CFHS code : CL132

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : In Memory of ALICE LAW b 29 Aug 1847 d 27 Jan 1927 also of MARY JANE LAW d Feb 25 1945 aged 86

Monument : not recorded

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Law kerb stones August 2018


Located a few rows west of the east path. All the kerbs are broken but some of the inscription is still legible.


In Memory of ALICE LAW born 29 Aug 1847 died 27 Jan 1927

Also of MARY JANE LAW who died Feb 25 1945 aged 86

Relationship: sisters

Alice Law (29 August 1847 – 27 January 1927)

Alice was the daughter of labourer James and schoolmistress  Mary Ann (née Challis). She was born in the village of Littlebury, a mile and a half south of Saffron Walden and baptised at Holy Trinity, Littlebury on 10 October 1847. In 1871 she was documented as being an unemployed servant, but later became the schoolmistress of the village school in Strethall,  just west of Saffron Walden (1881/1891).  In 1901 she had returned to domestic work and was working as a parlourmaid in Chingford.  She then moved to live at 11 St. John’s Road with sister Mary Jane who ran a Lodging House (1911). She died at St. Joh’s Road and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 3 February 1927.

Mary Jane Law (1858 – 25 February 1945)

Mary was Alice’s younger sister and was baptised in Littlebury on 26 September 1858. In 1881 she was living at Newnham House, Newnham Road where she was a servant for Professor George and Catharine Living. She then moved to work as a parlourmaid at Lansdowne Road in Wimbledon (1891/1901) before returning to Cambridge to run a Lodging House from 11 St. John’s Road (1911). Parish burial records show she died at 5 Bedford Street, Lincoln aged 86 years old.



Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Alice Law; Mary Jane Law