Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of KATE the beloved wife of HERBERT DYE FROMENT d July 4 1913 aged 64 also HERBERT DYE FROMENT d Dec 3 1927 aged 77 also of FREDERICK THOMAS FROMENT d Aug 8 1892 aged 14 and LUCAS HERBERT CHARLES FROMENT d Feb 28 1904 aged 28

Monument : Stone cross (broken)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202852, 0.13641463 – click here for location

Froment monument October 2017

This monument was restored sometime after the CFHS survey but in May 2018, the cross was pushed over.


east face

In Loving Memory of KATE the beloved wife of
Herbert Dye Froment who died July 4 1913 aged 64 years

Also HERBERT DYE FROMENT d Dec 3 1927 aged 77 years

south face

also of FREDERICK THOMAS FROMENT who died Aug 8 1892 aged 14 years


Kate Froment (née Attwood) (1849 – 4 July 1913)

Kate was born Caroline Attwood, and census documents refer to her as either Caroline or Carrie.  She was born in Chesterton and was the daughter of Charles and Esther Attwood.  Her father was a miller and in 1851 the family were living on Ely Road in Chesterton and Charles was described as a ‘miller pauper’.  Aged 12, Carrie was living with her sister Harriet and brother in law Thomas Kirby in Cambridge.  She married Herbert Froment on 3 November 1869 and they had six children: Lily Elizabeth Harriet (1873-1960), Lucas Herbert Charles, Frederick Thomas, Emily Esther (1880-), Maude Dye (1886-) and another child who died as an infant.

Herbert worked at Clare College as a college porter and by 1891 was Head Porter. The family lived at 5 Sussex Street (1871) and then 4 St. Andrew’s Hill (until at least 1911).  Kate died aged 64 years old.

Herbert Dye Froment (3 November 1850 – 3 December 1927)

Herbert was born in Swavesey, a village nine miles north east of Cambridge and was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (née Dye) Froment.  Thomas was an agricultural labourer and by the age of 10 (1861) Herbert was also working as an agricultural labourer. He married Kate Attwood on his 19th birthday.  In 1925 he was living at 14 Park Parade with daughters Lily and Maude and died aged 77 years old.

Frederick Thomas Froment (1878 – 8 August 1892)

Frederick grew up at 4 St. Andrew’s Hill and died aged 14 years old.

Lucas Herbert Charles Froment (1876 – 28 February 1904)

Lucas was the eldest son of Herbert and Kate Froment.  In 1891 he was 14 years old and living at home with his parents and siblings.  He joined the army and served with the Suffolk Regiment.  In March 1901 he received the freedom of the borough in recognition of his service in the Boer War. He died in Blackpool, Lancashire aged 28 years old.



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