CFHS code : CL19

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : ILMO / MARY PATE / d Jan 12 1937 aged 77

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Mary Pate : grave
Mary Pate monument

Lat Lon : 52.202461, 0.13761059 – click here for location


This small oblong headstone (fallen), with kerb stones and two flower holders, in the parish area of St Clement, is located south and east of the centre circle, six rows east of the central path.


‘In loving memory of Mary Pate
died Jan 12 1937 aged 77 years’
“Until the day break”

Mary Pate : headstone
Mary Pate inscription

Mary Pate (1859‒1937)

Mary was born April/June 1859 in March, Cambridgeshire. Her parents were George Pate, carpenter, and Mary Pate (see their grave in this cemetery), who in 1861 were living at 42 Albert Street, Islington (London). By 1871 the family was living at 5 Underdown Road, Canterbury, Kent, and in 1881 at 3 Brunswick Cottages (Maids’ Causeway), Cambridge, by which time Mary had six siblings: Harry (c.1862‒), Annie (c.1864‒1910: see her grave in this cemetery), Laura Amy (c.1871‒1933: see her grave in this cemetery), Lizzie J (c.1873‒), John William (c.1875‒), and Minnie (c.1877‒). By 1891 she had evidently moved away from the family, but remained unmarried.

At the time of her death on 12 January 1937 aged 77, her home address was 21b Emery Street, but she was in the Devonshire Nursing Home, Devonshire Road (both in the Petersfield area). Her burial service in St Clement’s Church, Cambridge and interment in Mill Road Cemetery (just a few yards from her home) took place on 15 January. She left effects worth £686 5s. 11d. to James William Rowell, carpenter (probate 5 April 1937).

Sources :

England Census Reports 1861‒1911
England & Wales, Free BMD Birth Index, 1837‒1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916‒2007
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar 1858‒1966
St Clement’s Church, Cambridge, burial register

By Gary Sumpter and Ian Bent



Mary Pate