CFHS code : CL57

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : In Loving Memory of FANNY GEORGINA YOUNG d Dec 2 1930 aged 79

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon :  52.20236, 0.13823502 – click here for location

Young kerb stones May 2018


These kerb stones are in the parish area of St Clement


In Loving Memory of FANNY GEORGINA YOUNG who died Dec. 2. 1930 aged 79 years

“Eternal rest grant her O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon her”

Fanny Georgina Young (19 October 1851 – 2 December 1930)  

Fanny was the daughter of George Adam Young and his wife Mary Ann.  She was born in St Pancras, London and baptised on 29th December 1851 at Old Church, St Pancras.  She was the fourth of the Young’s twelve children.  Her father was a relatively wealthy surveyor and builder.  Aged 10 she was living with her parents, siblings and six servants at 36 Camden Road Villas, in St Pancras.  The family later moved to Richmond in Surrey.

Her father died in 1877 when Fanny was 25 and after that she lived with her widowed mother who was stated as having ‘income from land’.  Fanny didn’t marry, and appears from census records to have moved around the country a great deal.

Aged 40 (1891) she was living at Addenbrookes Hospital and working as an assistant to the Matron.  Her sister Esther (1861-1944) was a nurse at Addenbrookes at the time (1891 – 1895).  For the following few years she appears to have returned to Richmond – living at 83 Church Road with her sister Elizabeth Louise, and then at 8 Princes Street by herself.

In 1901, aged 50 she was living in Bournemouth at a boarding house, and living on ‘own means’.  In 1911 she was visiting a house in Huyton with Roby in Lancashire. What brought her back to Cambridge is unknown, as none of her large and extended family had lived there since nursing at Addenbrookes some 40 years previously.  She is recorded as living at 38 Hartington Grove in Cambridge by 1930, and died there in December of that year.

She left effects to the value of £451, 18s 3d.



by Claire Martinsen

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Fanny Georgina Young