CFHS code : HS103

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : In Loving Remembrance of ARTHUR husband of ELIZA RODELL d Oct 11 1911 age 53 also ELIZA RODELL his wife d May 14 1938 age 77 EDITH SARAH RODELL d Jan 30 1954 aged 71

Monument : Scroll/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202296, 0.13827587 – click here for location



Arthur Rodell (c.1858 – 11 October 1911)

Arthur was born in Camden in London.  In 1871 aged 14 he was living in Great Chesterford with his aunt Emma French  and was working a an agricultural worker. He married Eliza Bruce in Cambridge in 1880 when he was 22 years old.

They had eight children: Alice Louisa [1881-], Edith Sarah [1883-1954], Arthur Joseph [1885-1912], Ernest Albert [1890-1890], Bertram Bruce [1890-1890], Herbert Victor [1891-1943], Sidney Percy [1894-1929] and Violet May [1895-1913]. The family lived at 3 Cross Street [1881], 131 Catherine Street [1891], and then 4 Belgrave Road [at least 1901 onwards].

Arthur Rodell worked as a railway signal man and died in October 1911 aged 53 years old.

Eliza Rodell  [nee Bruce] (c.1860 – 14 May 1938)

Eliza was the daughter of Jospeh and Eliza Bruce.  She was born in Cambridge, but by the time she was 18 months old  years old her parents had moved to Wereham in Norfolk. Eliza was baptised there on 2nd February 1862. Her father worked as an agricultural labourer, who later became a groom.

Eliza returned to Cambridge and married Arthur Rodell in 1880 when she was 29 years old.  She was widowed in 1911 when she was 51 years old.  She died at 4 Belgrave Road in 1938 when she was 77 years old – five of her eight children died before her.

Edith Sarah Rodell (c.1883 – 30 January 1954)

Edith was the second of Arthur and Eliza Rodell’s children.  She grew up at Catherine Street, and then Belgrave Road.  In 1901 she was 18 and working as a dressmaker.  In 1911 she was working as a ladies maid to a Mrs Ella Glover, in Hampstead. Shipping records show her sailing from Gilbralter to England in 1927, and she was working as a maid to Mrs Gladys Puleston, whose husband Alex was a stockbroker.  In 1929  she was a maid at Windlesham Park in Surrey.

By 1939 she was back living at 4 Belgrave Road in Cambridge, where she continued to live.  She died at Addenbrookes Hospital in early 1954 aged 71 years old.


by Claire Martinsen

Arthur Rodell; Edith Sarah Rodell; Eliza Rodell