CFHS code : CL28

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : THOMAS SAUNDERS d Dec 22 1871 aged 63 also FRANCIS ELIZABETH wife of the above d April 16 1866 aged 62 also of THOMAS EDWARD SAUNDERS youngest son of the above died at Dalston March 29 1876 aged 27

Monument : Headstone (fallen and broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202448, 0.13784411 – click here for location

Part of Saunders headstone December 2018

Monument

As the headstone is now under a large bush it was only possible to uncover the lower part.

Inscription

THOMAS SAUNDERS d Dec 22 1871 aged 63

Also FRANCIS ELIZABETH wife of the above d April 16 1866 aged 62

Also of THOMAS EDWARD SAUNDERS youngest son of the above died at Dalston March 29 1876 aged 27

Thomas Saunders (1808 – 22 December 1871)

Thomas was born in Buntingford and married Francis on 14 December 1834 in Chesterton.  They had at least three children: John Salisbury (1840-1912), Susan Rebecca (1846-1929) and Thomas Edward (1849-1876).  In 1861 the family were living at 28 Thompson’s Lane and Thomas was working as an auctioneer’s porter.  After he was widowed he went to live with his daughter Susan at 29 Park Street (1871).

Francis Elizabeth Saunders (née Salisbury)  (1803 –  16 April 1866)

Frances was the daughter of Robert and Ann and was baptised in Chesterton on 25 December 1803.  She died at Thompson’s Lane aged 62 years old.

Thomas Edward Saunders (1849 – 29 March 1876)

Thomas was baptised on 31 March 1850 at St. Clement’s Church and  died at 105 Graham Road in Dalston aged 27 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Francis Elizabeth Saunders; Thomas Saunders; Thomas Edward Saunders