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
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.
ROSA MASON d February 5th 1900 in her 66th year
EMMA MASON d January 14th 1900 aged 64
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.
Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS
by Claire Martinsen
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