CFHS code : AS269
Parish : All Saints
Inscription : In Loving Memory of JAMES MILLER d Feb 17 1880 aged 52 also SARAH MILLER wife of the above [d May 12 1905] age — also WILLIAM their son d Nov 16 1874 aged 3
Monument : Headstone (fallen & broken)
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
The headstone is broken and only part of the inscription is legible.
This inscription was amended using the Parish records.
In Loving Memory of JAMES MILLER who died Feb 17 1880 aged 52
Also SARAH MILLER wife of the above died Jan 12 1905 age 73
Also WILLIAM their son died Nov 16 1874 aged 5 months
James Miller (c.1827 – 17 February 1880)
James was born in Ashdon, a village four miles north of Saffron Walden. He was the son of Jasper and Mary and his father worked as an agricultural labourer. Aged 23 (1851) he was working as a footman to Benedict Chapman, who was Master of Caius College and also the Rector of Ashdon. It is believed that James was later College Porter at Caius.
He married Sarah and they had at least six children: Sarah Anne (1862-1904), Alfred James (1864-), John (1868-), Lucy (1869-), George (1871-) and William (1874-1874). The lived at 6 Park Street and James died there in 1880.
Sarah Miller ( 1831 – 12 January 1905)
Sarah was born in Coseley, near Dudley in Staffordshire and little is known of her early life. After she was widowed she ran a Lodging House from 6 Park Street (1881/1891) and then lived with her sons John and George at 19 Park Street (1901). She died aged 73 years old.
William Miller (1874 – 16 November 1874)
William was baptised at All Saints’ Church on 6 September 1874 and died at Park Street aged 5 months old.
by Claire Martinsen
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