CFHS code : PL457

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of ISAAC BARBER d December 13 1904 aged 81

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

This headstone is intact but some of the inscription is hard to read. Photo September 2016.
Barber headstone September 2016


This headstone, in the parish area of St Paul, is located close to the centre of the parish by the THRUSH artwork. It is intact but some of the inscription is difficult to read.


‘Sacred to the Memory of Isaac Barber
who departed this life  December 13 1904 aged 81’

“For who the Lord loveth he chasteneth”
12th [chapter]  Hebrews [16th] verse

Isaac Barber (1823 – 13 December 1904)

Isaac was born in Cambridge and was the son of Daniel Barber and his wife Lydia. His father was the porter of Peterhouse and he grew up in the College (1841) and then at 20 Trumpington Street (1851).  Aged 25 he was working as a merchants clerk. By 1861 he had married Susan Ann Elizabeth (1834 – 1921) and the couple were living at 47 Eden Street. Isaac by this time was working as a corn and coal merchant and employing two men in the business, he also owned a livery stables employing a further two men. The couple do not appear to have had any children and around 1865 moved to Station Road/Poplar Villas.

Isaac continued to work as a corn and coal merchant’s clerk and died at his home on Station Road aged 81 years old.  After being widowed Susan Barber moved to live at 21 Panton Street (1910) and later at 57 Panton Street (1914-1920).  She died in Boston, Lincolnshire in 1921 aged 87 years old.



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Isaac Barber