CFHS code : HS42

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : open book In Loving Memory of HENRY READ d May 10 1913 age 66 also his wife CAROLINE d July 23 1917 age 71 kerbs also their youngest daughter EVELYN d Aug 25 1940 aged 53

Monument : Kerb stones/Open Book/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202361, 0.1377082 – click here for location

Read inscription April 2018


This monument, in the centre of the parish, has sunk rather badly but the inscriptions are more or less intact.


open book

In Loving Memory of HENRY READ who fell asleep May 10 1913 age 66  years

“Peace Perfect Peace”

Also his wife CAROLINE who fell asleep July 23 1917 age 71 years


Also their youngest daughter EVELYN who died Aug 25 1940 aged 53 years.

Henry Read (15 June 1846 – 10 May 1913)

Henry was born in Willingham and baptised there on 2 August 1846.  He was the son of Thomas and Mary Read, and his father was a farmer of 100 acres (1861). By 1871 he was working as a railway clerk and lodging with William and Eliza Bentley at 58 Russell Street. He married Caroline Hunt in 1871 and they had six children: Henry Martin (1873-1927), Walter Thomas (1873-1902), George Herbert (1875-1908), Florence Maud (1878-1959), Ethel May (1882-1935) and Evelyn Eleanor Gladstone.

The family lived at 133 Gwydir Street (1881), Mill Road (1891) and then 17 Devonshire Road (by at least 1908). Henry died at home aged 66 years old.

Caroline Eliza Read (née Hunt) (c.1846 –  23 July 1917)

Caroline was the duaghter of William and Caroline and grew up at 66 East Road (1851) and 73 East Road (1871).  William Hunt was a bricklayers labourer, and by the age of 25 Caroline was working as a dressmaker.  After she was widowed she continued to live at 17 Devonshire Road and died there aged 71 years old.

Evelyn Eleanor Gladstone Read (1887 – 25 August 1940)

Evelyn was Henry and Caroline’s youngest child and was known as Eva. In 1904 she was third in the Senior Division Scripture examination held at the Zion Baptist Chapel. She lived at the family home and worked as a milliner.  Eva lived at Devonshire Road until at least 1927, which was when her brother Henry Martin died.  When the records of September 1939 were taken she was a patient at Chesterton Hospital, and died aged 52 years old.



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Caroline Read; Evelyn Read; Henry Read