CFHS code : HS56

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : kerbs JAMES EASTON [d December 1909] [aged 76] also his wife [LOUISA] EASTON [d Oct 12 1911] age 78 also daughter RUTH d May 30 1946 age 83 groundslab also ADA EASTON d Mar 18 1952 age 72

Monument : Ground slab/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202276, 0.13792365 – click here for location

Easton monument May 2018


The inscription has eroded.



JAMES EASTON [d  December 1909] [aged 76] also his wife [LOUISA] EASTON [d Oct 12 1911] age 78

Also daughter RUTH d May 30 1946 age 83

ground slab

Also ADA EASTON d Mar 18 1952 age 72

James Easton (1833 – December 1909)

James was born in St. Ives, Huntingdon and was the son of labourer Joseph and Ann.   James worked as a bricklayer and married Louisa Mason on 20 January 1856 at the Baptist Church in St. Ives.   They lived at Victoria Terrace, Hemingford Grey until at least 1870 and had twelve children: Matilda Ann (1856-1947), Sarah Ann (1857-1906), Joseph (1858-1938), Mary Jane (1860-1939), Ruth (1862-1946), Alfred James (1866-1923), Charlie (1969-1945), Emily (1870-1923), Ada (1872-1952), Alice Louisa (1874-1957) and a further two children who died as infants.

In 1871 they moved to live at Cambridge Road and later lived at 87 Ainsworth Street (at least 1881 onwards).  James died at Ainsworth Street and his funeral took place on 15 December.

Louisa Easton (née Mason) (1833 – 12 October 1911)

Louisa was the daughter of bricklayer John and Ann and was born in Godmanchester. Aged 18 she was working as a domestic servant for chemist/druggist Thomas Prior and his family, which is presumably how she met her future husband. In April 1911 she was still living at Ainsworth Street with daughters Ruth and Alice and died at home later the same year.

Ruth Easton (27 July 1862 – 30 May 1946)

Ruth was born in Hemingford Grey and worked as a servant. Aged 28 she working  as a domestic cook at 1 Chesterton Road (1891), in 1901 she was working as a cook for Rev. Louis  andHarriett Borissow at Vicarsbrook, Chaucer Road in Trumpington.  In 1911 she had returned to live with her mother at 87 Ainsworth Street.  In 1939 she was living at 7 Devonshire Road with Reginald and Margaret Bumstead and was described as a retired housekeeper. She died at 3 Regent Terrace aged 83 years old, which was the home of her sister Ada.

Ada Easton (22 April 1872 – 18 March 1952)

Ada was born in Cambridge and worked as a children’s nurse.  In 1891 she was working for the Ingle family at 21 Regent Street before moving to work for Rev. Henry and Sophia Stokes at  St.Paul’s Vicarage, St. Paul’s Road and caring for their four children (1901/1911). In 1939 she was living at 3 Regent Terrace with one Mary Stokes, who was one of her former charges – Mary was working as a children’s nurse and Ada had retired by this time. She was still living at Regent Terrace in 1952, but died at 128 Cambridge Road in Great Shelford.

[Ada was 79 years old when she died, the inscription on the grave monument may be incorrectly engraved]



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