CFHS code : AG518

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of Our dear parents HENRY MALLOWS d Jan 19th 1910 also ANN EMILY MALLOWS his beloved wife d Nov 7th 1910 also SAMUEL ANTHONY RICHARDSON d Nov 11th 1948 beautiful memories treasured for ever of days when we were always together a faithful friend for 40 years CATHERINE MALLOWS daughter of the above d April 12th 1962

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/ Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Mallows monument May 2017



In Loving Memory of our dear parents HENRY MALLOWS died Jan 19th 1910

Also ANN EMILY MALLOWS. His beloved wife died Nov 7th 1910


“Beautiful memories treasured for ever. Of days when we were always together
a faithful friend for 40 years”

CATHERINE MALLOWS daughter of the above died April 12th 1962′

Henry Mallows (1835 – 19 January 1910)

Henry was born in Great Massingham and baptised there on 29 November 1835.  He was the son of agricultural labourer John Mallows and his wife Ann. Aged 26 (1861) he was living in Holbeach, Lincolnshire and working as a groom to surgeon Robert Harper.  By 1871 he had moved to Tydd St. Giles near Ely and was working as a gardener before marrying  Ann Barker in Cambridge in1872.  The couple had at least six children: Emily Elizabeth (1874-1963), Albert Edward Obadiah (1877-1937), Catherine Louisa Jane (1879-1962), William James (1881-1963), Frank Rowland (1885-1952) and Henry Robert (1888-1964).

In 1881 the family were living at 10 Gloucester Passage and Henry was working as a brewer’s labourer. They later moved to  Cockburn Street (1890) and 4 Burleigh Place (1891/1901) –  by 1901 Henry was once again working as a gardener.  By at least 1908 the family had moved to 1 Albert Cottages, Albert Street.  He died aged 74 years old.

Ann Emily Mallows  (née Barker) (1852 – 7 November 1910)

Ann was born in Great Chesterford  and baptised there on 24 October 1852.  She was the daughter of Obadiah and Elizabeth (née Harwood) Barker and grew up in Chishall, Essex  (1861) and then 61 Coronation Street (1871). She married aged 19 years old and died less than 12 months after her husband Henry.

Samuel Anthony Richardson (4 July 1870 – 11 November 1948)

Samuel was born in Norwich and was the son of James and Sophia (née Burrows) Richardson.  His mother died when he was c.3 years old and he then grew up with his father and stepmother Sarah Caroline (1856-) in Norwich and then in Leigh, Essex (1891). James Richardson was a bootmaker, and by the age of 20 Samuel was working as a boot repairer.  He married May Hannah Doubleday (1880-) in Norwich in 1903 and the couple moved to Cambridge after marriage. in 1911 the couple were living at 23 Clarendon Street and Samuel was noted as being an engineer.

The marriage would not appear to have been harmonious and in 1939 Samuel was living at 11 Mackenzie Road with Catherine Mallows.  On the records of that year he is noted as being married and working as being a retired  tool keeper for a scientific instrument company.  Catherine is recorded as being a saleswoman in a furrier shop. He died at Mackenzie Road aged 78 years old.

 Catherine Louisa Jane Mallows (31 December 1879 – 12 April 1962)

Catherine also went by the name of Esther Catherine. She was born Catherine Louisa Jane, but was documented as Esther Catherine through her life.  She lived at home with her parents and in 1911 was still  living at 1 Albert cottages where she was acting as housekeeper to her three brothers.   She later worked as a saleswoman and lived at 11 Mackenzie Road (1939).

She stayed at Mackenzie Road until at least 1950 and later moved to 47 Mill Road. Catherine died at Addenbrookes Hospital aged 82 years old.



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Ann Emily Mallows; Catherine Louisa Jane Mallows; Henry Mallows; Samuel Anthony Richardson