CFHS code : HT150

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : headstone Sacred to the Memory of CHRISTOPHER POLLARD d Feb 11th 1924 aged 69 also LOUISA wife of the above d Jan 2nd 1944 aged 87 footstone and of their daughter ELSIE POLLARD d 9th June 1962 aged 65

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Footstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Christopher Pollard (1854 – 11 February 1924)

Christopher was born in Croydon and was the son of builders’s labourer Stephen Pollard and his wife Frances. He married Louisa Mayle on 9 September 1877 at St James’ church, Croydon and they had fifteen children:  Joseph Stephen (1878-1940), Alice Mary (1879-1895), Frances Gertrude (1881-1886), Christopher (1885-1968), Louisa (1886-1957), Florence (1888-), Mary Mabel (1889-1922), William (1894-1975), Elsie (1897-1962), Beatrice (1898-1969), Emma (1901-1901) and four more children who died as infants. Christopher was a baker when they married and in 1881 they were living in Reigate, Surrey. However by 1886 the family had moved to live in Cambridge. In 1901 they were living at 116 Norfolk Street, and Christopher was working as a house painter by that time. He died at home and his funeral took place on 16 February 1924.

Louisa Pollard (née Mayle)  (30 May 1856 – 2 January 1944)

Louisa was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Male, sister of Sophia and grew up at 2 Norfolk Street, Cambridge where her father was a journeyman carpenter (1861). By 1871 the family were living at Gwydir Street, and by the time Louisa married she was living in Highgate. After Christopher’s death she lived at 116 Norfolk Street with daughter Beatrice and son in law Samuel Youngman. Louisa died at home aged 87 years old and was buried on 6 January 1944.

Elsie Pollard (24 February 1897 – 9 June 1962)

In 1939 Elsie was working as a cook at 178 Hills Road for Rev. and Mrs Sidney Smith.  She died in Cambridge aged 65 years, but nothing else is known of her life.



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Christopher Pollard; Elsie Pollard; Louisa Pollard