CFHS code : BE89

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : THOMAS HARVEY JOHNSON RN d August 13 1904 aged 79 also LOUISA JOHNSON wife of the above who died at Brighton MARIA JANE JOHNSON beloved wife of CHARLES HENRY JOHNSON d Nov 10 1914 aged 76 reverse In Loving Memory of CHARLES HENRY JOHNSON b July 4 1832 d Feb 9 1923

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Relationships: Brothers

The east face of the monument in December 2020.
The west face of the headstone in December 2020.


This headstone is 5 rows east of the west path.


west face
THOMAS HARVEY JOHNSON RN d August 13 1904 aged 79 years

Also LOUISA JOHNSON wife of the above who died at Brighton

MARIA JANE JOHNSON beloved wife of CHARLES HENRY JOHNSON died Nov 10 1914 aged 76 years

“So …….. …  the ……..
where  they would be.”

“Father in Thy  gracious  keeping, leave we  now   thy servant sleeping.”

east face
In Loving Memory of CHARLES HENRY JOHNSON born July 4 1832 died Feb. 9. 1923.

“Wait a little while
In uncomplaining love
His own most gracious smile
Will welcome you above.”

Thomas Harvey Johnson (1826 – 13 August 1904)

Thomas was the son of John and Elizabeth Johnson.  His father John  was a Cooper on Wheeler Street.   In 1851 Thomas was still living at home at 2 Wheeler Street, and was working as a school assistant.   By the age of 35 in 1861 he had changed career and was on HMS Archer in the Congo, working as a naval instructor.  In 1865 he married Louisa Catherine Marriott in Cambridge.  They lived at 2 Paston Place, Brighton [1881, 1891] and his occupation is recorded as a retired naval instructor.  After Louisa’s death in 1896 he appears to have returned to Cambridge and lived with his brother Charles at 102 Richmond Road.  He died there on 13th August 1904.  He left effects valued at £267, 8s.

Louisa Catherine Johnson [nee Marriott] (1831 – 1896)

Louisa was born in Edinburgh.  No record of her father can be found, but he appears to have died when Louisa was aged between 5 and 10 years old.  Her mother Sarah Anne was from Cambridge originally, and Louisa and her two brothers returned to Cambridge to grow up.  Her mother ran a pub on King Street when  Louisa was 10 years old [1841].  By 1851 the family were living on Clarendon Street, and Louisa was working as a teacher of music.  In 1861 she was living in Moulton as a governess to a family.

She married Thomas Harvey Johnson in Cambridge when she was 34 years old.  They don’t appear to have had any children.  They lived in Brighton after Thomas’s retirement from being a naval instructor.  Louisa died in Brighton in 1896 when she was approximately 65 years old.

Charles Henry Johnson (4 July 1832 – 9 February 1923)

Charles Henry was the brother of Thomas Harvey.  He grew up on Wheeler Street, Cambridge.  He married Maria Jane Millen at St Peter Walworth on 10th November 1858.  They had at least 5 children: Charles Henry [1860-1936], Rev Alfred Robert [1861-1937], Rev Arthur Thomas [1866-1952],  Rev David John [1869-1959] and Ada Maria Jane Elizabeth [1872-1947].

Charles worked as a cook.  The family lived on Histon Road [1871], before moving to 65 King Street [1881] where Charles was a cook/confectioner with a shop there.  By 1891 he was a cook and living at 102 Richmond Road.   He lived at  Richmond Road until his death aged 90.  He died leaving effects of the value of £1,055.

Maria Georgiana Jane Johnson [nee Millen]  (9 October 1838 – 10 November 1914)

Maria was the daughter of David and Jane Millen.  She was born and grew up in London, where her father worked as  a letter carrier.   She married Charles Henry Johnson when she was 20 years old.   She died at her home in 102 Richmond Road, Cambridge aged 76 years old.

Three of Charles and Maria’s sons became priests.  Their only daughter Ada Maria Jane Elizabeth Johnson continued to live at 102 Richmond Road until she died in 1947, so the house was in continuous occupation by the same family for close to 60 years.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry

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Charles Henry Johnson; Louisa Johnson; Maria Jane Johnson; Thomas Harvey Johnson