CFHS code : MG157

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of RICHARD CRESSEY d Oct 13 1922 aged 83 also LOUISA CRESSEY d Aug 9th 1929 aged 90

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202115, 0.13835497 – click here for location

The Cressy Monument. The kerbstones are covered by grass but survive intact.
Cressey kerb stones


The kerb stones are covered by grass but survive intact.


Richard Cressey ( 1839 – 13 October 1922)

Richard was the only son of John and Jane Cressey and was born in St. Pancras, London. His father worked as a railway porter and he grew up in Pampisford.  Richard was lodging in John Street in 1861 and working on the railway and later became a railway engine driver for Great Eastern Railway. He married Louisa Miller in 1863 and the couple lived at 18 Sturton Street.  By 1911 Richard had retired and was documented as being a G.E.R pensioner and died at home aged 83 years old.

Louisa Cressey (née Miller) (1839 – 9 August 1929)

Louisa Cressey

Louisa was born in Fornham, Suffolk and aged 11 was living in Duxford (1851). She was the daughter of farm bailiff Samuel Miller and his wife Elizabeth and in 1861 was working as a housemaid in Brinkley for ex-brewery owner Robert and Rebecca Maulkin. Louisa died at 18 Sturton Street aged 90 years old.



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Louisa Cressey; Richard Cressey