CFHS code : PL153

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of my dear sister LOUISA SWAN d Nov 28th 1925 aged 75

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The headstone in April 2021.

Monument

This headstone stands 3 monuments north of the south path and 10 rows west of the central path in the parish of St Paul. The inscription of metal letters is in good order.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of my dear sister LOUISA SWAN
Who passed into rest  Nov 28th 1925 aged 75 years

“He giveth his beloved sleep.”

Louisa Swan (1850 – 28 November 1925)

Louisa was the son of George and Harriet (née Crook) and grew up at St. Sepulchre Passage. She was baptised at Holy Sepulchre Church on 29 January 1854.  Her father was a flyman (carriage driver) and her mother a laundress. Aged 20 Louisa was working as a servant for Thomas and Ann Hunneybun at 4 Park Terrace and then went to work at 1 Scroope Terrace for John and Frances Clark (1881). She continued to work as a housemaid/parlourmaid. In 1911 she was living at Honey Hill with her sister Isabella and brother in law Alfred.  She died at 1 St. Anthony’s Almshouses, St. Eligius Street and her funeral took place on 3 December.

Another of Louisa’s sisters –  Maria is also buried at Mill Road Cemetery.

Sources:

Ancestry

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Louisa Swan