CFHS code : PL235a

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Memory of FREDERICK THOMAS HOLDEN MA b Feb 14 1854 d May 24 1916 ANNE SARAH HOLDEN b Dec 4 1851 d Jan 29 1939

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Frederick Thomas Holden (14 February 1854 – 24 May 1916)

Frederick was the son of  Henry and Susan (née Lurcock) and was baptised at St. Andrew the Great on 21 April 1854.  His father was a tailor and robemaker and he grew up at 68 Regent Street.  Frederick went up to Emmanuel College in  October 1873 and was awarded a B.A.  in 1877 and an M.A. in 1880.  He worked as a school teacher and in 1881 was teaching in Edinburgh, before marring Annie Clarke  in Cambridge in 1882.  The couple returned to live in Edinburgh and had three children: Walter Frederick Clarke (1882-1953), Mary Beatrice (Molly) (1887-1977) and another child who died as an infant.

By July 1891 they had returned to live in Sawston, just outside Cambridge where Frederick ran the Grove Preparatory School, which was a school for boys between the ages of 8 and 15.  Frederick sold the Grove in July 1898 by auction and moved to run a business at St. Paul’s Place, Hills Road, Cambridge.  In 1901 he was described as a livery stable keeper and in 1911 as a ‘job master’ (someone who supplied horses and carriages and drivers for hire). He died at home aged 62 years old.

Annie Sarah Holden (née Clarke) (4 December 1851 – 29 January 1939)

Annie was the daughter of William and Elizabeth (née Scott)  and was born in Cambridge. Her father ran The Castle Inn at 38 St. Andrew Street and she married Frederick Holden when she was 30 years old.  After she was widowed she lived with her daughter Molly at Lutetia, 195 Hills Road and died there aged 87 years old. Her funeral was held at St. John’s Church on Hills Road on Wednesday 1 February followed by internment at Mill Road Cemetery.



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