CFHS code : PL51

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ERNEST EDWARD the dearest ——— son of EDWARD & AGNES BAKER b May 30 1883 d Nov 11 1888 also EDWARD BAKER Ex Inspector Borough Police Force father of the above b Jan 23 1860 d Sep 13 1935

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Baker grave
Baker monument


Fluted Gothic window-shaped headstone, decorated with a rosette on either side, and with plain kerb stones, situated in the St Paul’s parish area between the south path and the south boundary wall.


‘In loving memory of Ernest Edward
the dearest [illegible] son of Edward & Agnes Baker
born Nov 30 1883 died Nov 11 1888’

‘Also Edward Baker
Ex-Inspector Borough Police Force
father of the above
born Jan 23 1860 died Sept 13 1935’

Baker inscription
Baker inscription


Ernest Edward Baker (1883-1888)

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Edward Baker (23 Jan 1860–13 Sept 1935)Policeman – see also Life Story page

Edward was born in Babraham, a village due south of Cambridge. His wife, Agnes Mary (née Spalding), was born in 1860/61 in Swaffham Prior – a Fenland village to the north-east of Cambridge. The couple were married in the early spring of 1883, and had a son, Ernest Edward, about nine months later, who died just before his fifth birthday and then a daughter, Lillian Elizabeth, born in 1887.

Lillian Elizabeth Sanders

Between at least 1911 and 1915, the daughter Lillian was a ‘Teacher of Music (Piano)’, working ‘At Home’, so 44 Covent Garden must have had a piano at that time. She seems to have married Bertie Ambrose Sanders, a butcher’s assistant who lived in Chesterton, in the autumn of 1918, when she was 31 and he was 28 years old.

census reports 1891, 1901, 1911
Spalding’s Cambridge directories
General Records Office marriage index

By Ian Bent with thanks to Judy Lester

Edward Baker; Ernest Edward Baker