CFHS code : HT538

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : headstone In Loving Memory of HENRY WARD d Feb 4th 1940 aged 73 also EMMA REBECCA WARD d March 21st 1948 aged 87 kerbs also EDWARD ALFRED ROYSTON d Jan 27th 1890 also SUSAN his wife d Feb 4th 1890

Monument : Headstone (fallen)/Kerb stones/Urn

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Relationship: Mother, father, daughter, son-in-law

Henry Ward (23 September 1866 – 4 February 1940)

Henry was born in Hardwick, a village six miles west of Cambridge and baptised there on 23 September 1866. He was the son of agricultural labourer Silk Ward and Sarah (née Cole) and by 1881 the family had moved from Hardwick to live at Springfield Road, where Silk worked as a horse keeper.  Aged 13 (1881) Henry was working as a bricklayer,  and in 1891 was a blacksmith living at 30 Willow Walk with three of his siblings. He married Emma Royston in 1899 and they had two sons: George (1901-) and Horace Edward (1904-1972). Henry continued to work as a blacksmith and the family lived at 11 Ainsworth Street (1901), 16 East Road (1911) and 53 Sturton Street (1939). In 1911 he was documented as working for Webb’s shoeing forge and died at Sturton Street.

Emma Rebecca Ward (née Royston) (10 December 1860 – 21 March 1948)

Emma was the only daughter of Edward and Susan (née Revell) Royston and grew up at 35 King Street.  She worked as a dressmaker, and lived with her parents until their deaths before marrying Henry Ward. She lived at Sturton Street after his death and died at Addenbrookes Hospital aged  87 years old.

Edward Alfred Royston (1832 – 27 January 1890)

Edward was raised at Bridge Street and was the son of  Robert Royston and his wife Emma (née Bumble). In 1851 his father was running the Barley Mow pub on Bridge Street, and Edward was living at home and working as an apprentice wood turner and cooper.  He married Susan Revell on 14 December 1851 at All Saints’ Church and they had at least three children: Edward Alfred (1852-1900), Walter John Leo (1857-1930) and Emma Rebecca. They lived at 45 Eden Street (1861) and 35 King Street (1881) and Edward worked as a wood turner, Susan as a stay (corset) maker. He died at King Street aged 57 years old and was buried on 30 January 1890.

Susan Royston (née Revell) (1832 – 4 February 1890)

Susan was the daughter of William and Ann (née Laughton) and grew up at Russell Street.  William had died by 1841, and she grew up with her two elder sisters and younger brother Alfred. Ann worked as a hat trimmer, as did Susan’s sisters Jessie and Millicent. Susan married Edward Royston when she was 18 years old and died at King Street 8 days after his death.



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Edward Alfred Royston; Susan Royston; Emma Rebecca Ward; Henry Ward