CFHS code : AS264

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JULIA ROGERS d May 3 1911 aged 73 also of WILLIAM her husband d August 20 1918 aged 71

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Rogers monument June 2017


Midway along the north path and the first monument to the south


In Loving Memory of JULIA ROGERS died May 3 1911 aged 73 years.

Also of WILLIAM her husband died August 20 1918 aged 71 years.

“O rest in the Lord”

William Rogers (7th March 1847 – 20th August 1918)

William was born in Bergh Apton in Norfolk.  He was the son of Ephraim and Elizabeth Rogers.  Ephraim was a town labourer and then rural messenger, and the family moved from Bergh Apton to Alpington and then Framlingham whilst William was young.

He married Julia MacKenzie in 1877 in Hatfield Broad Oak.  In the census of 1881 he was working as the butler to the Bishop of Dover in Canterbury. In 1901 he had moved to York and was butler to the Archbishop of York.  By 1901 he and Julia had moved to Cambridge where they lived at 42 Eden Street.  In 1901 William was working as a private waiter, and in 1911 he was working as a college waiter.  He died at 42 Eden Street in 1918, and his occupation was noted as a college waiter. He left effects of £194 2s 4d.

Julia Rogers [nee MacKenzie]  (1838 – 3rd May 1911)

Julia was born in Hatfield Broad Oak, the daughter of Mary Ann MacKenzie.  There is no father noted on any census record and she grew up in an extended family of her grandmother, mother and uncle George who was a hairdresser in Hatfield Broad Oak.  In 1871 aged 33 her mother was running a dressmakers shop in Hatfield Broad Oak and Julia was noted as a bookseller at the same address.

In 1877 aged 39 she married William Rogers.  She moved to Canterbury when William was working for the Bishop of Dover, but lived else where in the town.  She was working as a dressmaker in 1881, and was living at 9 Blackfriars Canterbury in 1891 whilst William was in York. They moved to Cambridge sometime before 1901, and she died at 42 Eden Street in 1911.


by Claire Martinsen

Julia Rogers; William Rogers