CFHS code : BO33

Parish : St Botolph

Inscription : MARY BATTERSON remainder illegible

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202893, 0.13811425 – click here for location

Batterson grave
Batterson headstone


This headstone, fallen and broken, in the parish area of St Botolph, is located north east of the centre circle, east of the north-bound path, thirteen rows back (in the north-easterly corner of the parish area). There may well have been other deaths recorded on this headstone.

Mary Batterson [remainder indecipherable]

Mary Batterson (née Pinner) (1819-1893)

Mary was born Mary Anne Pinner on 3 January 1819 in the hamlet of Girtford, in Sandy, Bedfordshire. Her parents were Thomas and Lucy Pinner. Mary married Jacob Batterson, labourer, on 24 December 1838. In 1841, she and her husband were living with her parents in Girtford.

By 1851, the couple had moved to Cambridge and were living at 25 Newnham, by which time they had two sons and two daughters. By 1861 they were at 50 Newnham, and she was described then, and in 1871 and 1881, as a ‘laundress’. Spalding’s street directory for 1881 cites her as:

51 [Newnham Street] Batterson, Mrs., laundress

By 1871, Mary, now widowed, still had her younger son, Charles (age 13, errand boy) living with her, and they had two lodgers. Ten years later she was living on her own with one boarder. By 1891, she was resident in the almshouses on Queens’ Lane, with her widowed sister, Sarah Hoak. At the time of her death two years later, aged 75, she was an inmate of the Fulbourn Asylum. She was buried on 27 December 1893.

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Sources :
St Botolph: burial register
Census reports 1841-1891
Births, Deaths, Marriages

By Ian Bent

Mary Batterson