Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Taphophile Tragics - Emily and Thomas Worster
Monument to Emily Worster and Thomas Worster, Holy Trinity Churchyard, Cookham, Berkshire England.
"To the Memory of Emily daughter of Henry & Martha Worster. Born ?? 5th 1835. Died ?? ?? 1878.
Thomas Worster. Born April 17th 1831. Died April 22nd 1880."
Thomas Worcester was born on 17th April 1831 and Emily was born in 1835, In Cookham, Berkshire to Henry Worster, a master butcher, and his wife Martha Lanaway.
For more information on Thomas and Emily's early life, see the previous Taphophile Tragics post, Worsters of Cookham.
In 1861 after the recent death of their father Henry Worster, Thomas aged twenty nine and Emily aged twenty five can be found living and working as butchers in Cookham High Street.
In 1871 Thomas, thirty eight, and Emily, thirty five, are still living and working in Cookham High Street. Sadly in 1878, aged only forty four, Emily passed away. Only two years later at the age of 47, Thomas followed her to the grave.
Thomas and Emily never married and remained single all their lives, living and working together in the small village of Cookham. The Worster family were well respected members of the community, eventually having a road, Worster Road, in Cookham named after them.