CFHS code : AG65

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ARTHUR beloved husband of EMMA LEACH d June 11 1930 aged 55 also EMMA LEACH d May 7 1951 aged 71 ARTHUR BARNET LEACH beloved son of A & E LEACH d Mar 16 1917 aged 9

Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202651, 0.13707819 – click here for location 

Leach monument April 2018

Monument

Located in the south of the parish of St Andrew the Great, eight rows from the central path and eight graves from the east west path. The kerb stones are displaced and the cross broken but all are within the grave set.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of ARTHUR beloved husband of EMMA LEACH died June 11 1930 aged 55 years

“Rest in Peace”

Also EMMA LEACH d May 7 1951 aged 71 years
“United”
“Thanks for Happy Memories”

kerb

ARTHUR BARNET LEACH beloved son of A & E LEACH died Mar 16 1917 aged 9 years

Arthur Leach (c.1876 – 11 June 1930)

Arthur was the sixth child of Barnett and Mary Ann Leach. He was born in Cambridge, and his father died when he was 4 years old. He grew up with his widowed mother and siblings at 68 Eden Street, and by the age of 16 (1891) was working as a telegraph messenger.  He had become a town postman by 1901 and was lodging at Paradise Street at the house of Mary Starr. He married Emma Churcher in 1902 when he was 26 years old.  The couple had one son: Arthur Barnet.

In 1911 they were living at 2 Jesus Terrace, but moved to live at 5 Regent Street by at least 1917.  Arthur died at Regent Street aged 55 years old.

Emma Amelia Eliza Leach (née Churcher) (18 February 1880 – 7 May 1951)

Emma was born in Chertsey in Surrey, and baptised there on 14 March 1880. She was the daughter of Thomas and Eliza Churcher.  Her father ran the Prince Albert pub on Guildford Street in Chertsey. Aged 21 (1901) she was living at 77 Ainsworth Street in Cambridge with her sister Bessie and her family.  Emma was working as a draper’s assistant at the time.

After she was widowed she went to live at 194 Perne Road (1939) and was a housekeeper for Arthur Thompson, a sorting office clerk at the Post Office. She died at Perne Road aged 71 years old.

Arthur Barnet Leach (1908 – 11 June 1917)

Arthur was the only son of Arthur and Emma Leach. He died at 5 Regent Terrace aged 9 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

Arthur Leach; Arthur Barnet Leach; Emma Amelia Eliza Leach