CFHS code : PL381

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : FRANK STEARN d 29 April 1895 S S d 22 Nov 1900 W S d 11 April 1912 aged 26 A J S d 15 Jan 1943 aged 70

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The kerb stones in February 2017.
The inscription for Alice.


This set of kerb stones, now partially buried, are located about 6 rows east of the central path in the centre of the parish.

Inscription We have used the grave register to identify the members of the Stearn family buried here.

FRANK STEARN d 29 April 1895

S S d 22 Nov 1900

W S d 11 April 1912 aged 26

A J S d 15 Jan 1943 aged 70

Relationships – William & Sarah were the parents of  Frank & Alice

Frank Stearn (1869 – 29 April 1895)

Frank was the son of William and Sarah Stearn and worked as a grocer’s porter. He died at 72 Russell Street aged 26.

Sarah Stearn (1840 – 22 November 1900)

Sarah was born in Steeple Morden, but little is known of her early life. She married labourer William Stearn and they had at least six children: Arthur William (18677-1934), Frank, Thomas (1870-), Alice Jane (1872-1943), John (1877-) and Minnie Agnes (1879-1945). They lived ‘by the Mill’ on Milton Road (1871/1881) and then moved to Russell Street.  Sarah died at 77 Russell Street aged 60 and her funeral took place on 26 November.

William Stearn (c.1842 – 11 April 1912)

William was born in Cambridge and after he was widowed contineud to live at 77 Russell Street with daughters Alice and Minnie, and lodgers.  In 1901 he was documented as being a roadman and in 1911 was a lavatory attendant. William died at 77 Russell St aged 70.

Alice Jane Stearn (1872 – 15 January 1943)

Alice was the eldest daughter of William and Sarah. She appears to have run a form of lodging house from 77 Russell Street, as in 1911 there were four lodgers in the house. She died at home aged 70.



Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Alice Jane Stearn; Frank Stearn; Sarah Stearn; William Stearn