CFHS code : HT356k

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ANNIE RAISTRICK SMITHSON d 27 March 1925

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Annie Raistrick Smithson (22 December 1866 – 27 March 1925)

Annie was born in Steeton in Yorkshire – a small village about 5 miles from Skipton.  She was the daughter of Francis and Susanna Smithson.  Francis and Susanna had nine children altogether, and Annie was the second eldest.  Francis was born in Yorkshire and worked as an agent for ‘irish and American provisions’ [sic].  The family seemed to have travelled far and wide as part of his job, and Annie’s siblings were born in Limerick, Croydon, Teddington,  Wakefield and Bradford.

Annie was living in Salford aged 5 years old.  She was baptised at the age of 13 in St Paul’s Church in Hammersmith, and was the only one of the Smithson children baptised that day.  Annie’s mother died in 1883 when she was 16 years old, a  month after the death of her infant child Susan Amy Smithson.

Aged 44 years old Annie was living at the Mission House, 26 Gibbon Road in Kingston upon Thames and was working as a superintendent at a home for girls.  She died at 20 Maids Causeway at the age of 68 years old.  What brought her to the city is not known.  She was a spinster, and left an estate valued at £259, 12s and 8d.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry

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Annie Raistrick Smithson