CFHS code : HT616

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of WALTER EDWARD PAIN b 2 Nov 1835 d 25 Dec 1910 also MARY ANN wife d 12 Dec 1919 in her 83rd year also EMILY PAIN b 16 May 1865 d 24 Apr 1939 also JESSIE PAIN b 14 Mar 1881 d 29 Dec 1941 also ALICE PAIN b 1 Jun 1868 d 11 July 1952 also ADA PAIN b 17 Mar 1875 d 6 Mar 1963

Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey


This stone cross with kerb stones is located in the parish area of Holy Trinity, at the south end of the eastern path just before the path curves southwards. It is close to the west side of the path (almost opposite the prominent column with scrolls surrounded by iron railings of the Smith family.)


In Loving Memory of Walter Edward Pain
born 2 Nov 1835 died 25 Dec 1910’

‛also Mary Ann wife
died 12 Dec 1919 in her 83rd year’

‛also Emily Pain
b 16 May 1865 d 24 Apr 1939’

‛also Jessie Pain
born 14 Mar 1881 died 29 Dec 1941’

‛also Alice Pain
born 1 Jun 1868 died 11 July 1952’

‛also Ada Pain
born 17 Mar 1875 died 6 Mar 1963’

Walter Edward Pain (1835-1910)

Walter Edward Pain was born on 2 November 1835 at 5 Rose Crescent, Cambridge, the third child of  George and Sarah Pain, who are also buried in Mill Road Cemetery.   In 1850 at the age of 15 he entered his father’s chemist business, G. A Pain as a pharmacist, and after his father’s death in 1858 changed the company name to W E Pain, and in 1867 moved the business to 8 Sidney Street, and then in 1878 to 13 Sidney Street. The business also supplied drawing, scientific, medical and meteorological instruments, and then sight testing, and the manufacture and supply of spectacles.

Walter became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Meteorologists, was an Observer for the British Rainfall Organisation and about 1895 was made a Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers and was admitted to the Freedom of the City of London. He was also Inspector of Gas for the Cambridge Corporation for nearly 40 years, was an agent for two insurance companies, and churchwarden of Holy Trinity Church.

Walter also had hobbies of trout fishing and doing ornamental lathe turning, and died on Christmas Day 1910 at 13 Sidney Street. He left £100 to Holy Trinity Church to provide a fire-proof safe which still stands in the church vestry.

Mary Ann Pain (d 1919)

Emily Pain (1865-1939)

Jessie Pain (1881-1941)

Alice Pain (1868-1952)

Ada Pain (1875-1963)

See also:

Catherine Sarah Pain, Frances Ellen Pain; George Allison Pain; Sarah Pain
Herbert Thomas Odell Pain; John Odell Pain; Maria Pain

Information from Stewart Pain, relative

Ada Pain; Alice Pain; Emily Pain; Jessie Pain; Mary Ann Pain; Walter Edward Pain