CFHS code : AS261
Parish : All Saints
Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of JOHN THOMAS HARVEY b April 29 1841 d March 3 1882 also of EMMA his infant daughter who lies in Alexandra Park Cemetery aged 8 months and of EMMA HARVEY mother of the above d July 20 1889 aged 67
Monument : Headstone
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Sacred to the Memory of JOHN THOMAS HARVEY
Born April 29. 1841. Died March 3. 1882.
“In the midst of life we are in death”
Also of EMMA his infant daughter who lies in Alexandra Park Cemetery aged 8 months
And of EMMA HARVEY mother of the above who died July 20. 1889. Aged 67 years
John Thomas Harvey (29 April 1841 – 3 March 1882)
John was born in Mersham, Surrey and baptised there on 18 May 1841. He was the son of Thomas James Harvey and Emma. He married Susan (1842-) and the couple had at least two children: Cotton (1867-1945) and Emma. Son Cotton was born in Eltham, Kent, and when he was baptised in 1867 John was working as a gentleman’s servant. By 1871 the family were living in London where John ran a confectionery/tobacconist shop. In 1881 he was living on Victoria Road, Cambridge and was working as a letter carrier. The census documents him as being married, but Susan was not living with him. John died at Falcon’s Yard aged 42 years old.
Emma was the daughter of John and Susan Harvey.
Emma Harvey (née Andrew) (1822 – 20 July 1889)
Emma was born in Sandbridge, Hertfordshire, a village between St. Alban’s and Wheathampstead. She married Thomas James Harvey and they had at least one son. By 1861 Emma was a widow, working as a college servant and living at 3 Wray’s Court off Sidney Street. She died at Wray’s court aged 67 years old.
by Claire Martinsen
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