CFHS code : HT372

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of WILLIAM MARKHAM d Nov 26th 1931 aged 81 also his wife LUCY ANN MARKHAM d July 31st 1936 aged 83 PERCY STANLEY MARKHAM d Jan 5th 1914 aged 18 HERBERT WILLIAM MARKHAM d Jan 12th 1939 aged 53

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



William Markham (1850 – 26 November 1931)

William was born in Holloway, London but grew up in Easton Socon, Bedfordshire with his parents Edward and Martha. Edward Markham was an agricultural worker and William worked as a farmer’s boy (sic) (1861) and later as a groom (1871) and coachman. He married Lucy Dumbleton and they had  eleven children: William Dumbleton (1873-1944), Albert Edgar (1876-1953), Elizabeth Jane (1879-1941), Henry Edward (Harry) (1880-1950), Ada Eleanor (1882-), Arthur Edwin (1884-1967), Herbert William (1886-1939), Harold Ernest (1887-1913), Daisy Kate (1890-1890), Nellie Florence (1892-1910) and Percy Stanley (1895-1914). They lived in Biggleswade until at least 1891, and then lived in Great Staughton, eight miles west of Huntington (1901) before moving to live at 117 Ross Street, Cambridge (at least 1910 onwards). Wiliam died at Ross Street aged 81 years old.

Lucy Ann Markham (née Dumbleton) (1853 – 31 July 1936)

Lucy was born in Caxton, a village nine miles west of Cambridge and was the daughter of tailor John Dumbleton and his wife Elizabeth (née Pope). Before her marriage to William Markham she worked as a general servant in St. Neots. Lucy died at 117 Ross Street aged 82 years old.

Percy Stanley Markham (1895 – 5 July 1914)

Percy was born in Biggleswade, and aged 15 was working as an errand boy. He died aged 18 years old.

Herbert William Markham (1885 – 12 January 1939)

Herbert was born in Biggleswade and in 1911 was working as a baker. He died at 117 Ross Street and his funeral took place on 16 January at St. Philip’s Church.



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Herbert William Markham; Lucy Ann Markham; Percy Stanley Markham; William Markham