CFHS code : HT356o
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : In Loving Memory of WILLIAM WILSON d April 16 1929 age 70 AMELIA ELIZA d Dec 23 1938 age 77
Monument : Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
William Wilson (c.1858 – 16 April 1929)
William was one of four illegitimate children born to Emma Wilson. Emma worked at the Sawston Paper Mills and William grew up with his mother and grandmother at 10 Bar Lane, Stapleford (1861). By 1871 Emma was working as a laundress and the family had moved to live at 1 Carter’s Yard, Castle Street. He married Amelia Covill in 1886 and they had three children, all of whom died young: Bertha Ada (1886-1898), Henry William (1890-1895) and one further child as yet unidentified. William worked as a carman (delivery driver) for a mineral water manufacturer and the family lived at Wordsworth Yard, 31 Wellington Street (1891) and Bradmore Street (at least 1901 onwards). He died at 55 Bradmore Street aged 70 years old.
Amelia Eliza Wilson (née Covill) (1861 – 23 December 1938)
Amelia was born in Great Shelford and baptised in Stapleford on 7 July 1861. She was the daughter of miller Joseph Covill and Harriet, and grew up on the High Street in Great Shelford. In 1881 she was working as a cook at Sussex Villa, Bateman Street for chemist/druggist George Beale and his family. Emma was still living at 55 Bradmore Street in 1938 but died at the Mill Road Infirmary.
Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS
by Claire Martinsen
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