CFHS code : PL252

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of MARIA the beloved wife of JONATHAN ANDREWS d Nov 2nd 1918 aged 61 also IRENE ANDREWS child of the above d May 14th 1899 aged 12 also JONATHAN ANDREWS d Nov 14th 1931 aged 84

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Maria Andrews  (née Blunt) (1857 – 2 November 1918)

Maria was born in Monmouth, Wales and was baptised at St. Mary’s Church in the town on 21 February 1858.  She was the daughter of labourer John and Elizabeth (née Priddy) and married Jonathan Andrews in Cambridge in 1881. Jonathan was an agricultural labourer when they married, but later worked as a platelayer on the railway and they lived at 136 Mill Road (at least 1891 onwards). The couple had three daughters: Kate Elizabeth (1883-1967), Ethel Mildred (1884-) and Irene (1887-1899).

Irene Andrews (1887 – 14 May 1899)

Irene was Jonathan and Maria’s youngest daughter and died aged 12 years old.

Jonathan Andrews (1847 – 14 November 1931)

Jonathan was baptsied on 2 May 1847 at St. Paul’s Church and was the son of Henry and Catherine (Kitty) (née Kefford). Henry Andrews was a farm labourer and later a farm bailiff and Jonathan grew up at the Farm Cottages, Moyes Farm, Hills Road.  He worked as an agricultural labourer before marrying Maria when he was 34 years old. He had an accident at work in October 1914, when oiling points with a colleague –  both men were knocked down by loose shunted wagons and sustained bruises and cuts. Reports found that the accident could have been prevented if there had been a look out man in place.



Details of railway accident from the ‘Railway Work, Life & Death’ project, run by the University of Portsmouth and National Railway Museum:

by Claire Martinsen

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Irene Andrews; Jonathan Andrews; Maria Andrews