CFHS code : AG352

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : ELIZABETH CRABB RICKARD d 4.2.1851 aged 13 SARAH RICKARD d 12.12.1866 aged 26 MARIA RICKARD d 1.6.1873 aged 26 LOUISA RICKARD d 12.2.1904 aged 69 SUSAN RICKARD d 13.9.1905 aged 67 EMMA RICKARD d 27.8.1864 aged 54 JAMES RICKARD husband of the above d 14.11.1891 aged 96 SAMUEL RICKARD youngest son of the above d 1.2.1927 in his 82nd year also ANGELA ADA wife of SAMUEL RICKARD d 8.9.1934 in her 54th year

Monument : Cruciform Coped stone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202746, 0.13629248 – click here for location

Rickard monument January 2020


This large cruciform coped stone on a substantial stone slab which was once surrounded by a  metal rail is located two rows to the west of the west path and four plots from the parish boundary. Apart from the rail, of which only a half remains,  the monument and inscription are in good order.


To the Memory of

south face

ELIZABETH CRABB RICKARD died Feb. 4. 1851 aged 13 years

SARAH RICKARD died Dec. 12. 1866 aged 26 years

MARIA RICKARD died  June 1. 1873 aged 26 years

LOUISA RICKARD died Dec. 12. 1904 aged 69 years

SUSAN RICKARD died Sept 13. 1905 aged 67 years

north face

EMMA RICKARD died August 27. 1864  in the 55th year of her age

JAMES RICKARD husband of the above died Nov. 14. 1891 aged 96 years

SAMUEL RICKARD youngest son of the above died February  1st 1927 in his 82nd year

“At Rest”

Also ANGELA ADA wife of SAMUEL RICKARD died 8.9.1934 in her 54th year

James Rickard (1795 –  14 November 1891)

James was the son of James and Rebecca (née Hitch) Rickard and brother of Rebecca and Susanna.  His father was a builder, and James also worked as a builder in the family company of Mssrs. Rickard and Son.  He married Emma Crabb at St. Edward’s Church on 20 May 1830 and they had at least eleven children: Emma Mary (1832-1918), Edward (1833-1913), Louisa (1835-1902), John Crabb (1836-1903), Elizabeth Crabb (1838-1851), Susanna Rebecca (1838-1905), James (1839-1844), Sarah (1841-1866), Henry (1844-1925), Samuel (1845-1927) and Maria (1847-1873).

The family lived at Fitzwilliam Street (1841) and then at 35 St Andrew’s Street (1851 onwards).  After he was widowed he lived with his children at the same address. In 1891 he was living there with Emma, Louisa, Susan and Samuel.  James died at 35 St. Andrew’s Street aged 96 years old – his father had also lived to the ripe old age of 84 years!

Emma Rickard (née Crabb) (1810 – 27 August 1864)

Emma married James Rickard when she was 20 years old and died aged 54 years at 35 St. Andrew’s Street.

Elizabeth Crabb Rickard (c.1835 – 4 February 1851)

Elizabeth was the third daughter of James and Emma Rickard.  She died at St. Andrew’s Street of consumption aged 15 years old.

Sarah Rickard (1840 – 12 December 1866)

Sarah was the fourth daughter of James and Emma Rickard. She died at St. Andrew’s Street aged 26 years old.

Maria Rickard (1847 – 1 June 1873)

Maria was the youngest daughter of James and Emma.  She was baptised on 7 June 1847 at St. Andrew the Great Church.  She was living at St Andrew Street in 1871 and working as a milliner.  It would seem that Maria and her sister Susan ran a hat business together.  An advert from October 1868 read: ‘The Misses Rickard, 24 St. Andrew’s Street, Cambridge beg to announce the fashions for the present season comprising bonnets, caps etc will be ready for inspection on Monday October 9th’. Maria died aged 26 year old.

Louisa Rickard (1834 – 12 February 1904)

Louisa was baptised at St Andrew the Great Church on 21 December 1834. She lived at St.Andrew’s Street until her father died and afterwards at 54 Bedford Terrace, Chesterton Road.  In 1901 she was living at Chesterton Road with siblings Susan and Samuel and their domestic servant Ada Long.  She died at home aged 70 years old.

Susanna Rebecca (Susan) Rickard (1838 – 13 September 1905)

Susan was registered as Susanna Rebecca, but was always known as Susan. She was baptised at St Andrew the Great Church on 2 April 1838.  She worked as a milliner, and lived at St. Andrew’s Street and then at Chesterton Road. She died at home aged 67 years old.

Samuel Rickard (1845 – 1 February 1927)

Samuel was the youngest son of James and Emma Rickard and was baptised at St. Andrew the Great Church on 3 August 1845.  He worked as a butcher and lived at home with his parents and then with his sisters Susan and Louisa.  By 1911 he had retired and was living at Chesterton Road with housekeeper Ada Joyce.  He married Ada in Bedford in 1914 when he was 69 years old and she was 34 years.  He died at Chesterton road and left an estate worth £22,932 5s and 8d  (c.£1.4m at 2019 values).

Angelina Ada Rickard (Ada) (née Joyce) (1880 – 8 September 1934)

Ada was born in West Ham and was the daughter of John and Hannah Joyce.  Her father was a carriage fitter for G.E.R. (Great Eastern Railway).  By the time she was 10 her family had moved to live in Hertford, and aged 20 she was working as a servant at Railway Place in Hertford for butcher Herbert Johnson.  Maybe it was via him that she ended up becoming housekeeper for fellow butcher Samuel Rickard, who she later married. After she was widowed Ada moved to live at Chesterton House, Church Street and died there in 1934.



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by Claire Martinsen

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Angelina Ada Rickard; Elizabeth Crabb Rickard; Emma Rickard; James Rickard; Louisa Rickard; Maria Rickard; Samuel Rickard; Sarah Rickard; Susan Rickard