CFHS code : HT296
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : In Loving Memory of SUSANNAH BURTON d Dec 22nd 1931 aged 76 also of ANNIE GRACE BURTON d December 6 1889 aged 1 year 7 months also of JAMES BURTON d April 28th 1940 aged 89
Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones
Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Located 5 rows east of the central path and a few metres north of the south path. The headstone is covered in Ivy and in such poor condition that to remove it would have caused further damage. We were not able to check the inscription and relied on a map created 20 years ago to identify it.
In Loving Memory of SUSANNAH BURTON d Dec 22nd 1931 aged 76
Also of ANNIE GRACE BURTON d December 6 1889 aged 1 year 7 months
Also of JAMES BURTON d April 28th 1940 aged 89
Related grave – HT297 – recorded one row row to the east is that of his parents Frederick and Ellen Burton.
Annie Grace Burton (1888 – 6 December 1889)
Annie was the youngest daughter of James and Susannah Burton and died at Newmarket Road aged 19 months old. She was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 11 December 1889.
Susannah Burton (née Hancock) (1855 – 1931)
Susannah was the daughter of farm labourer William Hancock and Sarah Ann (née Morley). She married James Burton in 1880 and they had at least three daughters: Florence Kate (1880-1960), Minnie (1885) and Annie Grace. James worked as a boot closer and the family lived at 38 Sun Street (1881). In 1891 they were living with James’ mother at the Crown and Anchor, Newmarket Road which the couple took over the running of (1901). James worked as a both a publican and boot closer. Susannah and James then moved to 81 Mill Road where her mother and sister ran a Lodging House and Susannah assisted her mother in the business (1911). By at least 1920 they had moved to live at Water Street, where Susannah died aged 76 years old.
James Burton (25 March 1851 – 28 April 1940)
James was the son of Frederick James Burton and Ellen (née Collins) and grew up at 39 Wellington Street where his father worked as a bootmaker. Aged 18 James was working as a boot closer (stitching the parts of the shoe upper). After he was widowed he lived at Water Street for a few years and then moved to 45 Sturton Street to live with daughter Florence and son in law Sidney Todd. He died at Sturton Street and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 30 April 1940.
Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS
by Claire Martinsen
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