CFHS code : HT210

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of FREDERICK ERNEST FORDHAM 11 Jun 1862 – 17 Mar 1928 also AMELIA his wife 17 Aug 1860 – 14 Dec 1936

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Fordham kerb stones June 2020

Monument

This set of kerb stones located in the parish of Holy Trinity are just to the south of the south path midway between the central path and the east wall.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of FREDERICK ERNEST FORDHAM 11 Jun 1862 – 17 Mar 1928

Also AMELIA his wife 17 Aug 1860 – 14 Dec 1936

Frederick Ernest Fordham (1862-1928)

Frederick was the only son  of James and Sarah Ann Fordham. James was a cricketer, and Frederick grew up at Short Street (1871) and 168 East Road (1881). By the age of 19 he was working as a solicitor’s clerk and married Milly Constable on 7 September 1886 at St. Mary the Less Church. They lived at 4 Brunswick Walk and then 8 North Terrace (at least 1901 onwards) and had one daughter: Millie Amelia (1897-1988). Frederick continued to work as a solicitor’s clerk and was also a registrar of births, marriages and deaths (1911). He died at home aged 65 years old.

Amelia Fordham (Milly) (née Constable) (1860-1936)

Milly was the daughter of William and Adelaide (née Dickerson) and was baptised on 25 September 1860 at St. Mary the Great Church.  Her father was a college servant and she grew up at Little St. Mary’s Terrace.  She worked as an assistant school mistress before marrying aged 26. After she was widowed Milly continued to live at North Terrace and died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital aged 76.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Amelia Fordham; Frederick Ernest Fordham