CFHS code : BO22

Parish : St Botolph

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of SAMUEL ADDISON d Oct 24 1856 aged 79 also of ROBERT second son of the above who died of consumption at Balmain Sidney S Australia Feb 27 1865 aged 26 also of ROSETTA PARSONS ———- SAMUEL ADDISON

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon: 52.202915, 0.13788115 – click here for location

Addison grave
Addison headstone


This round-headed headstone, in the parish area of St Botolph, is located north east of the centre circle, to the east side of the north-bound centre path, six rows eastwards.



‘Sacred to the memory of Samuel Addison
who died Oct 24 1856 aged 79’

‘Also of Robert second son of the above who died of consumption
at Balmain Sidney, S Australia Feb 07 1865 aged 26 years’

‘Also of Rosetta Parsons [indecipherable] Samuel Addison [who died April 19 1866 aged 13 months]’

Relationships: Father, son and granddaughter

Samuel Addison (c.1777 – 24 October 1856)

Samuel was born in Swaffham, Norfolk and was the son of James and Susanna.  He was baptised in Norfolk on 19 February 1777 and married Maria Parsons (1812-1882) at St. Giles’ Church on 3 September 1835. Samuel  was college porter at St Catharine’s College and they lived on Trumpington Street (1841/1851).  The couple had at least seven children: Charles (1837-), Emily (1838-), Robert (1838-1865), Samuel Wiles (1840-1892), Edward (1842-), Anne Maria (1843-) and Henry George (1850-).  He died aged 79 years old and newpapers announced his death saying ‘for many years porter of St. Catherine College’.

Robert Addison (1838 – 27  February 1865)

Robert was the son of Samuel and Maria. He grew up at Trumpington Street and in 1861 was working as a cook at the Royal Victoria Hotel in Hastings.  He is believed to have sailed from London to Sydney on the Royal Albert ship in 1864.  He arrived in Australia on 10 August 1864  and died of consumtion at his home in Balmain (a suburb of Sydney).

Rosetta Parsons Addison (1865-15 April 1866)

Rosetta was the daughter of Charles Addison and his first wife Sarah (née Wright).  Charles worked as a banker’s clerk and the couple had maried in 1859.  They had five children of which Rosetta was the youngest. She died aged 13 months old. Her mother Sarah (1829 – 1867) died the following April.

St Botolph: burial register

Newspaper archives


By Ian Bent with additonal information by Claire Martinsen

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Robert Addison; Rosetta Parsons Addison; Samuel Addison
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