CFHS code : HT366
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : In Loving Memory of WILLIAM FRANCIS SALISBURY d May 30 1943 aged 77 also wife of the above ANNIE FRANCES SALISBURY d Feb 12 1953 aged 85
Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This grave set is in reasonable condition but the kerb stone at the end has fallen. It is located in the south east corner of the parish of Holy Trinity, to the west of the east path.
‘In Loving Memory of WILLIAM FRANCIS SALISBURY
Who died May 30 1943 aged 77 years.
Also wife of the above ANNIE FRANCES SALISBURY
Who died Feb 12 1953 aged 85 years.’
William Francis Salisbury (20 February 1866 – 30 May 1943)
William was the son of Reuben and Susan and was baptised in Chesterton on 11 March 1866. Reuben Salisbury worked as a labourer and Susan as a dressmaker/laundress. Aged 15 William was living at home and working as a printer (1881) , but he later worked as a stoker for Great Eastern Railway (1891). He married Annie Doggett on 31 March 1888 at Chesterton Church and they lived at 16 York Street (1891) and 60 Sturton Street (1901). By 1901 William was working as a railway engine driver and the couple had five children: Edith Annie (1891-1979), Dorothy Mabel (1892-1950), Lily Frances (1894-1965), Rev. Frank William Reuben (1899-1962) and one further child who died as an infant. From at least 1911 onwards William and Annie lived at 25 Ross Street, and by 1939 he had retired. He died at home aged 77 years old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 3 June 1943.
Annie Frances Salisbury (née Doggett) (4 December 1867 – 12 February 1953)
Annie was baptised in Chesterton on Christmas Day 1867 and was the daughter of William and Caroline (née Claydon). Her father was a labourer, and her mother worked as a laundress and she married William Salisbury when she was 20 years old. She continued to live at 25 Ross Street after she was widowed and died at 312 Mill Road aged 85 years old.
Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS
by Claire Martinsen
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