There is no monument for their grave and as we do not have a grave register for this parish, we only know that William and Elizabeth Vail were buried in this parish because of the parish burial record.

We know that William White Robinson was buried in this parish as he appears in the burial register. William and Elizabeth Vail were his parent’s in law. We do not know if he was buried in the same grave.

William Vail (1807-1877)

William was born in Saffron Walden, the second child of William and Ann (née Athey).  He was a whitesmith. He was living in Pembroke Street, Cambridge when he died at the age of 69.

His younger brother John Vail is buried in the parish of Andrew the Great.

He and Elizabeth had at least six children.

Elizabeth Vail (d 1888)

Elizabeth was 80 when she died.

William White Robinson (1857 – 1896)
William was the son of James White Robinson and Alice.  He died in hospital at the age of 39.

He married Emma Elizabeth Vail in 1879 and they had four children: Lilian Emma (b 1880), William White (b 1883), Edith (b 1885) and Thomas A (b 1887).

The family lived in the Market Square, Cambridge where William ran the family shoe shop at 23 Market Hill.

William White Robinson: Elizabeth Vail; William Vail