CFHS code : PL431a

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of CHARLES MOTT d Aug 27 1923 age 68 also ALICE MOTT daughter d Apr 29 1949 age 59 also MARTHA MOTT his wife d Oct 14 1925 age 68

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The kerbstones in July 2021.

Monument

These kerbstones located in the parish of St Paul roughly 12 rows west of the Central path  have become covered by grass and we were not able to check the whole of the carved inscription.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of CHARLES MOTT d Aug 27 1923 age 68

Also ALICE MOTT daughter d Apr 29 1949 age 59

Also MARTHA MOTT his wife d Oct 14 1925 age 68

Charles Mott (1854 – 27 August 1923)

Charles was born in Soham, the eldest son of agricultural labourer Charles Mott and his wife Ann. By 1871 the family had moved to live at 23 Paradise Street, and both Charles and his father were working as bricklayers. He married Martha Woollard in 1878 and they had eight children: Charles (1880-1966), Martha Mary (1882-1969), Julia Alice (1884-1885), Julia Alice (1886-1886), Alice Maud (1889-1892), Bertram (1892-1976) and a further two children who died as infants. The family lived at 47 Staffordshire Street (1881), 8 Leaders Row (1891), 2 James Street (1901) and 1 Argyle Street (at least 1911 onwards). Charles  worked as a bricklayer throughout his life and died at home.

Alice Maud  Mott (23 July 1889 – 29 April 1949)

Alice worked as a domestic servant and was living at Argyle Street in 1911. After her parents deaths she went to live with her sister Martha and brother in law Percy Hall at 109 Ross Street, and in 1939 was recorded as a domestic worker. Alice died at Ross Street aged 59 years old.

Martha Mott (née Woollard) (1857 – 14 October 1925)

Martha was born in Carlton, a village between Cambridge and Newmarket, the daughter of Sampson and Mary (née Myson) Woollard. Sampson was an agricultural labourer and aged 13 Martha was working as a servant for Joseph and Isabella Roystow and their family. The Roystows lived at 7 Park Street, and Joseph was an accountant. Martha died at Argyle Street and her funeral was held on 17 October.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Alice Mott; Charles Mott; Martha Mott