CFHS code : HT281

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Memory of MARTHA COLE d Dec 27 1893 after a few days illness aged 73

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Cole headstone April 2018


Located close to the south wall in the west of the parish.


In Memory of MARTHA COLE who died Dec. 27th 1893 after a few days illness aged 73 years

“In the midst of life are in death”

Martha Cole (c.1820 – 27 December 1893)

Martha was the eldest child of Simon and Ann Cole.  She was born in Holywell cum Needingworth, and baptised there on 10th October 1820. Her father was a farmer, and she had two siblings William [1821-] and Harriett [1824-1893].  William Cole took over the family farm and in 1851 Martha was living with him and a servant in Silver Street, Holywell.  William Cole was farming 145 acres and employing 5 labourers.

In 1861 Martha was living with her parents on Regent Street, in Cambridge. Her father had retired there after farming.  Her father died in 1866, and she then lived with her mother at 79 Norwich Street [1871].  In 1881  she was living with her sister Harriett and brother-in-law William at 63 Regent Street.  After William’s death Harriett and Martha lived together at the house.

She died on 27th December at 63 Regent Street, the day after her sister. She left an estate valued at £5,643 8s and 3d.


Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry

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Martha Cole