CFHS code : PL506

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of RUPERT CLARKE b Aug 30 1879 d April 28 1881 also MARGARET wife of FREDERICK LANCELEY CLARKE b April 2 1849 d Oct 26 1912 also FREDERICK LANCELEY CLARKE b April 17 1854 d July 29 1927

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

This small headstone is in good condition. Photo December 2016
Clarke monument December 2016


This headstone, with kerb stones, in the parish area of St Paul, is located on the second row east of the western path towards the north of the parish.


‘In Loving Memory of Rupert Clarke born Aug 30 1879 died April 28 1881

Also Margaret wife of Frederick Lanceley Clarke born April 2 1849 died Oct 26 1912

Also Frederick Lanceley Clarke b April 17 1854 d July 29 1927’

Rupert Clarke (30 August 1879 – 28 April 1881)

Rupert was the son of Frederick and Margaret Clarke and died at Panton Street aged 1 year old.

Margaret Clarke (née Mason) (2 April 1849 – 26 October 1912)

Margaret was the daughter of publican William Mason and his wife Sarah.  She grew up at the Crown and Compass Pub on George IVth Street. Aged 23 she was living in St. Austell and working as a dressmaker. She married Frederick Clarke at St Paul’s Church on 29 June 1873 and they had eight children: Lanceley Mason (1874-1937), Charles Arthur (1876-1955), Silvester (1877-1956), Rupert (1879-1881), Mabel Martha (1881-1942), Archibald Horace (1882-1963), Eric Gordon (1884-1958) and Bradshaw (1886-1934). Frederick worked as a bursar’s clerk at King’s College and the family lived at 16 Panton Street (1881), 20 Mawson Road (1891), 21 Tenison Road (1901) and then Ivy Cottage, Croftholme Lane off Chesterton Road (1911).  Margaret died aged 63 years old.

Frederick Lanceley Clarke (17 April 1854 – 29 July 1927)

Frederick was the son of Charles and Sophia Clarke and he was baptised on 2 July 1854.  He grew up at 4 Thompson’s Lane and his father worked as a bricklayer.  Charles Clarke died in 1866, and in 1871 Frederick was living at 20 Gothic Street with his mother and siblings. He was working as a solicitor’s clerk, and his mother Sophia was a college bedmaker; later he worked as a bursar’s clerk at King’s College. He married Margaret Mason when he was 19 years old.  He died at Ivy Cottage aged 73 years old.



by Claire Martinsen

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Frederick Lanceley Clarke; Margaret Clarke; Rupert Clarke