CFHS code : HT159a

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ELSIE MITHAM LAMBERT d 25 Mar 1928 aged 21 also WILLIAM SCARR d 12 Aug 1938 aged 70 also ANNIE SCARR d 24 Apr 1940 aged 71

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey


This monument is located in the south east corner of the parish area of Holy Trinity, 3 rows from the east wall and 5 plots from the south wall.. The inscription of metal letters is in good order. The south kerb has fallen.


In Loving Memory of ELSIE MITHAM LAMBERT died  March 25th 1928 aged 21 years
“At rest”

Also WILLIAM SCARR died August 12th 1938 aged 71 years
“Peace perfect peace”

Also ANNIE SCARR died April 24th 1940 aged 71 years

Relationship: Daughter, mother, step father

Elsie Mitham Lambert (18 June 1906 – 25 March 1928)

Elsie was born in Keighley, Yorkshire and was the daughter of William and Annie Lambert. She died at 46 Catharine Street, Cambridge and buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 29 March.

William Scarr (1867 – 12 August 1938)

William was the son of William (1828-1891) and Ann (née Mitham) (1828-1914). and was born in Cherry Hinton. He was baptised in Cherry Hinton on 24 November 1867 and grew up in Fulbourn where his father was a general labourer (1881). William worked as a railway signalman (1891)  and later as a railway guard ( 1911). In 1911 he was living at 46 Catharine Street with his widowed mother.  William married his widowed cousin Annie Lambert at St. Peter’s Church, Rawdon on 5 May 1913 and they lived at Catharine Street  and then 23 Segwick Street. He died at Mill Road Infirmary aged 73 years old.

Annie Scarr (née Stocker) (31 March 1869 – 24 April  1940)

Annie was born in Rawdon, a village to the North west of Leeds and was the daughter of John and Betsy (née Mitham). She grew up at Crag Wood in Rawdon where her father worked as a gardener.  In 1891 she was living at home and working in the woollen industry. She married William Lambert (1863-1909) in 1896 and they had three children: Ernest Mitham (1897-1897), Betsy Mitham (1900-1900) and Elsie Mitham. William was a butcher and in 1901 they were living at 3 Cecil Street, Haworth, Yorkshire.  William Lambert died in Keighley, January 1909 aged 46 years old and was buried with his parents.

After she was widowed Annie returned to live in Rawdon with daughter Elsie and worked for a woollen cloth manufacturer as a ‘cloth burler’ (responsible for quality control in the production of woollen cloth, by removing foreign bodies, knots and burrs). She married William Scarr when she was 44 years old. In 1939 she was living on her own at Sedgwick Street. She died at home and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 27 April 1940, having outlived two husbands and her three children.



Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Elsie Mitham Lambert; Annie Scarr; William Scarr