CFHS code : PL523

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of FREDERICK HALE MURFITT MBE d 21 Mar 1932 aged 61

Monument : Open Book/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Frederick Hale Murfitt (1870 –  21 March 1932)

Frederick was the son of Daniel and Ann (née Hale) and was baptised on 25 September 1870 at St. Paul’s Church. Daniel Murfitt was a railway guard and he grew up at  Norwich Street (1871/1881) and 22 Tenison Road (1891). From at least the age of 20  onwards he worked as a scientific instrument maker. Frederick married Kezia Rayner Elborn (1872-1967) in 1891 and they had two children: Frederick George (known as George) (1892-1940) and another child who died as an infant.

They went to live in London after getting married, where he continued to work as a scientific instrument maker. From at least 1911 onwards  the family lived  at Granta, 8 Bridgeman Road, Teddington and son George followed in his father’s footsteps and also worked as a scientific instrument maker.  Frederick was awarded an MBE in the 1930 New Years Honours List and at that time was the Principal Artificer at the National Physical Laboratory, which was based in Teddington. He died at home aged 61 years old and his funeral took place in Cambridge on 24 March.



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Frederick Hale Murfitt