CFHS code : PL110

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Memory of AMELIA KERBY EVANS d 7 April 1849 aged 11 LOUISA KERBY EVANS d 1 May 1849 aged 9 also remainder illegible

Monument : Headstone/Ground slab

Above information  amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Amelia Kerby Evans (19 February 1838 – 7 April 1849)

Amelia was the daughter of Samuel and Selina (née Kerby) and died at 43 Hills Road aged 11 years old.

Louisa Mary Kerby Evans (19 March 1840 – 1 May 1849)

Louisa was the youngest daughter of Samuel and Selina and died of scarlet fever a few weeks after her sister. She was buried on 3 May 1849.

The parents of Amelia and Louisa are also believed to be buried in the same grave.

Samuel Evans (4 March 1784 – 12 January 1860)

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Samuel was born in London and was the son of John and Mary (née Goldbaker). He worked as a gunmaker and had a shop in Cambridge from at least 1811 onwards.  He married Selina Kerby on 28 February 1826 at All Saints’ Church, Lewes and they had five daughters:  Mary Elizabeth (1828-1908), Selina Hannah (1831-1878), Anne Eliza (1836-1862), Amelia Kerby (1838-1949) and Louisa Maria Kerby (1840-1849).  He retired from business in June 1841 due to a ‘defect in sight’ and sold his stock at below cost. The family lived at 43 Hills Road and he died there aged 75 years old.

Selina Hannah Evans (née Kerby) (8 June 1803 – December 1882)

Selina was born in Emley, Huddersfield and baptised on 22 June 1803 at the Zion Chapel in Flockton. She was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (née French) and married Samuel Evans when she was 22 years old.

In 1871 she was living in Bridgnorth, Shropshire with her widowed son-in-law Rev. Horatio James Ward (husband of Anne Eliza) and two grandsons.  She was marked on the census of that year as being an annuitant. By 1881 she had moved to 38 Park Crescent in Brighton, and was living there with a nurse, cook and housemaid. She died in Brighton aged 79 years old.

Samuel and Salina’s daughter Selina Hannah Evans married Rev. Joseph Tice Gellibrand on 26 December 1849 at St. Paul’s Church.  They emigrated to Tasmania in 1852 and from there to New Zealand where he was responsible for  forming new church communities. Selina was drowned off Matakana Island, Western Bay of Plenty when her boat capsized on the way home from a wedding.



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Amelia Kerby Evans; Louisa Kerby Evans; Samuel Evans; Selina Hannah Evans