CFHS code : PL171

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of REBECCA WRIGHT b Jan 13 1853 d Dec 19 1906 also CHARLES WRIGHT member of the Borough Police Force 1876-1902 b Oct 7 1851 d Jan 14 1930 also GERTIE died in infancy

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Wright grave
Wright headstone


Elaborately carved headstone, on a pedestal, with kerb stones. The inscription is carved with lead inlaid into the letters and numbers, so is clearly legible. The monument is located in the St Paul’s parish section of the cemetery, close to the south path, and on the left-hand side as you walk from the Lodge to the central path.

Wright inscription
Wright inscription


‘In loving memory of Rebecca Wright
born Jan 13 1853 died Dec 19 1906.’

“Rock of ages cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee.”

‘also Charles Wright
member of Borough Police Force 1876–1902
born Oct 7 1851 died Jan 14 1930’

“Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.”

‘also Gertie, who died in infancy.’

Rebecca Wright (1853-1906)

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Charles Wright (1851-1930)policeman – see also Life Story page

Charles Wright was born in 1851, served on the police force from 1876 to his retirement in the rank of sergeant in 1902, and lived on for a further 18 years. His wife Rebecca was born in 1853 and died in 1906 aged 53 years.

In 1895, Charles lived at 6 Stockwell Street in the Romsey district of Cambridge, and had the rank of police constable (No. 28). Nothing more is currently known about the Wright family – places of birth, date of marriage, or whether they had other children than Gertie.

Gertie Wright

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By Ian Bent

Charles Wright; Gertie Wright; Rebecca Wright