CFHS code : AG452a  

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : base of cross JAMES ROBINSON died Oct 8th 1897 aged 59 years
kerbs Sarah Ann

Monument : Stone cross (base only)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

NB This number appears to have been assigned to two monuments. This monument is believed to be for JAMES and SARA ANN ROBINSON. We have used the grave register for this parish to establish that their son John Henry was also buried here.
A new post has been created for Robert Ernest Hunt (AG452b), who may be related to Sarah in some way.

Monument

Robinson plinth May 2018

This plinth (cross missing) is located in the northern section of the parish three rows west of  the centre circle.
The section of kerb with Sarah Ann’s  name on has been moved to another  monument. In 2020 the plinth was hidden by ivy.

Inscription

base of cross
JAMES ROBINSON died Oct 8th 1897 aged 59 years
kerbs
Sarah Ann

Relationships: Husband, wife and child

John Henry Robinson (1876 – 1881)

John was the fourth child of James and Sarah Robinson. He was born and died at 2 Victoria Street. He was just 4 years old.

James Robinson (1838 – 1897)

James was born in Cambridge to police constable William Robinson and his wife Mary. James was brought up in the Newmarket Road area. At the age of 13 he was employed as an errand boy and then became a porter at  Emmanuel College..

He married Sarah Ann Hunt on September 21st 1870 at the church of Andrew the Great. They lived briefly at 13 Mill Road but by the birth of their first child they had moved to 2 Victoria Street where they brought up at least eight children; Ada Mary (1872), James Hunt (1872), Frederick William (1875), John Henry (1876 – 1881), )Florence Ethel (1878),  Annie Gertrude (1880), Charles Edward Walter (1882) and Francis Percival (1884).
In 1891 they were living in Sidney Street and then moved to 13 Earl Street where James died.

Sarah Ann Robinson (née Hunt) (1841 – 1930)

Sarah was born in Aldworth, Berkshire. She was the daughter of John and Anne Hunt. John was a master wheelwright. She was brought up in the village with many siblings but by 1861 had moved 25 miles away to work as house maid for the Adams family at Berry Farm, Waltham Place, White Waltham.  It is not known when or why she came to Cambridge.
Sarah was only 56 when she was widowed and although all her children were working most of them were still living at home. So she became a lodging house keeper. By 1911 she had was living at 44 Humberstone  Road with three of her daughters and still running a lodging house. She was 88 when she died having been a widow for 33 years .

[If you have any further information about this family, please contact us at Friendsofmillroadcemetery@gmail.com]

Sources:
CFHS Transcripts of parish & grave records
Family Search
Find my Past

By Mary Naylor

James Robinson; John Henry Robinson; Sarah Ann Robinson