CFHS code : AL567

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of GEORGE HENRY WALLIS d Mar 24 1847 aged 4 also WILLIAM WALLIS d May 12 1850 aged 18 All that you come my grave to see Think on Death when you think of me I in my bloom was snatched away Therefore repent make no delay also JOSEPH WALLIS who after a long and painful illness d Apr 1 1882 aged 45 Not my will O Lord but thine be done sons of the late JOHN WALLIS

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

We have not yet found this headstone to photograph. We know that is close to the other family monuments and suspect it may have fallen at some point in the last 20 years.

Inscription

Sacred to the Memory of GEORGE HENRY WALLIS d Mar 24 1847 aged 4 

also WILLIAM WALLIS d May 12 1850 aged 18 

“All that you come my grave to see 

Think on Death when you think of me 

I in my bloom was snatched away 

Therefore repent make no delay “

Also JOSEPH WALLIS who after a long and painful illness d Apr 1 1882 aged 45 

“Not my will O Lord but thine be done” 

Sons of the late JOHN WALLIS

Relationship:  Three sons of John and Sarah Wallis.

John and Sarah had at least seven children: William (1833), Emma (1834), Joseph (1837), Harriett (1840), George Henry (1843), Julia (1846) and Amelia Ann (1849).

All the children were born and brought up in East Road and baptised in the parish of St Andrew the Less.

George Henry Wallis (1843 – 1847)

As George died before this cemetery opened it is thought his body would be in either the Abbey or Christchurch churchyard on Newmarket Road.

William Wallis (1832 – 1850)

William, who suffered from epilepsy, was the first child of John and Sarah. He died at the family home after a fit.

Joseph Wallis (1837 – 1882)

Joseph was the third child of John and Sarah. He went to London and worked as a porter (possibly at Spitalfields market as this was the area he lived in). He met Ellen Clark there and they married in the summer of 1864. Their first child John Joseph was born in 1865. They had returned to Cambridge by 1872 when their second child Edith Mary was born. They were living at 190 Gwydir Street in 1881 and had a third child Frederick Charles (1875). By this time Joseph was working as a waiter at an inn. Sadly he died the following year. Ellen remarried in 1883 to widower William Walton and remained in the same house.  It is though she died in 1927 as her name appears on another headstone in this family group. AL124

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George Henry Wallis; Joseph Wallis; William Wallis