CFHS code : AS335

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Loving Memory of KATE LILIAN 4th daughter of HENRY & JANE BONING d May 12 1934 EDITH JANE 3rd daughter of the above d Nov 17 1945 also HARRIET ETHEL DAISY BONING d Apr 1951 age 72

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society

The lower section of the headstone in October 2021.


This broken headstone is part of a family group in the parish of All Saints. It stands 3 rows south of the north path, just before it bends to the south. Although the top of the stone fell backwards very little of  the inscription is still visible on that section. A tree now grows in front of the stone.


In Loving Memory of 

KATE LILIAN 4th daughter of HENRY & JANE BONING died May 12 1934 

EDITH JANE 3rd daughter of the above died Nov 17 1945 

Also HARRIET ETHEL DAISY BONING died April 10 1951 age 72 years

“The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”

Kate Lilian Boning ( 1877 – 12 May 1934)

Kate was the daughter of Henry and Jane Boning.  Her father was a University Marshall and she grew up at 38 Jesus Lane with her eight siblings.  Her father died in 1884 when she was 7 years old.  In 1891 she was living at 18 Kings Parade, where her mother had turned her hand to being a Stationer and Lodging House Keeper. In 1901 she was 22 years old and working as a typist.  She was living at 11 & 12 Pembroke Street with her mother Jane, and sisters Edith and Harriett.  In 1911 she was working as Secretary of Homerton College, and still living at Pembroke Street with her sisters and mother.

Her mother Jane Boning died in 1918 aged 82 years old. By 1925 Kate and her sisters had moved to 6 Summerfield, in Newnham. Kate died at home in May 1934 aged 57 years old.

Edith Jane Boning ( 26 April 1865 – 17 November 1945)

Edith was Kate’s sister.  She grew up at Jesus Terrace, Kings Parade and then Pembroke Terrace. From 1891 onward her occupation is as a stationer, and she helped her mother in the business.  After Kate’s death she continued to live at 6 Summerfield with sister Harriett.  She died in November 1945 aged 80 years old.

Harriet Ethel Daisy Boning (6 April 1879 – 10 April 1951)

Harriet was the youngest child of Henry and Jane Boning.  She worked as a secretary, and lived with her sisters for most of her life.  In 1939 she is recorded on the census records as being secretary ‘censor of Fitzwilliam House.  She died at 6 Summerfield in 1951 aged 72 years old.  She left effects valued at £2,199 6s 9d.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry

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Edith Jane Boning; Harriet Ethel Daisy Boning; Kate Lilian Boning