CFHS code : CL34

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : In Loving Memory of WILLIAM BOWYER b 14th October 1864 d 8th August 1935 also his wife LOUISE EMMELINE BOWYER b 22nd September 1873 d 17th January 1940

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.2025, 0.13797829 – click here for location

The headstone of the Bowyer and kerbs of the Boyer are in good order. Photo November 2013
Bowyer monument 2013


This headstone with kerb stones, in the parish area of St Clement, is located on the northern edge of the parish midway between the eastern and central path, five monuments south of the path that runs from the centre circle.


‘In Loving Memory of WILLIAM BOWYER born 14th October 1864 died 8th August 1935.

also his wife LOUISE EMMELINE BOWYER born 22nd September 1873 died 17th January 1940.’

“The souls of the righteous are in the hands of God.”

William Bowyer (14 October 1864 – 8 August 1935)

William was born in Halstead, Essex and was the son of coach painter Edmund and his wife Elizabeth.  By the age of 16 William was working as an apprentice draper (1881) and later moved to Beccles. He married Louise Kittridge there in 1900 and the couple had three children: Stanley Edmund John (1903-1982), Cicely Louise (1905-2000) and Kathleen Grace (1910-1986).  They started married life in Beccles where  William ran a draper’s shop but later moved to Cambridge where he managed a shop.  By at least 1911 they were living at 17 Hills Road, and later moved to 128 Victoria Road (at least 1920-1930).  William died aged 70 years old.

Louise Emmeline Bowyer  (née Kittridge) (22 September 1873 – 17 January 1940) 

Louise was the daughter of John and Louisa Kittridge and grew up on Green Street where her father was an upholster and later a tabacconist.  After she was widowed she went to live with daughter Cicely and her husband John Gibson at 212 Chesterton Road and died there at the age of 66.



by Claire Martinsen

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Louise Emmeline Bowyer; William Bowyer