CFHS code : BE84

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : also of CAROLINE RUSSELL d Aug 12 [1927] aged 71 also of GEORGE RUSSELL d July 2[6] 19[3]5 aged 81 remainder not visible

Monument : Stone cross (broken and fallen)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Caroline Russell  (née Walters) (1856 – 12 August 1927)

Caroline was born in Royston and was the daughter of Thomas and Rebecca.   Thomas was a brewer/publican and she grew up on the High Street in Melbourn (1861/1871).  She went into service and aged 24 was living at Grantchester Terrace, working for widow Mary Ann Granger. Caroline then worked for sisters Theodora and Emma Jones who lived at 11 Chesterton Road (1891/1901) and was their general servant and later their cook.  She married widower George Russell in 1911 and died aged 71 years old.

George Russell (1854 – 26 July 1935)

George was the son of  shoemaker John and Sarah. He was born in Stretham, near Ely, and aged 17 was living with his parents at Brewhouse Yard in Cambridge.  George worked as a college servant, and married Lydia Bottong (1860-1909) in 1883. The couple lived at Beaconsfield Terrace, 135 Mill Road and in 1891 he was working as a college servant and Lydia was a launderess.  By 1901 George was working as a labourer and in 1911 was a window cleaner.  Lydia died in 1909 and he was widowed for a second time in 1927.



by Claire Martinsen

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Caroline Russell; George Russell