CFHS code : HT508

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Memory of SARAH SANDERSON d August 2nd 1860 also of RICHARD husband of the above d Decr 15th 1864

Monument : Headstone (broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The headstone in May 2017.


Located three rows east of the central path in bushes.


In Memory of SARAH SANDERSON who died August 2nd 1860

Also of RICHARD husband of the above who died Decr 15th 1864.

Sarah Sanderson (née Gardner) (1796 – 8 August  1861)

Sarah was born in Camarthen and married Richard Sanderson at St. Mary’s Church, Lambeth on 26 December 1822. They had at least six children: Herbert (1824-), Edward (1826-), Frederick (1827-), Richard (1829-1892), Elizabeth (Lizzie) (1833-1880) and Sarah Rebecca (1834-).  They had moved to Cambridge by the time Frederick was born in 1827.  Richard was a carpenter and Sarah worked at Trinity College as a bedmaker. They lived at White Hart Yard, King Street (1841/1851) and 8 Trinity Place, King Street (1861). Sarah died at home aged 65 years old and the announcement of her death said she was ’30 years bedmaker at Trinity College’.

NB – the inscription on the grave monument is incorrect, both in terms of date and age

Richard Sanderson (1793 – 19 December 1864)

Richard was born in Cambridge and baptised on 19 April 1795. He was the son of Ricahrd and Elizabeth and died at Trinity Place aged 71 years old. His funeral took place on 23 December 1864.



Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Richard Sanderson; Sarah Sanderson