CFHS code : HT431

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of MARGARET MATTHEWS d 20th September 1926 aged 85 also ELIZABETH JULIA UNDERWOOD d 26th July 1935 aged 84

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Margaret Matthews (1841 – 20 September 1926)

Little is known of Margaret’s life. She was born in London and lived with Elizabeth Underwood from at least 1901 onwards (see below). She died at 115 Mawson Road aged 85 years old.

Elizabeth Julia Underwood (1851 – 26 July  1935)

Elizabeth was born in Sudbury, Suffolk and baptised on 5 June 1853 at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Great Ilford, Essex. She was the daughter of  George and Mary Underwood and her father was a farrier/smith.  She grew up in Lee, Kent (1861), Sudbury (1871) and worked as a domestic servant.  In 1881  Elizabeth was working as a housemaid at Brook House, Long Melford and later worked as a parlourmaid at Queen Anne Villa, Epsom (1891). In 1901 she was living with Margaret Matthews at 18 Grove Lane, Kingston upon Thames. In 1911 the two women were living with Elizabeth’s mother Mary Underwood in Woolpit, Suffolk and they then moved to live in Cambridge.  Elizabeth died at 64 Tenison Road and her funeral took place on 30 July 1935.



Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Margaret Matthews; Elizabeth Julia Underwood