CFHS code : BE50

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : In Memory of JUDITH wife of JOHN GARNER died Feb 26 1870 age 66 JOHN GARNER died Jan 23 1876 age 75 Also THOMAS HERBERT GARNER died Feb 2 1922 age 82

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Footstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

This frave set is still in good order. The majority of the inscription is still legible.
Photo January 2017


This headstone with kerb stones and footstone, in the parish area of St Bene’t, is located midway between the central and western paths, close to the DOVE artwork.



In Memory of JUDITH wife of JOHN GARNER died Feb 26 1870 age 66

JOHN GARNER died Jan 23 1876 age 75

also of  THOMAS HERBERT GARNER died Feb 2 1922 age 82


J. G. 1870
J. G. 1876
T. G. 192-

Judith Garner [nee Johnson] (1803 – 26 February 1870)

Judith was born in Histon and baptised on 23rd October 1803.  She was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Johnson.  She married John Garner at the same church exactly 20 years later on 23rd October 1823.  They had at least three children: John [1834-], Charles [1839-] and Thomas Herbert [1840-1922].

John Garner was a baker, and the family lived first at 25 Sun Street [1851], then on Newmarket Road [1861].  Judith died aged 66 yeas.

John Garner (3 June 1799 – 23 January 1876)

John was born in Willingham and was baptised on 27th July 1799.  His parents were John and Anne Garner.  He married Judith Johnson when he was 24 years old and they moved to Cambridge.

After his wife’s death, he moved to 39 Sun Street, and was living there with his son Thomas Herbert and a servant in 1871. Both father and son were working as bakers. He died in January 1876 aged 75 years.

Thomas Herbert Garner (1840 – 2 February 1922)

Thomas was the youngest son of John and Judith Garner.  He became a baker like his father, and worked with his father at Newmarket Road, and later at 39 Sun Street. In 1881 aged 41 years he was living at 24 James Street, and working as a journeyman baker.

He then moved to 244 Newmarket Road and was a corn dealer, whilst also owning land in Fen Ditton.  He remained a bachelor and died aged 82 years at Newmarket Road leaving an estate valued at £7,992 16s and 10d.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry

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John Garner; Judith Garner; Thomas Herbert Garner