CFHS code : MG170

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of CHARLES CAPP d March 18 1921 aged 73 also his wife SARAH CAPP d 25 April 1938 aged 89

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202042, 0.13841001 – click here for location

Capp grave
Capp kerb stones


This set of kerbstones located close to the  east wall appear to be intact although covered in ivy. The inscription is still clear.


In Loving Memory of CHARLES CAPP died March 18 1921 aged 73

Also his wife SARAH CAPP died 25 April 1938 aged 89

Charles Capp (1847 – 18 March 1921)

Charles was the son of William and Ann and was born in Elveden, Suffolk.  His father was an agricultural labourer, and by the age of 13 Charles was also working as a labourer.  He married Sarah Saunders on 28 October 1869 at Christ Church Cambridge and the couple had four children: William Charles (1870-1933), Charles Richard (1872-1948), Hilda Elizabeth (1874-1947) and Christopher (1880-1952).

The family lived at 14 Smarts Row (1871) and Charles worked as a carter, by 1881 they had moved to 2 York Terrace and he was working as a brewers drayman at that time.  In 1891 the family were at 172 Sturton Street and then moved to Brookfield Tavern on Mill Road which Charles ran from at least 1901 onwards. In October 1907 he was charged with selling a gallon of beer to William Cole, who was under 14 years old. Charles was fined 5s and costs of 8s and 6d. He died at Brookfield Tavern in March 1921 aged73 years old.

Sarah Flitton Capp (née Saunders) (c.1849 – 25 April 1938)

Sarah was born in Trumpington but little else is known of her early life.  Her death was registered in Huntingdonshire in April 1938.



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Charles Capp; Sarah Capp
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