CFHS code : HT94
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : In Loving Memory of MAUD SLINGSBY d July 30 1946 aged 66
Monument : Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This set of kerb stones in the parish of Holy Trinity are located five rows from the east wall, two rows east of the path as it bends to the north and roughly seventeen plots from the south wall in the south east corner of the cemetery. This is an area that is usually left to grow wild.
In Loving Memory of MAUD SLINGSBY died July 30th 1946 aged 66 years
Maud Slingsby (25 April 1880 – 30 July 1946)
Maud was born in Bradford, and baptised at the Wesleyan Chapel in Bradford on 23rd September 1880. She was the daughter of Reuben and Charlotte Slingsby. The Slingsbys appear to have moved to Cambridge soon after Maud was born, and in April 1881 they were living at 37 Covent Garden, just off Mill Road. Reuben Slingsby was a builder and carpenter, and established a building company in Cambridge that ran through generations – see lifestories. Reuben and Charlotte had twelve children in total, so Maud grew up in a busy household.
Maud grew up at 23 Cross Street (1891) and then 31 Union Terrace (which later became 31 Mawson Road) (1901/1911). Maud was working as a domestic servant in both 1901 and 1911.
In 1939 Maud was living in Guildford, Surrey with her sister Annie Bradford and Annie’s husband John Bradshaw, and her mother Charlotte. Both Charlotte and Maud are documented on the census as being incapacitated. Maud died at 31 Mawson Road in 1946 aged 66 years old. She was a spinster and left an estate valued at £95.
by Claire Martinsen
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