CFHS code : AG91

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : ELIZABETH the beloved wife of JOHN METCALFE d March 6 1875 aged 62 remainder illegible

Monument : Headstone (broken and fallen)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202751, 0.13699520 – click here for location



Elizabeth Metcalfe [nee Bishop] (1812 – 6 March 1875)

Elizabeth was born in Bourn, Cambridgeshire and baptised there on 6th September 1812.  She was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Bishop.

She married John Metcalfe on 10th April 1842 when she was 29 years old.  They had at least  seven children: Elizabeth Bishop [1843-1920], Sarah Ann [1843-1923], Francis James [1844-1849], Lydia Phebe [1846-1918], John William [1850-1927], Emma Jane [1851-1940] and Mary Ann Young [1853-1936].

John Metcalfe was a college servant, and the family lived at 3 Brandon Row [1851] and then 8 Earl Street [at least 1861 onwards].  By 1861 John was working as a college porter.  Elizabeth died at 8 Earl Street in 1875 aged 62 years old.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry/Newspaper archives

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Elizabeth Metcalfe