CFHS code : HS113

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : LMO ADELAIDE CONSTABLE d April 7 1896 age 65 also WILLIAM husband of above d Dec 26 1920 in his 90th year

Monument : Headstone (fallen and broken)/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Constable headstone November 2018


Sadly this is all that can bee seen of the headstone which is just west of the east path to the north of the parish.


[In] Loving Memory Of ADELAIDE CONSTABLE d April 7 1896 age 65

Also WILLIAM husband of above d Dec 26 1920 in his 90th year

Adelaide Constable  (née Dickerson) (5 March 1833 – 9 April 1896)

Adeliade was the daughter of butcher John and Elizabeth Dickerson. She was born in Little Abington, and married William Constable in 1857. The couple had at least eight children: William Henry (1857-1941), Amelia (1860-1936), Florence Adelaide (1859-1923), William John (1862-1956), Jessie Elizabeth (1864-1951), Maud Mary (1865-1944), Ernest Edwin 1868-) and Frederick William (1870-1950).  William worked as a college servant and they lived at 16 Sparrows Lane (1861) and Little St Mary’s Terrace (at least 1871-1891) and 53 Park Street.  Adelaide ran a Lodging House from at least 1881 onwards from Little St. Mary’s Terrace and died at Park Street aged 63 years old.

William Constable (10 March 1831 – 26 December 1920)

William was the son of Joseph and Lydia and was born in Haslingfield.  He worked as a college servant but by 1881 was working as a ‘plateman’ at the Whitehall Club on Parliament Street.  Adelaide and the family remained living in Cambridge and by 1891 he had returned and was working as a ‘carver and waiter’. He was still working aged 70 years old as a waiter and died at Chesterton Hospital aged 89 years old.



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Adelaide Constable; William Constable