CFHS code : MC7

Parish : St Michael

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ELEANOR AGNES PRICE d February 21st 1927 and our darling mother AMY GERTRUDE PRESSEY d April 1st 1933

Monument : Stone cross

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon: 52.202554, 0.13795164 – click here for location

Price and Pressey grave
Price and Pressey monument

Monument This monument was damaged in 2019

Inscription

In Loving Memory of ELEANOR AGNES PRICE who departed this life February 21st 1927

And our darling mother AMY GERTRUDE PRESSEY died April 1st 1933

“Rest in Peace.”

Relationship: Sisters

Eleanor Agnes Price (1850 – 21 February 1927)

Eleanor was the daughter of James and Sarah Price.  She was born in Brixton, and baptised at St Matthew’s Church in Brixton on 16th October 1850.   Eleanor had 10 siblings, so grew up in a large family.  Her father was a landscape artist, and she grew up in Lambeth [1861] and then in Margate [1871]. Eleanor was living with her sister Sarah Ann in Ventnor, Isle of Wight in 1901, and in St Helier with sister Amy in 1911. She died at 14 Howes Place, Huntingdon Road in 1927 aged c77 years old.  She had moved to Cambridge with Amy and they were living together at the time of her death. She died a spinster.

 

Amy Gertrude Pressey [nee Price] (1853 – 1 April 1933)

Amy was Eleanor’s sister, and the tenth of the eleven Price children.  She was baptised at St Matthew’s Church in Brixton on 22nd June 1853.    She was living in Margate in 1871 with her parents.  In April 1881 she was at 14 Woodland Villas in Greenwich living with her widowed mother Sarah, sister Grace, a cook and a housemaid.

Later that same year, she married George Shaddock Pressey in Victoria Australia.  What took her to Australia is not known.  George was a dentist who had been born in Hackney, and had left for Australia in November 1878.  Whilst in Australia they had two daughters Lilian Olive [1884-1953] and Josephine Morgan [1886-1981].  They then moved to St Helier in Jersey, where they had another two daughters: Amy Stella [1889-1963] and Agnes Madeline [1890-1979].  They also had another child who died in infancy, although it is not known when or where this child was born.

In 1891 the couple were living in St Helier with their four daughters, and Amy was 37 years old having already lived quite an exotic life for a Victorian wife!  In 1893 George died, and she was widowed aged 40 years old.  She continued to live in St Helier [1901], and in 1911 was living at Cliff Court with daughter Amy, sister Eleanor, a cook and a housemaid.

Eleanor and Amy appear to have moved to Cambridge at some point between 1911 and 1927. They may have chosen Cambridge as Amy’s youngest daughter Agnes was living there.  In 1930 Agnes [by then Agnes Daunt] is recorded as living at  Paston House School on Bateman Street.

Eleanor died in Cambridge in 1927.  Amy was living at 7 Howes Place in 1930, and died there in 1933 aged around 80 years old.

 

 

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry/Newspaper archives

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Amy Gertrude Pressey; Eleanor Agnes Price