CFHS code : HT438

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of ALFRED UNWIN d Nov 29th 1931 aged 72 also ELIZABETH his wife d Jan 15th 1943 aged 83

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Unwin kerb stones April 2018

Monument

Located towards the east of the parish, twelve rows west of the east path.

Inscription

Sacred to the Memory of ALFRED UNWIN died Nov 29th 1931 aged 72

Also ELIZABETH his wife died Jan 15th 1943 aged 83

Alfred Unwin (1858 – 29 November 1931)

Alfred was the son of Alfred and Elizabeth and grew up at 44 New Street. His father was a carpenter and Alfred worked as a labourer. He married Elizabeth Young in 1878 and the couple had eleven children: Elizabeth Rebecca (1880-1946), Alfred (1882-1925), Florence Mary Ann (1883-1946), Charles Thomas (1886-1964), Alice (1889-1965), Ethel (1891-1977), Fanny (1894-1923), Nellie Victoria (1897-1978), Arthur (1901-1983) and a further two children who died as infants. The family lived at 28 New Street (1881), 28 Occupation Road (1891 to at least 1911) and then 54 Newmarket Road.

In 1901 he was working for Ilsley and Sons, coal merchants  and earning 18s a week.  He was accused of stealing some coal in December 1901 and appeared in court. Alfred had weighed out two tons of coal and had gone out to deliver it but he was seen delivering  coal to a house, which was not a customer of Ilsley and Sons. Alfred pleaded guilty and his solicitor Mr Todd asked for leniency – ‘this offence he said was the result of some temptation. When the client got out of the yard there were 21 sacks on the trolley and he was tempted to sell the extra sack. He was the sole support of a wife and five children and there were circumstances which might induce the magistrates to deal with the prisoner leniently’.  At court previous convictions were proved, and the magistrates sentenced him to six weeks hard labour. He had been convicted of a similar offence in February 1900, whilst working for James Owen, coal merchant. For that offence he had been fined £2 and costs.

In 1911 he was working for the town corporation as a labourer.  Alfred Unwin died at 54 Newmarket Road aged 72 years old.

Elizabeth Unwin (née Young) (27 June 1859 – 15 January 1943)

Elizabeth grew up at 15 Coldham Lane with her parents James and Rebecca. James worked as a labourer at the brickworks.  In 1939 Elizabeth was living at Newmarket Road with daughter Alice who worked as a jam boiler. She died at home and the funeral took place on 18 January.

From Parish burial records it is is known that daughter Fanny was also buried in the Holy Trinity area of Mill Road Cemetery. It is believed she was buried in the same grave.

Fanny Unwin (1894-January 1923)

Fanny was working as a domestic servant in 1911. She died at Newmarket Road aged 28 years old and was buried on 3 February 1923.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Alfred Unwin; Elizabeth Unwin; Fanny Unwin