CFHS code : HT574

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of LILIAN MAY BARRETT d July 29th 1949 aged 38 also MARY JANE APTHORPE and FREDERICK APTHORPE

Monument : Kerb stones/Urn

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Barrett and Apthorpe monument 2017

Monument

Roughly thirteen rows west of the east path, towards the north of the parish.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of LILIAN MAY BARRETT died July 29th 1949 aged 38 Years

Also MARY JANE APTHORPE and FREDERICK APTHORPE

Relationship: Mary Jane and Frederick were the grandparents of Lilian May.

Mary Jane Apthorpe (née Hammond) (1869 – March 1913)

Mary was the daughter of Thomas and Janet Hammond.  Her father was an engine driver, who worked for the Great Eastern Railway. She grew up in Sudbury (1871) and then at 48 Gwydir Street (1881). She married Frederick Apthorpe on 23rd July 1890 at St Matthew’s church, Cambridge and moved into 58 Gwydir Street where they brought up their two children: Lilian Edith Anne (1890-1971) and William Frederick (1892-) just a few doors up from Mary’s parents who lived at number 48.  Frederick was working as a painter, but later became a plumber (at least 1891 onwards).  By 1905 they had moved to live at 100 Thoday Street.
Mary died at Thoday Street aged 43 years old.

Frederick Charles Apthorpe (1869 – 1929)
Frederick was born in Cambridge to William Robert and Ann Marie Apthorpe. He was baptised in Trumpington where his grandparents lived.
At the age of 2 he was staying with his grandmother Frances Daws in Church St, Trumpington.

When Frederick died in September 1929 he was living at 5 Laburnum Close, aged 60.

Lilian May Barrett (née Green) (4.9.1910 – 1949)

Lillian (always known as May) was the daughter of Lilian Edith, (née Apthorpe), and Ernest Green. Ernest was landlord of The Mitre public house in Bridge St. He died in 1914 when May was only 5.

She married Sidney Percival Charles Barrett on June 30th 1938 at St Andrew’s church, Chesterton. They were both 27. Sidney was a valet at the time. May worked in a department store. They moved into 64 Victoria Park.
The following year Sid had joined the Auxillary Fire Service but later became a chef in the army.

May was pregnant with their first child when she was diagnosed with cancer, the baby boy, was born in the summer of 1948. 

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Sources:
Ancestry
CFHS parish & census records
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by Mary Naylor and  Claire Martinsen

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Frederick Apthorpe; Mary Jane Apthorpe; Lilian May Barrett