CFHS code : HT85

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HERBERT JOHN ELLIS d 21st Dec 1938 aged 77 also HARRIETT ELLIS d 10th August 1942 aged 75

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones (plus detached stone)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Herbert John Ellis (c.February 1861 – 21 December 1938)

Herbert was born in Histon and baptised there on 24 March 1861.  He was the son of  John Ellis and Naomi (née Rook) and grew up in Histon, where his father was a shoemaker and later at the White Horse in Girton, when John became a publican. John Ellis died in 1878 and aged 20 Herbert was living with his widowed mother and working as an assistant schoolmaster. He later joined the army and served with the Royal Artillery.  He married Harriett Crewe c.1886 and they had five children: Annie Lilian (1887-1962), Herbert Charles Frederick (1889-1961), Gertrude May (1891-1947), Edith Mary (1894-1965) and Beatrice Maud (1896-1974). The family moved around with Herbert’s job and the children were born in Pembrokeshire, Halifax Nova Scotia, Jamaica, Guernsey and Devonport.

By 1911 Herbert had retired and the family went to live at 6 Devonshire Road, Cambridge. It is believed that he died at Devonshire Road aged 77 years old.

Harriett Elizabeth Ellis (née Crewe) (21 April 1867 – 10 August 1942)

Harriet was born in St. Sampson, Guernsey and was the daughter of labourer William Crewe and Mary Ann. She continued to live at 6 Devonshire Road after she was widowed and died there in August 1942.



by Claire Martinsen

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Harriett Ellis; Herbert John Ellis