CFHS code : BO25

Parish : St Botolph

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of WILLIAM EDWARDS d July 18 1855 in the — year of his age also of SUSANNA wife of the above b Feb 16 1811 d Jan 1- 1884 SUSANNA JANE EDWARDS d April 2nd 1914 aged 76

Monument : Headstone

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202869, 0.13793749 – click here for location

Edwards grave
Edwards monument


This headstone, fallen and fragmented, in the parish area of St Botolph, is located north east of the centre circle, east of the north-bound central path, nine rows eastwards.


[Inscription no longer decipherable: the transcription below is derived from the CFHS transcript:]

‘Sacred to the memory of William Edwards
died July 18 1855 in the [??] year of his age’

‘Also of Susanna wife of the above born Feb 16 1811 died Jan 1[?] 1884’

‘Susanna Jane Edwards died April 2nd 1914 aged 76’

William Edwards (c.1807- 18 July 1855)

William was born in Cambridge and married Susanna King on 17 August 1837 at St. Clement’s Church.  He worked as the gardener of Queen’s College and the couple lived at the gardener’s house at the college. They had one daughter Susanna and William died aged 48 years old. He was buried on 23 July at Mill Road Cemetery.

Susanna Cropley Edwards (née King) (16 February 1811-  January 1881)

Susanna was the daughter of Thomas and Phoebe (née Thurlburn) King and was baptised at St. Giles’ Church on 10 March 1811.  She lived with her daughter at 23 Malcolm Street after being widowed, where they ran a Lodging House and died at Malcolm Street aged 72 years old.

Susanna Jane Edwards (1839 – 2 April 1914)

Susanna was the only daughter of William and Susanna and ran a University Lodging  house for many years.  She died at Malcolm Street aged 75 years old.

St Botolph: burial register


Newspaper archives

By Ian Bent with additional information by Claire Martinsen

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Susanna Cropley Edwards; Susanna Jane Edwards; William Edwards