CFHS code : ED34

Parish : St Edward

Inscription : TTDME THOMAS FITZWILLIAM WATTS d 11.11.1892 at Bournemouth aged 52 also of HELEN HARVARD WATTS fourth daughter of the above d 14.6.1895 aged 20 also of ROLFE infant son of SAMUEL H and NINA HARVARD WATTS b 29.7.1899 d 29.7.1899

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203068, 0.13737628 – click here for location

Watts headstone 2017

Monument

This polished red granite headstone with pointed top, on a double plinth, in the parish area of St Edward, is located six rows west of the central path 20 yards north of the centre circle.

Inscription

To the dear memory of Thomas Fitzwilliam Watts
who entered into rest Nov. 11th 1892 at Bournemouth aged 52 years

“Mark the perfect man and behold the upright:
for the end of that man is peace.”
Psalm 37. 37

Also of Helen Harvard Watts
fourth daughter of the above
who entered into her rest June 14th 1895 aged 20 years

Also of Rolfe, infant son of Samuel H. & Nina Harvard-Watts
born July 29th 1899, died July 29th 1899

[plinth:] “’Tis not to die, to live in hearts of those we love.”
[Thomas Campbell, ‛Hallowed Ground’ (1825), adapted]

Thomas Fitzwilliam Watts (c.1840‒92)

Thomas died on 11 November 1892, at the age of 52, and was buried on the 15th of that month in Mill Road Cemetery, in row XXVIII of the St Edward parish area, in grave 1, at a depth of 10 feet. At the time of his death Thomas was living in Bournemouth; his body was brought back to Cambridge for burial.

Helen Harvard Watts (c.1875‒95)

Helen died on 14 June 1895, at the age of 20, and was buried on the 17th of that month in Mill Road Cemetery, in row XXVIII of the St Edward parish area, in grave 1, at a depth of 8 feet. Her address at the time of death is given as The Avenue, Cambridge.

Rolfe Harvard-Watts (1899‒99)

Rolfe died on 29 July 1899, having lived for only 7 hours, and was buried on the 31st of that month in Mill Road Cemetery, in row XXVIII of the St Edward parish area, in grave 1, at a depth of 6 feet. His address is given as The Avenue, Cambridge.

[If you have any information about these three persons, please contact us at Friendsofmillroadcemetery@gmail.com]

Sources:
St Edward’s Church, Cambridge, burial register and grave book

By Ian Bent

 

Helen Harvard Watts; Rolfe Harvard Watts; Thomas Fitzwilliam Watts