CFHS code : BE88

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : In Loving Memory of FREDERICK JOSEPH TAYLOR b April 7th 1866 d Nov 8th 1906 also his wife JOHANNA ALICE TAYLOR b April 19th 1866 d Feb 20th 1945 also BERYL BOND grandaughter of the above d Sept 24 1930 aged 5 weeks

Monument : Headstone/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The headstone in December 2020.


This small headstone is five rows east of the west pathing an area that is usually left to grow bramble & ivy. The inscription of metal letters is still intact.


In Loving Memory of FREDERICK JOSEPH TAYLOR born April 7th 1866 died Nov 8th 1906

Also his wife JOHANNA ALICE TAYLOR born April 19th 1866 died Feb. 20th 1945

Also BERYL BOND grandaughter of the above died Sept 24 1930 aged 5 weeks.

Frederick Joseph Taylor (7 April 1866 – 8 November 1906)

Frederick was born in Whitchurch in Herefordshire, and baptised there on 20th June 1867.  He married Johanna Matthews in Cambridge in 1896 when he was 30 years old.

Frederick and Johanna had five children: Gertrude Edith [1897-1974], Helen Gladys [1899-1995], Mabel Alice [1901-], Harold Charles [1903-1990] and Herbert A [1906-1925].

Frederick worked as a labourer in the gas works and the family lived at 84 New Street [1901]. Frederick died aged 40 years old in 1906.

Johanna Alice Taylor [nee Matthews] (19 April 1866 – 20 February 1945)

Johanna was the daughter of bricklayer Charles Matthews and his wife Jane.  She grew up on New Street, and in 1881 aged 14 was working as a servant on Clarendon Street.  Aged 24, she was a cook at 13 Chesterton Road.  She married in 1896 when she was 30 years old.

After being widowed she continued to live at 84 New Street and worked as college bedmaker [1911] She died at home in 1945 aged 78 years old.

Beryl Bond (August 1930 – 24 September 1930)

Beryl was the daughter of Thomas Aloysius and Gertrude Edith [nee Taylor] Bond. Gertrude had married  Thomas in 1924.  Beryl died aged 5 weeks old.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry/Newspaper archives

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Beryl Bond; Frederick Joseph Taylor; Johanna Alice Taylor