CFHS code : PL494

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of KATE BARRON b Aug 1834 d Sep 1908 and also SARAH ANN PLUMB d Jan 1st 1914 aged 52 CLARA PLUMB d Jan 24th 1936 aged 63 CHARLES WILLIAM PLUMB d March 27th 1942 aged 74

Monument : Headstone (broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Kate Barron (August 1834 – 17 September 1908)

Kate was a spinster and died at 71 Norwich Street. She was a relative of Sarah Ann Freshwater (née Barron) and died at Sarah’s home.

Sarah Ann Plumb  (née Freshwater) (1851 – 1 January 1914)

Sarah was born in Melbourn and was the niece of Joseph and Sarah (née Barron) Freshwater.  In 1911 was working as a lodging housekeeper for widower Charles Plumb (1845-1922) at 22 Silver Street. She married him in the Spring of 1911 and died aged 52 years old.

Clara Plumb (née Freshwater) (1870 – 24 January 1936)

Clara was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah Ann (née Barron) and was baptised on 25 September 1870 at St. Paul’s Church. She grew up at  Bentinck Street and Joseph Freshwater worked as a groom. Clara married Charles Plum on 5 December 1897 at St. Augustine’s Church in Liverpool and they had at least six children: Winifred Mary (1898-1899), Alfred Charles (1900-1900), Millicent (1902-1977), Frank Edwin (1904-1998), Doris May (1907-2000) and Cyril Ernest (1910-1990). Charles worked as an uppholsterer and in 1901 they were living in Lincoln, but had returned to live at 22 Ferry Path, Chesterton by at least 1907 when daughter Doris was born.

Charles William Plumb (14 September 1867 – 27 March 1942)

Charles was the son of Charles and Emma (née Mansfield). His father was an upholster and he grew up at 57 Eden Street (1871), 39 Pemberton Road (1881) and 22 Silver Street (1891) and also worked as an upholsterer. In 1939 he  had retired and was living  at Green End Road with youngest children Doris and Cyril.



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Kate Barron; Charles William Plumb; Clara Plumb; Sarah Ann Plumb