CFHS code : CL147
Parish : St Clement
Inscription : In Loving Memory of —EORGE BLAGG [November] 16 1890 aged 63 also — SARAH his wife d Jan 15 1906 aged 85
Monument : Coped stone
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202586, 0.13818731 – click here for location
Parts of the inscription are still visible on this coped stone, in the parish area of St Clement, but the parish records were used to complete the inscription.
In Loving Memory of —EORGE BLAGG — 16 1890 aged 63
also — SARAH his wife d Jan 15 1906 aged 85
George Blagg (1826 – 3 November 1890)
George was born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire and was the son of Ann. In 1851 he was living at Pembroke College Master’s Lodge and was servant to the Master – Gilbert Ainslie. Sarah Smithbone was also a servant in the same household and they married in 1854. The couple lived at 6 Malcolm Place (1861), 3 Portugal Place (1871/1881) and 14 Portugal Place. They both continued to work as college servants and had at least two daughters: Emily Hannah (1858-1942) and Annie Louisa (1863-1945). George died aged 64 years old, and it is not known why his age is given as 63 on the grave monument.
Sarah Ann Blagg (née Smithbone) (1820 – 15 January 1906)
Sarah was born in Burnham Market and baptised there on 8 October 1820. She was the daughter of glover William Smithbone and Mary (née Horsley) and after George’s death ran a Lodging House from 14 Portugal Place.
by Claire Martinsen
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