CFHS code : MC45

Parish : St Michael

Inscription : side 1 In Loving Memory of ELIZABETH STEVENSON widow of JOHN STEVENSON d Aug 13 1882 aged 75 We hope of Heavens Celestial Shore to meet again and part no more side 2 In Memory of SARAH BARKER b Oct 26 1800 d Nov 29 1891 also JOHN BARKER d Dec 28 1892 aged 81 side 3 In Affectionate Remembrance of SARAH ANN BARKER the beloved daughter of E STEVENSON d Dec 22 1868 in the 28th year of her age side 4: STTMO / JOHN STEVENSON / d Oct 17 1858 / aged 55

Monument : Short 4-sided pillar

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202619, 0.13782306 – click here for location

Stevenson and Barker grave
Stevenson and Barker monument


This small column in the parish of St Michael is located five rows east along the path that runs from the centre circle and five monuments to the south. Some parts of the inscription have eroded quite badly.


west face
Sacred to the memory of JOHN STEVENSON Who died Oct. 17. 1858.
Aged 55 years
“…… full hope of …… resurrection”

south face
In Loving Memory of ELIZABETH STEVENSON widow of JOHN STEVENSON departed this life Aug. 13. 1882.  Aged 75 years
“We hope of Heavens Celestial Shore to meet again and part no more”.

north face
In Affectionate Remembrance of SARAH ANN BARKER the beloved daughter of E STEVENSON who died Dec. 22. 1868 in the 28th year of her age

east face
In Memory of SARAH BARKER Born Oct. 26. 1800. Died Nov. 29. 1891.

Also JOHN BARKER died Dec. 28. 1892 . Aged 81 years

Relationships:  Stevenson – husband, wife and wife’s daughter. Barker – brother and two sisters. Sarah and Elizabeth Stevenson.

In 1841 John was living with his two sisters Sarah and Elizabeth and Elizabeth’s 8 month old illegitimate daughter in St Andrews Court, Cambridge.

John Stevenson (c1798 -1858)

John was the son of Peter (we have not yet established the name of his mother) He was not born in Cambridgeshire.
He married Mary Wisby in Harston on October 19th 1826 and they lived in St Andrew’s Court off St Andrew’s St. He was a baker.  Mary died in 1856 and John married Elizabeth Baker in 1857.
All the deaths were announced in the local paper.

Elizabeth Stevenson (née Barker) (1808 – 1882)

Elizabeth was born in Waterbeach to John Barker and Susanna (née Fulstead). It is not known when she came to live in Cambridge but she had a illegitimate daughter in 1840 and was living with her baby, brother and sister in Cambridge by the 1841 census. She was not with her sister and child in 1851 but may have been the nurse living with William and Alice Warwicker. On July 8th 1857 she married John Stevenson widower and baker. Sadly he died a year later. After her husband’s death only a year after their marriage she returned to live with her sister Sarah.

Sarah Ann Barker (1841 – 1868)

Sarah Ann was born in Cambridge and baptised at St Michael’s Church on February 8th 1843. She was the illegitimate daughter of Elizabeth Barker. She was recorded as being 8 months old on the night of October 6th 1841 (census night) which would place her birth in November 1840. She was living with her mother, aunt and uncle at St Andrew’s Court – a small lane off St Andrew’s Street but by 1851 she living was living with Aunt Sarah at 20 Green Street.  She became a seamstress like her mother and aunt.

Sarah Barker (c1800-1891)

Sarah was born in Waterbeach to John Barker a shoemaker and Susannah (née Fulstead). She worked as a seamstress and never married. When she died she was living in an almshouse.

Address Notes for Sarah BARKER
1841: Green Street, Saint Michael, Cambridge
1851: Green Street, Saint Michael, Cambridge
1861: St Michael, Cambridge
1871: Green Street, St Michael, Cambridge
1881: Pembroke Street, Cambridge St Edward, Cambridge1
1891: Cains Houses, Newnham, St Mary the Less, Cambridge1

John Barker (c1811 – 1892)

John was born in Waterbeach to John Barker a shoemaker and Susanna (née Fulstead). He was a gardener for most of his life. In 1842 he married  Sarah Eddlestone a laundress, living in the parish of Newnham, Cambridge though born in Madingley, Cambidgeshire. The ceremony took place 24th June at the church of St Mary the Less.

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