CFHS code : AG160

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of SARAH the beloved wife of TW RUTTER d 19 Jan 1894 aged 73 line illegible also of THOMAS WALTER RUTTER d 23 April 1904 aged 87 also of ELIZABETH SARAH ———— eldest daughter of the above d 8 Jul [1904]

Monument : Headstone/Urn

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202750, 0.13657073 – click here for location

Rutter headstone January 2017

Located four rows from the west path in the south of the parish of St Andrew the Great.  The headstone has fallen and grassed over.

only partially legible in 2019. The burial record was used to complete some text.

In Loving Memory of SARAH the beloved wife of TW RUTTER d 19 Jan 1894 aged 75

line illegible

Also of THOMAS WALTER RUTTER who died 23 April 1904 aged 87

Also of ELIZABETH SARAH eldest daughter of the above d 8 Jul 1904

Relationship:  Parents and daughter

Sarah Rutter (née Marsh) (1819 – 19 January 1894)

Sarah was born in Essex, the daughter of John. She married Thomas on January 20th 1841 at All Saint’s church, St John’s Street, Cambridge. They had at least seven children: Elizabeth Sarah (1841-1904), Thomas Marsh (1844-1906), Walter (1847-1901), Arthur Lionel (1850-1925), John (1852-1939) Julia Susannah (1856-1943) and Augustus Emmanuel (1858-1934).

The family lived at Anderson Court in Newnham in 1851, and Walter was working as a miller. In 1861, they were living on Mill Lane, and Walter was by then a millers clerk. They then moved to Ware, to run the Mardock Mill (1871).  By 1881 they were back living in Cambridge at at 70 Regent Street, where Thomas was a flour commission agent.  Sarah died at the family home 70 Regent Street, aged 75 years old.

Augustus Emmanuel Rutter (1858–1934) was buried one grave to the west.

Thomas Walter Rutter (28 July 1816 – 23 April 1904)

Thomas was born in Hundon, Suffolk. He was the son of Thomas (a baker) and Ann. He was baptised in Hundon on 5 August 1816. At the time of his marriage he was working as a baker in Cambridge. After he was widowed he moved to live at 24 Union Road with daughters Elizabeth and Julia.  His occupation on the census of 1911 was noted as a retired merchant. Thomas died at 24 Union Road aged 87 years old.

Elizabeth Sarah Rutter (1841 – 8 July 1904)

Elizabeth was the eldest daughter of Thomas and Sarah Rutter. In 1871 when the family were living in Ware she worked as a dressmaker. She then went into service as a lady’s maid and lived in Fulmer in Berkshire (1881) and then in Ramsden in Oxfordshire (1891).  She then returned to live with her widowed father and sister Julia at Union Lane in Cambridge.  She died a few weeks after her father aged 62 years old.


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