CFHS code : CL36

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : In Loving Memory of GEORGE NICHOLSON d April 4 1937 aged 85 also of SARAH NICHOLSON d April 27 1951 aged 95

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202438, 0.13788754 – click here for location

Nicholson kerb stones December 2018


As both kerbs have fallen outwards it was not possible to check the inscription in 2018.


In Loving Memory of GEORGE NICHOLSON d April 4 1937 aged 85

Also of SARAH NICHOLSON d April 27 1951 aged 95

“Life’s work well done”

George Nicholson (1851 – 4 April 1937)

George was born in Chesterton, and aged 19 was a pupil/boarder at the Cambridge Industrial School, Harvey Goodwin Home for Waifs and Strays.  The school had been founded in 1847 by Rev. Harvey Goodwin with the aim of taking ‘boys aged 13-15 who were too old to attend the National School but had not managed to get regular employment. Such boys often got into trouble with the police so the school was set up to provide them with instruction in various crafts as well as religious and moral instruction. Initially there were twenty boys who attended each paying 2d per week. The training included gardening, pig-keeping, tailoring, shoe-making and knitting of stockings’ (Capturing Cambridge website). He married Sarah Mitham in 1880 and they had two children: Mary Alice (1881-1977) and William John (1883-1968). George worked as a domestic gardener and daughter Mary was born in St. Ives, son William in Swavesey, but by 1901 the family were living at 6 Covent Garden. George died at home and his funeral was held on 8 April.

Sarah Nicholson (née Mitham) (18 July 1855 – 27 April 1951)

Sarah was born in Swavesey and was the daughter of William and Mary. Her father was a master builder and she grew up on the High Street in Swavesey. In 1939 she was living at 6 Covent Garden and remained there until at least 1950. She died at 55 Green End Road, the home of her daughter Mary and son in law Stanley Rogers.



Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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George Nicholson; Sarah Nicholson