CFHS code : PL513a     (previously recorded as BE130)

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of CHARLES FRESHWATER d May 2nd 1930 aged 66

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Freshwater headstone January 2020


Located five rows from the west path on the northern boundary of the parish.


Who fell asleep May 2nd 1930
Aged 66

Charles Freshwater (c.1864 – 2 May 1930) 

Charles was born in Cambridge, the son of horse dealer Joseph Freshwater. He married Mary Ann Louise Prime (1859-1936) at St. Paul’s Church, Upper Holloway on 17 November 1889.  Mary was also from Cambridge, but both were living in London at the time.  Charles was working as a porter at the time of the marriage, and in 1911 he was a tram inspector.   The couple did not have any children and lived at 88 Morley Avenue, Wood Green (at least 1911 onwards).  He died at North Middlesex Hospital, Tottenham and was buried in Cambridge on 8 May.

Parish burial records show that Mary Freshwater was also buried in the St. Paul’s area of Mill Road Cemetery and is believed to have been buried in the same grave as her husband.

Mary Ann Louise Freshwater (née Prime) (1857 – 31 May 1936)

Mary was the daughter of carpenter William Prime. After she was widowed she returned to Cambridge and lived at 8 Cambridge Place, Hills Road.  She died at Addenbrookes Hospital, aged 79 years old.



Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Charles Freshwater