CFHS code : HT425

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JOHN MORRELL b 22 Jun 1824 d 3 Feb 1901 also EMMA widow of the above b May 23 1820 d Nov 12 1905 also EMMA MORRELL d 15 Feb 1940 in her 93rd year

Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey


Morrell monument May 2018

The cross has broken but is still with the plinth. Located roughly fifteen rows east of the central path and five monuments north of the south path


In Loving Memory of JOHN MORRELL b 22 Jun 1824 d 3 Feb 1901

Also EMMA widow of the above b May 23 1820 d Nov 12 1905

west face
Also EMMA MORRELL died February 15 1940 in her 93rd year

John Morrell (22 June 1824 – 3 February 1901)

John was born in Cambridge and was the son of cordwainer James and his wife Jemima (née Hughes). He married Emma Routley on 15 December 1846 in Battersea, London and they had at least ten children; Emma (1847-1940), James John (1848-1854), Eliza Sarah (1849-1935), Robert (1851-1912). Alfred (1853-1914), William Routley (1854-1912), Henry Frederick (1857-1877), John Herbert (1858-1883), Kate Elizabeth (1860-1946) and Edwin George (1863-1883).

John worked as a college servant at Trinity College and the family lived at 8 Manor Street (1862/1871), 18 Milton Road (1881/1891) and then at 16 Park Street. John died at Park Street age 81 years old.

Emma Morrell (née Routley) (23 May 1820 -12 November 1905)

Emma was born in Tiverton and was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (née Richardson). Her father was a dairyman, and by the age of 20 Emma was working as a servant for John Beck – a builder in Tiverton. She married John Morrell when she was 26 years old and died aged 84 years old.

After Emma’s death the property at 18 Milton Road was auctioned by Messrs Wright & Scruby.  The property was described as ‘a pleasantly situated freehold dwelling house, constructed of brick and slate, containing entrance passage, two sitting rooms, two kitchens, domestic offices and three bedrooms…the house is separated from the Road by a small garden, enclosed by an iron palisade and as a walled-in garden at the back with outhouses’.

Emma Morrell (24 February 1847 – 15 February 1940)

Emma was the eldest child of John and Emma and was baptised on 25 April 1847 at St. Benet’s Church.  In 1871/1881 she was living in Tiverton and working as a dressmaker before returning to live with her parents from at least 1891-1905.  She then ran a Lodging House from 16 Park Street (1911 until at least 1935).  However by 1939 she was living in a nursing home at 95 Chesterton Road where she died aged 92 years old.



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