CFHS code : HT271

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : IARO PHOEBE COULSON d April 10 1889 aged 79 also URIAH COULSON husband of the above d Dec 17 1893 aged 88

Monument : Headstone (fallen)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey


Coulson headstone May 2020

This fallen headstone is located close to the south wall and five rows east of the turn onto the central path. It is hidden in bushes and not visible from the south path. The decoration and inscription are in very good order.


In Affectionate Remembrance Of PHOEBE COULSON died April 10. 1889. Aged 79 years

“We cannot Lord thy purpose see
But all is well that’s done by Thee”

Also URIAH COULSON husband of the above died Dec. 17. 1893. Aged 88 years

Phoebe Coulson (nee Taylor) (1811 – 10 April 1889)

Phoebe was born in  Littlington the daughter of Prime and Ann Taylor. She married Uriah in Littlington in March 1826. They had at least six children:  Edwin (1829 – 1893), Charles (1832-1919), Prime Taylor (1836-1914), William (b 1839), Mary Ann Taylor (b 1845) and Susannah Taylor (1846-1898).  In 1841 they were living in Slaughterhouse Lane.  In 1851 they were living in Bridge Street and running the Salutation Inn, and in 1861 were in King Street running The Harp.

By 1881 they were living in Orchard Street, and Phoebe died there in 1889 aged 79.

Uriah Coulson (1806 – 17 December 1893)

Uriah was born in Barrington and married Phoebe in 1826 when he was 20.  He worked as a bricklayer and moved around between 1826 and 1839 when they appear to have settled in Cambridge.  On census records he is always described as a bricklayer, but seems to have combined this with running various pubs – The Salutation Inn and The Harp. He died in December 1893 aged 87.


by Claire Martinsen

Phoebe Coulson; Uriah Coulson