CFHS code : CL41

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : In Loving Memory of SIDNEY JOHN HICKMAN d March 9th 1938 aged 70 also ELIZA CHERRY d May 2 1944 aged 92 also his wife EMILY MAUDE d April 27 1944 aged 74

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202418, 0.13800366 – click here for location

The monument in December 2019.


Roughly half way between the central path and the east path close to the south boundary of the parish.


In Loving Memory of SIDNEY JOHN HICKMAN who died March 9th 1938 aged 70 years

Also his wife EMILY MAUDE who died April 27 1944 aged 74 years

Also of ELIZA CHERRY who died May 2 1944 aged 92 years

Relationship: Eliza was Emily’s aunt

Sidney John Hickman (1867 – 1938) 

Sidney was the son of John and Ann Hickman. John was a tailor. In 1871 the family were living at 2 Orchard Street. Sidney became a tailor. In 1911 he was boarding at 2 Portugal Place which was the home of Eliza and Emily Cherry.

On September 9th 1919 he married Emily Cherry at St Clement’s church Cambridge. As he was 52 and Emily was 49 they did not have children. The family story was that it was not proper for him to be living in the house with 2 unmarried ladies. Sidney died in Addenbrookes hospital.

Emily Maude Hickman (née Cherry) (3 December 1869 – 27 April 1944)

Emily was born to  Luke and Emily Cherry. Luke was a writing clerk in London when he married farmer’s daughter  Emily Reeve in Harston in 1868. Emily died after giving birth and Walter took baby Emily to live with her grandparents in Cambridge where she was brought up by her aunt Eliza.  Emily died in the Leys School Addenbrookes annex aged 74 years old.

Eliza Victoria Maria Cherry (24 May 1852 – 2 May 1944)

Eliza was born in Sidney Street Cambridge to George and Mary Cherry. and was baptised at All Saint’s Church on 20 June 1852.  She lived at home with her parents until their deaths, and ran a lodging house at 5 Malcolm Street (1891) and then at 12 Portugal Place (1901/1911). She was assisted in the business by her niece Emily.  They were still living at Portugal Place in 1935, but in 1939 were living at 19 Royal Albert Benevolent Homes on Hill Road.   Eliza died at 29a Union Lane a week after Emily Hickman.

CFHS Transcripts of parish and census  records

Newspaper archives


by Mary NaylorClaire Martinsen and Josephine Brearley (nee Cherry)

Eliza Victoria Maria Cherry; Emily Maude Hickman; Sidney John Hickman