CFHS code : HT132

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of FREDERICK HARDWICK d April 2 1928 aged 72 also MARTHA MATILDA wife of the above d April 19 1939 aged 84 and FLORA ELIZABETH daughter of the above d November 7 1945 aged 60

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Inscription

Frederick Hardwick (1855 – 2 April 1928)

Frederick was born in Fulbourn and grew up at Broad Green, Fulbourn with his parents George and Sarah. His father was a groom and gardener and aged 15 Frederick was working as an agricultural labourer. He later worked as a groom in Newnham for solicitor John Eaden (1881) and then married Martha Bryant at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Great Bardfield, near Braintree, Essex on 5 August 1884.

Frederick and Martha had six children: Flora Elizabeth (1885-1945), Lilian (Lily) M (1886-1965), Ethel May (1888-1971), George Henry (1890-1977), Private William Thomas (1891-1918) and Kathleen (Kath) Emily (1895-1981). In 1901 the family were living at 2 Paradise Street and he was working as a furniture porter, and by 1911 the family had settled at 151 Sturton Street and he was once again working as a domestic groom. Youngest son William was killed in action  and news of his death was reported in the Cambridge Daily News ‘Official news has been received by Mr and Mrs F. Hardwick, 151 Sturton Street, of the death in action on August 22nd of their youngest son Pte. Thos. W,. Harwick, Cambs. Regt. Pte. Hardwick who was 26 years of age, joined the Army in October 1914, and went to France at the end of 1915.  Before joining up he was a gardener employed by the University. Mr and Mrs Hardwick have another son in the Cambs. Regt., Corpl. George Hardwick who is now suffering from shell shock’.

Frederick Hardwick died at Sturton Street aged 72 years old.

Martha Matilda Hardwick (née Bryant) (1854 – 19 April 1939)

Martha was born in Haverhill and was the daughter of George Bryant.  Aged 16 she was working as a housemaid in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire and then worked as cook to Rev. Lionel Lampet, the Vicar of Great Bardfield.  After she was widowed she moved to live at 132 Ross Street and died there aged 84 years. Her funeral was held on 24 April at the Zion Baptist Chapel before interment at Mill Road Cemetery.

Flora (Florrie) Elizabeth Hardwick (25 September 1885 – 7 November 1945)

Florrie was the eldest daughter of Frederick and Martha and aged 16 was working as a general servant for Alfred and Annie Chater at 27 Mawson Road (1901). In 1939 she was living at 132 Ross Street with her sister Kath and brother in law George Beaumont. Florrie died at 18 Ellington Road, Muswell Hill.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Flora Elizabeth Hardwick; Frederick Hardwick; Martha Matilda Hardwick