CFHS code : PL554

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JOHN LUDMAN d October 3rd 1862 aged 50 also SARAH SETCHEL wife of the above d July 7th 1896 aged 73 also KATHARINE SARAH only child of the above d March 20th 1867 aged 14 also FRANCES PACK sister of the above d Jan 12th 1913 aged 83

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202355, 0.13601032 – click here for location

The inscription is very clear and the headstone well preserved. Photo June 2016
Ludman, Setchel and Pack headstone June 2016


This well preserved headstone, in the parish area of St Paul, is located behind the lodge, three rows east of the western wall.


‘In Loving Memory of JOHN LUDMAN who died October 3rd 1862 aged 50 years
Also SARAH SETCHEL wife of the above who died July 7th 1896 aged 73 years

“Not dead but sleeping”

Also KATHARINE SARAH only child of the above Who died March 20th 1867 aged 14 years

“Every tear is wiped away
Sighs no more shall heave the breast
Night is lost in endless day
Sorrow in eternal rest”

Also FRANCES PACK sister of the above who died Jan 12th 1913 aged 83 years.’

John Ludman (1812 – 3 October 1862)

John was born in Impington and baptised there on 11 October 1812.  He was the son of Thomas and Susan, and married Sarah Hall on 29 August 1843.  The couple had one daughter and John worked as a college servant.  The family lived at 7 Gothic Street and John died at home aged 50 years old.

Sarah Setchel Ludman (née Hall) (1823 – 7 July 1896)

Sarah was the daughter of William and Catharine (née Setchel) Hall and was baptised in Fenstanton on 25 May 1823.  She married John when she was 23 years old, and after being widowed continued to live at Gothic Street (1871) working as a college servant.  By 1881 she had moved to 4 Tennis Court Terrace and lived there with her niece/companion Catherine Sarah Pack (daughter of her sister Frances).  She died at her home aged 73 years old.

Katharine Sarah Ludman (1852 – 20 March 1867)

Katharine was the only daughter of John and Sarah.  She was baptised at St. Paul’s Church on 1 August 1852 and died at Gothic Street aged 14 years old.

Frances Pack (née Hall) (1829 – 12 January 1913)

Frances was the younger sister of Sarah Ludman and was baptised at Fenstanton on 12 April 1829.  Aged 12 she was living in Fenstanton with schoolmaster John Smart – presumably as a domestic servant.  She married William Pack (1814-1895) on 17 October 1847 in Wolverhampton.  William was a Chelsea pensioner and shoemaker and they had seven children: Martin (1849-1920), Catherine Sarah (1850-), William (1853-), Ann Elizabeth (1855-1917), Elleanor (1857-1944), Clara (1861-1932) and Thomas Alfred (1868-1900).  In 1851 they were living in Northampton and moved to Herbert Street in Wolverhampton (1861/1871) before returning to live at 6 Vernon Terrace in Northampton (1881/1891).  William Pack died at Vernon Terrace in March 1895 and it is thought that Frances moved to Cambridge soon after his death.

In 1901 she was living at 4 Tennis Court Terrace with her niece Matilda Rolls, and by 1911 was living at Loch Lomond, 2 Hartington Grove with her eldest daughter Catherine.  She died at Hartington Grove aged 83 years old.



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by Claire Martinsen

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John Ludman; Katharine Sarah Ludman; Frances Pack; Sarah Setchel
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