CFHS code : CL142

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ELLEN LOUISA SWANN d Nov 2nd 1939 aged 71 also HARRY SWANN d Jan 29 1954 aged 82 also the ashes of their beloved daughter FLORENCE MAUD DOT 1896-1982

Monument : Scroll

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Ellen Louisa Swann (née Parker) (1 May 1868 – 2 November 1939)

Louisa as she was known, was the daughter of James and Sarah Parker. Her father was a publican and fishmonger on Newmarket Road (1871) and later worked as a painter/glazier (1881/1891). Louisa married Harry Swann in 1892 and they had four children: Edith Louisa (1893-1991), William James (1894-1980), Florence Maud Dot (1896-1982) and Frederick Ellis (1898-1959). Harry was a brewer and clerk and they lived at the Brickmaker’s Arms, Newmarket Road (1901) before moving to run the Red Cow Hotel, Corn Exchange Street (1911).  From April 1918 Harry was the publican  of the Crown and Compasses, George IVth Street. Louisa died at the pub after a long illness and her funeral was held on 7 November.

Harry Swann (19 May 1871 – 29 January 1954)

Harry was the son of William and Frances Ann (née Edmunds). His father was a tram car driver, his mother a stay (corset) maker and he grew up at 55 Norfolk Street. In 1891 he was lodging at 17 Adam and Eve Street and working as a merchant’s clerk, before marrying Louisa the following year. He died at the Crown and Compasses aged 82 years old.

Florence Maud Dot  Mullett (née Swann) (30 June 1896 – 5 February 1982)

Florence worked as an apprentice milliner (1911) and in 1939 was living with her parents at George IVth Street.  She married Noel Mullett in 1939 and  they lived at 53 Herbert Street. She died in Hemingford Grey aged 85 years old.



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Ellen Louisa Swann; Florence Maud Dot Mullett; Harry Swann