CFHS code : PL360

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of ADELAIDE the beloved wife of Captn DIGBY MARSH Royal Navy d Feb 14th 1861 aged 53 also To the Memory of their dear son HANS STEPHENSON ST VINCENT MARSH Lieunt ADJ 33rd Duke of Wellington Regt who after serving at Alma Inderman defence of the trenches on March 22nd and storming of the Redan and being posthumously recommended by Lord RAGLAN in his despatches fell in the trenches before Sebastopol June 24th 1855 aged 21 also To the Memory of Rear Admiral DIGBY MARSH d Janry 5th 1863 aged 68

Monument : Coped stone/Cruciform Coped stone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The monument taken from the central path. The inscription is very difficult to read. Photo January 2017.
Marsh monument January 2017

Monument

This monument is located to the west of the central path, in the parish area of St Paul. The inscription is very difficult to read.

Inscription

Sacred to the Memory of ADELAIDE the beloved wife of Captn DIGBY MARSH Royal Navy died Feb 14th 1861 aged 53

Also To the Memory of their dear son HANS STEPHENSON ST VINCENT MARSH
Lieunt ADJ 33rd Duke of Wellington Regt who after serving at Alma Inderman defence of the trenches on March 22nd and storming of the Redan and being posthumously recommended by Lord Raglan in his despatches fell in the trenches before Sebastopol June 24th 1855 aged 21

Rear of  monument January 2017

west face

Also To the Memory of Rear Admiral DIGBY MARSH
who died Janry 5th 1863 aged 68

Thou art gone to the grave but we will not deplore thee, 

Though sorrows and darkness encompass the tomb.

The Saviour has passed through its portal before thee,

And the lamp of His love is thy guide through the gloom.”

Reginald Heber (1783-1826). Heber wrote this hymn upon the death of his first child.

Adelaide Marsh (née Robley) (1807 – 1861) 

Adelaide was born on 30 March 1807 at her parents’ home in Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London, She was the daughter of John Robley (1775-1821) and Caroline Blake (1777-1843), who had married in 1799 at St. Botolph’s without Aldergate. She had a few siblings: John Horatio, Fanny Anne, George and Henry, as well as illegitimate half-siblings, including Phillis Aida, Sybil and Frederick. Adelaide was living on Hills Road, Cambridge when she died. The parish record records her age as 52.

Hans Stephenson St Vincent Marsh (1834 – 1855)

Hans was the second son of Digby and Adelaide. He was educated at Sandhurst. Hans is not buried here.

Digby Marsh (c 1795 – d 1863)

Digby was born in Ireland.  He was the third son of the Rev. Jeremy Marsh, Rector of Rosenallis, Queen’s County, and his wife, Rachel, daughter of Colonel Montgomery. Digby was living on 7 Cintra Terrace, Hills Road, Cambridge when he died.
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Adelaide Marsh; Digby Marsh; Hans Stephenson St Vincent Marsh