CFHS code : HT265

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : kerbs Sacred to the Memory of a beloved wife and mother SARAH NEAVES d June 9th 1932 aged 74 also of her beloved husband JOHN NEAVES d January 31st 1943 aged 82 ground slab also DOROTHY MAY JERMY d 1st Oct 1972 aged 79

Monument : Kerb stones/Ground slab

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The inscription for Dorothy Jermy.

Monument

Inscription

kerbs
Sacred to the Memory of a beloved wife and mother SARAH NEAVES d June 9th 1932 aged 74

Also of her beloved husband JOHN NEAVES d January 31st 1943 aged 82

ground slab
Also DOROTHY MAY JERMY who died 1st Oct 1972 aged 79 years

Sarah Ann Neaves (née Strange) (1857 – 9 June 1932)

Sarah was the only daughter of Frederick Strange (1837-1862) and Ann (née Tingay) (1830-1893). Frederick Strange was a grocer’s porter who died aged 24 years old, and her mother married for a second time  in 1864 to carpenter Daniel Davy (1839-1879). The family lived at Fisher’s Lane and in 1881 Sarah was working at The Bull Hotel, Trumpington Street as a  still-room maid. Also working at The Bull was porter John Neaves, who she married in 1883.  The couple had five children: Ada Ann (1884-1960), Arthur John (1886-1959), Jessie Strange (1889-1975), Dorothy May (1893-1972) and Ernest Charles (1896-1907).  John worked as a groom/coachman, Sarah as a college bedmaker and the family lived at 40 King Street (at least 1891-1925), then 25 James Street (1926 onwards). Sarah died at James Street  and her funeral took place on 13 June 1932.

John Neaves (14 September 1860 – 31 January 1943)

John was the son of John and Ann, and was born in Coton. He was baptised in Coton on 14 October 1860 and grew up in the village,  where his father was an agricultural labourer.  In 1939 he was living at James Street with eldest daughter Ada and was documented as being a retired gardener.  He died at home aged 82 years old.

Dorothy May Jermy (née Neaves)  (23 May 1893 – 1 October 1972)

Dorothy was the third daughter of John and Sarah and was a dressmaker (1911). She married Oliver Henry Hardesty Jermy (1896-1956) in 1924 and  they had at least one son: Michael H (1933-1934).  The couple lived at 108 Vinery Road (1924-1930) and then Charterhouse Avenue, Wembley (1939).  Oliver worked as a manager of a book shop and they had returned to live at 20 Kimberley Road, Cambridge by at least 1946. She was widowed in June 1956 and is believed to have died in Ely aged 79 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial recrods transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Dorothy May Jermy; John Neaves; Sarah Neaves