CFHS code : AL526

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Remembrance of SARAH beloved wife of ALFRED READ GAUTREY d Dec 15 1873 aged 56 also of MARY ANN second wife of ALFRED READ GAUTREY d Jan 9 1897 aged 65

Monument : Headstone (fallen)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The headstone is broken and the inscription is now hard to read. Photo November 2016
Gautrey headstone November 2016
The original photo, by Roy Hammans, showing the headstones along the north west wall. Some of these monuments are now fallen or hidden from view


This fallen and broken headstone, in the parish area of St Andrew the Less, is located against the west wall on the path that runs from the Norfolk Street gate.


In Loving Remembrance of SARAH
beloved wife of ALFRED READ GAUTREY
died Dec 15 1873 aged 56

……… 4 lines Illegible.………..

Also of MARY ANN
second wife of ALFRED READ GAUTREY
died Jan 9 1897 aged 65

Image taken from the photo by Roy Hammans in the 1980s

Sarah Gautrey (née Wright)  (1817 – 15 December 1873)

Sarah was born in Histon and in 1851 was living at Brooklands, Trumpington Road where she was working as a general servant for widow Richard Foster. She married greengrocer Alfred Read Gautrey (1827-1899) in 1852. Alfred later became a general grocer, and the couple lived at 23 Grafton Street (1871). Sarah died at Adam and Eve Row, and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 19 December 1873.

Mary Ann Gautrey (née Pettitt)  (17 September 1831 – 9 January 1897)

Mary was the daughter of Charles and Mary Ann Pettitt and was born in Saffron Walden. She was baptised at St. Mary the Virgin Church on 18 November 1831 and grew up on Horn Lane in the town, where her father worked as a groom/coachman. Mary worked as a dressmaker, before marrying tailor Charles Lister (1835-1872)  in 1866. The couple lived at 26 Grafton Street, with her father Charles, but she was widowed in July 1872. She married widower Alfred Gautrey in 1875 and they lived at 23 Grafton Street, where Alfred was both a grocer and beer seller. Mary died at 22 City Road aged 65 years old and her funeral was held on 14 January.

Alfred Gautrey remained living in Cambridge until at least 1898. He retired to live at Sheridan Terrace, Hove and died there on Christmas Eve 1899.



Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Mary Ann Gautrey; Sarah Gautrey