CFHS code : PL447

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of FREDERICK PAYNE d Sep 14 1923 age 59 also ELIZABETH PAYNE d Mar 3 1937 age 74

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Payne  kerb stones  January 2020


Roughly midway between central path and the west path in the on the northern  boundary of the parish. There is a Commonwealth war grave headstone a few plots to the east.


In Loving Memory of FREDERICK PAYNE who died Sep 14 1923 age 59 years

Also ELIZABETH PAYNE who died March 3 1937 age 74 years


Frederick Payne (1864  – 14 September 1923)

Frederick was the son of Charles (1830-1868) and Jemima (née Smith). His father was a painter, who died in an accident when Frederick was four years old. Charles had been working at the Master’s Lodge, St Catherine’s College when he missed his hold and fell to his death. His mother, Jemima was a college bedmaker, and Frederick grew up at 6 Staffordshire Gardens (1871) and 6 Norfolk Buildings (1881).  He trained as a shoemaker and married Elizabeth Fleet on 15 February 1892 at St. Peter’s Church, Stepney. They had one son: Frederick Maurice (1892-1957) and lived in 106 Blackstock Road,  Finsbury Park where Frederick worked from home as a bootmaker (1901/1911). He and Elizabeth returned to live in Cambridge, and he died at 65 Ross Street.

Elizabeth Payne (née Fleet) (1864 – 3 March 1937)

Elizabeth was born in Isleham, the daughter of labourer James Fleet. In 1881 she was working as a domestic servant in Newmarket for baptist minister James Smith. By 1891 she had moved to Cambridge and was working for widow Matilda Browning, who lived at 18 Fitzwilliam Street. She died at Fulbourn Hospital aged 74 years old.



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Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Elizabeth Payne; Frederick Payne