CFHS code : HT71
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : In Loving Memory of JOHN THOMAS NEGUS b Dec 22nd 1875 d March 22nd 1947 also ELIZABETH EMMA NEGUS the beloved wife of the above b Sept 28th 1876 d Feb 2nd 1959 beloved by all also AMY MARSHALL sister of the above d 3 June 1971 aged 91
Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
John Thomas Negus (22 December 1875 – 22 March 1947)
John was born in Ely and grew up at Back Hill with his parents John and Elizabeth (née Blunt). His father was a carpenter and John worked as a wood/stone carver throughout his life. He had moved to Cambridge by 1901 and lodged at 93 Gwydir Street with Sarah Doggett and her niece Elizabeth Marshall. Eventually the couple married in 1914 and continued to live at 93 Gwydir Street with Elizabeth’s sister Amy also moving to live with them. Records show that John was deaf from birth and he died at home aged 71 years old.
Elizabeth Emma Negus (née Marshall) (28 September 1876 – 2 February 1959)
Emma was born in Great Dunmow, Essex and baptised there on 24 January 1877. She was the daughter of Alfred and Emma (née Doggett) and grew up at Gas Lane, Great Dunmow where her father was manager of the gas works (1881). Aged 14 she was working as a dressmaker and then moved to live at 93 Gwydir Street with her maternal aunt Sarah Doggett where she also worked as a dressmaker. After she was widowed she continued to live at 93 Gwydir Street with her sister Amy and died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital aged 82 years old.
Amy Marshall (19 June 1879 – 3 June 1971)
Amy was the fifth daughter of Alfred and Emma Marshall and was baptised in Great Dunmow on 22 August 1879. In 1901 she was still living at home and working as a dressmaker. She later worked as a ladies maid at 15 Seymour Street, Portman Square, London (1911) for sisters Margaret and Charlotte Amherst, but by at last 1946 had moved to live at 93 Gwydir Street with her sister and brother in law. Amy died at Gwydir Street aged 91 years old.
Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS
by Claire Martinsen
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