CFHS code : HT506

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of my dear husband ALFRED CHARLES BOYCE d Jan 27 1913 aged 45 ANNE REBECCA BOYCE d Jan 1 1927 aged 63

Monument : Headstone (fallen)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Boyce grave
Boyce fallen headstone

Monument

Inscription

Alfred Charles Boyce (1867 – 27 January 1913)

Alfred was the eldest son of Alfred (1841-1879) and Ellen (née Pateman) (1840-1938). His father was a stonemason,  his mother was a lacemaker and he grew up at 25 Union Road. His father died in September 1879 and Alfred then spent some time in Bedford living with his maternal uncle – Samuel Pateman. He married Annie Overhill at All Saints’ Church, Kempston, Bedford on 28 December 1895. Alfred worked as a railway carman (delivery driver) and the couple lived at 47 Union Terrace (later renamed Mawson Road). He died at at home aged 45 years old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 30 January 1913.

Anne (Annie)  Rebecca Boyce (née Overhill)  (12 November 1863 – 1 January 1927)

Annie was born in Bedford and baptised at All Saints’ Church, Kempston on 21 December 1863.  She was the only daughter of miller James Andrew Overhill (1823-1900) and Rebecca (née Douglas).  Annie worked as a housemaid (1881) and then as a dressmaker (1891) before marrying  Alfred Boyce when she was 32 years old. She died at Mawson Road and her funeral was held on 4 January 1927.

Sources:

Ancestry

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Alfred Charles Boyce; Anne Rebecca Boyce