CFHS code : AL132

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JOHN HUTTON HATCARTON d Sep 26 1896 aged 52 ELIZABETH BILLACE HATCARTON d July 16 1886 in her 84th year JOSEPH RICHARD HATCARTON d June 13 1862 aged 22

Monument : Stone cross (fallen)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Hatcarton plinth February 2018


Located one row to the east of the central path and in line with the Gwydir Street gate. Parts of the cross are still within the grave set.


west face
In Loving Memory of JOHN HUTTON HATCARTON who died Sep. 26. 1896. Aged 52 years.

south face
ELIZABETH BILLACE HATCARTON died July 16 1886 in her 84th year

north face
JOSEPH RICHARD HATCARTON died June 13 1862 aged 22 years

Relationship: Mother and two sons

Elizabeth Billace Hatcarton (née Redfarn) (1803 – 1886)

Elizabeth was the daughter of Joseph and Rebecca Redfarn (Redfern in some transcripts) She was baptised on January 20th 1805 at Holy Trinity church.

Elizabeth married widowed baker Joseph Hatcarton on 9th April 1833 at the church of St Andrew the Less.  They had five children Eliza (1834-1890), Elizabeth (1835-1915), Rebekah (1837 – 1837), Joseph (1839-1862) and John Hutton (1845-1896).  In 1839 Joseph scaled down his business, and the contents of the bakery shop were auctioned.  It is not believed that he died until 1851, but he did not appear on the census records with the rest of the family in either 1841 or 1851. Elizabeth lived with the children at 2 Blucher Row (1841), 74 New Street (1851/61/71).  From 1861 onwards she is marked on the census as being blind, and daughter Elizabeth was noted as being deaf.  She died at 107 York Street aged 83 years.

John Hutton Hatcarton (1845 – 26 September 1896) 

John was working as a carpenter in 1871 and living with his mother and sister Elizabeth at 74 New Street. From 1890 onwards he lived at 95 York Street which is  where he died. His grave monument records his age as 52 years, but he was  51 years old when he died.

Joseph Richard Hatcarton (1839 – 13 June 1862)

Joseph lived with his mother and in 1861 was working as a booksellers assistant. He died at the family home in New Street.



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Elizabeth Billace Hatcarton; John Hutton Hatcarton; Joseph Richard Hatcarton