CFHS code : PL256

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HEZEKIAH WHITE FEW d Nov 27 1901 aged 37 also of LOUISA ADA wife of the above d March 16 1906 aged 38 and of their daughter ADELINE d Feb 11 1908 aged 9 reverse In Loving Memory of ARTHUR EDWIN FEW grandson of C CARELESS killed in action in France Sept 6 1916 age 21

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202009, 0.13676934 – click here for location

The headstone in April 2021.
The east face in April 2021.


Headstone, inscribed on both sides, in the parish area of St Paul, five monuments to the north of the south path, midway between the Lodge and central path and under a holly tree.

[west face:]
‘In loving memory of Hezekiah White Few
who fell asleep Nov 27 1901 aged 37 years.’

‘Also of Louisa Ada wife of the above
who fell asleep March 16 1906 aged 38 years.’
“For now we see through a glass, darkly;
but then face to face: now I know in part;
but then shall I know even as also I am known.” [I Corinthians 13.12]

‘And of their daughter Adeline
who was called home Feb 11 1908 aged 9 years.’
“Jesu lover of my soul, Let me to thy bosom fly.” [Charles Wesley, 1840]

[east face:]
‘In loving memory of Arthur Edwin Few
grandson of C. Careless
killed in action in France Sep. 6 1916 aged 21 years.’

Hezekiah White Few (1864- 1901)

Hezekiah was born in Willingham, the son of Peter and Jemima Few. He grew up at 52 Bradmore Street (1871), and his father worked as a railway fireman. In 1881 he was living with his parents at 28 Kingston Street, and his father was by then working as a railway driver. Hezekiah listed as a solicitor’s clerk.  
He married Louisa Ada Careless on June 28th 1892 at the Eaden Baptist Chapel, Cambridge. His place of residence was given as Princess St Norwich and his occupation commercial traveller. The couple lived in Norwich after their marriage. They had at least three children: Arthur Edwin (1895-1916), Kathleen Mary (1897-1898) and Adeline (1899-1908).  By 1901 they were back living in Cambridge. at 63 Mawson Road, and Hezekiah was now a  coal merchants clerk. He died at 115 Mawson Road on 27 November 1901 aged 37.

Louisa Ada Few (1868 – 1906)
Louisa was the daughter of Charles and Mary Careless. She grew up at 28 Broad Street where her father was a rag merchant/marine store dealer. She married when she was about 24 years old. She died at her father’s house at 27 Broad Street on 16 March 1906 aged 38 years. Newspaper records of her death recorded her as ‘the last surviving child of Charles Careless’.

Adeline Few (1898-1908)

Adeline was born in Norwich and was the youngest of the three Few children. She died aged 9 on 11 February 1908.

Arthur Edwin Few

Arthur Edwin Few (c1895-1916)WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Arthur Edwin Few was the son of Hezekiah White and Louisa Ada Few and brother of Adeline Few. He was born in Norwich.
His father died when he was 11, and his mother when he was 13 years old. In 1911 he was living with his grandfather Charles Careless at 27 & 28 Broad Street.

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With thanks to Peter Careless for the photograph of Arthur Few
CFHS transcripts of Parish records
War Graves Photographic Project

By Ian Bent

Adeline Few; Arthur Edwin Few; Hezekiah White Few; Louisa Ada Few