CFHS code : HT136

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of FRANCES MARIA FREEMAN d Jan 11th 1925 aged 71 also WALTER FREEMAN d Jan 4th 1941 aged 90

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The kerbstones in January 2022.


This set of kerbs is located in the south east corner of the parish of Holy Trinity 5 rows from the east wall and 5 monuments from the south wall. The inscription of metal letters is intact. The monument is in an area that is generally left to grow wild. 


In Loving Memory Of
FRANCES MARIA FREEMAN who fell asleep Jan. 11th 1925 aged 71 years
Also WALTER FREEMAN who died Jan. 4th 1941 aged 90 years

‘Till Jesus comes’

Frances Maria (Fanny) Freeman (née Kite) (1853 – 11 January 1925)

Fanny was born in Croome D’Abitot, Worcestershire and baptised on Christmas Day 1853. She was the eldest daughter of James and Mary Ann (née White) and her father was an agricultural labourer. Fanny worked as a domestic servant in Claines, Worcestershire (1871) and then Malvern (1881). She married widower Walter Freeman in 1884 and they had  six children: James (1885-1964), Emily (1887-1924), Marskell (1889-1943), Amy (1892-1959), Rose (1894-) and  Walter (1897-). Walter was a furniture broker/upholsterer and the family lived at 5-7 Norfolk Street (1891), 7 Warkworth Street (1901) and then The Limes, 23 Hope Street (at least 1911 onwards). Fanny died at home aged 71 years old.

Walter Freeman (10 October 1850 – 4 January 1941)

Walter was born in Linton and baptised there on 23 February 1851. He was the son of agricultural labourer Markell Freeman and his wife Elizabeth. He married Emma Norden(1854-1883)  in Linton on 4 February 1873 and they had at least three children: Herbert (1876-1940), Ellen (1879-) and Elizabeth (1881-). In 1881 the family were living at 10 Albert Street and Walter was working as a furniture porter. Emma Freeman died in 1883 and Walter married for a second time the following year. He appears to have run his furniture business from Norfolk Street and town directories from 1913 give his business address as 1,3 5 & 7 Norfolk Street. In 1939 he was living at Hope Street with daughters Elizabeth and Amy, where he died aged 90 years old.



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Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Frances Maria Freeman; Walter Freeman