CFHS code : AS313

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : [DAVID JAMES] STEWART MA line illegible LOUISA STEWART remainder illegible

Monument : Column (fallen)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203322, 0.13672992 – click here for location

Stewart monument July 2017


The parish record has been used to help us identify this grave.


[DAVID JAMES] STEWART MA line illegible LOUISA STEWART remainder illegible

The inscription is very hard to read, but from parish records the following are inferred.

Rev. David James  Stewart (27 February 1818 – 18 March 1898)

David Stewart was born in London and was the son of the Hon. Archibald David Stewart and his wife Sarah.  He was baptised at St Margaret, Westminster on 26 July 1822.  His father was in the army, and died when David was 18 years old.  His mother died in 1838 when he was 20 years old.  He went up to Trinity College Cambridge in 1833 and received a B.A in 1839 and an M.A in 1842.  He was ordained as a priest in 1840.  He served as curate of Adderbury in Oxfordshire (1843-1848) and then Vicar of Hillmarton in Wiltshire (1849-1850).  He married Louisa Skrine at Christ’s Church in Barnwell on 23 February 1843. They had one son: Aubrey (1844-1918) who was born in Ely the year after they were married.

From 1851 to 1891 he worked as an Inspector of Schools.  The family moved as a result of his job: Durham (1851), 5 Benet Place, Cambridge (1871/1881) and 71 Mornington Road, Regents Park London (1891).  Rev. Stewart was Hon. Canon of Ely from 1893-1898.  He died at his home at 71 Mornington Road in March 1898.  He left an estate valued at £35,798 and 1s (£3.25m at 2019 values).

Louisa Stewart  (née Skrine) (1816 – 28 July 1891)

Louisa was born in Brighton, and was the daughter of Julian and Almira Skrine.  She was baptised at St Nicholas Church in Brighton on 18 December 1816.  By at least 1827 she had moved to Cambridge with her family. She married Rev. Stewart when she was 26 years old.

She died at the Hotel de Paris in Cromer aged 74 years old.  She was residing in London at the time, so presumably died whilst on holiday or having been sent to the coast to recover from an illness.

Aubrey Stewart (26 December 1844 – 31 December 1918)

Aubrey was the only son of David and Louisa Stewart.  He was born in Ely, and went to Harrow School.  He went to Trinity College Cambridge in 1864, was awarded a B.A (11th classics) in 1868 and an M.A in 1871. He lived with his parents until they both died and the census records record him as a graduate of Trinity College, but not of any occupation.  He was the secretary of the Royal Water Colour Society and also translated various classical works. His publications include: Of the Holy places visited by Antoninus Martyr (1885), Of the Buildings of Justinian by Procopius (1886) and  a childrens version of The Tale of Troy (1886)

He married Lilias Augusta Wright (1861 – 1908) at St Matthew’s Church in Oakley Square, London on 8 May 1899. The couple lived at 107 Alexandra Road in London (1901) but later moved to 156 Foxhall Road in Ipswich.   Lilias died at Foxhall Road in in 1908 aged 47 years old.  In 1911 Aubrey was still living there and was described on the census as a stockholder. He died aged 74 at 257 Cauldwell Hall Road in Ipswich and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery with his parents on 4 January 1919.


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