CFHS code : MG184
Parish : St Mary the Great
Inscription : In Memory of EMMA ELIZABETH ROBINSON the beloved daughter of WILLIAM and EMMA FANNY VAIL late of Corn Exchange Street d May 10 1901 in the 45th year of her age also GEORGE LESLIE the infant son of GEORGE THOMPSON and ROSA COLLINGS FARTHING of Spennymoor Durham grandson of WILLIAM and EMMA FANNY VAIL d August 17  aged 3 months also WILLIAM VAIL father of the above d Nov  1907 aged 75 also EMMA FANNY wife of the above d July 1 1917 aged 84
Monument : Headstone
Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202027, 0.1382483 – click here for location
‘In Memory of EMMA ELIZABETH ROBINSON the beloved daughter of
WILLIAM and EMMA FANNY VAIL late of Corn Exchange Street who departed this life May 10 1901 in the 45th year of her age.
Also GEORGE LESLIE the infant son of GEORGE THOMPSON and ROSA COLLINGS FARTHING of Spennymoor Durham grandson of WILLIAM and EMMA FANNY VAIL died August 17  aged 3 months
Also WILLIAM VAIL father of the above died Nov  1907 aged 75
Also EMMA FANNY wife of the above died July 1 1917 aged 84
Emma Elizabeth Robinson (nee Vail) (1857 -1901)
Emma married William White Robinson, a shoemaker, in 1879 at the church of St Mary the Great. William was the son of James and Alice Robinson. They started married life at 23 Market Hill, Cambridge. This was also the White-Robinson family business. They had at least four children: Lillian Emma (b 1881) William W (b 1882) Edith (b 1884) and Thomas A (b 1886) before William’s death in 1896 in Addenbrooke’s hospital, at the age of 39. Emma then moved to Earl Street where she kept a lodging house.
George Leslie Thompson (d 1898)
William Vail (d 1907)
William was born on January 6th 1832 to William and Elizabeth Vail of Downing Street,Cambridge. Like his father he became an ironmonger and whitesmith. By 1861 he was also listed as a bell hanger. He married Emma Fanny Collings on August 15th 1855, in the parish church of St Botolph. They had at least seven children: Emma Elizabeth (b 1857), Alice Fanny (b 1859), William Robert (b 1860), Helen Eliza(b 1863), Rosa Collings (b 1865), Frederick John (b 1867) and Lilian Agnes (b 1869). The family lived at 6 Earl Street Cambridge. William was an ironmonger and smith.
Emma Fanny Vail (née Collings) (1842 -1917)
Fanny was the daughter of Robert and Fanny Collings.
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