CFHS code : PL193

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Memory of ALICE ETHELDREDA TRAYLEN b March 6 1814 d June 26 1875 also of SOPHIE TRAYLEN born June 26 1820 died March 17 1900

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The inscription is still legible though the bottom of the stone is often obscured by grass. Photo November 2014
Traylen headstone November 2014

Monument

The inscription on this headstone, in the parish area of St Paul, is still legible.

Inscription

In Memory of ALICE ETHELDREDA TRAYLEN born March 6 1814 died June 26 1875

Also of SOPHIE TRAYLEN born June 26 1820 died March 17 1900

Relationship: sisters

Alice Ethelreda  Traylen (6 March 1814 – 26 June 1875)

Alice was the eldest daughter of Samuel and Sophia (née Mitchel) Traylen. She was baptised on 15 August 1814 at St. Mary the Less Church and grew up at Union Road (1851). Samuel (1784-1858) worked as an accountant’s clerk and died in October 1858 at 7 Coronation Street.  Alice and her sisters Sophie and Laura then moved to live with their mother at 18 George Street (1861). Alice was documented as a governess, and Sophie  as an assistant governess. They later moved to live at 21 Panton Street, where Sophia Traylen died in October 1869.  Alice died at Panton Street of bronchitis  and was said to be ‘esteemed and respected by all who knew her’.

Sophie Traylen (26 June 1820 – 17 March 1900)

Sophie was the second daughter of Samuel and Sophia and was baptised on 13 August 1818 at St. Mary the Less Church (NB- this means the date of birth used on the grave monument is incorrect). After her sister Alice’s death she moved to live at 45 Coronation Street (1880-) and in 1881 was documented as being a school mistress. She died at 1 St. Paul’s Almshouses aged 79 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Alice Etheldreda Traylen; Sophie Traylen