CFHS code : HT289

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : IARO CATHARINE AUGUST who after a long and severe affliction d [2] June 18[4]3 aged 6[4] also of ROBERT AUGUST d —— ——– also of JOSEPH AUGUST ——– February 23 1883 aged [5]1

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

August headstone May 2018


Located in Row 1 of the parish of Holy Trinity, under a tree to the south of the south path.


The burial records were used to complete this inscription

IARO CATHARINE AUGUST who after a long and severe affliction died – June 1863 aged 61

Also of ROBERT AUGUST d —— ——–

Also of JOSEPH AUGUST ——– February 23 18[8]3 aged [5]1

Catharine August (née Potter) (25 May 1802 – 2 June 1843)

Catharine was born in Catton in Norfolk, and baptised there on 28 May 1802.  She was the daughter of Joseph and Catharine Potter.  She married Robert August on 1 October 1830 in Wicklewood, Norfolk.  They had at least two children: Joseph and Catharine (1834-1907).  In 1851 Robert and Catharine were living at Wood Farm in Bressingham.   Robert was farming 100 acres and employing 4 men at that time.  By 1861 they had moved to London, and were living at 46 Henry Street where Robert was described as a ‘cow keeper’.  Catharine died at 4 Newmarket Road in June 1863 aged 61 years old. She was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 8 June.

Robert August (9 July 1807 – 19 March 1884)

Robert was the son of William and Elizabeth August.  He was born in Sloley in Norfolk, a village 12 miles north east of Norwich.  He was baptised at St. Bartholomew Church in Sloley on 12 July 1807.  He married Catharine Potter when he was 23 years old.

He married for a second time in 1873 to Mary Ann Palmer (1813-).  In 1881 the couple were living in Heigham in Norfolk, where Robert’s occupation was recorded as ‘income from houses and property’.  He died aged 76 years old at 3 Petersfield in Cambridge.

Joseph August (1832 – 23 February 1883)

Joseph was born in Wicklewood in Norfolk, and baptised there on 20 September 1832.  It is thought he sailed to New Orlean in December 1857, but by 1861 was living with his parents at Henry Street in London.  His occupation on the 1861 census was recorded as a dairyman, working with his father. He married Margaret Vaughan at St John’s Church in Hampstead on 15 February 1862.  Little else is known of his life. He died aged 51 years old.



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Catharine August; Joseph August; Robert August