CFHS code : AL318

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of SARAH HARDING d Jan 29th 1927 aged 72 also WILLIAM HARDING d June 9th 1928 aged 76. open book
DORIS MAY HARDING  died  May 27 1961

Monument : Kerb stones/Open Book/Urn

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Harding monument in 2016.


This set of kerbstones with an open book is located 18 rows east of the central path, 8 rows west of the east path and a few monuments north of the path that runs east from the centre circle. I kerb had fallen when this photo was taken and the monument sustained further damage in 2019 . The metal letters are mostly intact.


In Loving Memory of SARAH HARDING Who died Jan 29th 1927 aged 72 years

Also WILLIAM HARDING Who died June 9th 1928 aged 76 years

open book
DORIS MAY HARDING  died  May 27 1961 

“At Rest”

Relationship – parents & daughter

Sarah Harding (née Davey) (1854 – 29 January 1927)

Sarah was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah and was born in Hinxton, Cambridgeshire. Her father ran the King’s Head pub in the village and Sarah married William Harding in 1880. They had eleven children: Herbert Davey (1881-1961), Walter (1883-), Percy William (1884-1955), Lottie Tomlinson (1886-1947), Florence Kate (1889-), Fred (1892-), George (1892-1947), Doris May (1899-1961), Charles William (1901-1983) and a further two children who are believed to have died as infants.
William worked as a carpenter and the family lived at Oak Terrace Mill Road (1881) then 243 Mill Road (1901/1911). Sarah died aged 72 years old.

William Thomas Harding (1851 – 9 June 1928)

William was born in Duxford and grew up at Wheat Sheaf farm where his father farmed 22 acres and employed 2 men. He died at home aged 77 years old.

Doris May Harding (21 July 1899 – 27 May 1961)

Doris was the daughter of William & Sarah and worked as an assembler in a radio components factory (1939).  In  1961 she was living at 92 Histon Road and died at Brookfields Hospital, Mill Road.



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Doris Harding; Sarah Harding; William Harding