CFHS code : AG324

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of CHARLES FREDERICK SCALES d Jan 31st 1927 aged 30 also EMMA ELIZABETH SCALES mother of above d Jan 27th 1931 aged 64 also HENRY CHARLES SCALES her beloved husband d Oct 16th 1933 aged 72 ALBERT SCALES d Aug 14th 1916 aged 23 REGINALD BEATES SCALES d June 14th 1911 in his 12th year

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203101, 0.13657292 – click here for location

Scales grave
Scales monument


This small white marble headstone (with metal lettering) with kerb stones, in the parish area of St Andrew the Great, is located close to the western path on the west side of the path, north of the point where the path leading to the centre circle meets the western path.


‘In loving memory of Charles Frederick Scales
who died Jan 31st 1927 aged 30 years’
‘Also Emma Elizabeth Scales mother of above
died Jan 27th 1931 aged 64 years’
‘Also Henry Charles Scales her beloved husband
died Oct 16th 1933 aged 72’
“At rest”

[kerb stones:]
[left:] ‘Albert Scales died Aug 14th 1916 aged 23’
[right:] ‘Reginald Beates Scales died June 14th 1911 in his 12th year’

Beates family grave
Within a few feet of the Scales grave is a headstone with kerb stones recording the deaths of Walter Jarman Beates (d. 1943), Ellen Caroline Beates (d. 1949) and their daughter Alice Kate Beates (d. 1964), also Elizabeth Jarman (d. 1906) and Emma Jarman (d. 1910).

Albert Scales (c. 1893‒1916) WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Albert was the son of Henry Charles and Emma Elizabeth Scales (both buried in this grave) of 5 North Terrace Cambridge. The census report for 1911 gives his occupation as scientific instrument maker (apprentice), whereas the Cambridge Independent Press reporting his death states that he was an assistant at Ryder & Amies, University outfitters in King’s Parade.

At the outbreak of war, Albert enlisted in the Cambridgeshire Regiment. He had presumably served for two years when he was taken ill just as his regiment was due to leave for the front, and died of tuberculosis.

Emma Elizabeth Scales (née Beates) (1866‒1931)

Emma Elizabeth Beates, daughter of Benjamin and Martha Beates (née Jarman) of Puliors Road, Lambeth, London, was born in Pimlico, London, and baptised on 26 November 1866 at St George’s Church, Hanover Square. Her father died in 1874 and her mother in 1881, after which she lived with her aunt, Elizabeth Jarman, in High Street, Ely, as a milliner’s apprentice. She married Henry Charles Scales on 20 September 1891 at Holy Trinity Church, Cambridge. The couple had five children (see Henry Charles, below). Emma died on 27 January 1931, aged 64.

Henry Charles Scales (c. 1862‒1933)

Henry Charles Scales was the son of prominent Cambridge brewer George Scales and his wife Hannah Scales, of King Street, Cambridge (both of whom are buried in this Cemetery). Of the six children of George and Hannah, four (Albert Samborn, Alfred, Henry Charles, and Hannah Matilda) followed in their father’s footsteps, going into the brewing business.

Henry Charles married Emma Elizabeth Beates, of Pimlico, London, on 20 September 1891 at Holy Trinity Church, Cambridge, and the couple had five children: Albert, Hannah Elizabeth (b. 1895), Charles Frederick (b. 1897), Reginald Beates (b. 1900) and Alexander Edward (b. 1903). By 1901, Henry was publican of The Willow Tree Tavern, 7 Willow Walk, Cambridge; later the couple lived at 5 North Terrace, Cambridge. Henry died on 16 October 1933, aged 72.

Charles Frederick Scales (1896‒1927)

Charles Frederick was the third child of Henry Charles and Emma Elizabeth Scales. He was born in Cambridge in 1896 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 13 December of that year. He died in Addenbrooke’s Hospital on 31 January 1927, aged 30.

Reginald Beates Scales (1899‒1911)

Reginald Beates was the fourth child of Henry Charles and Emma Elizabeth Scales. He was born in Cambridge in 1899, and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 26 November of that year. He lived only to age 11, dying on 14 June 1911.

census reports 1871‒1911
baptism and burial records

By Joanna Costin and Ian Bent

Albert Scales; Charles Frederick Scales; Emma Elizabeth Scales; Henry Charles Scales; Reginald Beates Scales