CFHS code : AL457

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription :In Loving Memory of our dear mother MARY ANN EATON d Sep 29 1902 aged 49 also HENRY CHARLES d June 17 1892 aged 16 months also HARRY STANLEY d Nov 10 1893 aged 12 months sons of the above

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument The headstone is located about 5 rows to  the east of the central path in the southern section of the parish.

The headstone in January 2019.


In Loving Memory of our dear mother MARY ANN EATON
who died Sep. 29. 1902. Aged 49 years.

“Peace Perfect Peace”

Also HENRY CHARLES who died June 17. 1892. Aged 16 months.

Also HARRY STANLEY who died Nov. 10. 1893. aged 12 months.

sons of the above

Mary Ann Eaton (née Shadbolt) (1854 – 29 September 1902)

Mary was the daughter of William and Mary and grew up at 111 Newmarket Road. Her father worked as a labourer and Mary worked as a servant at 25 Jesus Lane (1871) before moving to Woolwich by 1881 where she was documented as working as a domestic nurse for a shipping merchant and his wife. She married Henry Eaton (1856-1933) on May 5th 1884 at Cambridge Register Office. This was a double wedding with Henry’s brother Robert. They had at least six children: Ethel Nelly (1886-), Mary Beatrice (1887-1956), Jessie (1889-), Henry Charles, Henry Stanley and May Emily (1895-). Mary worked as a college servant, and Henry as a paper hanger and they lived at 1 Grafton Street.  Mary  died at Grafton Street – the death registration recorded her age as 45 years, the grave monument reads 49 years, and she was actually 48 years old.

Henry Charles Eaton (c.February 1891 – 17 June 1892)

Known as Charles, he died  aged 16 months old.

Henry Stanley Eaton (c. October 1892 – 10 November 1893)

Henry Stanley died aged one year old.

Mary’s husband Henry died at the  Mill Road infirmary in 1933 aged 75. He had been living in Kettles Yard in the parish of St Giles so was buried in the Ascension cemetery on Huntingdon Road.

Mary’s brother in law Robert Eaton and Sister in Law Emily Eaton are  also buried at Mill Road Cemetery.



Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Harry Stanley Eaton; Henry Charles Eaton; Mary Ann Eaton