CFHS code : AG175

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Memory of [JOAN RHODA] the beloved wife of [JOHN] CONSTABLE also WILLIAM ———– son of the —–

Monument : Headstone/Stone cross (broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202751, 0.13649762

Remains of the headstone 2019

To the east of the west path hidden under a  bush.. We were unable to check the inscription on this monument but used the grave register to establish the identities of those buried here. W H Constable & Julia Chapman . A note in the margin informs us that there are 5 more people buried in the 2 graves that are in row 3, plots 8 & 9 the other grave being AG174

Inscription this may be the wording 

In Memory of ADELINE RHODA the beloved wife of JOHN CONSTABLE

Also WILLIAM ———– son of the —–

Adeline Rhoda Constable (née Battell) (d 1833)

Adeline was the daughter of Edward and Sarah Batttell. He father was a master tailor. In 1851 she was living with her family at 5 Market St and was working alongside 3 of her 4 sister’s as a milliner.

She married William Henry Constable in holy Trinity Church on August 16th 1854.

William H Constable (d 1892)
William was born in Bury St Edmunds  Suffolk. He married Mary Ann and had at least 3 children Caroline Emma (1836), Alice Julia (1841) and Ernest William (1843). For a while the family lived in Warwick before moving back to Cambridge. In 1851 the family were living at 29 Hills Road.

He became an artist in stained glass and set up a firm in Cambridge.

He died at 2 Petersfield (at the town end of Mill Road) at the age of 61.

Thomas Constable (d 1888)
Thomas died in Tenison Rd. aged 58.

Julia Chapman (d 1944)
Julia was 84 when she died

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This post is being researched by Mary Naylor

CFHS transcripts of parish and census records

Joan Rhoda Constable; William Constable