CFHS code : HT422

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of FREDERICK HOLMES d July 1st 1935 aged 88 ELIZABETH HOLMES d March 24th 1936 aged 88

Monument : Ground slab

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Holmes groundslab September 2018

Monument

Inscription

In Loving Memory of FREDERICK HOLMES died July 1st 1935 aged 88

ELIZABETH HOLMES died March 24th 1936 aged 88

Frederick Holmes (1847 – 1 July 1935)

Frederick was born in Thetford and baptised there on 2 May 1847. He was the son of Abraham and Susan (née Lovett) and his father was a machine maker. Frederick moved to Cambridge to train as a bootmaker under James Sewell (1861) and married Elizabeth Hall in 1868. They started married life at 79 New Street (1871) and then lived at 28 Occupation Road (at least 1881 onwards). Frederick and Elizabeth had ten children: Frederick George (1870-1929), James (1873-), Ethel Kate (1875-1966), Bertha Estella (1877-1966), Ernest Alfred (1880-1887), Amelia Lily (1883-1885), Cecil Robert (1885-1960), Amelia (1886-), Mabel Elizabeth (1889-1937) and one more child who died as an infant.

From at least 1901 onwards he worked as a dairyman/milkseller. In June 1916 he was sommoned for ‘unlawfully selling to Ernest Richardson milk deficient in milk fat to the extent of 11 per cent’.  Ernest Richardson was the local Food Inspector and testified that ‘results of the analysis showed that the milk was genuine in so much that it had not been tampered with’.  Frederick said he had got the milk from a cow keeper in the country.  The court heard evidence about the quality of morning milk v evening milk. Frederick’s solicitor Mr Wootton asked for the case to be dismissed, but he was fined two guineas and the cost of the Analyst’s fee.

Frederick died at Mill Road Infirmary aged 88 years old.

Elizabeth Holmes  (née Hall) (1847 – 24 March 1936)

Elizabeth was born in Cambridge and in 1861 was working as a servant for Edward and Louisa Pilson at 10 Market Street before marrying Frederick Holmes in 1868.  She died at Mill Road Infirmary aged 88 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Elizabeth Holmes; Frederick Holmes
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