CFHS code : HT117

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of a beloved wife & mother MARTHA HOWLETT d Aug 16th 1934 aged 65 also FREDERICK JOHN HOWLETT d Dec 13th 1954 aged 85 and ABIGAIL HOWLETT d Jan 3rd 1962 aged 78

Monument :  Headstone/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Inscription

Relationship: Husband, first wife, second wife

Martha Howlett  (née Hayden) (1869 – 16 August 1934)

Martha was the eldest child of William and Martha (née Dodds) and grew up at 219 Newmarket Road. Her father worked as a college servant, and her mother as a laundress. By 1891 her father had died and she was living with her mother and siblings at Priory Road and working as an assistant in an elementary school. She married Frederick Howlett in 1895 and they had two daughters: Dorothy Elizabeth (1902-2002) and Nellie Winifred (1904-1963). Frederick was a wheelwright/coach builder and they lived at Abbey Walk (1901/1911) and then 196 Sturton Street (at least 1920 onwards) . Martha died at home and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 20 August 1934.

Frederick John Howlett (15 August 1969 – 13 December 1954)

Frederick was born at 35 Abbey Walk and was the son of William Edward and Mary (née Howard). His father was a house decorator and he grew up at 28 Prospect Row (1871) and 18 Ainsworth Street (1881). He married for a second time in 1937 to Abigail Goldsmith and they continued to live at 196 Sturton Street.

Abigail Howlett (née Goldsmith) (7 March 1883 – 3 June 1962)

Abigail was the youngest child of William and Emma and was born in Whepstead, just outside Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. William was a brickmaker who died the year after she was born and she grew up in Whepstead (1891) with her mother and siblings.  In 1901 she was working as a nurse/housemaid for Henry and Florence King at 15 Glisson Road and in 1911 was working in Dulwich London as a housemaid.  She returned to work in Cambridge for the Brown family at 16 Brookside (at least 1930 – 1936), and married widower Frederick Howlett when she was 53 years old.  

Sources:

Ancestry

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Abigail Howlett; Frederick John Howlett; Martha Howlett