This grave was not located during the Cambridge Family History Society Survey.

Walter Searle: grave
Searle monument


This stone cross (broken) on a double pedestal, in the parish area of St Botolph, is located inside the centre circle, on the north edge of the circle, overlooked by a large tree.


Walter Searle (1826 – 9 February 1890)

Walter was the sixth son of Samuel Brown Searle (1788-1836) and his wife Charlotte (née Smales).  He was baptised on 7 September 1826 at St. Thomas’s Church, Hackney.  His father died when he was 11 years old leaving Charlotte with twelve children.  In 1851 he was living with his mother and three siblings at Champion Place in Hackney and working as a commercial clerk.

Little is known of his later life as he moved to live in Wynberg, Cape Town. He died at the Master’s Lodge of Pembroke College whilst visiting his brother Charles Edward Searle (1828-1902) who was Master of the College.  He was 63 years old.

Charles and his wife Mary had a son a year later who they named Walter Reginald Searle (1891-1958).



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Walter Searle