CFHS code : HT356i
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : In Loving Memory of CHARLOTTE wife of WILLIAM FENDICK d Jan 16 1906 age 83 also WILLIAM FENDICK beloved husband of the above d Oct 22 1908 age 80
Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This headstone is located to the west of the path in the south east corner of the cemetery. The inscription, hidden under ivy for many years is in very good condition. This area is often inaccessible and no doubt the ivy has grown over the stone again since the photo was taken.
In Loving Memory of CHARLOTTE wife of WILLIAM FENDICK who passed away January 16th 1906. Aged 83 years
‘Until the day break and the shadows flee away”.
Also WILLIAM FENDICK. Beloved husband of the above who passed away October 22nd 1908. Aged 80.
‘With Christ which is far better.”
Charlotte Fendick (née Robinson) (1822 – 16 January 1906)
Charlotte was the daughter of William and Lydia (née Cast) and was born in St. Ives. She married waterman Ambrose Bone (1820-1852) in 1842 and they had at least five children: Louisa (1844-1872), Emily (1844-1915), Harriet (1847-), Anne Maria (1849-1926) and Frederick George (1851-1881). Ambrose died in November 1852 aged 32 years old and she then married William Fendick on 17 August 1853 in Fenstanton. William was a railway inspector and the couple had at least five children together: Elizabeth (1854-1933), William (1856-1890), Sarah Ann (1859-1933), Walter (1861-1929) and Kate Charlotte Beatrice (1865-1956). Their first two children were born in St. Ives, but by 1859 they had moved to Railway Cottages, Weeting just north of Brandon, Norfolk. The family remained in Weeting until at least 1881, before moving to Barclay Road, Walham Green,Fulham (1891) where William was documented as being a railway and works foreman. The couple retired to live at 1 Collier Road, Cambridge – presumably because two of their children had settled in Cambridge. Charlotte died at home aged 83 years old.
William Fendick (1828 – 22 October 1908)
Born in Hockwold cum Wilton in Norfolk, William was the son of labourer Robert and Hannah. He was baptised on 8 February 1829 and in 1851 was lodging in Oakington and working on the railway. He died at Collier Road aged 80 years.
by Claire Martinsen
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