CFHS code : PL97

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Memory of SARAH ELBOURNE d Nov 10 1864 in her 74th year also HENRY GOODE ELBOURNE son of the above d April 6 1898 aged 79

Monument : Headstone

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Sarah Elbourne (née Goode) (c.1791 – 10 November 1864)

Sarah was the daughter of Henry and Susan Goode and was baptised on 23 January 1791. She married William Elbourne (1792-1824) on 14 October 1817 at St. Mary the Less Church and they are believed to have had four children: Henry Goode (1819-1898) William (1820-1832), Mary Goode (1821-) and Edward Pickhaver (1823-1891). In 1841 she was living with her sons Henry and Edward at 2 Panton Place and in 1861 was living at  Panton Street with son Henry where she was documented as being a proprietor of houses. Sarah died in Barkston, Leicestershire which is where her son Edwad was living and running a flour mill. It is believed she was buried in Leicestershire.

Henry Goode Elbourne (1818 – 6 April 1898)

Henry was baptised on 30 August 1818 at St. Mary the Less Church. He studied at Peterhouse College and was awarded a B.A. in 1841.  The entry in the Cambridge Alumni Database reads ‘claimed as ancestor Walter Le Brun (1235) of London and Willingham.  He married Emma King (1818-) on 21 June 1843 a St. George’s Church, Camberwell. It is not known when Emma died, but he married for a second time on 20 March 1861 to Louisa Hill Shearing (1839-1925) and they had at least four sons: Henry (1862-1863), Herbert (1863- ), Henry (1865-1867) and John (1869-1933).  The family lived at 10 Panton Street and Henry worked as an architect, although he had retired by 1891. In January 1890 he was appointed architect and clark of the works for the new sick ward for nurses at Addenbrookes Hospital. He died on Good Friday 1898 ‘after a long illness’. His obituary said he had been churchwarden of St. Paul’s Church for thirty years and ‘did much work in the parish and he was universally liked’.

From parish burial records it is known that at least one of Henry and Louisa’s infant sons is buried in the same grave.  Possibly both, although the sexton’s numbering is not clear for the first born Henry Elbourne. The second born Henry was definitely buried in the same grave as his father.

Henry Elbourne (1865 – 16 January 1867)

Henry was baptised at St. Paul’s Church on 30 July 1865 and died at Panton Street aged 18 months old . He was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 21 January 1867.



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Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

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Henry Goode Elbourne; Sarah Elbourne