CFHS code : PL539

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : JAMES MISSEN d Jan 18 1932 age 53 also HARRIET MISSEN d Oct 27 1934 age 63

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202285, 0.13591914 – click here for location

The headstone was hidden behind bushes when this photo was taken in 2016.
Missen headstone 2016


This headstone, in the parish area of St Paul, is located by the west wall.



‘In Ever loving memory of Robert Missen who fell asleep June 22 1906 aged 59 years’

“Numbered  with thy saints in Glory”

‘Also Harriet Missen wife of the above. Died April 19th 1928 aged 88 years’

“Thy presence is fulness of joy”

kerbs (presumed)

‘James died Jan 18 1932 age 53

Also Harriet Missen died Oct 27 1934 age 63’

Robert Missen (1846 – 1906)

Robert was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Missen. He was brought up in the family home at the County Court, Castle Street, Cambridge, where his father was the hall keeper and sometime collector from [for] the Gas Company. Robert became a corn merchant’s agent. He was living in Panton Street, Cambridge when he died.

Harriet Missen (née Sebley) (1840 – 1928)

The fourth child of James, a greengrocer and Jane Ann Sebley. She lived with her family in Sussex Street, Cambridge.  In the 1861 census she was working as a governess. She was living with her son at 41 Glisson Road, Cambridge when she died.

Robert married Harriet Sebley on February 17 1869. They lived at Willow Walk, 3 St Andrew’s Terrace and Panton Street. They had at least five children;  Robert Sebley b 1870, Harriet Ada b 1873 (buried here), Edward Sebley b 1873, Harold Charles b 1877 and Frederick James b 1878 (buried here).

Frederick James Missen (1878 – 1932)

Frederick was living at 41 Glisson Road, Cambridge when he died.

Harriet Ada Missen (7.12.1873 – 1934)

Harriet was working as a grocer’s apprentice when she was 17. She was living at 97 Tenison Road, Cambridge when she died.

CFHS parish record and census transcripts
Family Search
St Paul’s church Grave Register Cambridgeshire Archives P23a/1/32

by Mary Naylor

Harriet Missen; Harriet Ada Missen; James Missen; Robert Missen