CFHS code : HT460

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ERNEST GEORGE PRIME d Dec 6 1928 aged 64 ANNIE MARY PRIME d Nov 19 1941 aged 75 also of GEORGE their devoted son d Nov 18 1956 aged 52

Monument : Kerb stones (fallen)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Ernest George Prime (1864 – 6 December 1928)

Ernest was the son of builder/carpenter Thomas Henry Prime and Sarah (née Turner). He grew up at 27 Burleigh Street and also worked as a carpenter/builder. He married Annie Utteridge in 1889 and they had five children: Dorothy (1891-), Gladys (1893-1968), Annie (1896-1973), Tom (1897-1979) and George Ernest (1904-1956). The family lived at 27 Burleigh Street (1891/1901) and then 25 & 26 Burleigh Street (1911). It is believed Ernest worked as a builder with his brothers.

In July 1889 Wiliam Bell was charged with breaking into a shed in Trumpington and stealing Ernest’s overcoat which was valued 2s and 6d.  Ernest said he had been building some houses on Chaucer Road and had built the shed on the road to use as an office.  He had found the window of the shed broken and the coat stolen. It was established that Bell had pawned the coat, and he pleaded guilty to that offence, though not of having stolen the coat.

In March 1901 Ernest was summoned to court for ‘not having a proper light showing upon building material depositied in Hospital street’ and was fined £1 including costs. In October 1903 ten year old James Connor of Kettle’s Yard was charged with stealing Ernest’s ladder. The court heard that James had taken the ladder instead of going to Sunday School and had found the ladder in a gap in the hedge on the site of a house.  The boy pleaded guilty and he and his father ‘were bound over under the First Offenders’ Act guarenteeing the boy’s good behaviour for three months’.

Ernest died at Burleigh Street and his funeral took place on 10 December 1928.

Annie Mary Prime (née Utteridge)  (3 February 1866 – 19 November 1941)

Annie was the daughter of James and Eliza Utteridge and grew up at  110 Gwydir Street. Her father was an engineer’s clerk and before her marriage to Ernest Prime she worked as a dressmaker’s assistant. After she was widowed she lived at 54 Arbury Road (1939) and then at 20 Leys Avenue with son George. She died at home and her funeral took place on 22 November 1941.

George Ernest Prime (12 December 1903 – 18 November 1956)

George was the youngest son of Ernest and Annie and also worked as a carpenter. He lived with his mother until her death and then emigrated to New Zealand in January 1950. He lived at 11 Rodney Road, Northcote in Auckland and died at the Public Hospital in Auckland aged 52 years old. He was cremated in New Zealand on 20 November.



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