CFHS code : BE49
Parish : St Bene’t
Inscription : In Loving Memory of EDWARD youngest son of JOHN G.L. and CECILIA SWANN and the beloved husband of CLARA ELIZA SWANN d May 23 1895 age 31
Monument : Stone cross (base only)
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
The inscription to Edward Swann becomes very clear in sunlight.
‘In Loving Memory of EDWARD youngest son of JOHN G.L. and CECILIA SWANN
and the beloved husband of CLARA ELIZA SWANN died May 23 1895 age 31 years.’
“Until the day break.”
Edward Swann (1864 – 23 May 1895)
Edward was the youngest son of John George Langhorn and Cecilia Swann. His father was a brick and lime merchant and also a publican. He grew up at the Hare and Hounds at 41 Sun Street, and one of his brothers was Frederick Swann. His father died when he was two years old, and his mother Cecilia took over the business and was employing ten men and three boys in 1871. Cecilia died when Edward was 13 years old and he remained living at 41 Sun Street with his elder sister Cecilia Charlotte and siblings. In 1881 he was 16 years old and working as a commercial clerk.
He married Clara Eliza Day (1864 – 1935) on 27th June at St. Giles’ Church in Cambridge. They had one son: Horace Edward (1891-1963). The couple lived at 46 Hertford Street, and Edward ran a business at 31/32 Bridge Street. He was a ‘plumber, glazier, oil and colour dealer’. He died at home in May 1895 aged 31 years old.
Clara Swann continued to live in Cambridge at 120 Milton Road. She did not remarry and died at her son’s home in Camberwell in 1935 aged 71 years old.
by Claire Martinsen
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