CFHS code : HT105

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : kerbs In Loving Memory of PHILIP PETTIT July 7th 1920 aged 68 also his beloved wife MARY ANN PETTIT d Dec 7th 1927 flower holder To Dad and ELSIE from WILL & GERT (NB flower holder does not belong to this grave)

Monument : Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Philip Pettit (1852 – 7 July 1920)

Philip was born near Ongar, Essex and was the seventh of the nine children of Francis and Louisa (née Day). Francis was an agricultural labourer and the family lived in the village of Greenstead, Essex. Aged 18 Philip was working as a gardener. He married Ellen Barker in 1875 (1844-1879)  in Ongar but was widowed two years later. In 1881 he was lodging with the Ansell family in Stratford, East London and working as a general labourer. Philip married for a second time in 1890 to Mary Cook. He worked on the railway and they lived at Meadow Road, Loughton (1901) before retiring to live at 15 Milford Street, Cambridge (1911) where he died aged 68 years old. His probate records described him as a ‘railway servant’.

Mary Ann Pettit (née Cook) (1858 – 7 December 1927)

Mary was born in Sutton, Surrey, the only daughter of Wiliam and Elizabeth Cook. Her father was a bricklayer/plasterer and she grew up at 57 High Street, Sutton (1861) and Loughton (1871). Mary worked as a domestic servant prior to marrying widower Philip Pettit in 1890. She died at 15 Milford Street aged 69 years old.



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Mary Ann Pettit; Philip Pettit