CFHS code : AL203

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of REGINALD EDWARD b Feb 24 1880 d Nov 26 1893 ROBERT COWARD d April 23rd 1915 aged 57 also his wife SARAH d May 11th 1939 aged 80

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Coward grave set April 2017


These kerb stones, in the parish area of St Andrew the Less, are located on the north wall that is to the east of the parish.


In Loving Memory of REGINALD EDWARD born Feb 24 1880 died Nov 26 1893

ROBERT COWARD died April 23rd 1915 aged 57

Also his wife SARAH died May 11th 1939 aged 80

Reginald Edward Coward (1880-1893)

Reginald was the only child of Robert and Sarah.  He died at the family home, 29 Abbey Road, Cambridge, aged just 13.

Robert Coward (1858 –  1915)

Robert was the third child of William and Mary Coward. He was born in Adam and Eve Row, Cambridge. He became a tailor like his brothers William and Thomas.

Robert married Sarah Chamberlain on Christmas Day 1877. He was 20 and she was 19. The marriage took place at the Church of St Andrew the Less on Newmarket Road, Cambridge. They lived in several addresses in Cambridge (1881 – Upper Gwydir Street,  1891 – Abbey Road, 1901 – Humberstone Road, 1911 -Great Shelford)

Sarah Coward (née Chamberlain) (d 1939)

Sarah was born in Babraham, Cambridgeshire, the sixth of at least six children born to Edward, a gamekeeper, and Elizabeth Chamberlain. The family lived in the Keepers Lodge until in 1869, when Sarah was 10, her father died. In 1871 she was the only child living at home with her mother, Elizabeth, who eventually moved into the almshouses in Babraham and lived to the age of 94.

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Sources :

CFHS parish transcripts
Free BMD
Family Search

by Mary Naylor using information supplied by a member of the family.

Reginald Edward Coward; Robert Coward; Sarah Coward