CFHS code : AL419

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Memory of JAMES STOCKER d Apr 28th 188[7] also ELIZA wife of ——– d Feb 21 [1927] aged 68 also LOTTY MAUD daughter of the above Dec 8 1885 aged 4 months

Monument : Headstone (broken)/Urn

Above information  amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



James William Stocker (1863 – 28 April 1887)

James was the son of James and Mary Ann, brother of Louisa and grew up at 12 Broad Street, where his father was a coachsmith. In October 1880 he began working as a messenger for the Post Office working between Cambridge and Longstanton.  He married Eliza Witt in 1882 and they had at least two children: Edith Maud ( Lotty) (1885-1885) and Jessie Edith (1886-1944). He died at Broad Street aged 24 years old.

Eliza Stocker (née Witt)  (1858 – 21 February 1927)

Eliza was born in Longstanton and baptised at All Saints’ Church, Longstanton on 20 February 1859. She was the daughter of James and Harriet (née Jeeps)  – her father was an agricultural labourer, who is believed to have died before she was born. She grew up on the Willingham Road in Longstanton (1861/1871) and by 1881 as working as a domestic servant for widow Mary Waters and her daughter Caroline at Grafton House, Maids Causeway. After she was widowed she worked as a college servant and lived at 37 Broad Street (1901) and 2 Malcolm Place (1904 onwards) with daughter Jessie.

Edith (Lotty) Maud Stocker (1885 – 8 December 1885)

Lotty was the eldest daughter of James and Eliza, who died aged 4 months old.



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Eliza Stocker; James Stocker; Lotty Maud Stocker