CFHS code : AG504

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ARTHUR JAMES LINCOLN d July 29 1911 aged 37 also JAMES LINCOLN d Nov 2 1914 aged 70 also EMMA LINCOLN d April 4 1916 aged 71

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

  Family members visiting the monuments  c 1990.


Roughly 12 rows from the north west side of the centre circle where it becomes the central path.


In Loving Memory of ARTHUR JAMES LINCOLN died July 29 1911 aged 37

 Also JAMES LINCOLN died Nov 2 1914 aged 70 

Also EMMA LINCOLN died April 4 1916 aged 71

“Rest in Peace”

Related monument AG496 Elizabeth Lincoln, grandmother of James, is buried 3 rows to the east.

James Lincoln (15 January 1844 – 2 November 1914)

Three generations of the Lincoln Family

James was born in Norwich, but had moved to 16 Prospect Row, Cambridge with his family by 1851.  His parents were James and Susannah – née Clarke  (Susan) Lincoln, and James Senior worked as a cabinet maker.  By the age of 17, he had returned to Norwich and was working as a porter for linen draper Francis Diggens who ran a large store with at least eleven draper’s assistants. However by 1871 he had returned  to live in Cambridge with his family at 5 Queen Street, and was working as a joiner, wood carver & stone carver for Rattee & Kett (Sarah Kett was his maternal aunt). Eventually becoming head wood carver for the firm.
He married Emma Ayres in 1873 and the couple went to live at 35 Sturton Street, where James worked as a woodcarver.

The couple had four children: Arthur James (1874-1911), Agnes Emma (1875-1967), Frederick John (1877-1954) and Louise Ethel (1884-1923). James died at Sturton Street aged 70 years old.

Arthur James Lincoln (21 Dec 1874 – 29 July 1911)

Arthur was the eldest son of James and Emma Lincoln, and was baptised at St. Paul’s Church on 25 January 1874. He became a wood carver and some of the places Arthur James worked at included Westminster Cathedral (the Catholic Cathedral); the Catholic Church on Hills Road in Cambridge and the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool. It is known that he worked for Rattee & Kett.

He married Matilda Lythia Sutton Mortlock (1872-1960) in Barnet in 1896 and they had one son: Arthur Harold James (1897-1982).  In 1901 Arthur was living with his family at 69 Walsall Road in Lichfield and was working as a wood carver.

In 1911 he was back living at 35 Sturton Street but without his wife and son, possibly because of ill health – the census marks him as being a wood carver in the building industry.  He died of TB in the Cambridge Sanatorium (most likely Brookfields Hospital at the end of Mill Road) later that same year. His death certificate shows his home address as Stamford .

Emma Lincoln (née Ayres) (1844 – 4 April 1916)

Emma grew up on Honey Hill, Cambridge with her parents John and Mary Ann.  John Ayres worked as a tailor.  By the age of 17 she was a housemaid to the Lestourgeon family in Willingham, and aged 27 was working as a cook to George and Julia Davies at Pendeen House, Hills Road.  She married James Lincoln aged 29 years and died eighteen months after him.



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Arthur James Lincoln; Emma Lincoln; James Lincoln