|Birth: ||Aug. 26, 1885|
|Death: ||Feb. 11, 1957|
Gwen Raverat* née Darwin (full name Gwendolen Mary Raverat, 26 August 1885 to 11 February 1957) was a celebrated English wood engraver who was a founder member of the Society of Wood Engravers. She is buried in the Trumpington Extension Cemetery, Cambridge with her father and mother. She was the daughter of Sir George Darwin and his wife Lady Maud, nee du Puy. She was the granddaughter of the naturalist Charles Darwin and the first cousin of poet Frances Cornford, herself a granddaughter of Charles Darwin.
Married 1911, Jacques Pierre Paul Raverat, son of George Pierre Raverat, of Paris, France
Her mother was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium on February 10, 1947.
Author of "Period Piece : A Cambridge Childhood" about the extended Darwin family, first published in 1952 by Faber and Faber, and still in print; a lovely book about the closely knit Darwin family.
* pronounced "Rav-er-rar" since it's French.
Ellen Wordsworth Darwin, nee Crofts: the second wife of Sir Francis Darwin * I am looking for her 'whereabouts': either interred/cremated, but there appears to be no record anywhere!
Any answers or assistance on Find A Grave page for Martin Packer.
Note: There are three burial sites in Trumpington, opened in the following order.
The original churchyard
The Church Cemetery -about a mile distant and incorrectly (?) described as the "Parish Extension" or "New Churchyard".
The extension churchyard - opened on land adjacent to the original churchyard which was not available at the time the church cemetery was created.
George Howard Darwin (1845 - 1912)
Martha Haskins Du Puy Darwin (1861 - 1947)
Jacques Pierre Paul Raverat (1885 - 1925)
Trumpington Parish Extension
Created by: Martin Douglas Packer
Record added: Sep 09, 2012
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