CFHS code : AS329

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : Our beloved parents RICHARD WRIGHT WARD d 22 Oct 1927 aged 76 SARAH ANNIE WARD 31 Jul 1913 aged 59

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Richard Wright Ward (1851 – 22 October 1927)

Richard was born in Saffron Walden and baptised in Great Shelford on 2 November 1851.  He was the son of stonemason Richard Essex Ward and his wife Elizabeth (née Wright).   His father died shortly after his birth and Elizabeth married for a second time and had one son: William Gunn (1861-1928).  In 1861 Richard was living with his mother and step brother in Great Shelford, where Elizabeth was described as an innkeeper. They then went to live with Sarah’s parents who were farmers in Great Shelford (1871) before moving to live at 1 Eastern Street (sic) by 1881. On the census of 1881 Richard was described as a dairyman, and it would seem that the household kept cows.

Richard married Sarah Bone at St. Barnabas’ Church in Bristol on 31 December 1881.   They had three children: Edith Annie (1883-1976), Reginald William (1885-) and Sidney Wright (1887-1971).  The family lived at 20 Tenison Road where Richard was described as a dairyman/milkman.  His brother William continued to live at Eastern Street and was described as a cow keeper, so it is probable that the brothers worked together.

By 1911 Richard was running a University Lodging House from 21 Malcolm Street and after he was widowed moved to live at 104 Howbury Street in Bedford.  He died in Bedford aged 76 years old.

Sarah Annie Ward  (née Bone) (1853 – 31 July 1913)

Sarah was born in Basingstoke and baptised there on 13 February 1853. She was the daughter of James and Jane and her father was a publican who was running the Ship Inn in Basingstoke when she was born.  He later went to run the Sugar Loaf pub in Bristol (1871) and Sarah worked as a domestic servant. She died in Cambridge aged 59 years old.



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Richard Wright Ward; Sarah Annie Ward