CFHS code : AS118
Parish : All Saints
Inscription : In Memory of SUSAN beloved wife of CHARLES WATSON d 15 Nov 164 In Memory of JOSEPH WATSON d 14 Apr 1859 aged 78 In Memory of MARY WATSON wife of JOSEPH WATSON d 9 Jan 1852 aged 66 In Memory of ELIZA wife of WILLIAM EADEN d 9 Nov 1868 aged 61 also WILLIAM EADEN d 29 May 1872 aged 71 In Memory of CHARLES WATSON d 13 Jan 1895 aged 85 also MARTHA ELIZA EADEN daughter of WILLIAM and ELIZA EADEN b 1829 d 1906
Monument : Altar tomb
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.203459, 0.13666327 – click here for location
This large altar tomb, in the parish area of All Saints, is located against the west wall.
In Memory of SUSAN beloved wife of CHARLES WATSON who died 15.11.1864
In Memory of JOSEPH WATSON who died 14 Apr 1859 aged 78 years
In Memory of MARY WATSON the wife of JOSEPH WATSON who died 9 Jan 1852 aged 66 years
In Memory of ELIZA wife of WILLIAM EADEN who died Nov 9 1868 aged 61 years
Also WILLIAM EADEN who died 29 May 1872 aged 71 years
In Memory of CHARLES WATSON died 13 Jan 1895 aged 85
Also MARTHA ELIZA EADEN daughter of WILLIAM and ELIZA EADEN born 1829 died 1906
Susan Watson formerly Lilley (née Eaden) (27 December 1796-12 December 1864)
Susan was the daughter of William Eaden ( 1771-1837) and Elizabeth Hart. William being John Eaden’s brother. Susan married William Lilley (1796-1831) on June 1824 in Grantchester. William was son of Edward and Sarah (née Riddel) Lilley and the couple lived at Brunswick Place. William died in November 1831 aged 35 years old.
Susan married for a second time to Charles Watson on12 April 1835 at St Mary the Great, Cambridge. There is no record of any children. Charles was a jeweller and silversmith and the couple lived at 41 & 42 Barbican, London (1851) and then in Bengeo in Hertford (1861). By 1861 Charles was described as ‘a member of the stock exchange’. Susan died in Newnham aged 67 years old.
(Her father-in-law Edward was an elder brother of the David Lilley who married Elizabeth Eaden. This union created the Eaden Lilley department store)
Charles Watson (6 February 1810 -13 January 1895)
Charles was the son of Joseph and Mary (née Sparkes) Watson and brother of Eliza. Probate gives the date 14.1.1895 which differs from the headstone transcription. He married Susan when he was 25 years old . In 1871 he was living in Hougham, Kent from income from houses and by the 1881 and 1891 Census’ was a “decayed merchant” living in Morden College, Charlton, Kent where he died.
This is where Charles spent the last 15 or so years of his life. It was a charity set up for merchants who had fallen on hard times.
Joseph Watson (c.1781 – 14 April 1859)
Joseph was born in Royston and baptised there on 1 February 1781. He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth and married Mary Sparkes on 6 May 1805 at St. Mary the Great. They had at least two children: Eliza and Charles. Joseph was a jeweller, but by 1851 had retired and the couple were living on Jesus Lane, with two servants. He died aged 78 years old.
Mary Watson (née Sparkes) (c.1786- 9January 1852)
Mary was was also born in Royston and died at Jesus Lane.
Eliza Eaden (née Watson) (7 February 1807 – 9 November 1868)
Eliza was born in Royston to Joseph and Mary (née Sparkes) Watson. She was the sister of Charles. She married William Eaden on 1st May 1827 in St Michael Le Querlo Church, City of London. William was a corn and coal merchant (1851) and a maltster (1861). They had four children: William Wright (1828 -1873), Martha Eliza (1829-1906), Ellen (1833-1834) and Albert (1838-1838). William and Eliza lived at 8 Maid’s Causeway (1851) and 33 Bridge Street (1861). Eliza died in Cambridge aged 61 years old.
William Eaden (27 January 1801 – 29 May 1872)
William was the eldest child of John and Ann Eaden who are buried in the parish area of St Clements.
After he was widowed in 1868 William moved to Islington with daughter Martha, and in 1871 the pair were lodging at 16 Clarence Terrace. William died in Islington the following year.
Martha Eliza Eaden (Patsie) (1829- 8 May 1906)
Martha (Patsie) was the second child of William and Eliza Eaden. She lived at home with her parents, and in 1891 was lodging at 32 New Square at Elizabeth Rice’s Lodging House – her occupation on the census of that year was noted as ‘living on her own means’. She then went to lodge with Maria Cranwell at Elm Cottage, Emmanuel Road (1901). She died at Elm cottage at the age of 77.
CFHS Parish record transcriptions
by Mary Naylor from information supplied by the Lilley family
Additional research by Claire Martinsen