CFHS code : AG355

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Memory of STEPHEN RICKARDS d line illegible March 23 1872 aged 77 line illegible also of SUSANNA RICKARDS wife of the above d Dec 26 1875 aged 76

Monument : Headstone

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202738, 0.13624818 – click here for location

Rickards headstone November 2017

Monument

This fallen headstone, in the parish area of St Andrew the Great,  is located close to the west wall and is often covered by leaf fall.

Inscription

In Memory of STEPHEN RICKARDS died March 23 1872 aged 77 years

line illegible

Also of SUSANNA RICKARDS wife of the above died Dec 26 1875 aged 76 years

Stephen Rickards (1794 – 1872)

Born in Gloucestershire to Thomas and Martha. He was baptised in Wotton Under Edge on August 10th.   He married Susanna Creeke on June 9th 1848 in the parish of St Andrew the Great. At this time he was a silversmith but was retired by the 1851 census. In the 1861 census he describes himself as a retired watch maker. In 1871 he writes on his census form that he is “rheumatic”.

Susanna Rickards (née Creeke) (1799 – 1875)

Susanna was born in Cambridge, the daughter of William Woolard Creeke and Anne (maiden name unknown). She was baptised on March 24th 1799 in the old All Saints church that is now All Saints Gardens, Trinity Street. Her father was a tailor. The family lived in St Andrew’s Terrace, off Regent Street. She had at least two brothers – Thomas and William.

When Susanna died she left £300 to Joseph Turner Bailey, a young man who had pushed her out in her bath chair.

[If you have any information about this couple, please contact us at Friendsofmillroadcemetery@gmail.com]

Sources:

CFHS parish record transcripts

Family search

by Mary Naylor

Stephen Rickards; Susanna Rickards