CFHS code : ED119

Parish : St Edward

Inscription : In Loving Memory of SARAH JANE FRANCIS b March 7 1846 d Oct 28 1928 for 52 years the faithful friend and servant of Dr and Mrs ATKINSON

Monument : Stone cross (broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203277, 0.13675701 – click here for location

Francis inscription


The plinth is only just visible under bushes. The inscription is still in good condition.


‘In Loving Memory of SARAH JANE FRANCIS born March 7 1846 died Oct 28 1928′
“Peace Perfect Peace”
For 52 years the faithful friend and servant of Dr and Mrs ATKINSON’

Sarah Jane Francis (7 March 1846 – 28 October 1928)

Sarah Jane was born in Little Stukeley in Huntingdonshire.  She was the daughter of carpenter George Francis and his wife Sarah.  Aged 15 she was living in Huntingdon and working as a nursemaid in the household of John and Mary Ingram. By 1871 she had moved to Cambridge and was working as a servant at Clare College to Edward and Frances Atkinson. Edward was the Master of Clare College.  She started as a housemaid, and was housekeeper by 1911.

After retiring she went to live at 95 Cherry Hinton Road.  She died there aged 82 years old.



by Claire Martinsen

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Sarah Jane Francis