CFHS code : AS213

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ROBERT WILLIAM PLEASANCE d Dec 6 1933 also his wife EMILY CAROLINE PLEASANCE d May 22 1939

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Robert William Pleasance (1854 – 6 December 1933)

Robert  was the son of tailor John Crabb Pleasance and his wife Martha. He grew up at 2 Jesus Lane (1871) and then 2 Park Street (1881) and aged 16 was a chorister.  He married Emily Freston on  13 August 1885 at St Ives.  They had three children: William Freston (1886-1966), Kathleen Louie (1893-1984) and Alec (1895-1969).  Robert was a college servant/butler and in 1890-1892 the family lived at 18 Emmanuel Road.  Robert’s two eldest children were born in Cambridge but by c.1895  they had moved to live in London where he worked as a poor law officer.  In 1911 the family were living at 25 Tregothnan Road in Stockwell.   Robert died in London, but was buried in Cambridge.

Emily Caroline Pleasance  (née Freston) (1859 – 22 May 1939)

Emily was born in Chichester and baptised on 7 August 1859.  Her parents were William and Caroline and by 1871 the family had moved to live in Croxton where William was a stud groom.  He later became a hotelier and in 1881 was running the Unicorn Inn in St. Ives, where Emily worked as a barmaid.  After she was widowed she lived with daughter Kathleen at 28 Altenburg Gardens, Battersea (1934) and died in London.



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Emily Caroline Pleasance; Robert William Pleasance