CFHS code : PL346

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Memory of JOHN SMITH d Sep 3 1875 aged 73 also of SOPHIA wife of the above d Nov 19 1875 aged 70

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



John Smith (1802 – 3 September 1875)

John was born in the village of Mulbarton, south west of Norwich. He married Sophia Reeve at St. Edward’s Church, Cambridge in 1828 and ran the Red Cow pub at Corn Exchange Street for many years. The couple lived at 10 Downing Terrace, and John was described  variously as a ‘proprietor of houses’ (1851),  a ‘gentleman’ (1861) and ‘retired publican’ (1871). He died at Downing Terrace and his funeral was held on 7 September.

Sophia Smith  (née Reeve) (1805 – 19 November 1875)

Sophia was born in Great Shelford and baptised there on 10 July 1808. She was the daughter of John and Susanna (née Mansfield) and died at Downing Terrace a few weeks after her husband.



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John Smith; Sophia Smith