CFHS code : AS113

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Memory of MARY ANN relict of the late JOHN STRETCH formerly of Salisbury d 7 Jan 1860 aged 79 also SARAH FORTIN STRETCH daughter d Mar 1895 aged 87 also ANN STRETCH d 21 Sept 1894 aged 60

Monument : Ground slab

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203574, 0.13674199 – click here for location

Stretch monument December 2018

In the north west corner of the parish against the west wall


In Memory of MARY ANN relict of the late JOHN STRETCH
formerly of Salisbury died  Jan 7 1860 aged 79 years

Also SARAH FORTIN STRETCH daughter of the above
died March 10. 1895 aged 87 years

Also ANN STRETCH died  September 21. 1894 aged 60 years

Relationship: Mother, daughter, granddaughter

Mary Ann Stretch (née Smith) (1780 – 7 January 1860)

Mary was born in Cambridge and married John Stretch (1775-1843) at All Saints’ Church on 11 August 1800.  The couple had at least four children: William (1801-1870), Mary Ann Smith (1803-1880), Sarah Fortin (1808-1895) and Eliza (1810-1891). All the children were born and baptised in Cambridge and is believed that John died in Wiltshire in 1843.  Mary returned to live at 3 Manor Street and in 1851 was living there with her granddaughter Ann, and documented as being a college servant. She died at home aged 79 years old ‘after a long illness….much respected by her friends and family’.

Sarah Fortin Stretch (1808 – 11 March 1895)

Sarah was baptised on 13 November 1808 at All Saints’ Church.  In 1871 she was living with her sister Eliza and brother in law Thomas Saunders at St Andrews Street.  In 1875 she was living at Manor Street and died at 11 Brunswick Place in 1895.

Ann Stretch (c.1834 – 21 September 1894)

Ann is believed to have been the daughter of William and Mary (née Richford) Stretch, and was born in Cambridge.  Aged 18 she was living with her grandmother at Manor Street, and in 1861 was living with her aunt Mary at 6 Emmanuel Road.  In 1861 she was working as a college servant.  By 1891 she had moved to live at 6 Manor Street and died at 11 Burnswick Place in 1894.



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by Claire Martinsen

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Ann Stretch; Mary Ann Stretch; Sarah Fortin Stretch