CFHS code : CL118

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : In Loving Memory of WILLIAM WELLINGTON CARTER d 18 Aug 1934 age 62

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.20251, 0.13838857 – click here for location

Carter monument before restoration
The monument after restoration in December 2016
Carter monument after restoration in December 2016


This headstone with kerb stones, in the parish area of St Clement, is located beside the eastern path on its west side.


In Loving Memory of
Who died August 18th 1934 age 62 years

William Wellington Carter (1871 – 18 August 1934)

William was the son of Charles and Sarah (nee Haggis) Carter.  He was born in Clifton, Bedfordshire, but baptised in Chesterton, Cambridge on 23rd June 1872.    His father was a publican and groom, and he was raised at the 5 Bells Inn in Henlow.

Aged 21 years old in 1891 he was a ship broker’s clerk.  He married Elizabeth Parker around 1892 and they had three daughters: Elizabeth (1892-), Mabel Gladys (1897-1965) and Dorothy (1900-).  All their daughters were born in Brighton, so William and Elizabeth must have spent their early married life there.  By 1910 they had moved to Cambridge and lived at 209 Mill Road until William’s death in 1934.

The 1911 census shows that William was working as a travelling salesman for Portland Cement.  He died at Ashvale in Surrey, however probate records show that his permanent residence was at 209 Mill Road, Cambridge at the time. He left an estate valued at £629 2s 1d.



by Claire Martinsen

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William Wellington Carter