CFHS code : ML42

Parish : St Mary the Less

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of EMMA wife of DANIEL BARBER porter of St Peters College d March 18th 1872 aged 60 DANIEL BARBER husband of the above d Feb 23 1886 aged 85

Monument : Ground slab

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202719, 0.13779856 – click here for location



Daniel Barber (17 September 1801 – 23 February 1886)

Daniel was born in Great Yarmouth and was the son of Robert and Abigail Barber.  He was baptised on 27th September 1801. It is believed that he married Lydia Moule in Dorset in 1823.  They had three children: Isaac (1823-1904), Daniel (1826-1827) and Daniel([1828-1866).  Daniel was the Porter at St Peter’s College for many years – at least from 1835 onwards.  In 1835 the family were living at Little St Mary’s Lane, in 1841 they were living in College, and in 1851 they were at 20 Trumpington Street.

Lydia Barber died in January 1861, and aged 59 Daniel was widowed.  He married Emma Howe at St Nicholas’s Church, Great Yarmouth on 24th September 1861.  They lived in College (1871) and he was still working as the College Porter.  When Emma died in March 1872 he married for a third time on 29th September 1873 to widow Elizabeth Winter (née Harradine)(1818-1890).

In 1881 Daniel, Elizabeth and her son Augustus Charles (1862-1918) were living at 49 Panton Street and Daniel was described as a pensioner on the census of that year.  He died at home aged 84 years old.


Emma Barber (née Howe) (c.1813 – 18 March 1872)

Emma was the second wife of Daniel Barber. She was born in Thorpe Abbotts in Norfolk and was the daughter of John Howe.   Aged 38 (1851) she was living in Cambridge and was the housekeeper for William Fisher, a Professor of Medicine at Downing College.  In 1861 she was the cook for John Grote the Vicar of Trumpington and living at the Vicarage there.  She married Daniel Barber in September of that same year.  She was living in College in April 1871, and died in March 1872 aged 60 years old.





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Daniel Barber; Emma Barber