CFHS code : HT499

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of GEORGE SWANN COOPER d 7 Oct 1892 aged 30

Monument : Headstone

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Cooper headstone 2018


This small headstone is located roughly fifteen rows east of the central path towards the north of the parish. The inscription has eroded, especially near the base.


In Loving Memory of GEORGE SWANN COOPER died 7 Oct 1892 aged 30
4 lines of an epitaph which are illegible

George Swann Cooper ( 1862 – 7 October 1892)

George was the youngest son of Charles (1833-1867) and Elizabeth (née Parsons) (1835-1898), and was baptised on 19 July 1863. Charles Cooper was a college servant, who died  in August 1867 and George then grew up at 18 Albert Street with his mother and four siblings (1871).  Elizabeth also worked as a college servant and by 1881 Charles was living at 37 King Street with his mother and brother Charles – he was working as a clerk at this time. He married Louisa Alexandra Storey (1863-1948) in 1887 and the couple ran the  Queen’s Arms pub at 8 St. Andrew’s Street. George died at the Queen’s Arms aged 30 years old.

Louisa Cooper married George’s brother John Alfred Cooper(1854-) in 1893.  John had also been widowed in 1892 and had six children. The couple had moved to live in London by 1911.



Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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George Swann Cooper