CFHS code : BO13

Parish : St Botolph

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JOHN BURROUGH b Oct 8th 1840 d Sep 16th 1898

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202954, 0.13772204 – click here for location

Burrough grave
Burrough headstone


This limestone headstone, its Gothic arch curve lined with oak leaves, in the parish area of St Botolph, is located near the centre circle, northeast of the circular path, east of the north-bound central path, four rows eastward.


‘In loving memory of [cross] John Burrough
born Oct 8th 1840 died Sep 16th 1898’

“In my father’s house are many mansions.”
T Stanbridge / Newnham Croft

John Burrough (8 October 1840 ‒ 16 September 1898)

John was born in Bampton, just outside Tiverton in Devon.  He was the son of John and Elizabeth (née Richards) Burrough. By the time John was 5 years old the family had moved to live at 2 Ledbury Road in Kensington, where John Burrough (snr) (1818-1900) was a cheesemonger.  Elizabeth Burrough died when John was 10 years old, and his father married again in 1855 to Jane Salter Chanin (1829-1886).

Aged 20 (1861) John was living at 103-108 Oxford Street in London, and working as a linen drapers assistant.  It is thought he married Catherine Ann Coy in 1869.  The couple had at least five children: Catherine Remfry (1871-1919), Elizabeth (1872-), John Henry (1876-), Lilian Mary (1877-1877) and Mary (1880-1880).  The couple appear to have initially lived in London, but their youngest children were born in Cranbrook in Kent, where they must have moved c1873-1876.  In 1881 the family were living at Stone Street in Cranbrook and John was a draper in partnership with William Scrivener.  Both the Burrough and Scrivener families were living together and they employed two domestic servant, a dressmaker, a milliner and a draper’s assistant.

In 1891 however John and Catherine had moved to Cambridge and were living with their son John Henry at 6 St. Andrew’s Street where they were running a lodging house.  By 1896 they moved to live at 23 Silver Street, and the Kelly’s directory of that year has John listed as running apartments from Silver Street.  He was still living at Silver Street at the time of his death aged 58 years old, but it is thought he died in Camberwell in London.

His widow Catherine stayed in Cambridge until at least 1904, as the Kelly’s Directory still listed her as a Lodging House keeper residing at 23 Silver Street.  She died in July 1908 aged 64 years old, and is buried in Cupar in Fife with her eldest daughter Catherine Remfry Maunder (née Burrough). Her grave monument is engraved as being ‘widow of John Burrough of London’.



St Botolph: burial register

by Ian Bent and Claire Martinsen

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John Burrough