CFHS code : AS127

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : ELIZABETH [MADDISON] d [August] [2]7 18[4]9 aged [75]

Monument : Headstone/Stone cross

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203361, 0.13661466 – click here for location



Elizabeth Maddison (née Baskett) (1774- 27 August 1849)

Elizabeth was born in Pocklington, Yorkshire and baptised there on 16 March 1774.  She was the daughter of Rev. Kingsman and Ann Baskett.  Kingsman (1722-1807) had been a Fellow of Jesus College Cambridge (1747-1755) and was Headmaster of Pocklington School  (1754-1807), Rector of Routh (1769-1807) and Vicar of East Wickham (1781-1807).

Elizabeth married Rev. George Maddison on 26 May 1803 at Pocklington and the couple had at least two children: Elizabeth (1804-1878) and Rev. George (1809-1895).  George (Snr) had attended St. John’s College Cambridge and was Rector of North Reston, Lincolnshire (1800-1827), Chaplain to the Earl of Mexborough and Vicar of Little Grimsby (1809-1827).  He died in Ackworth, Yorkshire in October 1827.

After she was widowed Elizabeth moved to Cambridge and 1841 was living on Trinity Street. It is thought she had moved to the city to be near to her son Rev. George Maddison who was a Fellow at St. Catherine’s College (1832-1839) and then Vicar of All Saints’ Church from 1838-1856.  Elizabeth died at George’s home on Fitzwilliam Street aged 75 years old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 1 September.



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