CFHS code : BO37 or AL321

Parish : St Botolph or St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory ANNA MARIA BUTCHER /wife of ABRAHAM BUTCHER/ d/ February 14 1894 age 36 / also SAMUEL FREDERICK / son of ABRAHAM & ELLEN BUTCHER / d March 2 1901 / age 10 months

Monument : Headstone (fallen)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Anna Maria Butcher  (née Oakford) (1855 – 14 February 1894)

Anna was the daughter of Thomas and Harriett Oakford and was born in Fakenham where her father was the village brazier. Age 15 she was working as a domestic servant for builder William Hubbard at 15 High Street, East Dereham. She married Abraham Butcher (1860-1940) in Fakenham on 2 June 1884.  Abraham was a carpenter/builder and the couple settled in Cambridge where they had two daughters: Edith Mary (1885-1946) and Marjorie Winifred (1888-1942).  In 1891 the family were living at 124 Gwydir Street and Anna died there in Februry 1894 aged 38 years old.

Samuel Frederick Butcher (1900 –  2 March 1901)

Samuel was the son of Abraham and his second wife Ellen Elizabeth (1863-1942).  Ellen was Anna’s younger sister and had also been born in Fakenham.  The couple married in 1896 in Cambridge.  Samuel died aged 10 months old at 124 Gwydir Street.



Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

[If you have any  further information about this family, please contact us at]

Anna Maria Butcher; Samuel Frederick Butcher