CFHS code : AG8

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : ELLEN ALDERTON d Oct 11th 1881 aged 28 also of FREDERIC ALDERTON d July 14th 1915 aged 61

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.20258597, 0.13729331 – click here for location

Alderton headstone June 2017

Monument 

The headstone, in the parish area of St Andrew the Great, is hidden from view under a large ivy bush by the centre circle.

Inscription

‘ELLEN ALDERTON died Oct 11th 1881 aged 28 years

Also of FREDERIC ALDERTON died July 14th 1915 aged 61 years’

Frederic Alderton (c1854-1915)

Frederic was born in about 1854 in Hingham, Norfolk.  He was one of two children born to Mary Ann Alderton (abt 1825-?).  In 1861 the family was living at 33 King Street, Cambridge.  His mother was working as a dressmaker.  By 1871 the family had moved to 12 Sidney Street, Cambridge.  His mother was still working as a dressmaker.  Frederic was working as a pupil teacher.  Frederic married Ellen Allison on 3 July 1876 in Grantchester, Cambridgeshire.  They had a son: Bertie Frederick F (1877-1901).  By 1881 the family was living at 6 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge and Frederic was working as a builder’s clerk.  Frederic’s wife died on 11 October 1881.  The following year Frederic married again to Margaret Anne Rash (1859-1948).  Frederic and Margaret had two children: Constance Minnie (1884-1946); and Ronald Trevor (1894-1989).  By 1891 Frederic was working as a clerk in a College Kitchen.  By 1901 the family was living at 135 Chesterton Road, Cambridge and Frederic was employed as a College Butler.  On 5 March 1901 Frederic’s eldest son, Bertie, died in Pretoria, South Africa.  He had been a Private in the Army.  By 1911 the family were living at 70 Jesus Lane.  Frederic was manager of a College Buttery.  On 1 March 1915 Frederic’s employer, Edward Atkinson (1819-1815), Master of Clare College died and left £20 in his will to Frederic.  Sadly, Frederic died only a few months later on 14 July 1915.

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Ellen Alderton (née Allison) (1853-1881)

Ellen was born in 1853 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  She was one of six daughters born to Joseph Allison (1811-1871) and Ann Allison (née Cornell) (c.1815-1876).  Her father worked as a farm labourer.  By 1861 the family was living in Newnham Walk, Cambridge.  Ellen married Frederic Alderton (c.1854-1915) on 3 July 1876 in Grantchester, Cambridgeshire.  She died on 11 October 1881 in Cambridge.

Ellen’s older sister, Mahala Lewis (née Allison) (1845-1931), was also buried in this cemetery.

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Sources: 

Cambridge Independent Press: Friday, 18 June 1915
England census reports
BMD 1837-1915; and 1916-2005

By Emma Easterbrook

Ellen Alderton; Frederic Alderton