CFHS code : HT77

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of PHOEBE PAPWORTH d Dec 21 1918 aged 76 late of Gt Yarmouth and LILY AMELIA PAPWORTH d 17th May 1962 aged 81 also ANNIE PAPWORTH d 16 Nov 1918 age 43 also LIZZIE PAPWORTH d May 27 1948 age 78

Monument : Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Relationship: Mother and three daughters

Phoebe Papworth (née Smith)  (1842 – 21 December 1918)

Phoebe was born in Willingham and was the daughter of Joseph and Phoebe (née Few). Her father died when she was young and her mother farmed 86 acres of land in the village. She married Charles Papworth (1843-1913) in 1867 in Great Yarmouth.  Charles was a miller, who had worked in Willingham as an apprentice and the couple had eight children:  Lizzie Ann (1868-1948), George (1870-1943), Charles James (1874-1951), Annie (1876-1918), Lily Amelia (1881-1962) and three more children who died as infants. Charles managed the Waveney Flour Mills  and the family lived at St. George’s Road, Great Yarmouth (1871), St Andrew’s Place (1881) and Southdown Road (at least 1891 onwards). Phoebe was widowed in September 1913 and died at 17 Mackenzie Road, Cambridge. Her death was reported in the Yarmouth Independent and was said to be ‘sudden’.

Lily Amelia Papworth (31 March 1881 – 17 May 1962)

Lily was born in Great Yarmouth and lived at Southdown Road where she worked as a milliner (1901/1911). She later lived at 7 Lyndewode Road with sister Lizzie and in 1939 was working as a housekeeper/receptionist.  In 1962 she was living at 13 Pretoria Road, and died at Chesterton Hospital.

Annie Papworth (1875 – 16 November  1918)

Annie lived with her parents and was not documented as working on any of the census returns.  She died in Cambridge aged 43 years old.

Lizzie Ann Papworth (1 October 1868 – 27 May 1948)

Unlike the rest of her siblings Lizzie was born in Willingham. In 1891 she was working as a mother’s help, and later worked as a shop assistant (1901) whilst living with her parents at Southdown Road. In 1911 she was lodging in Ipswich and working as a masseuse and hairdresser. From at least 1917 to 1932 she ran a business from 35 Regent Street, Cambridge.  She later moved to live at Lyndewode Road with sister Lily and in 1939 was working as a chiropodist and masseuse. She died at Pretoria Road and her funeral took place on 29 May 1948.



Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Annie Papworth; Lily Amelia Papworth; Lizzie Papworth; Phoebe Papworth