CFHS code : PL546

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of LIZZIE CROW d Jan 8 1931 age 62 also JOHN CROW husband of the above d Mar 31 1952 age 80

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Lizzie Crow (née Cole) (1868 – 8 January 1931)

Lizzie was born in Wimblington, a village just to the south of March, Cambridgeshire.  Aged 12 she was working as a children’s nurse for the Smith family in Fenstanton. She later worked as a  housemaid for farmer John Francis, at Church Farm, Babraham and married John Crow in 1893. The couple had seven children: John (1899-1899), Albert John (1903-1977), Harry James (1905-1905), Ivy Mary (1907-1983), Percy William (1910-1912) and another two children who died as infants. John worked on the railway and the family lived at 83 Argyle Street. Lizzie died at home aged 62 years old and her funeral took place on 14 January.

John Crow (22 December 1871 – 31 March 1952)

John was the eldest son of John and Maria (née Sargeant) and was born in Sawston. His father was an agricultural labourer and he grew up on the High Street, Sawston (1881) and Cambridge Road, Babraham (1891).  Aged 19 John was also working as an agricultural labourer.  In 1901 he was working as a railway engine fireman, and later worked as a train driver. After Lizzie’s death he continued to live at Argyle Stret and had retired by 1939. He died at Chesterton Infirmary aged 80 years old.

From parish burial records it is known that at least two of John and Lizzie’s infant children are buried in the same grave

Harry James Crow (May 1905 – August 1905)

Harry died at Argyle Street aged 3 months old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 19 August.

Percy William Crow ( 1910 – March 1912)

Percy died at Argyle Street aged 19 months old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 13 March.



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Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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John Crow; Lizzie Crow