CFHS code : MG201

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ANNIE OSBORNE d Jan 14th 1929 aged 83 also of ELIZABETH ANNIE OSBORNE d July 31st 1922 aged 55

Monument : Headstone (block of  rough hewn stone)/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202104, 0.13798856 – click here for location

Osborne headstone in 2016
Osborne monument in 2016


This headstone of rough hewn stone with kerbstones and flower holder is located in the parish area of Mary the Great.It stands roughly 5 rows west of the east path towards the south of the parish. The inscription is of metal letters. We did not uncover the kerbstones in 2016. The bush that had recently been cut down when the photo was taken may have grown again.


In Loving Memory of ANNIE OSBORNE d Jan 14th 1929 aged 83

also of ELIZABETH ANNIE OSBORNE d July 31st 1922 aged 55

Annie Osborne (née Rayner)  (1846 –  14 January 1929)

Annie was the daughter of John and Sarah and was born in Newnham, Cambridge but baptised in Trumpington on October 18th 1846.  John was a gardener. Her mother died in 1850.  In 1851 she was noted as a visitor  at Wood End, Trumpington, the home of her father’s brother, Robert his wife Elizabeth,  while her father was still in Newnham with 4 of her older siblings and an elder sister Ellen and baby brother Daniel were with her maternal grandparents William & Ann Haslop at Church End Trumpington, He father remarried in 1852.  Annie may have remained with her aunt and uncle as in 1861 she was with them and had been joined by 5 year old Priscilla Rayner also from Newnham. She married van driver Henry Osborne (1842-1902) in Trumpington on March 4th 1866 and they had eight children:  Elizabeth Annie (1866-1922), Maud Eleanor (1868-1925), Harry Edward (1869-1946), Robert Charles (1872-1950), Ernest Edwin (1874-1945), Florence May (1882-1970) and Ralph Victor (1887-1943) and one more child who died as an infant.

In 1871 she was with Harry, now a railway porter, and their sit 3 children at her aunt and uncle’s in Wood End.  By  1881the family was living at 17 Ainsworth Street before moving to 91 Ainsworth Street (at least 1891 onward) Henry died suddenly at Cambridge station aged 60 years old. Annie worked as a laundress and lived at Ainsworth street with daughters Elizabeth and Maud, and servant George Minns, who presumably helped in the laundry business (1911). She died aged 83 years old and her death was registered in Guildford.

Elizabeth Annie Osborne (1866 – 31 July 1922)

Elizabeth was the eldest daughter of Henry and Annie and lived at home with her parents. In 1901 she was documented as being a lady’s maid and is thought to have later helped with Annie’s laundry business at 91 Ainsworth Street. She died at Botolph House, Botolph Lane aged 55 years old.



CFHS transcriptions of parish & grave records

by Claire Martinsen

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Annie Osborne; Elizabeth Annie Osborne