CFHS code : BO32

Parish : St Botolph

Inscription : headstone In Loving Memory of EDWARD MUSK d Feb 6 1908 aged 63 also of SARAH ANN MUSK wife of the above d Nov 18 1926 aged 82 footstone C L MUSK d Sep 29 1876 aged 6 months C M 1880

Monument :  Headstone/Kerb stones/Footstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202884, 0.13811382 – click here for location

Musk headstone


This round-headed headstone, with kerb stones and footstone, in the parish area of St Botolph, is located north east of the centre circle, east of the north-bound central path, 12 rows eastwards.



‘In loving memory of Edward Musk
who departed this life Feb 8 1908 aged 63 years’

‘Also of Sarah Ann Musk wife of the above
died Nov 18 1926 aged 82 years
“At rest”


‘C L Musk died Sep 29 1876 aged 6 months’
‘G M 1880’
[footstone now indecipherable]

Edward Musk (c.1845-1908)

Edward was the publican of “The Jolly Miller” public house, Newnham, Cambridge, also described as a wheelwright.

Spalding’s street directory for 1881 lists for 12 Newnham Terrace, Newnham:

Musk, Edward, the “Jolly Miller”

Edward died at the age of 60.

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Sarah Ann Musk (c.1844-1926)

At the time of her death at the age of 82, Sarah was living at 11 Newnham Road, Cambridge. Edward and Sarah Ann had at least eight children: Caroline Leader and George, commemorated here, both of whom died in infancy, and Caroline Edith b. c.1873 (who married Charles Henry Baines in 1899) Edward, b.1874, Elizabeth, b.1877, Caroline Lucy, b.1880, Clare, b.1882, and Elizabeth Jane, b. c.1888 (who married William Henry Clark in 1909).

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Caroline Leader Musk (1876-1876)

Caroline lived for only six months.

George Musk (1879-1880)

George lived for only 18 months.

St Botolph baptism records 1799-1950
St Botolph marriage records 1800-1950
St Botolph burial records 1779-1950

By Ian Bent

Caroline Leader Musk; Edward Musk; George Musk; Sarah Ann Musk