CFHS code : MC53

Parish : St Michael

Inscription : ALICE ANN WAITE d Jan 24 1913 [JOHN] SMITH 26th September 1889

Monument : Cruciform Coped stone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202647, 0.13779511 – click here for location

White grave
White monument



As the inscription has weathered the parish register has been used to establish which members of the family were buried in this grave.

John Smith (1809 – 26 September 1889)

John was born in Peterborough and is believed to have been the son of Thomas and Mary. He was baptised at St. John’s Church, Peterborough on 2 April 1809. He worked as a chemist/druggist and worked from 36 Trinity Street from at least 1851 onwards. He married Susannah Freeman at All Saint’s Church in 1836 and they had at least five children: Marianne (1837-1887), Eliza Jane (1839-), Frederick (1840-), Charles Algernon (1843-), John Jnr (1846-) and Alice Ann (1850-1913). By 1881 he had retired and was living with Susanna and daughters Marianne and Eliza at Trinity Street. He died there aged 80 years old.

Marianne Smith  (1837 – 7 May 1887)

Marianne was the eldest daughter of John and Susannah and lived at home with them her whole life.  She was not noted as having an occupation on census returns and died at Trinity Street aged 49 years old.  She was buried on 11 May.

Alice Ann Waite (née Smith) (c.1850 – 23 January 1913)

Alice was the youngest daughter and grew up at Trinity Street. She married widower Thomas Waite (1833-1906)  on 3 January 1877 at St Paul’s Church, Upper Holloway. Thomas was an auctioneer who lived in Pontypool, Monmouthshire who had eight children, ranging in age from 3 to 23. His wife Sarah had died in 1874 having given birth to their youngest child Martha. Alice and Thomas went to live at Clarence Street in Pontypool (1881) and had two sons: Ernest Broughton (1879-1943) and Bernard Stanley Freeman (1881-1951). By 1891 the family had moved to live in Westbury on Trym, and Ernest was working as a commision agent.  After Ernest retired they went to live in Clifton, Bristol (1901). Alice was widowed in 1906 and continued to live in Bristol with her youngest son and sister Eliza (1911).  By the time she died in 1913 she was living at 4 Esmond Road, Chiswick.



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