CFHS code : PL481

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of our dear mother SARAH ANN DALDRY d April 16 1925 aged 86

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



From parish burial records it is known that three other members of the family are buried in the same grave.

Relationship: Father, mother, daughter, grandson

James Daldry (1835 –  21 April 1864)

James was born in Ipswich and baptised at St. Matthew’s Church on 27 March 1835. He was the son of William and Kezia Daldry (sometimes also spelt Dardy on early documents) and his father  died when he was 3 years old. He grew up at Lady Lane, Ipswich with his mother who worked as a charwoman (1841) and married Sarah Waspe on 22 April 1859 at St. Paul’s Church, Cambridge. They had four children: James William (1859-1932), Sarah Ann Keziah (1860-1937), Louisa Agnes (1862-1928) and Annie Martha (1864-1871). The family lived at 3 Russell Place and James worked as a railway carriage cleaner.  He died in an accident aged 29 years old. James had been drinking at the Telegraph pub with another man and the two men ‘were returning between some coprolite trucks, when some other trucks were shunted against them, and deceased nipped between the buffers. He was at once conveyed to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where he died from the injuries received’. An inquest was held, and no blame was attached to the shunter who had not been aware that James was between the buffers. The funeral service on 24 April 1864  was attended by several hundred people with ‘vast numbers being unable to obtain entrance’.

Annie Martha Daldry (1864 – January 1871)

Annie was the youngest child of James and Sarah Ann and was born after her father’s death.  She was baptised on 25 September 1864 at St. Paul’s Church and died aged 6 years old. Her funeral took place on 14 January 1871.

Sidney James  Daldry (1887 – March 1889)

Sidney was the third of nine children born to James and Charlotte Ann (née Brown)(1860-1948) Daldry, grandson of James and Sarah Ann.  James worked as a railway porter and Sidney was born at 3 Rosa Terrace, Stockwell Street.  He died aged 15 months old and was buried on 19 March. 

Sarah Ann Daldry (née Waspe) (15 August 1838 – 16 April 1925)

Sarah was born in Tuddenham, near Mildenhall in Suffolk and baptised there on 3 March 1839. She was the daughter of farmer Jonathan Waspe and his wife Sarah (née Pickep). After she was widowed she lived at 3 Russell Place and took in lodgers (1871) before  moving to live at The Railway Cottages, 26 Mill Road (1881), 82 Mill Road (1891),  128a Mill Road (1911), and 2 Ross Street (1913-1915).  She worked as a railway waiting room attendant from at least 1881 to 1911 and eventually went to live with her widowed daughter Louisa  at Rushmere, 5 Rock Road.  Louisa’s husband Thomas Edwards had died in April 1916. Sarah died at Rock Road aged 86 years old and her funeral took place on 20 April.



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Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Annie Martha Daldry

Annie Martha Daldry; James Daldry; Sarah Ann Daldry; Sidney James Daldry