CFHS code : HS18
Parish : Holy Sepulchre
Inscription : The body of WILLIAM HENRY YOUNG b Sept 29 1801 d Mar [14 1883] also SARAH ANN wife of WILLIAM HENRY YOUNG d Mar 20 1885 age 75 also WILLIAM eldest son of above WILLIAM HENRY YOUNG and SARAH his wife d Nov 27 1861 age 25 and is buried at Nottingham also THOMAS their youngest son died of cholera at Bombay d April 9 1865 in the 25th year of his age
Monument : Altar tomb
Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202347, 0.13744414 – click here for location
As the monument is partially covered by a large bush, it was not possible to check the entire inscription.
The body of WILLIAM HENRY YOUNG b Sept 29 1801 d Mar 14 1883
also SARAH ANN wife of WILLIAM HENRY YOUNG d Mar 20 1885 age 75
Also WILLIAM eldest son of above WILLIAM HENRY YOUNG and SARAH his wife d Nov 27 1861 age 25 and is buried at Nottingham
Also THOMAS their youngest son died of cholera at Bombay died April 9 1865 in the 25th year of his age
“Now they are glad because they are at rest
…………………………..Unto thy Heaven
William Henry Young (29 September 1801 – 14 March 1883)
William was the son of watchmaker Henry and Amy and was born in Castle Acre, Norfolk and also became a watchmaker. He was baptised in Castle Acre on 4 October 1801 and married Louisa Bore (1798-1833) on 23 December 1825. They had three children all of whom died young: Elizabeth Louisa (1827-1828), Louisa Chiffney (1829-1829), William Thomas (1830-1830). The couple lived in Swaffham, and Louisa died and was buried there in 1833.
William then married Sarah Allen on 22 February 1836 in East Dereham, Norfolk and had at least three children: William Henry (1836-1861), Thomas R (1840-1865) and Kate (1846-1937). By the time Kate was born in 1846 they had moved to Cambridge and lived on Jesus Lane before moving to 8 Bridge Street (at least 1852 onwards). William was a watchmaker predominently but also sold jewellery from his shop. In November 1853 he forgot to fasten the front door of the shop and as a result was burgled, two pairs of silver butter knives, one pair of pearl handles, one pair of ivory handles, one dozen plated dessert spoons, a quantity of watchkeys and a brown coat with velvet collar were stolen.
William died at Bridge Street aged 81 years old.
Sarah Ann Young (née Allen) (1810 – 20 March 1885)
Sarah was born in Swaffham and is believed to have been the daughter of John and Mary. She died at 41 Trumpington Street aged 75 years old.
William Henry Young (31 December 1836 – 27 November 1861)
William was born in Swaffham and baptised there on 2 May 1837. Aged 15 was living at Jesus Lane and working as an usher. He died in Nottingham of consumption.
Thomas R. Young (1840 – 9 April 1865)
Thomas was born in West Walton, Norfolk and worked as a seaman. In 1861 he was stationed on the Duke of Northumberland ship in Lancashire and was described as an apprentice seaman. He died of cholera in India and was buried there on 11 April.
by Claire Martinsen
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