CFHS code : PL123

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of IVETT GRANT d Feb 9 1906 age 32 also MARGARET PAPWORTH d Nov 24 1958 age 92 also ELSIE MARGARET GRANT d 27 Aug 1983 age 87

Monument : Stone cross (broken)/Kerb stones

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.2020816, 0.13590061 – click here for location

The grave set in September 2016
Grave set September 2016

Monument

This stone cross (broken) on a pedestal, with kerb stones, in the parish area of St Paul, is located on the south side of the south path, beside that path, directly opposite the front door of the Cemetery Lodge.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of IVETT GRANT died Feb 9 1906 age 32

Also MARGARET PAPWORTH died Nov 24 1958 age 92

Also ELSIE MARGARET GRANT died 27 Aug 1983 age 87

Relationships: Elsie Margaret Grant was the daughter of Ivett Grant and Margaret Grant (née Camps; later Papworth).

Ivett Grant (1867‒1900)

Ivett (or Ivitt) Grant was born in 1867 in Haslingfield (a village 6 miles southwest of Cambridge), the son of Ivitt Grant, farm bailiff, and Betsy Willmott. Ivett became cook/chef at Queens’ College Cambridge.

He married Margaret Camps on 9 September 1893 at St Paul’s Church, Cambridge.  At the time, Margaret was living at 28 Lyndewode Road (in the Petersfield area) and Ivett at 30 Lyndewode Road, the address which is given for him at the time of his death seventeen years later.  The couple had two children, one of whom died young, the other being Elsie Margaret Grant.

Ivett died on 6 February 1900 in Cambridge, aged 32  and was buried on 9 February in the parish area of St Paul in Mill Road Cemetery, row I, grave A4. The funeral cortége left Lyndwode Road just before  3 o’clock and was followed to the Cemetery by an ever increasing number of friends and supporters. St. Botolph’s church choir sang at the graveside, and the funeral was attended by the President, Bursar and Butler of Queens’ College, together with many of the servants of the college.  So many wreaths were sent that an additional vehicle transported these to the Cemetery, and included those sent by graduates and undergraduates of the College.  The Cambridge Independent Press wrote that Ivett ‘was well known in many circles especially rowing, as he was one of the foremost active members of the Town Rowing Club for several years’. At the 1895 Annual Prize giving the the club, he won a prize for the Tub Pairs [with H. Chater], Married Crew (Ivett was stroke), Senior Fours and Open  Fours. He was also a keen athelete and in August 1894 entered the Quarter Mile Members’ Handicap at the Conservative Club Athletic Meet. He won second prize and was awarded a ‘duplex patent lamp’. In August 1890 he had won a biscuit box for 2nd place in a 120 yard handicap race.

Margaret Papworth (née Camps) (1866‒1958)

Margaret Camps was born in 1866 in Cambridge, daughter of George Newling Camps and Emma (née Halls) and ger father was cook at Pembroke College. After she was widowed she married for a second time to   widower Frederick Harry Papworth, fish merchant, on 3 September 1912, also at St Paul’s Church.  Frederick is quoted on the marriage register as living at 69 Lensfield Road, and Margaret at 28 Lyndewode Road (where she had been living at the time of her first marriage).  By 1939, Frederick (now ‛fishmonger & poulterer, retired’), Margaret and Elsie Margaret, were living together at 28 Lyndewode Road.  Frederick died on 31 October 1948, and Margaret survived him by ten years, dying on 24 November 1958 at the age of 92.

Elsie Margaret Grant (15 December 1895 ‒ 27 August 1983)

Elsie Margaret Grant was born in 1895 in Cambridge, daughter of Ivett Grant and his wife Margaret.  Elsie died on 27 August 1983 at 28 Lyndewode Road, aged 87.

[If you have any further information about this person, please contact us at Friendsofmillroadcemetery@gmail.com]

Sources:
England census returns 1871‒1911, schedule 1939
GRO index
National Burial Index
Probate online index
Cambridge Family History Society Transcriptions on FMP
St Paul’s Church, Cambridge, marriage register, 1845‒1950
St Paul’s Church, Cambridge, burial register, 1848‒1950
Cambridge Daily News

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

By Dorri Roughley with additonal information by Claire Martinsen

Elsie Margaret Grant; Ivett Grant; Margaret Papworth
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