CFHS code : ML46

Parish : St Mary the Less

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of BETSY BASHAM SCRAFIELD / d June 25th 1874 / aged 64 / also JOHN SCRAFIELD / husband of the above / d August 2nd 1886 / aged 75

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202780, 0.13786006

Scarfield grave
Scrafield headstone



Elizabeth (Betsy) Basham Scrafield (née Smith) (1810 – 25 June 1874)

Betsy was born in Balsham and baptised there on 3 April 1810. She was the daughter of agricultural labourer John and Sarah and married John Scrafield on 3 March 1835 at St. Clements Church. The couple had at least six children: William (1836-), Sarah Ann Gollins (1838-1914), Elizabeth Mary Gollins (1840-1891), Alfred John (1843-), Amelia Charlotte (1848-1932) and Catherine Emily (Kate) (1851-1939). John was a carpenter and the family lived at St. Peter’s Street (1841), Ely Road (1851) and Milton Road (at least 1861 to 1873).

John Scrafield (1811 – 2 August 1886)

John was born in Cambridge and was the son of John and Sarah (née Gollins). From at least 1874 he lived at 2 Bank’s Court, Little St Mary’s Lane and died aged 75 years old.



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Betsy Basham Scrafield; John Scrafield