CFHS code : CL77

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : In Loving Memory of our dear Mother HARRIET JANE PAPWORTH d Dec 27th 1931 aged 76 also HENRY RICHARD PAPWORTH d March 26th 1943 aged 87 slab In Loving Memory of ALICE MAUD PAPWORTH d Dec 9th 1953 aged 73

Monument : Kerb stones/Slab

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202374, 0.13848446 – click here for location

Papworth grave
Papworth monument


This set of kerb stones with small raised slab, in red-black granite with metal lettering, in the parish area of St Clement, is located next to the eastern path, on the east side of the path, about ten yards south of the cross-path to the centre circle.


In loving memory

right kerb

of our dear mother Harriet Jane Papworth
who fell asleep Dec 27th 1931 aged 76 years

left kerb

Also Henry Richard Papworth
died March 26th 1943 aged 87 years
“At rest”


In every loving memory of Alice Maud Papworth
who died Dec 9th 1953 aged 73 years
“At rest”

Harriet Jane Papworth (née Pettit) (1855‒1931)

Harriet was the daughter of William and Mary Pettit. She was baptised in the parish church of St Bene’t on June 10th 1855. Her father was at various times a groom, coachman and gardener. He and his father were employed by Kings College.  Harriet was born and brought up at 4 King’s Lane, Cambridge, before the family moved to Guildhall Place.

Harriet married Henry on September 15th 1878 at the parish church of All Saints on Jesus Lane.

They had seven children: Catherine Mary (1879-1883), Alice Maud (1880-1953), Mabel Emily (1883-1889), Ethel Susan (1884-1971), William Henry (1887 -1918), Arthur Harold (1892-1973) and Edwin Maurice (1897-1985)

Throughout their marriage they lived at several addresses including Malcolm Street 1881 and Bentinck Terrace 1891 and 1901. Harriet died on December 27th at 5 St Eligius Street,  which was where her father in law had died in 1907.

Henry Richard Papworth (1855‒1943)

Henry was the son of Richard and Susannah (née Coulson) Papworth. He was brought up at 3 Manor Street.  Richard was a printer at the Cambridge Chronicle Newspaper. Henry also became a printer/composito r and worked for the Cambridge University Press. Henry died at 29 Union Lane which was by that time a home/hospital for the elderly.

Alice Maud Papworth (c.1880‒1953)

In 1901 and 1911 Alice was still living with her parents and gave her occupation as housekeeper.

Henry and Harriet’s three sons served in World War 1.

William Henry served in the 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment and was killed in action on 27th September 1918 on Canal du Nord near Cambria, France, aged 31.  He was awarded the Military Medal for the action he was killed in. Before WW1 he was a clerk for the Cambridge University Exam Board.

Their two youngest sons Arthur Harold and Edwin Maurice served in and survived WW1. Both returned to Cambridge, married and lived into old age.

Richard and Susannah are also buried in this cemetery, in the parish of All Saints, where Henry and Harriet’s two young daughters are also buried. No monument has been found.

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Edited by Ian Bent and Mary Naylor from information supplied by Richard Papworth

Alice Maud Papworth; Harriet Jane Papworth; Henry Richard Papworth