CFHS code : PL30

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Memory of SOPHIA EWIN d 28 Aug 1876 aged 65 also MARY EWIN d 18 July 1902 aged 89

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Relationship: sisters

Sophia and Mary were the daughter of farmer John Ewin (1771-1836)  and his wife Mary (née French). John farmed in Shudy Camps and then George Farm, Little Abington.

Sophia Ewin (1811 – 28 August  1876)

Sophia was born in Shudy Camps and  baptised there on 8 February 1811.  Aged 30 she was living at George Farm with her widowed mother and siblings. In 1851 she was working as a housekeeper for farmer John Lyles in Heydon, Essex.  It is thought that she moved to Cambridge to live with her sisters Mary and Harriet, and died aged 65 years old.

Mary Ewin (1812 – 18 July 1902)

Mary was born in Shudy Camps and baptised there on 25 November 1812. She worked as dressmaker and by 1841 had moved to live at Petty Cury with her sisters Hannah and Harriet, who were also dressmakers.  In 1851 the three sisters were working from 10 Wheeler Street. Hannah Ewin died in 1858 and Mary and Harriet moved to 61 St. Andrew’s Street (1861) and 3 Elm Terrace, Panton Street (at least 1881 onwards). Mary died at Panton Street aged 89 years old.

It is possible that Hannah Ewin is also buried in the same grave as her sisters

Hannah Ewin (1819 – 18 February 1909)

Hannah was born in Great Abington and baptised there on 23 June 1819. She worked with sister Mary as a dressmaker and died at Elm Terrace, Panton Street aged 89 years old.



by Claire Martinsen

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Mary Ewin; Sophia Ewin