CFHS code : BO4

Parish : St Botolph

Inscription : In Memory of GEORGE PRESTON d August 12th 1860 aged 38

Monument : Headstone (fallen)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202965, 0.13762011 – click here for location

Preston grave
Preston headstone


This fallen headstone, in the parish area of St Botolph, is located north east of the centre circle, on the east side of the north-bound central path, one eastwards. The inscription is now indecipherable.


[The inscription given below is derived from the CFHS transcript.]

‘In memory of George Preston died August 12th 1860 aged 38’

George Preston (c.1822-1860)

George was the son of Susan Preston, cowkeeper, of Newnham, Cambridge. He had at least three siblings. Nothing is known of the father. George does not appear to have married, nor is an occupation given for him. At his death, on 12 August 1860, aged 38, he was still living in Newnham. He was buried on 15 August.

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St Botolph: burial register
Census reports 1841, 1851

By Ian Bent

George Preston