CFHS code : AL321a    (this monument was originally coded BO35(St Botolph) as it is on the border between the 2 parishes)

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : ISABEL EDWARDS 1897 REBECCA EDWARDS 1905 WILLIAM —-

Monument : Kerb stones (broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

This set of kerbstones are hidden under a large bush of ivy and we have not been able to check the inscription. They lie midway between the central path (15 rows east) and the east path (12 rows west).

Inscription

ISABEL EDWARDS 1897
REBECCA EDWARDS 1905
WILLIAM —-

Relationships: Father, mother and daughter

Isabel Edwards (1844 – February 1897)

Isabel was the second daughter of John and Rebecca Edwards.  She was born in Everton, Bedfordshire and lived with her parents throughout her life. Isabel worked as a dressmaker  and died aged 53 years old.

Rebecca Edwards  (née Free) (2 April 1819 – 28 March 1905)

Rebecca was the daughter of William and Elizabeth (née Webb) and married William Edwardds on 24 April 1841.  They had at least three daughters: Joanna Isabella (1841-1931), Isabel and Emma (1854-). William was a gardener and florist and the family lived at 11 Botolph Lane (1851), Chesterton Lane (1861),  24 Ferry Path (1871) and 26 Trafalgar Street (1881/1891). She was widowed in 1898 and then lived at 1 Portland Place (1901) with her grandson Frederick Squires (son of Emma).  She died aged 85 years old.

William Edwards (21 September 1819 – 24 May 1898)

William was born in Dullingham (a village four miles south of Newmarket) and baptised there on 2 January 1820.  He was the son of John and Rebecca and married when he was 21 years old. He died at Trafalgar Street aged 78 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Isabel Edwards; Rebecca Edwards; William Edwards
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