CFHS code : PL486

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Remembrance of JOSEPH & SARAH ANN FRESHWATER ADA b Oct 21 1872 d Dec 31 1872 ETHEL BARRON b Sep 22 1874 d Sep 22 1874 HERBERT BARRON b Nov 13 1880 d Aug 2 1881 JOSEPH father of [the above] d ——— aged — ALFRED ——– —- of the above d September 2[9] [1900] aged [4] months also SARAH ANN wife of the above JOSEPH d October 17 1923 aged 87

Monument : Headstone (repaired)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

August 2016. There is some erosion on the lower half of this headstone.
Freshwater and Plumb headstone August 2016

Monument

This headstone is located 4 rows east of the west path as it curves behind the lodge. It has been restored. The inscription which faces west is badly eroded in places.

Inscription

In Loving Remembrance of JOSEPH & SARAH ANN FRESHWATER

ADA born Oct 21 1872 died Dec 31 1872

ETHEL BARRON born Sep 22 1874 died Sep 15 1878

HERBERT BARRON born Nov 13 1880 d Aug 2 1881

JOSEPH father of [the above] died  — [July 1892 aged 54]

ALFRED PLUMB, [grandson] of the above died September 2[9] 1900 aged 4 months

Also SARAH ANN wife of the above JOSEPH died October 17 1923 aged 87

Ada Freshwater (21 October 1872 – 31 December 1872)

Ada was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah Freshwater and was buried on 3 January 1873.

Ethel Barron Freshwater (22 September 1874 – 15 September 1878)

Ethel was baptised at St. Paul’s Church on 29 November 1874 and died at 15 Bentinck Street just before her fourth birthday.

Herbert Barron Frewshwater (13 November 1880 – 2 August 1881)

Herbert was born at 15 Bentinck Street and died aged 8 months old. His death was registered in Camberwell, London

Joseph Freshwater (1838 – 15 July 1892)

Joseph was the son of  horse dealer Edward and Elizabeth (née Stockbridge) and was born in Melbourn. He married Sarah Barron on 10 August 1857 in  St. Pancras, London and they had thirteen children: Julia (1857-1942), Edward (1858-1937), William (1860-1912), Charles Barron (1864-1930), Ellen Eliza (1865-1944), Kezia Barron (1866-1914), Amelia (1868-), Clara (1870-1936), Ada, Ethel Barron, Herbert Barron and two further children who died as infants.

Joseph worked as a  horse dealer (1861) and later as a groom and the family lived at 15 Bentinck Street (1881) and then 23 Norwich Street(at least 1891 onwards). Joseph died at Norwich Street aged 54 years old.

Alfred Charles Plumb (23 May 1900 – 29 September 1900)

Alfred was the son of Charles and Clara (née Freshwater) Plumb and was born in Lincoln. He was baptised on 10 June 1900 at St. Swithin’s Church, Lincoln and died at 56 Norwich Street, Cambridge aged 4 months old.

Sarah Ann Freshwater  (née Barron) (1836 – 17 October 1923)

Sarah was born in Shepreth and baptised in Melbourne on 5 March 1837. She was the youngest daughter of Joseph and Sarah (née Stockbridge) and grew up in Shepreth where her father was a miller. She married Joseph Freshwater when she was 21 years old  and after she was widowed lived at 71 Norwich Street with her son Edward and daughter Ellen (1911). She was still living at 71 Norwich Stret when she died aged 87 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Ada Freshwater; Ethel Barron Freshwater; Herbert Barron Freshwater; Joseph Freshwater; Sarah Ann Freshwater; Alfred Plumb