CFHS code : PL266

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : TTLMO ROSE WINIFRED ROWNEY d March 2 1898 aged 19 also of EMMA LOUISA ROWNEY d Dec 14 1908 aged 68

Monument : Stone cross (base only)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Relationships: Mother and daughter

Emma Louisa Rowney [nee Odling] (28 May 1840 – 14 December 1908)

Emma was born in London, and baptised at All Souls Church in Marylebone on 8th July 1840. Her father was a prominent surgeon and general practitioner, and she grew up at 52 Devonshire Street, which is near Harley Street. In 1867 aged 27 years old she married the widower Thomas Henry Rowney.  He had been married to her cousin Harriet Odling, but Harriet had died in 1862.  Thomas Henry Rowney was born in London, but had become Professor of Chemistry at Queen’s College, Galway, Ireland.

Emma and Thomas Rowney had at least two daughters, both of whom were born in Galway:  Emma Beatrice [1871-1959] and Rose Winifred [1878-1898].   Thomas Rowney died in Galway in January 1893 aged 74 years old.

Emma Rowney left Galway and moved to Cambridge – although what brought her to the city is unknown.  She lived at Rockbarton, St Barnabas Road [at least 1898 – 1901].  She then moved to 31 Chesterton Road, and died there in December 1908 aged 68 years old.  She left effects valued at £3,282 6s and 4d.

Rose Winifred Rowney (23 August 1878 – 2 March 1898)

Rose was the daughter of Emma and Thomas Henry Rowney. She was born in Salt Hill, Galway.  Her father died when she was 14 years old, and she then moved with her mother and sister Emma to St Barnabas Road in Cambridge. Rose died at home aged 19 years old.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry

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Emma Louisa Rowney; Rose Winifred Rowney