CFHS code : AL478

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of EDWARD THOMPSON d Sept 13 1864 aged 72 SARAH CROZIER THOMPSON wife of the above d June 28 1862 aged 62 ELIZABETH STOTTER youngest daughter of the above d July 21 1873 aged 42 also two orphan children JAMES ROGERS d Dec 9 1860 aged 18 MARY ANN ROGERS d April 26 1861 aged 20 SARAH CROZIER THOMPSON eldest daughter of the above d June 4 1899 aged 73

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The headstone in April 2021.


This headstone located in the parish of St Andrew the Less stands 2 rows east of the central path close to the boundary stone. Most of the carved inscription is still legible.


In Loving Memory of EDWARD THOMPSON died Oct. 13 1864 aged 72.

SARAH CROZIER THOMPSON wife of the above died June 28 1862 aged 62.

ELIZABETH STOTTER youngest daughter of the above died July 21 1873 aged 42.

Also two orphan children
JAMES ROGERS died Dec 9 1860 aged 18 and
MARY ANN ROGERS died April 26 1861 aged 20

SARAH CROZIER THOMPSON eldest daughter of the above died June 4 1899 aged 73

Edward Thompson (1791 – 13 September 1864) The inscription on the headstone gives the month as October but he was buried on September the 19th. The stone may have been erected some tome after his death.

Edward was the son of Edward and Mary Thompson and was baptised on 25 December 1791 at St. Benet’s Church.  He married Sarah Crozier Howlett on 20 April 1824 in Barnwell.  Edward worked as a cabinet maker and broker, and lived at Magdalene Street (1851) and then at 16 Clarendon Street (1861). Edward and Sarah had three daughters: Sarah Crozier (1827-1899), Mary Ann (1830-1912) and Elizabeth (1831-1873).

After he was widowed he went to live at South Street, and died alone.  He was found by his nephew Robert Howlett who entered the house through an upstairs window.  The death was subject to an inquest, where Robert said ‘he found the old man…. and a small phial was found on the bed nearby empty. Mr Knowles, surgeon having made a post-mortem examination of the body was of opinion that deceased died from severe apoplexy, and found the liquid remaining at the bottom of the bottom to be of a harmless nature, which if taken by the deceased would most probably only have caused sickness.  The jury found that deceased died by the visitation of God’.

Sarah Crozier Thompson (née Howlett) ( 15 December 1799 – 28 June 1862)

Sarah was baptised at St. Mary the Great Church on 19 January 1800 and was the daughter of Robert and Dinah Howlett. She died aged 62 years old at 4 Petersfield, Parker’s Piece and newspapers reported ‘her end was peace’.

Elizabeth Stotter (née Thompson) (1831 – 21 July 1873)

Elizabeth was the youngest daughter of Edward and Sarah Thompson and married widower Thomas Stotter (1808-1878) on 8 September 1869 at Trinity Church, Marylebone.  Thomas was college butler at St. John’s College and the couple lived at 14 Park Street (1871).  Elizabeth died aged 42 years old.

Thomas Stotter married for a third time in 1874, and died aged 70 years old.

James Rogers (1842 – 9 December 1860)

James was the only son of John and Mary Ann (née Perry) Rogers.  His father was a broker (probably a furniture broker) with a shop on Magdalene Street (later Bridge Street).  In March 1851 James was living with his parents and three siblings at Magdalene Street, and it is thought that John Rogers died later that year.  Mary Ann died c.1856 leaving James and his sister Mary Ann as orphans.  It is thought that they then went to live with the Thompson family at Clarendon Street. James died at Clarendon Street aged 18 years old.

Mary Ann Rogers (March 1841 – 26 April 1861)

Mary was James’ elder sister and when the 1861 census was taken on 7 April 1861 was living at Clarendon Street.  She died later the same month and newspapers announced the death with the words ‘her end was peace’

Sarah Crozier Thompson (c.1827 – 4 June 1899)

Sarah was the eldest daughter of Edward and Sarah Thompson.  Aged 24 she was living with her sister Mary Ann at James Street. Sarah was working as a draper’s assistant and Mary as a milliner.  Mary Ann married draper James Careless (1829 – 1882)  in 1862 and Sarah then moved to live with the Careless family at 48 Bridge Street.  She worked as a draper’s assistant in the business (1871/1881). After James died in April 1882, the sisters moved to live at 3 Bay Terrace on Norwich Street.  Sarah died at Norwich Street aged 73 years old.



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by Claire Martinsen

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James Rogers; Mary Ann Rogers; Elizabeth Stotter; Edward Thompson; Sarah Crozier Thompson
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