CFHS code : HT361

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : ELIZABETH JANE WISBEY b June 21 1858 d Aug 8 1940

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Wisbey kerb stones  2018


The kerb stones are located on the west of the east path in the south east corner of the parish. They appear to be intact as is the inscription. The picture was taken in March 2018 after some clearance of an area that is normally overgrown.


ELIZABETH JANE WISBEY born June 21 1858 died Aug 8 1940

Elizabeth Jane Wisbey (nee Stevenson) (1858-1940)

Photo taken at a family wedding 7 August 1930

Elizabeth was the daughter of Peter Samuel and Elizabeth Stevenson.  She was born in Burleigh Street, Cambridge. On 11th August 1880 she married Alfred William Wisbey, a draper, at the Primitive Methodist Church, Panton Street, Cambridge. By 1891 the couple were living in Mill Road, Cambridge with two children, Albert (b 1883) Louisa (b 1889), a cook and a general servant. They had a third child,  Doris born 1886 in Mill Road. However the marriage was not a happy one and they eventually separated. By 1911 Elizabeth was living with her two daughters and supporting herself as a milliner and draper. Alfred died in 1939 and was cremated. When Elizabeth died she was living at 110 Coleridge Road, Cambridge. She had suffered a stroke in the mid 1930s from which she never really recovered. 

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