CFHS code : MG227

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of FRANCES ELIZABETH THROWER d Sep 9 1915 aged 65

Monument : Stone cross (base only)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202131, 0.13747766 – click here for location

The plinth of the Thrower monument.
Plinth of Thrower monument



Frances Elizabeth Thrower (1850 – 9 September 1915)

Frances was born in Marlborough and did not marry.  She was the eldest daughter of  George and Elizabeth and was baptised on 19 February 1850. George Thrower was a tax surveyor and the family moved around the country with his job. They lived in Portsea, Hampshire (1861), Birmingham  and Bristol (1871).  By 1871 George Thrower had retired and he died in Bristol in May 1873. In 1881 Frances was living with her mother and sister Edith in Bristol and was working as a schoolmistress. Her father had been born and raised in Cambridge after he mother died in 1888 she moved to live in Cambridge. In 1891 Frances was living with her maiden aunt Elizabeth Thrower, at 1 Addenbrookes Place, Trumpington Street.

Elizabeth Thrower died in 1897 and Frances then lived at 12 Downing Terrace (1901) and 1 Elm Terrace, Panton Street (1911).  On census records she was documented as being of independent means.  Her funeral took place on 13 September and the Cambridge Independent Press reported ‘Miss Thrower spent her early days in Bristol and during her residence in Cambridge was surrounded by a large circle of friends. Her grandfather Mr Stephen Thrower was Majoyr of Cambridge in the years 1834 and 1835. Miss Thrower was a regular attendant at Great St. Mary’s Church’.



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by Claire Martinsen

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Frances Elizabeth Thrower