CFHS code : MC6

Parish : St Michael

Inscription : FRANCES ANN TOMLIN widow of the late WILLIAM TOMLIN b October 1939 d August 26 1925

Monument : Stone cross (base only)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202536, 0.13795077 – click here for location

Tomlin grave (MC)
Tomlin monument



 Frances Ann Tomlin [nee Lewin] (19 October 1839 – 26 August 1925)

Frances was born in Chelsea, and baptised there on 20th December 1839.  She was the daughter of draper Henry Lewin and his wife Frances.  She grew up at Maynard Place [1841] and then at 30 Pelham Road [1851].

By 1861 Henry Lewin was superintendant of a baths and was living at 36 Davies Road, Hanover Square, London.  Frances was living at home and working as a daily governess.  She married James Russell Wright [1837-1877] at Holy Trinity Church, Haverstock Hill on 17th December 1863.  James was a tailor and robemaker, and the family settled in Cambridge where he ran a store at 45 St Andrew Street.

James and Frances had three children: Florence [1865-1894], Minnie [1866-1958] and Kate Louise [1868-1951]. James Wright died in May 1877, and Frances was left a widow aged 37 years old.  She married for a second time in 1881 to widower William Tomlin  – a bookseller, with three sons.  They lived at William’s home at 1 Arundel Villas, Station Road.

In 1890 Frances’ middle daughter Minnie married William Tomlin’s youngest son Herbert Tomlin; , so the family became further linked.  By 1901 Frances and William had moved to Brookland Villas, Brooklands Avenue.  William died there in 1905.

Frances continues to live at Brookland Villas with her daughters Minnie and Kate, and grandson Herbert [1911]. She died at Brookland Villas aged 85 years old.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry/Newspaper archives

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Frances Ann Tomlin