CFHS code : AL364

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of our dear mother and father MARY JOHNSON May 25 1904 aged 52 ROBERT JOHNSON October 22 1936 aged 82

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Johnson monument December 2018


To the east of the parish, a few rows north of the west/east path from the centre circle.


In Ever Loving Memory of our dear mother and father
who have entered into rest

MARY JOHNSON May 25 1904 aged 52 years

ROBERT JOHNSON October 22 1936 aged 82 years

“In Gods keeping”

Mary Johnson (née Houghton)  (1851 – 25 May 1904)

Mary was born in the village of Isleham, thirteen miles north of Newmarket and was the second daughter of James and Sarah (née Whitehand) Houghton. Her father was an agricultural labourer and aged 19 Mary was living at 2 Queen’s Lane, working as a domestic servant to draper Elias Bland.  She married Robert Johnson on 11 April 1877 at St. Andrew the Great Church and they had at least six children: Herbert Robert (1879-1976), Ada (1882-), Edith (1884-), Marshall (1887-), Martha (1890) and Arthur Leonard (1891-1920). Robert worked at St. John’s College as a college servant and the family lived at 11 Norfolk Street (1881) and 4 Blossom Street (at least 1891 onwards). In 1901 Mary was also working as a college servant. She died at home aged 52 years and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 30 May 1904.

Robert Johnson (1854 – 22 October  1936)

Robert was the son of Peachey (1816-1863) and Mary (née Marshall) (1811-1886) and  was born in Soham, where his father worked as an agricultural labourer. In 1871 Robert was living with his widowed mother in Soham and working as a groom, whilst his mother was receiving parish relief. He later worked as a college servant, and in 1911 was recorded as working in the silver room of St. John’s College. After he was widowed he lived with daughter Ada at Blossom Street (1911) and died at 39 City Road aged 82 years old.

Robert and Mary’s daughter in law Margaret Annie Johnson, wife of their eldest son Herbert is also buried at Mill Road Cemetery.



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Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Mary Johnson; Robert Johnson