CFHS code : AL456

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ALBERT EDWARD beloved son of ALFRED & CAROLINE DARBY d 28 Sept 1866 age 3y 6m also ALFRED DARBY father of the above d 14 Oct 1878 age 58

Monument : Headstone (fallen)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

The headstone in March 2021.

The headstone, in the parish of St Andrew the Less, fell many years ago and  little of the inscription remains. It is located roughly 4 rows east of the boundary stone on the central path.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of ALBERT EDWARD beloved son of ALFRED & CAROLINE DARBY d 28 Sept 1866 age 3y 6m

Also ALFRED DARBY father of the above d 14 Oct 1878 age 58

Alfred Darby (24 August 1820 – 14 October 1878)

Alfred was born in Bury St. Edmunds and baptised there on 12 September 1820.  He was the son of Richard and Sarah (née Sharp) Darby, and by 1841  was living with his parents on Sussex Street where Richard Darby was a publican.  Aged 21 Alfred was working as a schoolmaster, and then married Caroline Stittle on 3 October 1850 at Holy Trinity Church, Cambridge.  The couple had at least six children: Arthur (1854-1883), Frederick George (1856-1900), Emily Louisa (1859-1918), William Stittle (1860-1911), Albert Edward (1863-1866) and Alice Mary (1865-1902).

Just after getting married Albert and Caroline lived at New Road, where he was described as a nurseryman and general clerk in a solicitors office. They later moved to 4 Clarendon Street (at least 1861) and he worked as a solicitors clerk.  He died at Clarendon Street aged 58 years old.

Albert Edward Darby (c.March 1883 – 28 September 1866)

Albert died at Clarendon Street aged 3 years old.

Caroline Darby  ran a lodging house from Clarendon Street after she was widowed and then moved to Eastbourne, Sussex.  She died there in 1900.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Albert Edward Darby; Alfred Darby