CFHS code : HS107

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : In Loving Memory of LOUISA wife of WILLIAM BALDOCK PARSONS and eldest daughter of the late RICHARD AMBROSE born at Anglesey Abbey Cambs b May 12 1834 died at Cambridge d Dec 26 1910 also WILLIAM BALDOCK PARSONS b Oct 9 1838 d Nov 8 1927

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202205, 0.13833004 – click here for location

Parsons headstone 2016

Monument

Inscription

In Loving Memory of LOUISA the beloved wife of WILLIAM BALDOCK PARSONS
and eldest daughter of the late RICHARD AMBROSE
born at Anglesey Abbey Cambs b May, 12, 1834. Died at Cambridge  Dec. 26. 1910.

“For ever with the Lord,
Amen! ao let it be.”

Also WILLIAM BALDOCK PARSONS born October, 9, 1838 died November, 8, 1927.

Louisa Parsons (née Ambrose) (1834-1910)

Louisa was the daughter of Richard and Amelia and grew up at  Spring Hall Farm, Bottisham where her father farmed 860 acres employing 35 people (1851). She was baptised in Bottisham on 15 March 1835 and married William Parsons there on 20 November 1861.  William was a farmer/landowner and they had at least eight children: James Ambrose (1862-1939), Catherine Ann (1865-), Francis Cotton (1867-1924), Elizabeth Webb (1869-1941), Emily Jane (1872-), Arthur (1875-), Ann Sarah Papworth (1876-1948) and William Lansbury (1877-1955). The family lived at Alymer Hall in Tilney St. Lawrence – a village nine miles south west of King’s Lynn. In 1871 William was farming 360 acres and this had risen to 520 acres by 1881.  By 1891 he was described as a magistrate, landowner and farmer.

By at least 1907 the couple had retired to live at 22 Tenison Avenue in Cambridge and Louisa died there in 1910.

William Baldock Parsons (1838-1927)

William born in Elsworth and was the son of James and Ann (née Papworth). James was a farmer and William attended boarding school in St. Neots before running his own farm in Moulton (1861).  After he was widowed he continued to live at 22 Tension Avenue  with daughters Elizabeth and Catherine and died at home aged 89 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Louisa Parsons; William Baldock Parsons