CFHS code : PL499

Parish : St Paul

Inscription: west face: Sacred to the Memory of HENRY HARRADINE d Jan 4 1892 age 70 also of HARRIET HARRADINE d April 17 1915 age 93. East face: In the memory of  Elizabeth Harradine who died after long suff….. on All Saints Day aged 50 years …..ed away from …….  Mary ……. ….. died Feb 21 1892 aged 102 years.

Monument : Headstone

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The east face is quite badly eroded but most of the inscription is still visible. August 2016
West face March 2016.


This headstone is located roughly 5 rows to the east of the western path. The top is damaged. The east face is quite badly eroded but most of the inscription is still visible.


east face
‘In the memory of Elizabeth Harradine
Who died after long suff….. on
All Saints Day 1881 aged 50 years’
“God ….. ipe away …… from their…….
[possibly: God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes]
‘Also of Mary Harradine her mother
Who died Feb 21 1892 aged 102 years.’

west face
‘Sacred to the Memory of HENRY HARRADINE.
Who died  Jan 4 1892 age 70 years.’
“Thy will be done”
Died April 17 1915 age 93 years.’
“At rest”

Elizabeth Harradine (1831 – 1 November 1881)

Elizabeth was born in Cambridge and lived with her mother Mary through her life.  In 1861 the pair were living at 41 Adam and Eve Row and both were working as sempstresses. By 1871 they had moved to the St. Anthony and Eligius almshouses , St Anthony Street off Panton Street and Elizabeth died there aged 50 years old.

Mary Harradine (c.1789 –  21 February 1892)

Mary was born in St. Neot’s and had at least two children: Elizabeth and Henry. After moving to the almshouses the Cambridge Board of Guardians  provided a nurse to care for her. The nurse – Ann Mason was given board, lodgings and 2s, 6d per week  (1876). Mary’s age on  the various census records differs considerably – in 1881 she was recorded as being 99 years old (!)

Henry Harradine (c.1821 – 4 January 1892)

Henry is believed to have been the son of Mary and married Harriet Reeves in 1843.  He  worked as a house painter and the family lived at 24 Gloucester Place (at least 1861-1881) and then 15 Cockburn Street. They had at least nine children: Henry John (1844-1932), Rev. John Henry (1846-1935), James John (1849-1910), William (1851-1943), Harriet Sarah (1854-1916), Sarah Ann (1856-1940), Alfred (1859-1870), Elizabeth (1866-1940) and Albert (1869-).

Harriet Harradine  (née Reeves) (1822 – 17 April  1915)

Harriet was born in Fitzroy Street and is believed to have been the daughter of William and Elizabeth. She was baptised at the Wesleyan chapel in Barnwell on 30 December 1822 and aged 17 was working as a servant for innkeeper Mary Baxter on Jesus Lane.  After Henry’s death she continued to live at 15 Cockburn Street and died aged 93 years old.



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Elizabeth Harradine; Harriet Harradine; Henry Harradine; Mary Harradine