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Monday 27 November 2023

Samuel Morcombe and Hephzibah Eastabrook

Victorian graves in Cathays Cemetery
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Samuel Sparrow Morcombe (b. 1851), son of William Morcombe and Mary Howe, married Hephzibah Sarah Eastabrook (b. 18 Sep 1852), daughter of Richard Eastabrook and Susana Derry, on 27 Nov 1881, in Cardiff.

Samuel and Hephzibah had five children, of whom three died as infants:

  1. Mary Ellen Rose Morcombe b. 1885 J Quarter in OF CARDIFF Volume 11A Page 283, died at 8 months on 27 Nov 1885 (Volume 11A Page 1760) and was buried at Cathays CemeteryCathays, Cardiff, Wales.
  2. William Samuel Morcombe b. 1887 M Qtr in CARDIFF Vol 11A 319
  3. Margaret Mabel Morcombe b. 1891 J Qtr in CARDIFF Vol 11A Page 409
  4. George Oswald Morcombe b. 1893 J Qtr in OF CARDIFF Vol 11A Page 418, died in 1893 S Quarter in OF CARDIFF Volume 11A Page 179.
  5. Lucy Eliza Morcombe b. 1895 M Qtr in OF CARDIFF Vol 11A Page 310, died aged 1, in 1896 M Quarter in OF CARDIFF Volume 11A Page 224.
In the cruellest kind of irony, shortly before he married in 1881, Samuel Morcombe was living with family in Cardiff, working as a Gravedigger.

In 1891, Samuel Morcombe (38) General Labourer, listed as Single, and William Morcombe (4) were visitors in the household of William Carder (56) Grocer in Cross Street, Cardiff. Meanwhile, Hephzibah S Morcombe (38) was living in Pritchard Street, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales.

In 1901, Samuel Morcambe (sic) (49) Gardener was living in Manor Street, Central Cardiff with Hepzibah (47), William Samuel (14) Margaret Mabel (9), with Cyril Morgan (12) and John Morgan (8), from Bristol, Visitors.

In 1911, Samuel Morcombe (53 ish) from Neath, Glamorganshire, was once more a Labourer in Cemetery for the Corporation and still living in Central Cardiff with Hephzibah Sarah Morcombe (58), Margaret Mabel Morcombe (19) and a Robert Joseph Jones (38) Boarder.

In 1921, Samuel Morcombe (69) Labourer at Cardiff Cemetery and Hephzibah S Morcombe (68) were living at 27, Newfoundland Road, Llandaff, Wales.

Samuel Morcombe died, at 73, in 1926 D Quarter in CARDIFF.

In 1939, Hephzibah S Morcombe, Old Age Pensioner, was living with her daughter Margaret M Whitaker and her husband at 20 Kyle Avenue, Cardiff

Hephzibah S Morcombe died, at 89, in 1942 in CARDIFF Vol 11A Page 338.