CFHS code : PL139

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of ALICE ANN the beloved wife of EDWIN HUGGINS SPRING and fourth daughter of WILLIAM RYDER Selby Yorkshire d April 13 1868 aged 25

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The headstone in March 2022.

Monument

This headstone stands 1 row north of the south path and 2 rows west of the central path in the parish area of St Paul’s. The carved inscription is in reasonably good order.

Inscription

Sacred to the Memory of ALICE ANN the beloved wife of EDWIN HUGGINS SPRING
And fourth daughter of WILLIAM RYDER Selby Yorkshire
Who died April 13 1868 aged 25 years
Her end was peace

Alice Ann Spring (née Ryder) (April 1841 – 13 April 1868)

Alice was born in Masham, Yorkshire and grew up at Clifford Mill, Bramham.  She was the daughter of William and Mary Ryder and her father worked as a mill mechanic.  Aged 20 she was living in Market Rasen and working at John Towler’s drapery as an assistant milliner.  She married draper Edwin Huggins Spring (1939-1913) in 1865 in Selby and died in Cambridge just before her 26th birthday.

Edwin Spring married for a second time in August 1874. He married Mary Ann Rebecca Cutting (1842-1929 ) and the marriage certificate records him as being  a draper from Trumpington, Cambridge. The couple emigrated to Australia in 1888, where Edwin ran a drapers store in Queensland.  He died aged 73 years old.

Source:

Ancestry

by Claire Martinsen

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Alice Ann Spring