CFHS code : PL166

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of [CATHERINE] ANNE PREVOST born at Quebec ———— died at Cambridge Oct 12 [1886]

Monument : Stone cross (broken)

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Inscription

Catherine Anne Prevost Mountain (5 January 1830 – 12 October 1886)

Catherine was born in Quebec and baptised on the same day at the Anglican Cathedral. She was the youngest daughter of Rev. George Jehoshaphat Mountain (1789-1863) and Mary Hume (née Thompson) (1789-1861).  Her father had been born in Norwich, studied at Trinity College Cambridge and lived in Canada where he was Archdeacon of Lower Canada (1821) and later Bishop of Montreal and Bishop of Montreal. How and why Catherine came to Cambridge is not known. 

She lived at 57 Bateman Street from at least 1879 onwards and in 1881 was living at the house with cook Alice Bilton and parlourmaid Alice Bilton (jnr). Her occupation on the census was given as ‘interest from money’. Catherine died aged 56 at Bateman Street and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 15 October 1886.  The contents of Bateman Street were auctionned on 10 November and consisted  of ‘handsome suite of dining room furniture in oak..elegant drawing room suite in walnut, easy chairs, settee, oval tables, occasional chairs and a valuable cottage piano in rosewood case. Also, the modern appointments of six bedrooms, shower and other baths, carpets, plate, glass, china, kitchen utensils, garden requisites and other effects’.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Catherine Anne Prevost Mountain