CFHS code : MG177

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ALFRED PIGRAM d 24 July 1934

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202025, 0.13836528 – click here for location

This small headstone is situated close to the east wall.
Pigram headstone


This attractive small headstone, in the parish area of St Mary the Great, is situated close to the east wall.


Alfred Pigram (1863 – 24 July  1934)

Alfred was born in Dagenham and baptised at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church on 25 January 1863.  He was the second son of groom John Pigram and Betsy (née Honyball). and grew up at Plasket House Lodge in East Ham. He married Mary Rebecca Knight (1862-1915) on 4 September 1886 in West Ham and they had two sons: Alfred Francis (1888-) and Frederick Charles (1891-1917).  Alfred worked as a gardener and also as a groom and the family lived in Great Warley (to at least 1891) and then in Chigwell (at least 1901 – 1915).

What brought Alfred to Cambridge is not known.  Mary Pigram died in Chigwell in 1915, his Frederick died in the 1st World War and his eldest son Alfred had emigrated to Canada in 1913.  Alfred died at 28 St. Mary’s Street aged 71 years old. His funeral took place on 27 July 1934.



Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Alfred Pigram