CFHS code : PL443

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of MARTHA REGINA WILLERS wife of SAMUEL WILLERS d May 8 1912 age 54 and FC WILLERS age 10 months ES WILLERS age 7 months also of ELVERA ELIZABETH MacARTHUR wife of CJW MacARTHUR d Nov 3 1916 age 35 interred Calcutta India

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Martha Regina Willers (née Howlett) (1858 – 8 May 1912)

Martha was born in Cambridge, and was the daughter of Robert and Sophia (née Sivell) Howlett and brother of Albert Francis. She grew up at 1 Bradmore Street where her father was a carriage maker.  She married Samuel Willers (1852-1945) in 1877. The couple went to live at 1 Bradmore Street (1881) and Samuel worked as a gardener.  They had seven children: Robert William (1877-1965), Albert Samuel (1879-1952), Elvera Elizabeth (1881-1916), Frederick Charles (1890-1890), Gerald Leslie (1892-1947), Edwin Stanley (1898-1899) and another child who died as an infant. From at least 1891 onwards the family lived at the Lodge House, Hills Road, where Samuel was the gardener to Alfred Jones who owned Trumpington House, at 178 Hill Road.  Martha died aged 54 years old.


Frederick Charles Willers (c.1890- October 1890)

Frederick died aged 10 months old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 31 October 1890.


Edwin Stanley Willers (1898- January 1899)

Edwin died aged 7 months old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 2 February 1899.


Elvera Elizabeth MacArthur (née Willers) (1881 – 3 November 1916)

Elvera was the only daughter of Samuel and Martha Willers.  She qualified as a midwife on1 May 1911, and on the midwives roll of 1915 her address was given as the Lodge, Hills Road. No evidence of a marriage has been found, but she died in Kolkata (previously known as Calcutta) aged 35 years old.





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Elvera Elizabeth MacArthur; Edwin Stanley Willers; Frederick Charles Willers; Martha Regina Willers