CFHS code : AS213
Parish : All Saints
Inscription : In Loving Memory of ROBERT WILLIAM PLEASANCE d Dec 6 1933 also his wife EMILY CAROLINE PLEASANCE d May 22 1939
Monument : Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Robert William Pleasance (1854 – 6 December 1933)
Robert was the son of tailor John Crabb Pleasance and his wife Martha. He grew up at 2 Jesus Lane (1871) and then 2 Park Street (1881) and aged 16 was a chorister. He married Emily Freston on 13 August 1885 at St Ives. They had three children: William Freston (1886-1966), Kathleen Louie (1893-1984) and Alec (1895-1969). Robert was a college servant/butler and in 1890-1892 the family lived at 18 Emmanuel Road. Robert’s two eldest children were born in Cambridge but by c.1895 they had moved to live in London where he worked as a poor law officer. In 1911 the family were living at 25 Tregothnan Road in Stockwell. Robert died in London, but was buried in Cambridge.
Emily Caroline Pleasance (née Freston) (1859 – 22 May 1939)
Emily was born in Chichester and baptised on 7 August 1859. Her parents were William and Caroline and by 1871 the family had moved to live in Croxton where William was a stud groom. He later became a hotelier and in 1881 was running the Unicorn Inn in St. Ives, where Emily worked as a barmaid. After she was widowed she lived with daughter Kathleen at 28 Altenburg Gardens, Battersea (1934) and died in London.
by Claire Martinsen
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