CFHS code : AS43

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Loving Memory of THOMAS FREDERICK SARGENT d June 10th 1933 aged 72 also of AMELIA SARGENT his beloved wife d Oct 15th 1933 aged 67

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Sargent grave
Sargent monument



Thomas Frederick Sargent (1861 – 10 June 1933)

Thomas was the illegitimate son of Susan Sargent and was born in Exning, near Newmarket.  His mother married Richard Atkins in 1867 and Thomas grew up in Exning with his mother and stepfather. Aged 19 he was working as a labourer at the gasworks and living at home.

He married Amelia Stead in 1890 and the couple had three children: Gertrude Susan (1890-1967), Frederick Charles (1892-1958) and Florence Amelia (1893-1923).  In 1891 they were living at 40 Union Terrace, Thomas was working as a milk carrier and Amelia as a caretaker. By 1901 they had returned to live in Exning and Thomas was a bricklayer’s labourer.  They moved back to Cambridge and lived  at 149 Sturton Street (1911) and later at 80 Ainsworth Street.  He worked as a warehouseman for a grocer (1911)  and died at Addenbrookes Hospital aged 72 years old.

Amelia May Sargent  (née Stead) (1866 – 15 October 1933)

Amelia was born in Swaffham Bulbeck and was the daughter of John and Charlotte. She was raised in the village and her father was a copperlite labourer.  Aged 17 Amelia was living at South Street in Cambridge and working as a domestic servant for Robert and Marie Miller.  She died at Ainsworth Street a few months after her husband.



by Claire Martinsen

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Amelia Sargent; Thomas Frederick Sargent