CFHS code : HT297
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : In Loving Memory of FREDERICK JAMES BURTON d Oct 21 1886 aged 57 also of ELLEN BURTON d September 25 1906 aged 84
Monument : Stone cross (fallen and broken)
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Maps made in 2002 show this broken cross to be 5 rows east of the central path and 2 monuments north of the south path. Unfortunately we have not been able to find it. The inscription has been completed using the burial register. The headstone of their son James is one plot to the west.
In Loving Memory of FREDERICK JAMES BURTON d Oct 21 1886 aged 57
Also of ELLEN BURTON d September 25 1906 aged 84
Frederick James Burton (1828 -21 October 1886)
Frederick was born in Cambridge and was the son of James and Marianne Burton. He was baptised on 4th May 1828 at St Clements Church. His father worked as a college servant and he grew up at Victoria Road, He married Ellen Collins on 21st January 1849 and they had at least six children Sarah Mary Ann (1850-), James (1853-), Frederick (1855-1930), Phoebe (1857-), Owen (1859-) and Ellen (1861-).
Frederick worked as a bootmaker/boot closer and the family lived at 39 Wellington Road (186) ]and later at 13 Newmarket Road (1871). By 1871 his son James Burton had joined him in the business as a bootmaker and he also had an apprentice. City records show him living at 26 Newmarket Road in 1880, which was the site of a public house – The Crown & Anchor. He died there in 1886 aged 57 years.
Ellen Burton née Collins (1821 – 25 September 1906)
Ellen was the daughter of James and Sarah Collins. Her father worked as an agricultural labourer. In the 1871 census she is recorded as working as a college servant. After her husband died in 1886 she became the publican – running the Crown & Anchor on Newmarket Road. In 1891 Her son James, his wife Susanna and assorted grandchildren were also at the pub. Later she moved to 94 Sturton Street with her daughter Phoebe and extended family. Which is where she died.
She died in July 1906 by which time she was at least 88 years old.
By Claire Martinsen