CFHS code : BO51 or ML2

Parish : St Botolph

Inscription : [side 1:] In Loving Memory of HORACE SIDNEY STANBRIDGE d Octr 30th 1887 age 6 side 2 also AGNES LOUISA STANBRIDGE d Decr 19th 1899 aged 17 side 3 also J H & A E STANBRIDGE d 1884 aged 3 weeks and 6 weeks

Monument : Stone cross (broken)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202893,  0.13761666 – click here for location

Stanbridge grave
Stanbridge monument

Monument

This stone cross with triple-decker plinth and kerb stones, the cross of which is lost, in the parish area of St Botolph, is located north east of the centre circle, beside the circular path. The stonemason’s signature shows that the grave was made by the firm of T.C. Stanbridge.

(This grave was identified by the CFHS as in the parish area of St Mary the Less, but is in fact within the St Botolph boundaries.)

Inscription

[side 1:]

‘In loving memory of Horace Sidney Stanbridge
died Octr 30th 1887 aged 6 years’

“I know that Jesus loves me”

[side 2:]

‘Also Agnes Louisa Stanbridge died Decr 19th 1899 aged 17

“Afflicted ………….
……………………..
Until it pleases God by his grace,
To free her from all pain.”

[side 3:]

‘Also J. H. & A. E. Stanbridge died 1884 aged 3 weeks and 6 weeks’

T. Stanbridge
Newnham Croft

The Stanbridge family was one of the most notable Cambridge stonemasonry firms. For further information, see T C Stanbridge.

Horace Sidney Stanbridge (1881-87)

Horace was privately baptised on 10 June 1881. He was the son of Thomas and Jane Frances Stanbridge of 9 St Botolph’s Lane, Cambridge. His father, Thomas, was the sexton of St Botolph’s Church, and later the custodian of Mill Road Cemetery. Horace died aged six years and six months and was buried on 3 November 1887.

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Agnes Louisa Stanbridge (c.1882-99)

Agnes was baptised on 3 September 1882 in St Botolph’s Church. She was the daughter of Thomas and Jane Frances Stanbridge of 9 St Botolph’s Lane, Cambridge.  Her father, Thomas, was the sexton of St Botolph’s Church, and later the custodian of Mill Road Cemetery. Agnes died in 1899 at the age of 17, and was buried on 22 December.

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Joseph Henry Stanbridge (1884-84)

Joseph Henry and Albert Edward were twins, born in late July 1884 and privately baptised on 1 August of that year. They were sons of Thomas and Jane Frances Stanbridge of 9 St Botolph’s Lane, Cambridge. Their father, Thomas, was the sexton of St Botolph’s Church, and later the custodian of Mill Road Cemetery. Joseph died six weeks later, and was buried on 6 September.

Alfred Edward Stanbridge (1884-84)

Albert Edward and Joseph Henry were twins, born in late July 1884 and privately baptised on 1 August of that year. They were sons of Thomas and Jane Frances Stanbridge of 9 St Botolph’s Lane, Cambridge. Their father, Thomas, was the sexton of St Botolph’s Church, and later the custodian of Mill Road Cemetery. Alfred died three weeks later, and was buried on 21 August.

Sources:
St Botolph: baptismal register
St Botolph: burial register

By Ian Bent

Agnes Louisa Stanbridge; Alfred Edward Stanbridge; Horace Sidney Stanbridge; Joseph Henry Stanbridge