CFHS code : HT102

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of my dear devoted husband WILLIAM HENRY BAKER d Nov 9 1918 aged 51 also MARY BAKER d Oct 7 1950 aged [8]2

Monument : Stone cross (broken)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The monument in December 2021.


This broken cross and kerbstones are located in the south east corner of the parish area of Holy Trinity 2 rows from the east wall and about 10 plots from the from the south  wall. The carved inscription is barely legible and the plinth easily hidden by ivy.


In Loving Memory of my dear devoted husband WILLIAM HENRY BAKER d Nov 9 1918 aged 51

Also MARY BAKER d Oct 7 1950 aged 82

William Henry Baker (1867 – 9 November 1918)

William was the second son of Edward and Susan (née Loveday)  Baker and grew up at Sturton Street (1871) and 22 Hooper Street (1881). His father was a railway engine driver and later worked as  a truck lifter on the railway.  William married Mary Upchurch in 1888 and they had eleven children: Lily May (1888-1972), Grace Winifred (1890-1978), Clarissa Dorothy (1893-), Robert William (1895-1973), Richard Edward (1897-1976), Gladys Lottie (1899-1991), Nellie Maud (1902-1985), Ivy (1904-1964), Cyril Frederick (1906-1976) and Ada Gertrude (1907-1977).  William worked in an ironmonger’s shop as a porter and later as a shop assistant.  The family lived at 5 Argyle Street (1891/1901) and 28 Gwydir Street (at least 1911 onwards), where William died  ‘peacefully’ aged 51 years old.

Mary Baker  (née Upchurch) (5 May 1869 – 7 October 1950)

Mary was born in Coton and was the daughter of Richard and Mary (née Nightingale). Richard Upchurch was a farm labourer and the family lived on Cambridge Road, Coton. After she was widowed Mary lived at 28 Gwydir Street with daughters Ada and Beatrice (1939) and died aged 81 years old (although official documentation and the grave monument give her age as 82 years).



Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

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by Claire Martinsen

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Mary Baker; William Henry Baker