CFHS code : HT457a
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : In Loving Memory of My dear husband WILLIAM WILKINS d July 27th 1916 aged 52 also HARRIET LOUISA WILKINS d July 12th 1950 aged 72
Monument : Kerb stones (broken)/Flowerholder
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
William John Wilkins (1863 – 27 July 1916)
William was born in Kineton, near Stratford on Avon and baptised there on 6 November 1863. He was the son of William Hemming Wilkins (1841-1892) and Mary Anne (née Maycock) (1843-) and grew up on the Warwick Road in Kineton where his father was a tailor. By the age of 17 William was also working as a tailor along side his father. He married Annie Jackson (1864-) and they had at least four children: Frances Kate (1887-), Ernest Percy (1890-), Harold Reginald (1894-) and Eveline Elsie (1896-). By 1901 William was living in Preston, Lancashire and was documented as being a widower. He married Harriet Smith on 8 June 1908 at Kew and in 1911 the couple were living at 44 Montague Street, Hartlepool with three of his children. They moved to live in Harriet’s native Cambridge and settled at 5 Fair Street, where son Jack (1913-1982) was born. William died at home aged 52 years old. His probate records documented he was a tailor’s cutter.
Harriet Louisa Wilkins (née Smith) (c.1878 – 12 July 1950)
Harriet was the daughter of stonemason Thomas Smith and was born in Cambridge. She lived at 4 Maid’s Causeway from at least 1933 onwards and died there aged 72 years old.
Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS
by Claire Martinsen
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