CFHS code : MG190

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of DAVID DAY d 26 Feb 1875 aged 45 also HANNAH DAY wife of the above d 23 Mar 1885 aged 60 also SARAH ANN DAY d 23 Sept 1952 aged 90 footstone D. D/D.  D/H.  D/S.  A/D

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Footstone/Urn

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon :  52.202028, 0.13817519 – click here for location

The monument before restoration
The monument after restoration in 2016.
The monument after restoration


Located in the parish area of St Mary the Great, beside the eastern path on its west side.  The monument was restored in 2016 as it is close to the path. The headstone and top kerb stone had been pushed backwards out of alignment by two trees.


‘In Loving Memory of DAVID DAY who died  Feb 26 1875 aged 45 years

Also of  HANNAH DAY wife of the above died  March 23 1885 aged 60 years

Also SARAH ANN DAY died  Sept 23 1952 aged 90 years’

” ————— of the ———————–”

footstone D. D/D. D/H. D/S. A. D

David Day (c. June 1859 – February 1860)

David was the first child of David and Hannah Day. Although his name is not on the headstone, this child died aged only 8 months. He may not have been buried in this plot but the D.D. on the footnote probably refers to him. He was buried on 2 March 1860.

David Charter Day (1829 – 26 February 1873)

David was born in Comberton and baptised there on 8 November 1829. He was the son of agricultural worker John Day and Sarah (née Charter) and grew up on Swain Lane. By 1851 he was living on Market Hill and working as an errand boy for woollen draper John Bonnett.  He married Hannah Osborne who also worked for the Bonnett’s as a domestic servant and they had at least three children: David, Sarah Ann (1861-1952) and John (1864-1904).  David continued to work for the Bonnett’s as a porter  and the family lived at 15 Guildhall Place (1871). He died at home aged 45 years.

Hannah Day  (née Osborne) (1825 – 23 March 1885)

Hannah was born in Barton and after being widowed lived at Guildhall Place with son John and worked as a college bedmaker (1881).  She died at home in March 1885.

Sarah Ann Day (29 December 1861 – 23 September 1952)

Sarah was the only daughter of David and Hannah and was baptised at St. Mary the Great church on 16 February 1862.  She worked as a servant for Marion Kennedy (1891) and then as a nurse in Ealing, London (1901). By 1939 she had retired and was living with her sister in law Marie Day and niece Elsie at 55 Alpha Road.  She died at Alpha Road  in 1952.



Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Mary Naylor and Claire Martinsen

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David Day; David Charter Day; Hannah Day; Sarah Ann Day