CFHS code : MG10a
Parish : St Mary the Great
Inscription : In Affectionate Remembrance of SARAH the beloved wife of CHARLES PILSON d 12 Nov 1877 in her 67th year also CHARLES PILSON d 24 Nov 1883 aged 72
Monument : Headstone (fallen)
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
We did not find this fallen headstone but according to the grave register Sarah & Charles are buried 2 rows east of the central path next to the headstone of Arthur and Ellen Forsdyke
In Affectionate Remembrance of SARAH the beloved wife of CHARLES PILSON d 12 Nov 1877 in her 67th year
Also CHARLES PILSON d 24 Nov 1883 aged 72
Sarah Pilson (née Purkis) (1811 – 12 November 1877)
Sarah married Charles Pilson on 7 May 1833 at St. Andrew the Great Church. Charles was a hairdresser (1841/1851) and later an umbrella manufacturer (1861 onwards). They lived at Slaughter House Lane (1841 onwards) which became Corn Exchange Street. The couple did not have any children and Sarah died at Corn Exchange Street aged 66 years old.
Charles Pilson (c.1811 – 24 November 1883)
Charles was the son of George and Hannah Pilson and was baptised at St Andrew the Great Church on 16 August 1812. He married Sarah Purkis at the same church when he was c.20 years old.
After he was widowed Charles married widow Amelia Anne Miller(née Neal) (1836-1905) in 1878 and the couple went to live at 19 Silver Street where he was noted as being an umbrella maker in the census of 1881. In July 1883 Charles took John Haslop to court accusing him of assault. John was a butcher on Silver Street, and had apparently assaulted Charles in the street. Charles’ solicitor Mr Palmer said that ‘his client did not wish to punish Mr Haslop, but simply wished to be free from any annoyance on the part of the defendant’. John was told to keep the peace for three months. Charles died a few months later aged 72 years old.
by Claire Martinsen
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