CFHS code : BO54 or ML7

Parish : St Botolph

Inscription : In Loving Memory of EMANUEL LETT d June 18 1891 aged 63 also ANN LETT d Feb 3 1907 aged 77 also CHARLOTTE ANN LETT daughter of above d July 20 1933 aged 73

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202872, 0.13776202 – click here for location

Lett headstone


This headstone with kerb stones and corner stones, in the parish area of St Botolph, is located north east of the centre circle, east of the north-bound central path, five rows eastwards (partly overshadowed by a buddleia tree).

(This grave was identified by the CFHS as in the parish area of St Mary the Less, but is in fact within the St Botolph boundaries.)


[oak leaves in nimbus]

‘In loving memory of Emanuel Lett,
died June 18 1891 aged 63 years’

‘Also Ann Lett, died Feb 3 1907 aged 77 years’

‘Also Charlotte Ann Lett daughter of above
died July 20 1933 aged 73 years’
“At rest with her beloved ones.”

[no inscription on kerb stones]

Emanuel Lett (c.1828-18 June 1891)

Emanuel was born in Souldern, Oxfordshire – a village about seven miles north east of Bicester.  He was the son of stonemason Richard Bignell Lett and his wife Charlotte (née Howell) and grew up in Souldern. In 1851 he was living in Great Wilbraham and working as a groom for the  Vicar of the village.  He married Ann Hemance in 1856 and the couple had at least three daughters: Charlotte Ann, Laura (1863-1937) and Ann Esther (1864-1943). Initially they lived at 4 Gothic Street (1961) but by 1863, the family were living at 25 Andersons Court, Newnham Road, (a turning, four doors south of the mill, which presumably ran down to the mill stream, with eight dwellings). In that year Emanuel’s occupation was described as ‘groom’, and in 1864 as ‘college servant’. Emanuel and Ann remained living at Andersons Court until his death, and on the 1891 census he was described as a groom. He died aged 63 years old.

Ann Lett  (née Hemance) (c.1830-3 February 1907)

Ann was born in Cambridge and married when she was c.24 years old. After she was widowed she went to live at 18 Portugal Place with her eldest daughter Charlotte (1901) and died there in 1907.

Charlotte Ann Lett (1859- 20 July 1933)

Charlotte was the eldest of Emanuel and Ann’s three daughters and was baptised on 29 January 1860 at St. Paul’s Church.   In 1881/1891 she was working as a housemaid in the household of  Ernest and Elizabeth Griffiths at 12 Parkside.  Charlotte then moved to live at Portugal Place (at least 1901 to 1930) where she ran a Lodging House.  She did not marry and died at 24 Park Street, the home of her sister Ann.

St Botolph: baptismal register
St Botolph: burial register


Newspaper archives

By Ian Bent and Claire Martinsen

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Ann Lett; Charlotte Ann Lett; Emanuel Lett