CFHS code : BE109
Parish : St Bene’t
Inscription : JAMES HAROLD WATTS d Jany 10 1901 aged 6 LAURA EMMA WATTS d May 27 1934 aged 72 JAMES WATTS d 24 Jan 1940 aged 75
Monument : Cruciform Coped stone
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202612, 0.13621291 – click here for location
Relationship: Mother, father and son
Laura Emma Watts [nee Richardson] (1862 – 27 May 1934)
Laura was born in Debden in Essex and married James Watts when she was 28 years old in 1890. The newly weds moved to 1 Lodge-gate Cottages where James was working as a builder and wheelwright. They had four children: Winifred Muriel [1890-1958], James Harold [1894-1901], Doris Marjorie [1896-1983] and Donald Owen [1899-1989].
They later moved to 230 Mill Road, Cambridge which was run as a Post Office and Stationer’s shop. James worked as a coachbuilder, and Laura worked as a Post Office assistant. In the 1930’s both Laura and James appear on the register of electors at 57-59 Perowne Street, although they were living at ‘St Edmunds’ in Harston. Laura died aged 72 years old.
James Watts (23 May 1864 – 24 January 1940)
He was widowed at the age of 70 in 1934. The census of 1939 shows his occupation as retired coachbuilder – retired through illness. He died at home at St Edmunds in Harston in 1940. He left an estate valued at £1,832 2s 8d.
James Harold Watts ( 1894 – 10 January 1901)
James Harold was the son of James and Laura Watts. He died aged 6 years old in 1901.
by Claire Martinsen
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