CFHS code : AL179

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of FREDERICK PRATT d Nov 2 1886 age 40 also LILIAN ALICE second daughter of the above d July 13 1923 also of his wife ESTHER PRATT d Dec 10 1939 aged 86 JOSEPH ARTHUR PRATT d April 5 1942 age 61

Monument : Headstone (fallen)/Kerb stones

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Frederick Pratt (1846 – 2 November 1886)

Frederick was the son of Joseph and Ann and grew up at Adam and Eve Row (1851) and 23 John Street (1861). Joseph Pratt was a painter and decorator and he and Frederick later ran a business at 3a All Saints’ Pasage called ‘Messrs. Pratt & Son’.  Frederick married Esther Lord on 27 December 1870 in Godmanchester and the couple settled to live at Sturton Street (1871).  When his father died in February 1882 he took over the running of the business. Frederick and Esther later moved to live at 23 John Street (1881) and had seven children: Esther Annie (1871-1962), Gertrude Mary Ann (1873-1935), Frederick John (1875-1956), Kate Agnes (1877-), Joseph Arthur (1880-1942), Herbert Harry (1882-1973) and Lilian Alice (1885-1923). He died at John Street aged 40 years old

Lilian Alice Pratt (1885 – 13 July 1923)

Lilian was the youngest daughter of Frederick and Esther Pratt. Her father died when she was a year old and she was raised at 10 Park Street (1901) and 10 Market Passage (1911). In 1911 she was working as a book sewer, and died at 58 Jesus Lane aged 38 years old.

Esther Pratt (nee Lord) ( 1848 – 10 December 1939)

Esther was born and grew up in Godmanchester, near Huntingdon. She was the daughter of John and Catherine (nee Lavender) and her father worked as a ‘malt man’. After she was widowed Esther worked briefly as a ‘painter’ (1891) and then ran Lodging Houses at Park Street and Market Passage.

[No record of her death has been found. In 1939 she would have been 91 years old, so possibly Esther died earlier than that].

Joseph Arthur (known as Arthur) Pratt (27 April 1880 – 5 April  1942)

Arthur was the fifth of Frederick and Esther’s children and worked as a solicitor’s clerk (1901)  and later as a clerk in the kitchen at Trinity College (1911). By 1939 he was running a Lodging House from 58 Jesus Lane, and died there aged 61 years old.



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Esther Pratt; Frederick Pratt; Joseph Arthur Pratt; Lilian Alice Pratt