CFHS code : MG70

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JOHN WILLIAM LAMBERT d April 7 1937 age 73 also ROSEZELER LAMBERT d Dec 13 1954 age 90

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202162, 0.13777182 – click here for location

Lambert grave
Lambert kerb stones



John William Lambert (1864 – 7 April 1937)

John was born in Peterborough and baptised at St. Mark’s Churcn on 28 October 1864. He was the son of publican Robert Lambert and his wife Mary (née Wright).  By 1875 the family had moved to live at 9 Mill Street and Robert worked as a railway engine driver.  In 1881 John was 17 years old and worked as a baker, by 1891 he was working as a grocer and later worked as a builders labourer (1901) and joiner’s sawyer (1911).

He married  Rose Richardson in 1891 and they had four children: Flossie May (1892-1984), Horace Cecil (1894-1973), Gladys Eveline (1895-1979) and Robert Walter (1899-1992). The family lived at 18 Stockwell Street (1901) and then at 102 Hemingford Road (at least 1911 onwards).  John died aged 73 years old.

Rosezeler (Rose)  Lambert (née Richardson) (25 October 1864 – 13 December 1954)

Rose was born in Swaffham, Norfolk and was the youngest daughter of Walter and Mary Ann. Her father worked as a tailor and by 1881 Rose had moved to live at Hooper Street with her widowed sister  Ursula. She then lived at Elmhurst, Brooklands Avenue where she was the cook for William Crabb Hall (1891) before marrying John Lambert later the same year.  After she was widowed she lived at Hemingford Road with her daughter Flossie, who worked at Chivers jam factory and died aged 90 years old.



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John William Lambert; Rosezeler Lambert