CFHS code : PL76

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Memory of SUSANNAH CRISP b May 28 1806 d Aug 30 1883 also HENRY WELFORD d March 4 1886 age 85 also MARTHA WELFORD d Jan 14 189[1] age 82

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Susannah Crisp (28 May 1806 – 30 August 1883)

Susannah was the daughter of Edward and Mary (née Rowe), sister of Martha Welford and was baptised at St. Mary the Great Church on 6 July 1806. Edward Crisp was a fruiterer, who had a shop on King’s Parade.  Susannah lived at 22 Melbourne Place with her sister Lydia (1851/1861) and both women were documented as being annuitants. In 1871 she was lodging at 12 College Terrace, Hills Road and died at Norwich Street aged 77 years old.

Henry Welford (c.1801 – 4 March 1886)

Henry was born in the village of Brill, on the Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire border. He married Sarah Mary Ayre (1798-1850) on 18 April 1824 at St. Benet Paul’s Wharf Church, London. The couple had one son: Henry Ayre (1833-) who was born in London, but by 1841 they were living at 4 Coronation Street, Cambridge and Henry was working as a printer.  Sarah Welford died inMay 1850 and Henry married widow Martha Davies on 12 November 1857 at St. Luke’s Church, Old Street, London. They lived at 30 Union Road, and Henry worked as a printer’s reader (proof reader). He was treasurer of the St. Paul’s Working Men’s Reading Room, Russell Street. Henry died at home aged 85 years old.

Martha Welford (née Crisp) (c.1809 – 14 January  1891)

Martha was baptised at St. Mary the Great Church on 9 January 1809 and was the fourth daughter of Edward and Mary Crisp.  She married John Davies (1800-1851) on 20 January 1842 at St. Mary the Great Church and they had at least two children: Margaret Hindmarsh (1844-1908) and John Hooper (1845-1904). John Davies was a tailor, who had a shop on Trinity Street. In November 1843 he took out newspaper adverts to promote the fact he had been ‘appointed breeches and trowers (sic) maker to his Royal Highness Prince Albert’. John died at Trinity Street in March 1851 ‘after a long and painful illness’.

Martha died at Union Road aged 82 years old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 17 January.

Henry’s first wife Sarah Mary Welford was also buried at Mill Road Cemetery but her grave has not yet been identified.



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Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Susannah Crisp; Henry Welford; Martha Welford