CFHS code : ED70

Parish : St Edward

Inscription : MURIEL LAWRENCE WEBSTER b 25 May 1884 d 10 Dec 1884 WILLIAM HENRY LAWRENCE d April 8 1857 ALICE MARY WEBSTER b 1847 d ——- JAMES LAWRENCE b Dec 1 1785 d June 16 1846 and is buried in St Edwards Churchyard ALICE ELIZABETH SUSAN WEBSTER b 1831 d 1915 GIFFORD WEBB LAWRENCE d Dec 14 1869 age 40 [–SSIA] SARAH WEBSTER b 1849 d 1932 ALICE GILLAM LAWRENCE b June 25 1796 d Sept 25 1881 JAMES L LAWRENCE b 1825 d 1898 In Loving Memory of ELIZA WEBSTER

N.B. CFHS transcribed the surname as Lawrence but it is actually Lawrance.

Monument : Stone cross (broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203181, 0.13708901 – click here for location

Lawrance family monument March 2017
Lawrence east face


This plinth is hidden under a bush but much of the inscription is well preserved.


Muriel Lawrance Webster
born 25 May 1884 died 10 Dec 1884

north face

William Henry Lawrance
died April 8 1857

Alice Mary Webster born 1847 d ——-

west face

James Lawrance
born Dec 1 1785 died June 16 1846 and is buried in St Edwards Churchyard

Florence Elizabeth Susan Lawrance born 1831 died 1915

south face

Gifford Webb Lawrance
died Dec 14 1869 in the 41st year of his age [–ssia]

Sarah Webster born 1849 died 1932

east face

Alice Gillam Lawrance
born June 23 1796 died Sep 25 1881

Janet Lawrance born 1825 died 1898

In Loving Memory of Eliza Webster

Alice Ann Gillam Lawrance (nee Bell)  (25 June 1796 ‒ 25 September 1881)

Alice was the daughter of William and Susannah Bell. She married James Lawrance, who was a cook at Kings College.

James and Alice had at least seven children: Alice Ann (1821-1899), Eliza (1823-1902), James (1825-1989), William Henry (1826-1857), John Valentine (1828-1900), Gifford Webb (1829-1869) and Florence Elizabeth Susan (1833-1915).  They raised the family at 5 Kings Lane.  Alice was widowed in 1846 and continued to live at Kings Lane (1851/1861/1871/1881) with various of her children and grandchildren.  She died in 1881 aged 85 years old.

James Lawrance (1 December 1785 ‒ 16 June 1846)

James was the husband of Alice Ann.  He was a college cook at Kings College and died aged 60 years old.

James L. Lawrance (1825‒1898)

James was the eldest son of James and Alice Lawrance.   He followed in his father’s footsteps and was a cook at Kings College.   He lived his entire life at King’s Lane, living with his mother and siblings there.  He did not marry and died in 1898 aged 73 years old.

William Henry Lawrance (c.1826 – 8 April 1857)

William was the second son of James and Alice Lawrance. He became a butcher with his brother Gifford.  In 1851 he was living at 11 Wheeler Street with Gifford, and they ran a butchery business on Peas Hill.  He died in 1857 aged 31 after  ‘a short illness’.

Gifford Webb Lawrance (c.1828– 14 December 1869)

Gifford was the fourth son of Alice and James Lawrance.  He was a butcher, and ran a  business with his brother William Henry.   In 1851 he was living with William at 11 Wheeler Street, but by 1861 had moved back to live at 5 Kings Lane with his mother and siblings.  He died in hospital aged 41 years old, having been hospitalised for the last year of his life.

Eliza Webster (nee Lawrance) (c.1823 – 23 December 1902)

Eliza was the second daughter of Alice and James Lawrance.  She grew up at Kings Lane and married James Webster on 8th September 1846 at St Edward’s Church.   In 1851 she was living with James at 22 Pembroke Street, and James was working as a builder.

Eliza and James had at least three children: Alice Mary (1847-1929), Bessie Sarah (1849-1932) and Harris (1851-1933).  By 1851 Eliza had been widowed and was back living at 5 King’s Lane with her mother and siblings. She continued to live at Kings’s Lane until the death of her brother James who was a college cook at Kings College.  On census record she is recorded at Kings Lane in 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891.  In 1871 she is recorded as a governess, so may have done some teaching.   In 1901 she was at 2 Lyndewode Road, living with her sister Florence.  She died at 2 Lyndewode Road in December 1902 leaving an estate valued at £1,001 14s 8d.

Alice Mary Webster (1847 – 27 April 1929)

Alice was the eldest daughter of Eliza and James Webster.  She was baptised on 17th October 1847.   She lived with her mother, grandmother and Uncle James at Kings Lane until the late 1890s, and then moved to 2 Lyndewode Road to live with her mother and Aunt Florence.  She never married, and on most census returns does not have an occupation.  She is noted as a governess on the 1871 return.   In 1911 she was living with Florence, and her sister Bessie at 2 Lyndewode Road together with a domestic servant – all three women living on their own means.  She died at Lyndewode Road aged 81 years old, leaving an estate valued at £426.

Muriel Lawrance Webster (1884‒1884)

Florence Elizabeth Susan Lawrance (1831‒1915)

Sarah Webster (1849‒1932)

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Alice Gillam Lawrance; Gifford Webb Lawrance; James Lawrance; James Lawrence; William Henry Lawrance; Alice Elizabeth Susan Lawrance; Alice Mary Webster; Eliza Webster; Muriel Lawrance Webster; Sarah Webster