CFHS code : BO53 or ML4

Parish : St Botolph

Inscription : In Affectionate Memory of ALICE GARNHAM b April 16th 18[5]1 d Feby 22nd 18[5or9]7 also of SARAH beloved wife of CHARLES GARNHAM d Feb 21 1903 aged 47 also of CHARLES GARNHAM d December 16 192[6] aged 77

Monument : Headstone (fallen)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202891, 0.1377044 – click here for location

Garnham grave
Garnham monument


This headstone, fallen and broken, in the parish area of St Botolph, is located north east of the centre circle, east of the circular path, four rows eastwards.

This grave was identified by the CFHS as being in the parish area of St Mary the Less, but in fact lies within the St Botolph boundaries.


‘In affectionate memory of Alice Garnham
born April 16th 18[5]1 died Feby 22nd 1897’

‘Also Sarah beloved wife of Charles Garnham
died Feb 21 1903 aged 47’

‘Also of Charles Garnham died December 16 192[8] aged 77’

Alice Garnham (1851-1897)

Alice was born in Syleham, Suffolk in 1851. By 1881 she was married to Charles Garnham and was living with him at 47 Regent Street, Cambridge. At her death in 1897, aged 45, she was living at 7 Cherry Hinton Road.

Sarah Garnham (c.1856-1903)

Sarah was born in Cambridge about 1856. By 1901, she was married to Charles Garnham and was living with him at 7 Beauclare Terrace, 119 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge. She was still at this address when she died two years later aged 46.

Charles Garnham (c.1851-1928)

Charles was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, son of Charles and Eliza Garnham, in about 1851. In 1871 he was still living in Ipswich, and was a carpenter. By 1881 he was living at 47 Regent Street, Cambridge, and was a stonemason. At that time he was married to Alice E. Garnham.

Alice died in 1897 and within the next four years he married Sarah E. Garnham of Cambridge, because in 1901, still a stonemason, he was living at 7 Beauclare Terrace, 119 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge with Sarah. The marriage was a short one, Sarah dying in 1903.

Charles outlived Sarah by 25 years. At his death aged 77, he was resident in the Priory Nursing Home, Newmarket Road, Cambridge. He left his effects (worth £1071 7s.) to Martha Watson Richmond, widow.

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St Botolph: burial register
Census reports 1871, 1881, 1901

By Ian Bent

Alice Garnham; Charles Garnham; Sarah Garnham