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 14.1.1895
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 (née Eaden) (27.12.1796-12.12.1864)
Susan was the daughter of William Eaden ( 1771-1837) and Elizabeth Hart. William being John Eaden’s brother. She had first married William Lilley (1796-1831) of Grantchester, son of Edward Lilley and Sarah Riddel. She married Charles Watson in 1835 at St Mary the Great, Cambridge. There is no record of any children. When she died the parish records give her age as “about 70” and her address as Newnham. (Edward was an elder brother of the David Lilley who married Elizabeth Eaden. This union created the Eaden Lilley department store)
Charles Watson (6.2.1810 – 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 Lilley on April 12th 1835 at St Mary the Great, Cambridge. In 1851 he was a jeweller and silversmith in the City of London and in 1861 a stockbroker but living in Bengeo, Hertfordshire. 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 Mordern College, Charlton, Kent where he probably died. He was not found on the 1841 census and no record of any has been found.
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 – 1859)
Joseph was from Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.
Mary Watson (c 1786- 1852)
Mary was living in Jesus Lane, Cambridge when she died.
Eliza Eaden (née Watson) (7.2.1807 – 9.11.1868)
Eliza was born in Royston to Joseph and Mary (née Sparkes) Watson. She was the sister of Charles.
William Eaden (27.1.1801 in Cambridge – 29.5. 1872 in Islington)
William was the eldest child of John and Ann Eaden who are buried in the parish area of St Clements. He married Elizabeth (Eliza) Watson 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 (24 .3.1828 – 7 .5.1873) He lived in Colney Hatch, having six children.
Martha Elizabeth (1829)
Ellen (b 1833) and Albert (b 1838) who both died in infancy.
Martha Eliza Eaden (1829-1906)
Martha (Patsie) was the second child of William and Eliza Eaden. She was living at Elm Cottage, Emmanuel Road, Cambridge, when she died at the age of 77.
CFHS Parish record transcriptions
by Mary Naylor from information supplied by the Lilley family