CFHS code : PL306

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : A Fond and Faithful Memorial of BENJAMIN RILEY REED died in Cambridge Aug 17 1876 aged 56

Monument : Headstone (broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Benjamin Riley Reed (18 December 1819 – 17 August  1876)

Benjamin was the son of grocer Adam and Catherine and was born in London. He was baptised at St. Luke’s, Finsbury on 7 May 1820. He married Emma Cutler (1817-) at St. Saviour’s Church, Southwark on 7 February 1847 and they lived at 16 High Street, Tower Hamlets (1851).    Benjamin worked as a silversmith and was widowed, although it not known when Emma died.

He married for a second time in 1871 to widow Catherine Esther Chisholm (née Dickerson) (1834-1912).  In 1871 the couple were living at 8 Downing Terrace and he was documented as being a silversmith. He died in Cambridge aged 56 years old.

Benjamin’s brother Thomas Reed is also buried at Mill Road Cemetery.



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Benjamin Riley Reed