CFHS code : MC27

Parish : St Michael

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of CHARLES BANHAM of Grove House New Chesterton d May 23 1882 aged 73 also SARAH SOLE BANHAM wife of the above d remainder illegible

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202608, 0.13792498 – click here for location

Banham headstone June 2020

Monument

The inscription on the headstone is now barely legible and it is the CFHS transcription reproduced here. Located nine rows east along the east west path and six monuments south.

Inscription

Sacred to the Memory of CHARLES BANHAM of Grove House New Chesterton d May 23 1882 aged 73

Also SARAH SOLE BANHAM wife of the above d remainder illegible

Charles Banham (1808 – 23 May 1882)

Charles Banham was born in Upwell near Wisbech in 1808.  He was the son of James and Ann Banham and brother of Daniel Banham.  He married Sarah Sole in St Andrew the Great in October 1830.  They had six children: Caroline Susan (1832-1902), Elizabeth (1834-1913), Mary Sophia (1839-1840), Charles Flack (1839-1841), Mary Sophia (1841-1854) and Charles Flack (1844-1901).  Charles was a shoemaker/cordwainer with a shop at 37 Green Street where he employed ten men in 1851. He moved to live at Grove House, Chesterton where he died on 23rd May 1882, leaving effects valued at £9,029 in his will.

Sarah Sole Banham (née Flack) (1806 – 6 October 1895)

Sarah  was born in Stow Cum Quy around 1806.  She was the daughter of John Flack and Mary Flack (nee Sole).  She lived at Green Street while raising her children.  After the death of her husband when she was 69 she moved to 69 Hills Road where she lived by herself with one servant in 1891.  She died on 6th October 1895 aged 89.

Source:

Ancestry

By Claire Martinsen

Charles Banham; Sara Sole Banham