CFHS code : MG238

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of FREDERIC PALMER b October — 1850 d February [13] [1911] also ELIZABETH his wife b July 5 1855 d December 7 1921

Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202198, 0.13726135 – click here for location

Palmer grave
Palmer monument
Palmer inscription


The plinth with missing cross is hidden under ivy about a third of the way and one row to the east of the central path going towards the centre circle. The inscription is of metal letters some of which are missing.


In Loving Memory of FREDERIC PALMER
born October — 1850 died February [13] 1911

Also ELIZABETH his wife born July 5 1855 died December 7 1921

Frederic Stych Palmer (1850 – 13 February 1911)

Frederic was the third child of the ten born to Theodora and John Stych Palmer. He was the nephew of George William Fitch. He was born in Cambridge in 1850, and grew up in Petty Cury where his father had a hat shop. He worked as an assistant in the shop and took the shop over when his father died in July 1890. He ran the shop at 2 Petty Cury as a hatter and hosiery store.

In 1884 he married Elizabeth Fuller in Cambridge and they had one daughter Theodora Elizabeth Palmer (1885-1951). In 1901 he was living at 4 Maid’s Causeway with Elizabeth and Theodora. At the time of his death in 1911 he was living at 10 Maids Causeway.

Elizabeth Palmer (nee Fuller) (5 July 1855 – 7 December 1921)

Elizabeth was born in Cambridge the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Fuller. She was baptised on 29th July at All Saints Church, Cambridge. She grew up on Sidney Street, where her father was a brewer and baker.When he died in 1869 she then lived with other extended members of the family. She married Frederic Palmer in 1884 when she was 29 years old. They had one daughter together and she died in December 1921.



by Claire Martinsen

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Elizabeth Palmer; Frederic Stych Palmer