CFHS code : HT596
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : In Loving Memory of dear husband JAMES BATTERBEE d 24 Mar 1915 aged 68 also HARRIET MARIA wife d 1st Mar 1920 aged 65
Monument : Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This set of kerbs is hidden in bramble about 10 rows west of the east path. The inscription of metal letters appears undamaged although we were only able to access that of Harriet Maria.
In Loving Memory of dear husband JAMES BATTERBEE d 24 Mar 1915 aged 68
Also HARRIET MARIA wife d 1st Mar 1920 aged 65
James Batterbee (7 July 1846 – 24 March 1915)
James was born in London and baptised at St. Leonard’s Church in Shoreditch on 2 August 1846. His parents were journeyman woodturner John Charles Batterbee, and his mother Charlotte was a bonnet maker/dressmaker. James became a soldier and served with the Kings Rifle Corps. He retired in August 1888 and was made a Chelsea Pensioner.
He married Harriet Cirket on 28 May 1882 at All Saints’ Church, Battle Bridge, Essex. The couple had at least six children: Frederick James (1883-1930), Thomas Alfred (1884-), Esther (1887-), Arthur Henry (1887-1952), George Francis (1888-1891) and Edwin Lyle (1890-1978). The first four of the children were born in Winchester and Kent whilst James was still in the army. After he left they lived at Waltham Cross, where James worked as a labourer (1891). They then moved to Cambridge by at least 1900 where he ran the Prince of Wales pub at 68 Histon Road. James died aged 68 years old at The Burleigh Arms, 45 Burleigh Street which was being run by his son Arthur Batterbee. His funeral took place on 30 March 1915..
Harriet Maria Batterbee (née Cirket) (1854 – 1 March 1920)
Harriet was born in Elstow, Bedfordshire and was baptised there on 5 November 1854. She was the eldest daughter of blacksmith Frederic Criket and his wife Mary Ann. In 1881 she was living on the High Street in Enfield with her parents and was working as a dressmaker. She married James Battersbee when she was 27 years old. She also died at the Burleigh Arms, 45 Burleigh Street.
by Claire Martinsen
With many thanks to GS, great grand daughter of James and Maria Batterbee for contacting us and allowing use of family photos.
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