CFHS code : PL47

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Memory of CHARLES BARKER d June 7th 1912 aged 76 and of MARY his wife d January 8th 1917 aged 78 reverse In Memory of the children of CHARLES & MARY BARKER HENRY TRAVIS d Oct 2 1863 aged 22 months FRED CHARLES d Nov 30 1870 aged 22 months HENRY CHARLES d March 11 1879 aged 5 months CLARA d Jan 21 1881 aged 15 LAURA ELIZABETH d July 22 1881 aged 2 MINNIE d Aug 8 1884 aged 13 MAUD MARY d Nov 22 1886 aged 11

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

This headstone is close to the south wall about 10 rows west of the central path  but as the vegetation is very thick here it has not been photographed.  Benjamin and Elizabeth Barker are buried in an unmarked grave north of the south path but in the same row.

Inscription

In Memory of CHARLES BARKER d June 7th 1912 aged 76

And of MARY his wife d January 8th 1917 aged 78

reverse
In Memory of the children of CHARLES & MARY BARKER
HENRY TRAVIS d Oct 2 1863 aged 22 months
FRED CHARLES d Nov 30 1870 aged 22 months
HENRY CHARLES d March 11 1879 aged 5 months
CLARA d Jan 21 1881 aged 15
LAURA ELIZABETH d July 22 1881 aged 2
MINNIE d Aug 8 1884 aged 13
MAUD MARY d Nov 22 1886 aged 11

Charles Barker (1836 – 7 June 1912)

Charles was born in Cambridge and was the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Barker. He grew up at Church Walk and his father worked as a gardener. Charles married Mary Bendall on 11 July 1861 at St. Paul’s Church and they had ten children, only two of whom survived to adulthood. Seven of their children are commemorated on the grave monument: Henry Travis, Agnes Mary (1863-1888), Clara, Emily Amelia (1867-1948), Frederick Charles, Minnie, Beatrice Ellen (1873-1958), Maud Mary(May), Henry Charles and Laura Elizabeth. Charles worked as a gardener and they lived at 1 Princes Street (1871), 37b Russell Street (1881), 45 Russell Street (1891/1901). By 1911 Charles and Mary were living at 12 Royal Albert Homes, Hills Road and he was documented as a retired gardener.

Mary Barker (née Bendall)  (1838 – 8 January 1917)

Mary was born in Bottisham and was the daughter of Josiah and Amelia (née Shipp). Josiah was a shoemaker and aged 13 Mary was working  in Bottisham as a domestic servant to William Shipp, who was possibly a relative. By  April 1861 she was living in Cambridge and was cook to Rev. John Scott, the vicar of St. Paul’s Church, and she married Charles Barker later that summer. She died at Poplar Cottage, Station Road, the home of her daughter Beatrice. Her funeral took place on 12 January 1917 at St. Paul’s Church, and the Cambridge Daily News noted that she had been connected with the church for over 60 years.

Henry Travis Barker (1861 – 2 October 1863)

Henry was baptised at St. Paul’s Church on 26 October 1863 and died just before his second birthday. Henry was buried with his Grandparents who are buried nearby.

Frederick Charles Barker (1868 – 30 November 1870)

Frederick was baptised on 28 February 1869 at St. Paul’s Church and also died just before his second birthday.

Henry Charles Barker (1878 – 11 March 1879)

Henry died aged 5 months old.

Clara Barker (1865 – 21 January  1881)

Clara was baptised on 29 October 1865 at St. Paul’s Church and died at Russell Street aged 15 years old.

Laura Elizabeth Barker (1878 – 22 July 1881)

Laura was the youngest child of Charles and Mary Barker and died at Russell Street aged 3 years old.

Minnie Barker (1871 – 8 August 1884)

Minnie was baptised on 31 December 1871 at St. Paul’s Church and died at Russell Street aged 13 years old

Maud Mary (known as May) Barker (1875 – 22 November  1886)

May was baptised on 26 September 1875 at St Paul’s Church and died at Russell Street aged 11 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Charles Barker; Clara Barker; Fred Charles Barker; Henry Charles Barker; Henry Travis Barker; Laura Elizabeth Barker; Mary Barker; Maud Mary Baker; Minnie Barker