James Summers

James Summers left his home in Bridgwater and came to Cardiff in 1865. He was persuaded by Augustine Stone to set up business as an Undertaker. This James did in 1878 with premises in Broadway Cardiff.

John Summers succeeded his father and continued to expand the business until just after the last war. In 1952, the eldest son of John Summers, Morlais purchased Roath Court, an 18th century mansion, and transformed it into a prestigious funeral home.

With his brother Cuthbert, Morlais continued the service to the bereaved and around 1949, Paul Summers, great grandson of James. joined in the family business.

Source: James Summers & Son Funeral Directors, Cardiff

His grave memorial is Number 25 on the Cathays Cemetery Heritage Trail.

Cathays Cemetery Heritage Trail