Peter Cross

Peter Cross was the fifth of the thirteen known children of Philip Cross - and the fifth and final child with his first wife Sarah Freeman of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

Peter began working as an agricultural labourer, but by the 1870s, he had become a 'Hackney Carter'.

Peter married Rachel Wisbey (a minor) in 1854. Together they settled in Ely, and were parents to seven children. Sadly, the oldest child, George, died when he was 7 years old.

Rachel died just 4 days after the baptism of their seventh and final child, Ellen, in May 1866.

Widower Peter, with six young children, re-married 16 months later to widow Ann Newton of Ely. The couple were parents to six children, although their fourth child, son Walter, died when he was just 11 months old.

Peter pre-deceased his second wife Ann, by at least 27 years. She continues to live in Malting's Yard, Church Lane, Ely, working as a Laundress.

Further Details

1831, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

24th February 1831 at Holy Trinity, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.





May 1884 at Field Side, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England. Aged 53 years.

27th May 1884 in Grave Cb746, at Ely Cemetery, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.