Stearn, Arthur

Birth Name Stearn, Arthur
Gender male
Age at Death 78 years



Engine cleaner, then driver, later publican and coal merchant
As noted in the research of R.E. Stearn and F.A. Reeves, became a master butcher, and then a Gentleman Farmer.
F.A. Reeves also notes that In the Grantchester graveyard, an "Emily" shares the same grave as Arthur & Jane. She is assumed to be Arthur's second wife.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Baptism 1832-12-30 Grantchester, Cambridgeshire    
Birth 1832      
Occupation estimated after 1854 Smithfield, London Master Butcher  

RES quotes references to Arthur's business from Professor Willmer's "Old Grantchester." It has been confirmed, at least, that he had opened a meat wholesale business at 109 Charterhouse, Smithfield, London.
A 1899 postal directory also has him as Master Butcher still in that locality, although he was 67 at the time. There are certainly question marks over the actual timeline of transition from shop to farm, as records from the mid 1860's have him both as butcher and farmer.
It is known he was helped by son Frederick in the shop, and that he later opened a retail butcher's shop in Islington managed by the other son Arthur.

Burial 1910 Grantchester, Cambridgeshire    
Property   Harlton, Cambridgeshire Lord's Bridge Farm  

Tenant Farmer.
The farm was for many years used advertised for children's holidays, as recalled in the notes of Martin Reeve who made several visits early in life.
In April 1893 there was a fire at some of the outbuildings containing produce at the farm caused by a 5 yr.old girl playing with matches.
The cow-house had rows of butcher's hooks for pigs and cattle marked the London Charterhouse butchery. They were freighted to Smithfield by rail, thanks to the proximity of Lord's Bridge station.
The 162 acre farm was in 1930 subdivided into four lots, one which became a riding school.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Stearn, William17941878
Mother King, Ann17981877
    Brother     Stearn, William 1825 about 1887
    Sister     Stearn, Eliza Ann 1826-10-08
    Brother     Stearn, Frederick King 1828 1910
    Brother     Stearn, David 1830
         Stearn, Arthur 1832 1910
    Sister     Stearn, Harriet Ann 1836-03-11
    Sister     Stearn, Mary Ann 1837-07-20
    Sister     Stearn, Emily Ann 1839 1924
    Brother     Stearn, Robert King 1842-01-30 1891
    Sister     Stearn, Bethiah Ann 1845


Family of Stearn, Arthur and Wright, Jane

Married Wife Wright, Jane ( * about 1833 + 1883-04-24 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1854-08-12 Grantchester, Cambridgeshire    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Stearn, Arthur Richard1855-08-09
Stearn, Robert Henry1857-07-17
Stearn, Frederick Hayward1860-01-19

Family of Stearn, Arthur and Stearn, Emily

Married Wife Stearn, Emily ( * + 1921-07-15 )


Date Street Locality City State/ Province County Postal Code Country Phone Sources
    Lord's Bridge Farm Harlton Cambridgeshire     England