CFHS code : MC51

Parish : St Michael

Inscription : side 1 [HARRIET INGREY] [wife of] FREDERICK INGREY d Jan 30 1900 aged 55 side 2: IARO / FREDERICK INGREY / d Jan 23 1880 / aged 34 / ILMO / CHARLES INGREY / d July 16 1883 aged 75 / also REBEKAH his wife / d April 28 1886 / aged 79

Monument :  Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon :  52.202682, 0.13781145 – click here for location

Ingrey grave
Ingrey headstone


This broken headstone, in the parish area of St Michael,  is just south of the path which runs to the east from the central circle.


Side 1:
‘In affectionate remembrance of
Frederick Ingrey, died January 23 1880 aged 34.
In loving memory of
Charles Ingrey,diedJuly 16 1883 aged 75
Also Rebekah his wife, died April 28 1886, aged 79.

Side 2 Frederick Ingrey, died January 30 1900, aged 55″

Relationships: Husband, wife, son, daughter-in-law

Frederick Ingrey (1846 – 23 January 1880)

Frederick Ingrey was the youngest son of confectioner Charles Ingrey.  He grew at up 9 Rose Crescent and married Harriet Levett  on 2 August 1870. The couple lived at 14 Church Street (1871) and Frederick also worked as a confectioner.  They had two children: Florence Levett (1872-1912) and Ernest Fred (1878-1968) and Frederick died at Church Street aged 34 years. He was buried on 29 January.

Harriet Ingrey (née Levett) (1844 – 30 January 1900)

Harriet was the daughter of Joseph and Mary and sister of Charles Levett.  She was born in Cambridge but grew up in Newport Pagnell (1851) where her father was an excise officer for the Inland Revenue.  By 1861 the family had returned to live at Ferry Path in Cambridge and she married Frederick Ingrey when she was 25 years old. After she was widowed she continued to live at 14 Church Street with her daughter Florence who was a music teacher (1891) and died there aged 55 years old.

Charles Ingrey (d 1883)

Charles Ingrey was born in Chatham Kent and baptised there on 12 June  1808.  He married Rebeka Goude at St. Michael’s Church on 9 August 1831.  He was a confectioner and lived/worked at 9 Rose Crescent, Cambridge where he employed 3 men in his business (1851/1861).  Charles and Rebekah had at least four children: William (1832-1865), Mary Ann (1834-1836), Mary Ann (II) (1838-1934) and Frederick (1846-1880).  By 1881 just Charles and Rebekah were living at Rose crescent with domestic servant Mary Diver.  Charles sat on the Town Council as representative for Trinity ward.

He died at Rose Crescent in 1883  and the contents of 9 Rose Crescent were auctioned in September of that year.  The auction consisted of ‘seven octave cottage pianoforte by Chappell and Co in rosewood case and effects, comprising set of mahogany dining, loo, Pembroke and library tables, mahogany frame dining, cane-seat and easy chairs, mahogany-frame sofas, mahogany secretaire, bookcase, chimney glasses, pictures, carpets, bedsteads, feather beds and bedding, 4-feet mahogany hanging wardrobe, mahogany chest of drawers and miscellaneous property’.

Rebekah Ingrey (née Goude) (c.1807 – 28 April 1886)

Rebekah was born in Cambridge and after she was widowed went to live at 79 St. Andrew’s Street.  She died aged c.78 years old and was buried on May 1st 1886.



Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen with some information supplied by Mike Levett (relative)

Charles Ingrey; Frederick Ingrey; Harriet Ingrey; Rebekah Ingrey