CFHS code : MC60

Parish : St Michael

Inscription : In Memory of ANN wife of DAVID J SCOTT b Oct 14 1825 d Feb 14 1884 also —-D — SCOTT remainder illegible

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202587, 0.13761662 – click here for location

Scott grave
Scott headstone



Ann Scott [nee Beckenden] (14 October 1825 – 14 February 1884)

Ann was born in London. She married David James Scott at St John the Baptist Church, Kentish  Town on 5th October 1862.  She was a widow at this point, and the marriage documentation records her married name of Ann Barber.

She moved to David’s home town of Cambridge and they had at least three children together: Elizabeth Alice [1863-1946], Emma Mary [1864-1954] and Agnes Sarah [1867-1940]. David was a bankers clerk and they lived at 14 Parker Street [1871], and then 14 Trinity Street [1881].  In the return of 1881 they were living with two bankers clerks [who were boarding with them, presumably as part of their role], a housekeeper and two domestic servants.

Ann Scott died in February 1884 aged 58 years old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 18th February.

David James Scott (c.1828 – 29 July 1908)

David was the son of David and Sarah Scott and was born in Cambridge.  He was baptised on 14th May 1828. His father was college cook at St John’s College and he grew up at Ram’s Yard.  By 1851 he was working as a railway clerk and still living at home.  By 1861 he was  a banker’s clerk and living at home with his widowed mother. He married Ann Barber the following year.

He was widowed aged 56 years old in 1884.  In April 1891 he was living at 14 Trinity Street with his eldest daughter Elizabeth Alice. In Autumn 1891 he married Louise Rosalie Moerck [1885-1946] a school headmistress 25 years his junior.   By 1901 he had retired and he and Louise were living at Beaconsfield, 50 Glisson Road.  He died there in July 1908 aged 80 years old, and was buried at Mill Road on 4th August.

Louise Scott [nee Moerck] died at Chesterton Hospital in 1946 aged 91 years old.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry/Newspaper archives

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Ann Scott; David Scott