CFHS code : PL98

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Remembrance of GEORGINA wife of HENRY TURNER d April 1st 1894 aged 49

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Turner headstone February 2017

Monument

This headstone, in the parish area of St Paul, is located close to the south wall. The inscription is quite difficult to read.

Inscription

In Loving Remembrance of GEORGINA wife of HENRY TURNER d April 1st 1894 aged 49

“There’s a solace …. others to find
but a mother leaves no equal behind.”

Georgina Sarah Turner  (Georgie) (née Newman) (1845 – 1 April 1894)

Born Georgianna, Georgie was the daughter of Charles and Marianne. Her father was an innkeeper/hotellier and she grew up at the Eagle Tavern on Benet Street (1851) and the Railway Hotel, Poplar Road (1861).  She married Henry Robert Turner (1842-1903) on 8 December 1868 at St. Paul’s Church. Henry was a builder and they had at least six children: Hilda Grace (1870-1901), Charles Newman (1871-), Emmeline (1872-), Maud (1874-), Horace Edward (1875-1929) and Leslie Henry (1881-1957).  They lived at 37 Norwich Street (1871), 51 Regent Street (1881) and then 13 Downing Street (1891).  Georgie died at Downing Street aged 49 years old.

Henry Turner married again in 1897, and it is thought he was buried with his parents in the St. Benet’s area of Mill Road Cemetery when he died in October 1903.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Georgina Sarah Turner