CFHS code : HT407

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : IARO HENRY HOLT d 7 Feb 1888 aged 74 WILLIAM VIRET HOLT youngest son of above d 15 Oct 1862 aged 6 MARY ANN wife of above d 12 Oct 1890 aged 71 SIDNEY GRANGE HOLT third son d 17 Feb 1911 aged 59

Monument : Headstone

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Inscription

Henry Holt (c.1814 – 7 February 1888)

Henry was born on Poland Street, London and baptised at St. James’ Church,  Westminster on 28 January 1814.  He was the son of Thomas and Rebecca Holt and his father worked as a currier (a leather curer). He married Mary Ann Frohock on 25 December 1841 at All Saints’ Church.  The couple had at least eight children: Henry (Harry) (1843-1913), Cuthbert Thomas (1844-1916), Ann Maria (1845-1942), Elizabeth Jane (1848-1892), Catherine Mary (Kate) (1849-1926), Sidney Grange (1851-1911), Charles James (1854-) and William Viret (1856-1862).

Henry ran a leather business from 64 Sidney Street, and was described on census records as a ‘leather seller and currier’.  He was ‘suddenly seized with a fit on Monday and died about 7 o’clock on Tuesday morning.  The deceased was 74 years old and was much respected by all who knew him’ (Cambridge Chronicle and Journal).

William Viret Holt (1856 – 15 October 1862)

William died aged 6 years old at 64 Sidney Street, and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 20 October 1862.

Mary Ann Holt (née Frohock) (1819 – 12 October 1890)

Mary was the daughter of James and Mary (née Kitridge) Frohock. She died at 15 Maid’s Causeway aged 71 years old.

Sidney Grange Holt (1851 – 17 February 1911)

Sidney was the son of Henry and Mary Ann and was baptised on 9 November 1851.  Aged 30 (1881) he was living at 32 Churton Street, Westminster and running a draper’s shop with his elder brother Henry. Henry had married and had three small children and the brothers were employing at least four assistants in the business.  On the 1891 census he was shown as a visitor to Cambridge, and working as a hosier. By 1901 he was lodging at 10 Jesus Lane at Harriet Ransom’s lodging house, and was not shown as having any occupation.  He died in Cambridge aged 59 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Henry Holt; Mary Ann Holt; Sidney Grange Holt; William Viret Holt