CFHS code : MG15
Parish : St Mary the Great
Inscription : footstone E.T. 1856/J.S. 1873/ A.S. 1879
Monument : footstone
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202223, 0.13736499 – click here for location
Located in the parish area of St Mary the Great, the headstone is missing, so the grave has been identified using the sexton’s grave register.
Only the initials and date of death on the footstone are legible. The following is based on research and could have errors.
E.T. 1856/J.S. 1873/ A.S. 1879
Elizabeth Thompson (née Sims) (1828-1856)
Elizabeth was the eldest daughter of John and Ann Sims. She married Stephen Thompson on January 23rd 1849 in the parish of St Mary the Great.
John Sims (c 1796-1873)
John was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire. He was curator at the School of Anatomy in Cambridge.
Ann Sims (née Cooper) (c 1800-1879)
Ann was born in Ely. John and Ann married in Waterbeach on April 25th 1826. They lived in Waterbeach for a number of years before moving to Corn Exchange Street in Cambridge. The couple had at least six children. The eldest, William Cooper Sims, is buried in a grave in the next row to his parents, which has not been located.
[If you have any more information about these people, please contact us at Friendsofmillroadcemetery@gmail.com]
CFHS Census, Grave book and Parish transcripts
by Mary Naylor