CFHS code : AS230

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Loving Memory of MARY WEBSTER d March 26th 1919 aged 82 her end was peace also of EMMA JANE WALLIS d Nov 16 1939 aged 72

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Relationship: Mother and daughter

Mary Webster (c.1837 – 26 March 1919)

Mary was born in Littleport and married George Webster (1835-1872).  George was a publican and they ran the North Star pub, just outside Royston.  The couple had four children: George (who died as an infant), Emma Jane (1867-1939), George (1869-1930) and Gertrude (1871-).  George died in November 1872 aged 38 years old and was buried at St. Peter and St. Paul Churchyard in Bassingbourn together with their infant son.

Mary  moved to Cambridge with her three surviving children and worked as a college bedmaker.  She lived at 27 Thompsons Lane (1881) and then Queens Lane (1891/1901) before moving to 52 Norwich Street where she ran a Lodging House.  Mary died in 1919 aged 82 years old.

Emma Jane Wallis  (née Webster )(13 September 1867 – 16 November 1939)

Emma was born in Kneesworth and was baptised in Bassingbourn on 6 October 1867.  She married John Joseph Wallis (1865-1950) in 1888 and they are not believed to have had any children.  John was a printer and they lived at 22 Prospect Row (1891), 39 Park Street (1901) and 5 Parker Street (c.1930 onwards). Emma died at home aged 72 years old.



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Emma Jane Wallis; Mary Webster