CFHS code : PL83

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : side 1 In Loving Memory of MARTHA MARIA beloved wife of RICHARD WATSON MARIS d June 8 1887 side 2 RICHARD WATSON MARIS d March 14 1915 aged 73 side 3 FRANK b August 27 18[80] d Oct – [1880] side 4 also MARY HILDA b April 24 1887 d Sep 9 1887 the beloved infants of RICHARD WATSON and MARTHA MARIA MARIS

Monument : Column/Kerb stones

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Maris monument January 2019

Monument

On the south of the south path not far from the Lodge. The inscription is almost illegible. The grave register was used to complete the inscription.

Inscription

north face

In Loving Memory of MARTHA MARIA beloved wife of RICHARD WATSON MARIS d June 8 1887

west face

RICHARD WATSON MARIS d March 14 1915 aged 73

east face

FRANK b August 27 1880 d Oct – [1880]

south face

Also MARY HILDA b April 24 1887 d Sep 9 1887
The beloved infants of RICHARD WATSON and MARTHA MARIA MARIS

Martha Maria Maris (1843 – 8 June 1887)

Martha was born in Bath and baptised in Bath Abbey on 28 November 1843. She was the daughter of druggist/chemist William Frederick Brewster and his wife Ann Elizabeth.  She appears to have been raised by her maternal grandparents Josiah and Ann Living, who lived in Great Chesterford – her grandfather was a master miller there.  Martha married Richard Maris at All Saints Church, Great Chesterford on 23 April 1867.

Richard was a corn merchant who ran a business with his brother Alfred called Messrs. R.W and A. Maris.  In 1871 the family were living in Hinxton before moving to live at 2 Eastbourne Terrace, 97 Hills Road (1881) and then 2 Fitzwilliam Terrace, Brooklands Avenue.   They had at least eight children: Anna Maria Elizabeth (1868-1953), Edith (1869-1949), Lilian Marianne (1871-1956), Robert John (1874-1918), Herbert Henry (1876-1910), William Brewster (1879-1941), Frank (1880-1880) and Mary Hilda (1887-1887).  Martha died at Fitzwilliam Terrace, six weeks after the birth of daughter Mary Hilda.

Richard Watson Maris (c.1842 – 14 March 1915)

Richard Watson Maris

Richard was born in Hinxton and was the son of John and Elizabeth Maris and brother of Alfred.  His father was a farmer of 123 acres and in 1861 was employing 11 people on the farm.  Richard was working as a clerk to a corn merchant by the age of 19.

After he was widowed he moved back to live at Eastbourne Terrace, Hills Road with daughter Lilian (known as Lily) (1891). In 1896 they were living at The Woodlands in Great Shelford and in 1901 at Sandyland in Hunstanton.  He died aged 73 years at the Porch House in Hunstanton.

Lily Maris did not marry and continued to live in Norfolk. She died at Burnham Overy Staithe in May 1956.

Frank Maris (1880 – 1880)

Frank was 2 months old when he died at Eastbourne Terrace, Hills Road.

Mary Hilda Maris (1887-1887)

Mary was 4 months old when she died at Fitzwilliam Terrace, Brookland Avenue.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Frank Maris; Martha Maria Maris; Mary Hilda Maris; Richard Watson Maris