CFHS code : PL287

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ELLEN WEBB d 29 Aug 1907 aged 73 also JAMES WEBB husband of the above d 21 Aug 1913 in his 71st year

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Ellen Webb  (née Layton) (1833 – 29 August  1907)

Ellen was the daughter of Hannah and grew up on East Road where her widowed mother worked as a launderess (1841).  In 1851 she was working as a housemaid at St. Andrew the Great Parsonage before marrying Thomas Lowton (1829-1860) in 1855. Thomas and Ellen had two children: Ellen (1857-) and Henry James (1859-) both of whom were born in Huntingdon. After Thomas died she returned to Cambridge and lived with her sister Sarah who kept a shop at 15 Bradmore Street (1861).

Ellen married for a second time  in 1863 to James Webb and they had at least five more children: Herbert James (1865-1949), Florence (1867-1913), Kate (1869-1956), James (1873-1942) and Ernest (1876-1958).  James worked as a coachsmith/shoeing smith and the family lived at 22 Union Road (1871) and then 13 Russell Street (at least 1881 onwards).

James Webb (1843 – 21 August 1913)

James was the son of James and Hannah and was born and raised in Landbeach where his father was a publican. In 1861 he was living at 51 East Road with his cousin Hannah Layton and working as a whitesmith before marrying Ellen Lowton when he was 20 years old.  After he was widowed he lived at Russell Street with daughter Kate, her husband George Staden and granddaughter Maude (1911) and died aged 70 years old.



by Claire Martinsen

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Ellen Webb; James Webb