CFHS code : BE143

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : In Affectionate Remembrance of HARRIETT the beloved wife of RICHARD PEERS HARDMAN b Oct 17 1814 d Oct 30 1852 In Memory of Rev RICHARD PEERS HARDMAN Vicar of Wicken Cambs sometime Vicar of Airmyn Yorks b Dec 27 1822 d Apr 22 1885 also of EMILY AUGUSTA his widow b Oct 7 1821 d Oct 1 1901 In Memory of WILLIAM MINISTER HARDMAN b 21 Mar 1861 d 11 Feb 1920 ERNEST MINISTER HARDMAN b 14 Jun 1864 d 7 Mar 1907

Monument : Column with inscriptions on the north and east faces.

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202587, 0.13612388 – click here for location

This monument was uncovered during clearance in 2016.
South face
North face of the monument
North face



south face

‘In Affectionate Remembrance of Harriett
the beloved wife of Richard Peers Hardman
born Oct 17 1814 died Oct 30 1852.’

north face

‘In Memory of the Rev Richard Peers Hardman
Vicar of Wicken Cambs
sometime Vicar of Airmyn Yorks
born Dec 27 1822 died April 22 1885

‘Also of Emily Augusta his widow
born Oct 7 1821 died Oct 1 1901
In Memory of William Minster Hardman
born 21 Mar 1861 died 11 Feb 1920

Ernest Minster Hardman
Born 14 Jun 1864 died 7 Mar 1907

Harriet Hardman (1814 – 1852) 

Harriet was living in Trumpington Street, Cambridge, when she died at the age of 37.

Richard Peers Hardman (1822 – 1885)

After the death of his first wife in 1852, Richard married Emily Minister in 1860 in Hampstead London. 1861 census – Richard and Emily were in Yorkshire. When he died at the age of 62 his address was given as Wicken.

Emily Augusta Hardman (née Minister) (1821 – 1901)

Emily was living at 14 Percy Street, Liverpool when she died at the age of 79.

William Minister Hardman (1861 – 1920)

William was living at 40 Grove End Road NW London when he died at the age of 52.  A note in the parish record says he was cremated so it is possible that his ashes are here.

Ernest Minister Hardman (1864 – 1907)

His burial was not recorded in the burial register, so he may be buried elsewhere.

Sources :

CFHS parish record transcripts
Free BMD

Emily Augusta Hardman; Ernest Minister Hardman; Harriett Hardman; Richard Peers Hardman; William Minister Hardman