CFHS code : AS207

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of an affectionate mother MARY wife of the late THOMAS SARGENT d Feb 1 1869 aged 92 also MARY BURGESS SERGENT daughter of the above d Nov 16 1900 aged 90 also CAROLINE SERGENT youngest daughter of the above d Sept 11 1907 in her 87th year (nb different spelling of surname)

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Sargent grave
Sergent headstone



Mary Sargent (c.1777 –  1 February 1869)

Mary  married to  Thomas Sergent and had at least three children: Thomas,  Mary Burgess(1810-1900) and Caroline (1821-1907).  By 1851 she was widowed and lodging at King Street with Caroline and grandson William.  In 1861 she was still living with Caroline and William on King Street and was documented as being a launderess.  She died aged 92 years old.

Mary Burgess Sergent (1810 – 16 November 1900)

Mary was born in Ely and baptised at Trinity Church on 27 August 1810. She lived at 1 Eden Street (1851/1861) and worked as a housekeeper, as well as raising niece Mary Burgess Sergent.  In 1871 she was living at Clarendon House, 19 Clarendon Street and was housekeeper to retired baker Edward Freeman.  She continued to live at the house and in 1891 was there with servant John Allen and documented as ‘living on her own means’.  She died at Clarendon House in 1900.

Caroline Sergent (1821 – 11 September 1907)

Caroline was baptised at All Saints’ Church on 15 July 1821 and lived with her mother Mary until she died.  Caroline had one illegitimate son: William Edward (1848-1919) who was born in Balsham and in 1871 the pair were living  at Headley’s court, King Street where Caroline was documented as being a chapel keeper. William worked as a tailor’s clerk/accountant  and Caroline lived with him at 11 Victoria Street (1891) and then 20 Earl Street (1901).



by Claire Martinsen

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Mary Sargent; Caroline Sergent; Mary Burgess Sergent