CFHS code : PL495

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of my devoted husband EBENEZER SMITH who passed peacefully away 14th Nov 1918 aged 77 also ELLEN the devoted and dearly beloved wife of the above d Jan 19th 1920 aged 73 To the Memory of the beloved children of E & E SMITH FREDERICK NOTTAGE b May 15th 1868 d Feb 8th 1871 HAROLD ASHLEIGH b July 9th 1882 d Dec 23rd 1886

Monument : Stone cross

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Smith damaged monument April 2016
Smith damaged monument April 2016

Monument

The cross, in the parish area of St Paul, has been restored to its plinth.

Inscription

In Ever Loving Memory of my devoted husband EBENEZER SMITH
who passed peacefully away 14th Nov 1918 aged 77
also ELLEN the devoted and dearly beloved wife of the above d Jan 19th 1920 aged 73
To the Memory of the beloved children of E & E SMITH FREDERICK NOTTAGE b May 15th 1868 d Feb 8th 1871
HAROLD ASHLEIGH b July 9th 1882 d Dec 23rd 1886

Ebenezer Smith (1841 – 14 November 1918)

Ebenezer was the son of John and Mary Smith.  John Smith was a gardener in Cottenham, and also owned 2 acres of lane.  Ebenezer grew up on Back Lane in Cottenham.

In 1865 he married Ellen Nunn, and they had at least six children: Henry John [1865-], Frederick Nottage, Ethel Ellen [1872-1955], Hilda Evelyn [1879-1956], Harold Ashleigh, and Irene Gladys Ashleigh [1887-].

In 1871 the family were living at 50 Panton Street – Ebenezer was a harness maker, and Ellen was running a grocery shop. By 1881 they had moved to 6 & 7 Pembroke Street, where Ebenezer was a saddler.  He then moved his business to 52 Trumpington Street and the family were living there 1891, 1901 and 1911.  Ebenezer died in London at Queen Anne’s Mansions, St James’s Park in November 1918 – his home at the time was still 52 Trumpington Street.

Ellen Smith [nee Nunn]  (1846 – 19 January 1920)

Ellen was born in Cambridge and was the daughter of Frederick and Sarah Nunn. Her father was a labourer and she grew up on Corn Exchange Street [1951].  By 1861 her father had become an ‘omnibus driver’ and the family were living at 6 Exchange Canal. She married Ebenezer Smith when she was 19 years old.

She was widowed in November 1918 and died just over a year later at 52 Trumpingon Street aged 73 years old.

Frederick Nottage Smith (15 May 1868 – 8 February 1871)

Frederick was the second son of Ebenezer and Ellen Smith. He died aged  2 years old.

Harold Ashleigh Smith (9 July 1882 – 23 December 1886)

Harold was the youngest son of Ebenezer and Ellen Smith.  He died aged 3 years old.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry/Newspaper archives

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Ebenezer Smith; Ellen Smith; Frederick Nottage Smith; Harold Ashleigh Smith