CFHS code : PL214

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of GEORGE PAMMENTER d 2 Nov 1918 aged 67 also MARY his wife d 31 March 1930 aged 88

Monument : Ground slab/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Bushes in which Pammenter grave is concealed
Bushes in which Pammenter grave is concealed


Ground slab with kerb stones, material and condition unknown. This grave is located in the parish of St Paul, to the right of the west path, close to the Cemetery Lodge, in a thicket of trees and bushes.


‘In loving memory of
George Pammenter died 2 Nov 1918 aged 67’

‘also Mary his wife
died 31 March 1930 aged 88’

George Pammenter (d 1918) policeman – see also Life Story page

George was the youngest-but-one child of a large family. He was born on 22 December 1850 in Swaffham Bulbeck (a Fenland village north-east of Cambridge), his parents being Joseph Pammenter, farm labourer, who was in the Newmarket Workhouse in 1881 and died in 1882 aged 74, and Ann (née Symonds, 1810–75).  Joseph and Ann were married in the nearby village of Swaffham Prior in 1828.

George had moved from Swaffham Bulbeck to Cambridge by 1870, where he married Mary (née Isaacson), born in the village of Stow Cum Quy in 1841.  George is named as a police officer in 1871, at which time he and Mary were living at 10 Eden Street, in the Kite district. He died on 2 November 1918 and Mary on 31 March 1930.

Mary Pammenter (d 1930)

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Their children

George and Mary had five children, but only two survived: Mary Elizabeth, born in 1871, and Albert William, born in 1879. The other three (George Augustus, Florence Louisa, and one other, name unknown) all died in infancy. Mary Elizabeth, married a coach builder, Arthur Russell Ambrose, in 1911, and lived at 28 Mawson Road. Mary died in 1949. Albert William married Annie Ethel (née Cave) in 1906, and they had two sons (Dennis and Kenneth). Albert William died in 1953.

census reports 1851–1911
Spalding street directories
General Register Office births, marriages and deaths indexes

By Ian Bent with thanks to Judy Lester

George Pammenter; Mary Pammenter