CFHS code : AL156

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : CECIL MULLETT d September 27 1900 aged six months also EADITH LOUISA MULLETT d November 3 1944 aged 75 also JAMES MULLETT d June 21 1946 aged 81

Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Inscription

Cecil Mullett (March 1900 – 27 September 1900)

Cecil was the only child of James and Eadith Mullett. He died at Newmarket Road aged 6 months old and his funeral was held on 29 September.

Eadith Louisa Mullett (née Hall) (30 January 1869 – 3 November 1944)

Eadith was the daughter of Rev. Dennis and Louisa (née Deck) Hall and grew up at 2 Newnham. In 1871 her father was studying at Cambridge University and also working as a librarian. By 1881 Dennis was ordained and was the Vicar of Impington.  Eadith continued to live at 2 Newnham with her parents until her marriage to James Mullett in 1898. James was a schoolmaster and they had one child: Cyril.  Eadith was a pianist and soprano singer, performing in many local concerts. The couple lived at at Oldhurst, 19 Newmarket Road the whole of their married lives, and Eadith died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital aged 75 years old.

James Mullett (5 December 1864 – 21 June 1946)

James was the son of John and Susannah and was born in Sawston. He grew up on the High Street and his father worked in a papermill as a finisher.  Aged 16 James was a pupil teacher and living at home with his parents and siblings and in 1891 was living at 23 Maid’s Causeway, Cambridge, working as an elementary schoolmaster. He was admitted as a non-collegiate student to Cambridge University in 1889 and was awarded a B.A. in 1892 and an M.A. in 1896. He was headmaster of St. Matthew’s Boys’ School from 1899 to 1905 and then of Barnwell Boys’ School, East Road.  At the prize giving at St. Matthew’s School in February 1903 the Cambridge Independent Press commented on the credit which needed to be given to James Mullet and ‘his energetic staff of teachers’.

He served as an auditor for St. Matthew’s Church and both James and Eadith were very musical, singing and performing in various concerts. He was also a leading member of the Cambridge Borough Teachers’ Association and member of the Cambridge branch of the National Union of Teachers. He had retired by 1939 and died at home aged 81 years.

Eadith and James’ infant nephew Cyril Arthur Child and Eadith’s maternal grandparents Isaiah and Susan Deck are also buried at Mill Road Cemetery.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

 

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Cecil Mullett; Eadith Louisa Mullett; James Mullett