CFHS code : AS140

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Affectionate Remembrance of WILLIAM INGREY d April 26 1865 age 32 also CHARLES WM INGREY b May 4 1857 d Apr 8 [1886] also HARRIET INGREY d Sep 4 1925 age 90

Monument : Headstone

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203502, 0.13673854 – click here for location

The headstone in March 2019.


This headstone in the north west corner of the parish of All Saints is 2 rows east of the west wall that borders Anglia Ruskin University. It is close to the bend in the west path.


In Affectionate Remembrance of WILLIAM INGREY who died April 26 1865 age 32 years.

Also CHARLES WILLM INGREY born May 4 1857 died  Apr 8 1886

Also HARRIET INGREY who died Sep 4 1925 age 90

Relationships –  husband, wife & son

William Ingrey (1833 – 26 April 1865)

William was born in Cambridge to Charles and Rebekah.  He grew up at 9 Rose Crescent where his father was a confectioner, and aged 17 (1851) was working in the family business. On 12 August 1856 he married Harriet Baker at St Mary’s church in Comberton and they had at least one son: Charles William (1857-1886).

He later worked as a fruiterer and in 1861  was living at 9 All Saints Passage with a female servant Agnes Cracknell.  William died of consumption, which came on very suddenly, at his home in All Saints Passage. His death was announced in the Cambridge Chronicle which stated “His loss is deeply lamented by he is wife, parents and a large circle of friends.”

Charles William Ingrey (1857-1886)

Charles was baptised at St. Andrew the Great on 31 May 1857 and was only 8 when his father died.  In 1871 aged 14 William was a draper’s apprentice and living with his mother at 7 All Saint’s Passage.  Harriet had taken over running the business and was described as a ‘college fruiterer’.  He later moved to Oxford and continued to work as a draper.  He married Elizabeth (Bessie) Page (1850 – 1928) in Great Yarmouth on 27 September 1882 and they had one daughter Winifred Harriett (1884-1961) who was born in Oxfordshire.

Charles died in All Saints Passage aged 28 and was buried with his father.  Elizabeth and Winifred returned to live in Great Yarmouth with her parents.

Harriet Ingrey (née Baker) (c.1834 – 1925)

Harriet was born in Comberton to William and Hannah Baker and wss baptised on 4 May 1834. William was a blacksmith and at the time of Harriet’s wedding he was also the parish clerk.

Harriet continued running the business supplying the colleges with  fruit after William’s early death. In 1871 she was able to keep a general servant – 21 year old Sarah Bullen from Boxworth. She also rented a room to a student from St John’s College –  Newton Maut. By at least 1881 she had retired and was living at 54 Rhadegund Buildings, where she stayed until at least 1891. By 1901 she was living at 33 Bateman Street before moving to 91 Hills Road (at least 1911) and died there at the age of 90.



Newspaper archives

by Mary Naylor with additional information by Claire Martinsen

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Charles William Ingrey; Harriet Ingrey; William Ingrey