CFHS code : HT176

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : headstone In Loving Memory of HAROLD CHARLES MISSEN d Feb 29th 1932 aged 55 also of JESSIE MISSEN wife of the above d April 25th 1963 aged 82 kerbs part missing  [SARAH CL]EMENTS d Nov 5th 1921 aged 79 JOSEPH CLEMENTS d Oct 29th 1940 aged 87

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones (broken)

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Relationship: Mother, father, daughter and son in law

Harold Charles Missen (1877 – 29 February 1932)

Harold was the son of Robert and Harriet and grew up 3 St Andrew’s Terrace (1881), 12 Downing Terrace, Lensfield Road  (1891) and 7 Panton Street (1901). Robert Missen was a corn merchant’s clerk and Harold worked as an apprentice to his father and later as a tobacconist/confectionery. In 1901 he was elected secretary of the Cambridge Church of England Young Men’s Society Cycling Club. He married Jessie Clements on 10 December 1907 at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Leyton and the couple lived at 8 Hooper Street.  Jessie’s parents came to live with them from at least 1922 onwards.  Harold applied for an exemption from enlisting in the army in 1917, but was examined and found unfit for service, so withdraw the application. Harold died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and his funeral took place on 3 March 1932.

Jessie Missen (née Clements) (16 November 1880 – 25 April 1963)

Jessie was the only daughter of Joseph and Sarah (née Quail) Clements. Joseph was a domestic gardener and  she grew up in Papworth Everard (1881), 15 George Street (1891) and 49 Mawson Road (1901). Jessie was working as a milliner before her marriage to Harold Clements. After she was widowed she continued to live with her father at Hooper Street (1939).  Jessie died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital aged 82 years old.

Sarah Clements (née Quail) (1842 – 5 November  1921)

Sarah was born in Andover and in 1871 was working at Paston House, Bateman Street as a housemaid for William and Elizabeth Pike. She married gardener Joseph Clements in 1879 and they had one daughter. In 1911 the couple were living at 101 Mawson Road but then moved to live with Jessie and Harold at Hooper Street. Sarah died at Hooper Street and her funeral took place on 10 November 1921.

Joseph Clements (7 May 1853 – 29 October 1940)

Joseph was born in Hambleden, near Marlow, Buckinghamshire and was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth. His father was a cowman and aged 16  Joseph was working as a ‘garden boy’/domestic servant. He probably moved to work in Cambridge where he met his future wife and died at Chesterton Hospital, Union Lane aged 87 years old.



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Joseph Clements; Sarah Clements; Harold Charles Missen; Jessie Missen