CFHS code : HT358

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of THOMAS JOHN BARNARD line illegible December 29th 1906 aged 69 also of ANN BARNARD beloved wife of THOMAS JOHN BARNARD d —————— June 23rd 1916 aged 82 also of ADA BARNARD daughter of the above d Feb 18th 1935 aged 73

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Survey



Thomas John Barnard (1837 – 29 December 1906)

Thomas was the son of Philip and Charlotte (née Chambers) and was baptised in Wood Ditton  on 14 May 1837. His father was a carpenter and he grew up at Adam and Eve Street (1841) and then at 3 City Road (1851). He married Ann Buttress on 16 August 1858 at Christ Church in Marylebone and the couple had at least five children: Harry (1858-), Fred (1860-1932), Ada (1861-1935), Philip (1868-1952) and Thomas (1871-1955).  The family lived in London an Thomas worked as a carpenter/joiner but had returned to live in Cambridge by 1891 and lived at Hemingford Road (1891) and then 227 Mill Road (1901). He died at home in 1906.

Ann Barnard  (née Buttress) (1834 – 23 June 1916)

Ann was born in Cambridge and was the daughter of James and Susannah.  She grew up at 2 Victoria Street and her father worked as a lamplighter, her mother as a launderess.  Aged 17 Ann was working as a servant and still living at home.  She married Thomas Barnard when she was 24 years old after being widowed lived at 227 Mill Road with  son Fred and daughter Ada. She died aged 82 years old.

Ada Barnard (1861 – 18 February 1935)

Ada was born in London and was the only daughter of Thomas and Ann.  In 1881/1891 she was living  with her grandfather Philip and acting as a his housekeeper. She then lived at 227 Mill Road with her mother and brother Fred (1901/1911). She died at home aged 73 years old.

Four years after her death her brother took out an in memorium advert in the Cambridge Daily News which read ‘in affectionate remembrance of my dear sister, Ada Barnard who passed away February 18th 1935- from her loving brother Phil‘.



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by Claire Martinsen

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