CFHS code : BO45
Parish : St Botolph
Inscription : In Loving Memory of CHARLES DANIEL LAMBERT d Oct 25 1895 aged  [lines illegible] ANN HOWARD LAMBERT
Monument : Headstone
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202859, 0.13748334 – click here for location
This sandstone headstone, now much eroded, in the parish area of St Botolph, is located in the centre circle, in the northern sector of the circle. Several lines of the inscription are now indecipherable; it is not impossible that one or more other members of the Lambert family may also be buried in this grave.
‘In loving memory of Charles Daniel Lambert
who died Oct 25 1895 aged ’
‘[illegible lines] Ann Howard Lambert [died 1912]’
Charles Daniel Lambert (1829(?)‒1895)
Charles Daniel was born in Cambridge. He was probably the son of Benjamin Lambert, gardener, and Catherine Lambert, of Newnham, in which case he was baptised at St Botolph’s Church on 27 May 1829. By 1841 the Lambert family was living at Paradise House, Barton Road, Grantchester with three sons and a daughter, and in that year Charles Daniel was already, at the age of 11, listed as a ‛miller’. He married Ann Howard Gray on 24 January 1851 at Little St Mary’s Church, and later that year the couple were living in Gothic Street (which ran between Panton Street and Trumpington Street, in the Newtown area of Cambridge). In 1861 they were living at 31 Newnham [Street], in 1871 at 29 Anderson’s Court (off Newnham Street), in 1881 at 16 Anderson’s Court, and in 1891 at 16 Newnham [Street].
Charles and Ann had eight children in all: George, b. c.1852, Walter Henry, b. 1853 (baker), William, b. 1855, Frederick, b. 1858 (plumber), Charles Edwin, b. c.1862 (carpenter), Catherine Ann (1865‒66), Ellen Elizabeth, b. 1867, and Ada Harriet (c.1869‒1903). Of these, Walter married a Martha Harriet, and the couple lived in Newnham and had at least nine children; Charles Edwin married Isabella Martin in 1892; and Ellen Elizabeth (by then a parlour maid at Newnham Grange) married James Runham, college servant, in 1899.
Charles Daniel remained a corn miller throughout his career (in 1869 he was once called ‛journeyman miller’). He lived within a few yards of the Newnham Mill (owned by the Foster brothers). He died on 25 October 1895 at the age of 67, and was buried on 31 October at St Botolph’s, Ann outliving him by sixteen years.
Ann Howard Lambert (née Gray) (1830‒1912)
Ann Howard was born in Cambridge, the daughter of William Gray (milkman) and Anne Gray (probably née Anger or Auger). She was baptised on 21 March 1830. She married Charles Daniel Lambert, miller, on 24 January 1851, and later that year the couple were living in Gothic Street (which ran between Panton Street and Trumpington Street, in the Newtown area of Cambridge). In 1861 they were living at 31 Newnham [Street], in 1871 at 29 Anderson’s Court (off Newnham Street), in 1891 at 16 Newnham [Street]. (For their children, see above, Charles Daniel.)
Ann survived her husband’s death in 1895 by sixteen years, continuing to live at 16 Newnham [Street]. Living with her was her unmarried grand-daughter Ellen Mabel (b. 1883, daughter of Walter Henry and Martha Harriet). Ellen is described as a dressmaker. Ann died in the first quarter of 1912, aged 81, and her burial took place at St Botolph’s Church. Three of her eight children had predeceased her.
Census reports 1841‒1911
Births, Deaths and Marriages
St Botolph baptismal register
St Botolph marriage register
St Botolph burial register
Spalding’s Street Directory of Cambridge, 1881
By Ian Bent