CFHS code : ED108

Parish : St Edward

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of son ARCHIBALD HAROLD REED d 22 Nov 1918 aged 33 also MARY ANN REED d 29 Aug 1930 aged 73 and JAMES JOHN THURLOW REED d 20 Jun 1933 age 77 also of ROSALIE LILLIAN REED b 29 Oct 1883 d 16 Aug 1884

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203285 0.13683055  – click here for location

Reed grave
Reed headstone

Monument

This highly ornamented headstone with kerb stones, with metal lettering, in the parish area of St Edward, is located four rows to the east side of the western path, beyond the path to the centre circle. The right kerb stone has sunk and part of the inscription is now illegible.

Inscription

In ever loving memory of our dear son Archibald Harold Reed
who passed away Nov 22 1918 aged 33 years’

“Where Christ, who is our life, shall appear,
then shall ye also appear with him in glory.”

‘Also of Mary Ann Reed
who passed away Aug 29 1930 aged 73 years’

‘And James John Thurlow Reed
who passed away June 20 1933 aged 77 years’
“At rest”

[kerb stones:]
‘Also of Rosalie Lillian Reed
born 29 Oct 1883 died Aug. 16 1884

Archibald Harold Reed (1885-1918)WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Archibald Harold Reed was the son of James John Thurlow Reed and Mary Ann Reed of 32 Beche Road, Abbey Estate, Cambridge. He died of pneumonia on 22 November 1918 aged 33.

[If you know anything further of the life and career of this man, please contact us at friendsofmillroadcemetery@gmail.com]

Mary Ann Reed (née Warren) (1857-1930)

Mary was born in 1857 in Balsham, Cambridgeshire.  She was baptised on 11 October 1857 in Balsham.  She was one of at least six children born to Issachar Warren (c.1806-1884) and Mary Warren (née Mansfield) (c. 1818-1891).  In 1861 the family were living in Hay Cottage, Balsham and Issachar was working as an agricultural labourer. Mary married James John Thurlow Reed (1856-1933) in 1879 in Cambridge.  They had two children: Rosalie Lillian (1883-1884); and Archibald Harold (1885-1918).  Mary died on 29 August 1930 in Cambridge.

James John Thurlow Reed (1856-1933)

James was born in 1856 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  He was baptised on 24 February 1856 in Cambridge.  He was the eldest of at least nine children born to Henry Reed (c.1835-1905) and Mary Ann Reed (née Thurlow) (c.1834-1918).  In 1861 the family were living at 62 New Street, Cambridge.  In 1871 the family were living at 37 South Street, Cambridge.  James married Mary Ann Warren (1857-1930) in 1879 in Cambridge.  They had two children: Rosalie Lillian (1883-1884); and Archibald Harold (1885-1918).  By 1881 the family were living at 38 Kingston Street, Cambridge.  James worked as a bootmaker like his father.  By 1891 the family were living at 9 Norfolk Street, Cambridge.  John was working as the manager in a boot shop.  By 1901 the family were living at 6 Beche Road, Cambridge.  By 1911 the family were living at 25 Beche Road.  James died on 20 June 1933 in Cambridge.

Two of James’ brothers were also buried in this cemetery: Joseph Thurlow Reed (1869-1953); and Alfred Thurlow Reed (1871-1936).

Rosalie Lillian Reed (1883-1884)

Rosalie was born on 29 October 1883 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  She was the eldest of two children born to James John Thurlow Reed (1856-1933) and Mary Ann Reed (née Warren) (1857-1930).  She died on 16 August 1884 in Cambridge aged 10 months.

Sources:
War Graves Photographic Project

Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916–2007
UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858–1966
UK, Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929
Cambridge Daily News, Tuesday, 24 July 1917
Cambridge Independent Press, Friday, 29 November 1918

By Ian Bent and Emma Easterbrook

Archibald Harold Reed; James John Thurlow Reed; Mary Ann Reed; Rosalie Lillian Reed