CFHS code : HT403a

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of WILLIAM SMITH b [17] —–[1788] d Dec 29 186[4] SIDNEY SMITH OSBOURN grandson of the above b April 24 1869 d [12 August ] 1874 MATILDA SMITH b March 27 1810 d May 3 1877

Monument : Headstone

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



William Smith (1788 – 29 December 1864)

William was born in Cambridge and married Matilda.  They had at least three children: Alexander Baillie Woodforde (1833-1887), Jessie Marianne (1834-1914) and Matilda (1836-). They lived at 17 Willow Walk and William was documented as a ‘proprietor of houses’ on census records (1851/1861). He died at Willow Walk aged 76 years old and his funeral took place on 5 January 1865.

Sidney Smith Osbourn (24 April 1869- 12 August 1874)

Sidney was the fourth son of James Osbourn (1828-1922) and Jessie Marianne (née Smith) . His father was a tailor/robemaker and he died at  5 King’s Parade aged 5 years old.

Matilda Smith (27 March 1810 – 3 May 1877)

Matilda was born in Cambridge  and after she was widowed lived at 8 Maid’s Causeway with son Alexander and daughter Jessie and her family (1871). She died at 5 King’s Parade aged 67 years old and her funeral took place on 8 May.

From parish burial records it is known that William and Matilda’s son Alexander was also buried in the Holy Trinity area of Mill Road Cemetery and is believed to have been buried in the same grace

Alexander Baillie Woodforde Smith (10 March 1833 – 31 January 1887)

Alexander was baptised at St. Mary the Great Church on 4 November 1833.  He lived with his parents at  18 Willow Walk (1861) and 8 Maid’s Causeway (1871). In  1881 he was living at Adam and Eve Street where he was described as an annuitant. He died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital aged 53 years old and was buried on 3 February.



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Sidney Smith Osbourn; Matilda Smith; William Smith