CFHS code : AL467

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ROBERT JOHN HARDY d 4 May 1916 aged 65 also of LOUISA HARDY d April 7 1913 aged 60 also of FLORENCE CORNELLA HARDY — d March 16th 1903 aged 7

Monument : Headstone

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Hardy headstone May 2018


Located seven rows east of the central path in the south of the parish of St Andrew the Less.


In Loving Memory of ROBERT JOHN HARDY who died May 4 1916 aged 65 years

also of LOUISA HARDY who died April 7 1913 aged 60 years

also of FLORENCE CORNELLA HARDY who died March 16th 1903 aged 7 years

Robert John Hardy (c.1850 – 4 May  1916)

Robert was the son of Robert and Ann  (née Daniels) and was baptised at St. Andrew the Less on 28 July 1850.  He grew up at12 Burleigh Place (1851),  8 Adam and Eve Row (1861) and 174 East Road (1871). Robert Hardy (Senior) worked as a  house painter and glazier and by the age of 21 Robert was working in the same  profession.

He married Louisa Norris in 1880 and they had four children:  Arthur Charles (1881-), Cecil Algernon (1884-1970), Ada (1887-1957) and Florence Cornella (1896-1903).  The family lived at 13 Orchard Street (1881) and then at Sturton Street (at least 1891 onwards). Robert died in 1916.

Louisa Annie Hardy (née Norris) (1852 – 7 April 1913)

Louisa was the daughter of baptist minister Charles Norris and his wife Rhoda (née Barnard) and was born in Sawston.  Aged 8 she was living with her family at Bridge End in Saffron Walden. Louisa  died aged 60 years old.

Florence Cornella Hardy (1896 -16 March 1903)

Florence died at 132 Sturton Street just after her 7th birthday. Her middle name was after Louisa’s elder sister of the same name.



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Florence Cornella Hardy; Louisa Hardy; Robert John Hardy