CFHS code : CL20

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : In Loving Memory of WILLIAM STITTLE DARBY d October 23 1911 aged 51 also of ELIZABETH DARBY d May 13 1949 aged 86

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202471, 0.13758177 – click here for location

Darby kerb stones December 2018


Kerb stones intact, inscription has sustained some damage.


In Loving Memory of WILLIAM STITTLE  DARBY died October 23 1911 aged 51 years

“Rest after …..illegible…..

also of ELIZABETH DARBY died May 13 1949 aged 86 years

William Stittle Darby ( 1860 – 23 October 1911)

William was the son of  Alfred and Caroline (née Stittle) Darby of 4 Clarendon Street. He became a solicitor’s clerk like his father. On January 9th 1887 he married Emma Elizabeth Evans. They had at least four children;  Arthur Robert (1887-1968), Ethel Mary (1889-1976), Caroline Emma (1891-1973) and Leslie William (1895-1967).

The family lived at 21 Melbourn Place (1891), 10 Richmond Terrace (1901) and then 10 St. John’s Road (1911). William died at St John’s Road aged 51 years.

Emma Elizabeth Darby (née Evans) (12 December 1863 – 13 May 1949)

Emma appears to have been known as Elizabeth through her life.  She was the daughter of  butcher William Battle Evans and his wife Emma, and grew up at 80 Castle Street in Cambridge.  She married when she was 23 years old.

In 1939 she was living at 106 Hartington Grove with her son Arthur and daughter in law Florence, she was noted as being incapacitated when the records were taken.  She died 1 Chedworth Street, which was the home of her daughter Ethel and son in law Harold Saunders.



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Elizabeth Darby; William Stittle Darby