b 1863), Charles Reeve (b 1865), Frederick Arthur (b 1868), Francis Augustus (c.1869‒88), Elizabeth Rebecca (b 1871), Eliza Fanny (b 1875) and Hubert (c.1881), all born in Cambridge; and the burial register of St Andrew the Less records several others who died at birth or in early childhood. According to the 1911 census, the couple had fourteen children in all, of whom seven had died and seven were still living in 1911. The family, at least from 1871, lived at 41 New Street, in the St Matthew’s area of Cambridge; by 1901 it was living at 25 Albert Street, New Street, and by 1911 (William having died in 1906) in the same street at No. 31 (all now demolished).
Mary married William Henry Martin of Cambridge, bricklayer’s labourer, in the third quarter of 1880 in Cambridge. Their marriage lasted for 53 years, during which they had one child (name unknown). Immediately after their marriage they were living at 1 Hutchinson’s Court (between 111 and 112 Newmarket Road, now demolished); in 1891 at 125 York Street, and in 1911 at Virginia Cottage, Wellington Street, off Maids’ Causeway (now demolished), where William was a stableman for the Star Brewery, the stables of which were next door to the cottage; but within two years the couple had moved to 67 East Road (also now demolished), where they remained until Mary’s death twenty years later.
Mary Annis died on 20 November 1933 at the age of 72, and was buried in the All Saints parish area of Mill Road Cemetery four days later. William was to outlive her by twelve years.
William Henry Martin (1862‒1945)
William Henry was born in 1862 ‒ probably the fourth quarter ‒ in Fulbourn, a village 8 miles southeast of Cambridge, son of Henry Martin, maltster, and his wife Elizabeth. In about 1867, the family moved from Fulbourn to Cambridge, where by 1871 it was living at Wrestlers’ Yard, Newmarket Road (now demolished). By that date William, aged 9, had four younger siblings, Frances (c.1865) and Charles (c.1866), both born in Fulbourn, and Matilda (c.1868) and Emily (b 1871), both born in Cambridge.
William, now a bricklayer’s labourer, married Mary Annis Loates of Cambridge (see above) in the third quarter of 1880. Their marriage lasted 53 years until Mary’s death in 1933, during which time they had one child (name unknown). Immediately after their marriage they were living at 1 Hutchinson’s Court (between 111 and 112 Newmarket Road ‒ now demolished); in 1891 at 125 York Street, and in 1911 at Virginia Cottage (now demolished), Wellington Street, off Newmarket Road, where William was a stableman for the Star Brewery, the stables of which were next door to the cottage; but within two years the couple had moved to 67 East Road (also now demolished), where they were to live for more than twenty years, William’s occupation reverting to “labourer”.
Mary died on on 20 November 1933 and William remained at 67 East Road until at least the end of the 1930s, his occupation in the 1939 register, recalling his earlier employment, being “horsekeeper (retired) (OAP)”. By the latter date his niece Elizabeth Florence Amelia Loates, aged 40, was living at the same address. At his death on 2 February 1945, aged 83, William Henry was living at 29 Union Lane in Chesterton village. He was buried in the parish area of All Saints, in Mill Road Cemetery, on 6 February.
Elizabeth Florence Amelia Loates (1899‒1949)
Elizabeth Florence Amelia was born on 11 October 1899 in Cambridge, presumably the daughter of one of the sons of William and Frances Loates (hence niece of Mary Annis Loates, by marriage also of William Henry Martin). She does not emerge from obscurity until the 1939 register, where she was living with William Henry Martin ‒ he aged 78, widowed, she aged 40, single. She died on 27 March 1949 at the age of 49 (the burial is not recorded in the All Saints parish burial register).
England census reports 1841‒1901 England & Wales census 1911
England & Wales Civil Registration Birth Index 1837‒1915 (Mary Annis, William Henry)
England & Wales Civil Registration Marriage Index 1837‒1915 (Mary Annis/William Henry)
Camdex search (Mary Annis/William Henry)
England & Wales Civil Registration Death Index 1916-2007 (Mary Annis, William Henry, Elizabeth Florence Amelia)
All Saints Church, Cambridge, burial register (Mary Annis; William Henry; Elizabeth Florence Amelia’s burial is not recorded)
St Andrew the Less Church, Cambridge, baptismal, marriage and burial registers (Loates family)
Spalding’s Street Directory of Cambridge 1881, 1913. 1935/36
By Ian Bent