CFHS code : CL114

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : In Loving Memory of CAROLINE LOUISA YOUNG d 3 Aug 1932 age 64 also HANNAH GOLDING YOUNG d 24 May 1935 age 59 also EDWIN YOUNG d 26 Jan 1937 age 69

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202411, 0.13842769 – click here for location

Young monument 2017



Relationships: Edwin Young, his first wife and second wife

Caroline Louisa Young (nee Thomas) (1867 – 3 August 1932)

Caroline was the daughter of Jonas and Julia Thomas and she was born in Pimlico.   Her father was a piano tuner, who died when Caroline was 9 years old.  Thereafter the family moved to Merton, where her mother ran a general stores.

Caroline was a scullerymaid, but in the census of 1891 is recorded as a patient at St George’s Hospital in London.  Aged 25 in 1892 she married Edwin Young.   They had one daughter Florence Eva Young: (1893-1970).

Edwin Young was a domestic gardener, and initially they lived in Croydon (1901), before moving to the Lodge House at Riversfield in Little Paxton (1911) and then to the Lodge at The Mount House in Hadley Common Hertfordshire.  Each of these moves being associated with Edwin’s role as a gardener.

Caroline died at Hadley Common in 1932 aged 65 years old.

Hannah Golding Young (nee Buckland) (1876 – 24 May 1935)

Hannah was born in Chalvey, Buckinghamshire.  She was the daughter of Charles and Mary Ann Buckland. Charles worked as gardener, and Mary Ann as a charwoman, and they had at least eight children.  Aged 15, Hannah was in the Eton Union Workhouse with her two sisters Elizabeth and Caroline, where they are noted as paupers.  Her father Charles spent various times in the workhouse through his lifetime, as did her elder brother George Buckland, and the whole family were certainly very poor even by Victorian Britain standards.

In 1901, Hannah was working as kitchenmaid at Eton School.  By 1911 she was working as a cook for Francis Towgood at Riversfield, Little Paxton.  The Towgoods ran a large household, living in a twenty room mansion, with six house servants including a full time dressmaker to look after the three members of the family. This was the same household that Edwin Young was the gardener for – he lived with his family at the Lodge House.

After Edwin’s wife Caroline died in August 1932, Hannah married Edwin in Cambridge in 1934.  What brought them to Cambridge is unknown, but Edwin’s daughter Florence had married railway clerk Thomas King and was living on Cherry Hinton Road.

Very sadly less than a year after their marriage Hannah died in May 1935 aged 59 years old.

Edwin Young (1868 – 26 January 1937)

Edwin was the son of James and Kate Young and was born in Brixton.  His father was a framer, and they moved around London when Edwin was young from Brixton to Aldgate to Mitcham.  Aged 23 years he was working at Thatched House, Beddington as a domestic gardener to a civil servant.  He married Caroline Thomas in 1893, and continued working as gardener at various large houses through his lifetime.

Caroline died when he was 64 years old, and two years later he married Hannah Golding.  They were living at New Zealand, Toft Road, Bourn when she died in 1935.  He continued to live in Bourn but died in 1937 at his daughter Florence’s house at 188 Cherry Hinton Road Cambridge.  He died leaving effects of £669, 14s 1d.



by Claire Martinsen

Caroline Louisa Young; Edward Young; Hannah Golding Young