CFHS code : PL82

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of EMMA CLARK d Dec 27th 1906 aged 84

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Clark headstone February 2017

Monument

This headstone, in the parish area of St Paul, is well preserved.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of EMMA CLARK d Dec 27th 1906 aged 84

Emma Clark (1822 – 27 December 1906)

Emma was born in Saffron Walden and was the daughter of Robert and Ann. She was baptised in Saffron Walden on 14 March 1823.  By 1841 she was living in Newmarket with her sister Elizabeth, where the sisters worked as a dressmakers.  Emma had at least seven children: Thomenna (1842-), Thomas Moody (1843-), Mary (1846-), Nancy (1847-), Annette (1850-1914), Henry George (1857-) and Louisa (1859-1951).  She lived in Newmarket until at least 1901, and was documented as an unmarried dressmaker on the census returns.  However on her children’s wedding certificates their father was named as hairdresser Thomas Clark, and on her probabate records she was documented as being a widow, so there is some conflicting information about her life.  She died at 24 Devonshire Road aged 84 years old and her funeral took place on New Year’s Day 1907.

Sources:

Ancestry

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Emma Clark