CFHS code : AS101

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Loving Memory of EMILY ERSKINE ROWE widow of the late HENRY ERSKINE ROWE d Oct 25 1911 age 81 also KATHLEEN EMILY ROWE niece of the above d Feb 7 1878 age 4 reverse In Loving Memory of ELSIE MABEL ROWE b Sep 9 1872 d 28 1922 also HENRY ERSKINE ROWE Oct 6 1932

Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The west face
Rowe monument – east face August 2018


This monument was not recorded on the OS mapping in 2017 as it was under thick vegetation. The area was cleared for a brief period in 2018. The cross stands 5 rows east of the west wall and 2 rows south of the north wall in the parish area of All Saints. The inscriptions of metal letters are in good order.


east face
In Loving Memory of EMILY ERSKINE ROWE
widow of the late HENRY ERSKINE ROWE
died October 25th 1911 age 81 years.

“She is at rest”

Also KATHLEEN EMILY ROWE niece of the above died February 7th 1878.  Aged 4 years.

“Our treasure is in Heaven.”

west face 
In Loving Memory of ELSIE MABEL ROWE born Sep. 9. 1872. died Feb. 28. 1922.

“Peace Perfect Peace”

Also HENRY ERSKINE ROWE October 6 1932

Relationship: Aunt, two nieces and nephew

Emily Erskine Rowe  (née Fentiman) (1830 – 25 October  1911)

Emily was born in Thrapston and baptised there on 2 December 1830.  She was the daughter of linen draper Edward and his wife Mary Ann and  married Henry Erskine Rowe (1826-1855) on 12 October 1854 at All Saints’ church. Emily was widowed less than a year into the marriage when Henry died  in Australia.  She went to live with her brother-in-law Frederick Rowe at Trinity Street and later settled at 3 Dorset Terrace, 76 Hills Road.  She lived at the house with a cook and housemaid and died there aged 85 years old.

Kathleen Emily Rowe (1873 – 7 February 1878)

Kathleen was the daughter of Frederick Adam Rowe (1835-1889) and  his wife Sophia Harriet (née Bacon) (1839-1894).  Frederick was the son of  Henry Francis Rowe, and brother of Henry Erskine Rowe.  He ran the family wine shop at Trinity Street.

Kathleen was the sixth of the nine Rowe children and was baptised on 7 December 1783 at All Saints’ Church.  She died at 27 Trinity Street aged 4 years old.

Elsie Mabel Rowe (9 September 1871 – 28 February 1922)

(The date of birth on the grave monument is incorrect and should read 1871 not 1872)

Elsie was the fifth child of Frederick and Sophia Rowe and was baptised at All Saints’ Church on 5 November 1871.  She grew up at Trinity Street (1881) and then 9 Trafalgar Road, Great Yarmouth (1891).  In 1901 she was living with her aunt Emily at 3 Dorset Terrace, Hills Road together with her younger sister Constance. Aged 39 (1911) she was working as a nurse in the household of Rev. William Marsh Lee Evans in Grimsby. She returned to live in Cambridge at 10 Glisson Road, and died at the Fulbourn Asylum aged 50 years old.

Henry Erskine Rowe (1868 – 6 October 1932)

Henry was also the son of Frederick and Sophia and was baptised at All Saints’ Church on 1 March 1868. Henry went to Felsted School and then up to Christ’s College, Cambridge in 1886.  He taught at Leatherhead (1901) and was  assistant school master at Monkton Coombe School in Somerset from 1909-1930.  He retired and moved back to live at 132 Cherry Hinton Road but died at the College Hospital in Tavistock, Devon.



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Elsie Mabel Rowe; Emily Erskine Rowe; Henry Erskine Rowe; Kathleen Emily Rowe