CFHS code : BO28

Parish : St Botolph

Inscription : THMO MARY COLLIER daughter of THOMAS & SARAH BROWN d April 17 1873 aged 64

Monument : Coped stone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon: 52.202903, 0.13802695 – click here for location

Collier grave
Collier monument


This coped stone, in the parish area of St Botolph, is located north east of the centre circle, to the east of the north-bound central path, eleven rows eastward (towards the rear of the parish area). The stone is heavily covered with lichen, and now indecipherable.


The transcription given below is derived from the CFHS transcript:

‘To the[?] memory of Mary Collier daughter of Thomas & Sarah Brown
died April 17 1873 aged 64 [or 61]’

Mary Collier (née Brown) (c.1809 or 1812 – 1873)

Mary was the daughter of Thomas Brown, college servant (retired by 1851), and Sarah Brown. She was in service (‘female servant’) by as early as 1841.

She married London-born tailor Joseph Collier on 4 August 1831 at St Botolph’s Church. By 1841 she is described as ‘married’ (not ‘widow’) but living in her parents’ house, 10 [St] Botolph’s Lane, where she continued to live until her death aged 61 or 64.

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Sources :
St Botolph: marriage register
St Botolph: burial register
Census reports 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871

By Ian Bent

Mary Collier