CFHS code : AL579

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Affectionate Remembrance of WILLIAM MILLER d March 14th 1881 aged 40 also of MARY MILLER wife of the above d Feb 27th 1917 aged 74

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Miller grave
Miller headstone



William Miller (January 1841 – 14 March 1881)

William was born in Babraham, a village six miles south east of Cambridge and was the son of James and Susan.  He grew up on Brick Row in the village and by the age of 20 was working as an agricultural labourer like his father. He married Mary Pearson and the family had six children: Frederick William (1869-1944), Alfred James (1870-1933), Alice Mary (1872-1940), Louise Hephzibah (1874-1945), Harry Edward (1875-1954) and Ernest George (1877-1947). The family lived at 11  Norfolk Buildings (later Norfolk Street) and William worked as a brewer’s labourer. He died aged 40 years old.

Mary Miller (née Pearson) (12 November 1842 – 27 February 1917)

Mary Miller (photo taken in 1890’s)

Mary was born in West Wickham and baptised there on 25 December 1842.  She was the daughter of farm labourer James Pearson and his wife Elizabeth (Betsey) and grew up in Horseheath, a village between Linton and Haverhill. In 1861 she was working as a dairymaid for farmer Jonas Webb in Babraham which is where she presumably met her future husband.

Mary worked as a college bedmaker and after being widowed lived at 108 Norfolk Street with her children.  In 1911 she was living at the house with her children Alice and Frederick and lodger Henry Jackson.  Mary died aged 74 years old.



by Claire Martinsen

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