CFHS code : AL323
Parish : St Andrew the Less
Inscription : In Loving Memory of PETER FEW who died after a long and [painful] illness [Nov] 12 1883 aged 43 also of JEMIMA wife of the above d Nov 24 [190-] wife of the above also of ALBERT EDWARD son of the above d June 10 1874 remainder indecipherable
Monument : Headstone
Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This headstone was restored between 2000 and 2018. Situated to the east of the central path, in the parish area of St Andrew the Less.
The parish record was used to complete the inscription which is largely illegible.
In Loving Memory of PETER FEW
who died after a long and [painful] illness November 12  aged 43
also of JEMIMA wife of the above d Nov 24 [190-]
also of ALBERT EDWARD son of the above d June 10 1874
Peter Few (1841 – 1883)
Peter was born in Willingham and was the son of John and Lydia Few. His father was a shoemaker on Main Street, Willingham. He married Jemima White in 1860. Peter and Jemima had at least six children: Florence Laura (1861-1929), Hezekiah White (1864-1901), Lydia Minetta (1869-1926), Albert Edward (1874-1874), Edwin Bertie (1875-1948) and Peter Gerard (1878-1958).
In 1861 Peter and Jemima were living in Willingham and Peter was working as a shoemaker. By 1871 the family had moved to 52 Bradmore Street and Peter was working as a railway fireman. In 1881 he was an engine driver on the railway and the family were at 28 Kingston Street. Peter died on 12 November 1883 aged 42 years old at Addenbrookes Hospital.
Jemima Few (1843 -1904)
Jemima was also born in Willingham and was the daughter of Edward and Lydia White. She was baptised on 22nd August 1852. Edward White was an agricultural worker. She married Peter Few aged 17 years old.
She was widowed aged 40 years old, and remarried on 30th May 1886 at St Saviour Battersea to Stephen Thomas Lane. In 1891 Stephen and Jemima were living at the Stables in Cardiff Castle, where he was a groom and coachman. By 1901 Stephen has retired and the couple were living at 45 Balham Park Road in London. Jemima died there on 24 November 1904 aged 61 years old. Her married name of Lane, is not mentioned on the grave monument.
Albert Edward Few (1874 – 1874)
Albert was born in early 1874 and died in Kingston Street aged 6 months.
by Claire Martinsen