CFHS code : PL338

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : ROSA MASON d February 5th 1900 in her 66th year EMMA MASON d January 14th 1900 aged 64

Monument : Stone cross

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The cross under repair in 2015
The cross after restoration in 2015

Monument

This cross, now sadly fallen, is located roughly 6 rows west of the central path in the same row as this CWGc headstone Flack PL146  which can be seen from the south path. It had fallen  but in 2015  was restored at the same time as the Haynes kerbstones were repaired. Sadly it has since been pushed over.

Inscription

ROSA MASON d February 5th 1900 in her 66th year

EMMA MASON d January 14th 1900 aged 64

Relationship: Sisters

Rosa Mason (1834 – 5 February 1900)

Rosa was born in Portsea, Hampshire and was baptised in Histon on 14 August 1834.  She was the sixth of the eight children of Peter (1794-1866) and Elizabeth Mary (née Wilson) (1796-1876). Her father had graduated from St. John’s College, and was a maths teacher at the Royal Naval School Portsmouth when she was born.  In June 1836 he was appointed Master of the Perse Grammar School, Free School Lane, and Rosa and her sister Emma lived at the school until at least 1861. After their parent’s deaths Rosa and  Emma lived at 2 Addenbrooke Place with domestic servant Sarah Ann Wallman (1881). Their older brother Rev. Peter Hamnett Mason (1827-1912) was a hebrew tutor at St. John’s College and the sisters later lived with him at 6 Brookside, where Rosa died aged 65 years old.

Emma Mason (1836 – 14 January 1900)

Emma was born in Sandport and was baptised on 13 March 1836 at St. Mary’s Church, Portsea. She died at 6 Brookside and her funeral took place on 18 January 1900.

Other members  of the Mason family were buried in the ‘family vault’ in Histon.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Emma Mason; Rosa Mason