CFHS code : AG25

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : Here rest in hope the bones of EDWARD ADAMS SCOTCHER d Novr 3 1861 aged 60 and SARAH his wife who died at Ely July 13th 1863 aged 66

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon  : 52.202784, 0.13715777

Scotcher headstone January 2019

1 row south west of the centre circle


Here rest in hope the bodies of EDWARD ADAMS SCOTCHER
Who died Novr 3 1861 aged 60 years

And SARAH his wife who died at Ely July 13th 1863 aged 66 years.

Edward Adams Scotcher (c.1801 – 3 November 1861)

Edward was born in Haverhill, fourteen miles south of Cambridge.  He married Sarah Cox on 1 January 1833 at St. George’s Church, Bloomsbury, and was already living in Cambridge at the time.  Edward worked as a bookbinder and the couple lived at Bradwells Yard (at least between 1835 and 1845).  By at least 1852 they had moved to live at 4 Emmanuel Road.  The house was described as being ‘pleasantly situated opposite Christ College Pieces, containing neat entrance, front dining room, kitchen, wash-house pantry and three bedrooms together with paved yard and slated outbuildings’.

By April 1854 Edward had become the parish clerk for St Andrew’s. He continued in this role until his death in November 1861 aged 60 years old.

Sarah Scotcher (née Cox) (c.1797 – 13 July 1863)

Sarah was the daughter of Thomas and Nancy Cox and was born in Yardley, Staffordshire. She was baptised on 16 April 1797 at the Park Lane non-conformist Chapel in Cradley.  She married aged 35 years old and died in Ely two years after her husband.



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Edward Adams Scotcher; Sarah Scotcher