CFHS code : AL348

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of GEORGE SMITH d May 14 1897 aged 50 also of ANNIE his wife d Dec 1 1917 aged 64

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



George Smith (1847 – 14 May 1897)

George was the son of sawyer Thomas and Elizabeth ( Eliza) Smith and was born in Wateringbury, near Maidstone Kent. His father died when he was young and he grew up with his mother and siblings  in Wateringbury (1851) and then nearby Mereworth (1861). Aged 14 he was working as an agricultural labourer, and then worked as a footman at 135 Sloane Street, Chelsea for Fanny Claremont and her three daughters (1871). He married Annie and they had at least five  children: Pamela Mary (1878-1942), Lily Agnes (1880-1923), Florence Helena (1882-1934), Violet E (1885-) and George (1891-1962). The girls were all born in Chelsea, but the family had moved to Cambridge by the time son George was born in February 1891. They lived at 1 Church Street, and George worked as a fly (carriage) driver. He died aged 50 years old.

Annie Smith (1853 – 1 December 1917)

Annie was born in Clewer, near Windsor but little else is known of her early life. After she was widowed she lived at 1 Auckland Cottage, Auckland Road and worked as a laundress assisted by daughters Pamela and Lily (1901). They then moved to 12 Nemwarket Road (1911) and she died in December 1917.



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