CFHS code : PL236

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : SARAH NEWMAN b Nov 6 1827 d Jan 28 1899 ELIZABETH JANE b Mar 21 1861 d May 21 1881 ANNE b Aug 24 1866 d ———–

Monument : Stone cross

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Sarah Newman (née Crane) (6 November 1827 – 28 January 1899)

Sarah was born in Fen Drayton, the daughter of Edward Crane. In 1851 she was living at Caldecote Vicarage, six miles west of Cambridge  and working as a housemaid for Rev. Hugh and Jane Bacon. She married John Newman on 11 January 1853 in Bourn and they had six children: Sidney (1856-1923), Frank (1858-1936), Elizabeth Jane (1861-1881), Anna Maria (1866-1898), Alice Maud (1869-1948) and one further child who died as an infant. John was a  market gardener and they lived in Royston (1861), Bourne (1871), 3 St. Paul’s Walk, Cambridge (1881) and Queens Road (at least 1891 onwards). Sarah died at home aged 71 years old.

Elizabeth Jane Newman (21 March 1861 – 21 May 1881)

Elizabeth was born in Royston, and baptised there on 28 April 1861. She died aged 20 years old at St. Paul’s Walk.

Anna Maria Newman (24 August 1866 – March 1898 )

Annie was also born in Royston and was baptised on 30 September 1866.  She worked as a dressmaker and died at Queen’s Road. Her funeral took place on 8 March.

From parish burial records it is known that John Newman was also buried in the same grave.

John Newman (1830 – 1 February 1915)

John was born in Bourn, and baptised there on 26 September 1830. He was the son of John and Elizabeth and grew up in Bourn where his father was a  gardener. After Sarah’s death he lived at  the Gardener’s House at St. John’s Cricket grounds with son Frank and daughter Alice (1901) –  Frank was also a gardener. By 1911 he had retired and was living at 26 Alpha Road with Frank and Alice. John died at home aged 85 years old.



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Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Anne Newman; Elizabeth Jane Newman; John Newman; Sarah Newman