CFHS code : AS341

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Memory of CATHERINE STEERS d June 9 1850 age 73 also of her sister ANN CARR late of Whitstable Kent d April 28 1859 age 87 and of WILLIAM HENRY son of above CATHERINE STEERS d Dec 4 1883 age 75

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Carr and Steers grave
Carr and Steers headstone



Catherine Steers (1777 – 9 June 1850)

Caroline married William Steers (1777-1848) who was a tailor and robemaker.  They had at least one son: William Henry (1808-1883) who was born in London.  In 1841 they were living at 57 Eden Street before later living at Hobson Street.  William died in April 1848 ‘after a lingering illness’ and was buried at All Saints’ Church on 14 April.   Caroline died at Wray’s Court  in 1850 although newspaper announcements reported that she died on 11 June, rather than 9 June.

Ann Carr (1772 – 28 April 1859)

Ann was married to a coal meter, and lived in Sea Salter, near Whitstable, Kent.  By 1851 she was a widow and living on the High Street with lodger Richard Kennett.   She died at Silver Street, Cambridge aged 87 and the executor of her will was her niece Martha Ann Flack.

William Henry Steers (26 April 1808 – 4 Decembr 1883)

William was the son of William and Catherine Steers and was baptised in London on 19 June 1808. He also worked as a tailor/robemaker and in 1851 was living at 31 Willow Place before later moving to 10 Sussex Street (1861).  He was living at 1 Causeway Court in 1881 and still working as a tailor. He died two years later.



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by Claire Martinsen

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Ann Carr; Catherine Steers; William Henry Steers