CFHS code : HS72a

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : In Affectionate Remembrance of WILLIAM SABBERTON d Mar 21 1870 age 72 also MARTHA the beloved wife of JAMES HAASE and daughter of the above d May 24 1871 In Affectionate Remembrance of MARTHA the beloved wife of WILLIAM SABBERTON d May 17 1867 aged [66] also ALFRED son of the above d Aug 4 1871 WILLIAM eldest son of WILL and MARTHA SABBERTON d Aug 30 1873 In Loving Memory of HARRIETT SABBERTON d Oct 4 1887 also MARY ANN SABBERTON d March 4 1903 age 78

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202375,  0.13740157 – click here for location


Haase and Sabberton monument  2019

This column is located in the second row east of the central path. Two sides and the top are hidden under ivy and the inscriptions are badly eroded especially towards the bottom.


north face
In Affectionate Remembrance of WILLIAM SABBERTON who departed this life March 21 1870 age 72 years

Also MARTHA the beloved wife of JAMES HAASE and daughter of the above died May 24 1871

south & west face 
In Affectionate Remembrance of MARTHA the beloved wife of WILLIAM SABBERTON died May 17 1867 aged 66

Also ALFRED son of the above died Aug 4 1871

WILLIAM eldest son of WILL and MARTHA SABBERTON d Aug 30 1873

east face
In Loving Memory of HARRIETT SABBERTON who fell asleep in Jesus Oct .4. 1887.
2 lines illegible

Also MARY ANN SABBERTON  who entered into rest March 4 1903 aged 78 years

Relationships – Husband & wife, 5 adult children

William Sabberton (1797 – 21 March 1870)

William was born in Norwich and was the son of Robert and Mary Sabberton. He was baptised on 23rd July 1897 at St Paul’s Church in Norwich. He married Martha Pearson at St Mary the Less Church on 3rd May 1824. They had at least eight children: Mary Ann [1826-1903], Harriet [1828-1887], William [1829-1873], Robert [1831-1891], Martha [1825-1871], Emma [1838-1905], Alfred [1842-1871] and Matilda [1843-1925].

William was a tailor and robemaker and the family lived at Pembroke Street [1841], Jesus Lane [1851] and then at 5 Bridge Street from at least 1861 onwards. He was widowed in 1867 and continued to live at 5 Bridge Street. He died aged 72 years old. His sons took over the tailoring business at Bridge Street after his death.

Martha Haase [nee Sabberton] (c.1835 – 24 May 1871)

Martha was the fifth child of William and Martha Sabberton. She grew up at Pembroke Street and Jesus Lane. She married James Alfred Haase at Holy Sepulchre Church on 21st May 1869. James was a leather dealer, and he was residing at Cross Street, Islington and Hainsvale Terracae in Shepherd’s Bush at the time of their marriage. They had one daughter – Emma Florence [1870-1949] and in April 1881 were living at 12 Cross Street. Martha died in Islington when her daughter was 5 months old. Martha’s sisters raised her child after she died.

Martha Sabberton [nee Pearson] (1800 – 17 May 1867)

Martha was the daughter of Richard and Martha Pearson. She was born in Deptford in Kent, and baptised at St Nicholas Church in Deptford on 27th July 1800. She married when she was c.23 years old. She died aged 66 years old at Bridge Street.

Alfred Sabberton (1840 – 4 August 1871)

Alfred was the seventh of William and Martha Sabberton’s children. He never married and in 1871 was working as a tailor along side his brother William at 5 Bridge Street. He died in August 1871 aged 31 years old after what the newpapers described as ‘a long affliction’.

Harriett Sabberton (1827 – 4 October 1887)

Harriett was baptised on 27th May 1827. She did not marry and lived in the family home of 5 Bridge Street after the death of her parents. She was living there in 1871 with elder sister Mary Ann, brothers William and Alfred and younger sister Matilda. In 1881 Harriet was living with Mary Ann, their niece Florence Emma Haase, a domestic servant and two University lodgers. She died aged 60 years old.

Mary Ann Sabberton (c.1825 – 4 March 1903)

Mary Ann was the eldest child of William and Martha Sabberton. She never married and lived with her siblings for most of her life. After sister Harriett died in 1887, she moved to 12 Brunswick Walk and was living there by 1890 at least. In 1891 she was at Brunswick Walk with niece Emma and a domestic servant. She died at home in 1903 aged 78 years old. She left an estate valued at £3,678 14s and 2d [c£450,000 at 2019 values].

Information supplied by Mike Levett, great great grandson of Mary Ann Levett (nee Pearson) whose sister Martha married William Pearson.

Martha Haase; Alfred Sabberton; Harriett Sabberton; Martha Sabberton; Mary Ann Sabberton; William Sabberton; William Sabberton