CFHS code : HT610

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of FRANK ERNEST dearly beloved second son of CUTHBERT THOMAS & EMILY HOLT d 17 Aug 1905 aged 35 also CUTHBERT THOMAS HOLT d 26 Sept 1916 aged 72 also EMILY the beloved wife of the above d 14 Feb 1920 aged 76

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Cuthbert Thomas Holt (1844 – 26 September 1916)

Cuthbert was the son of Henry and Mary Ann (née Frohock) Holt and was baptised at All Saints’ Church on 12 May 1844. His father was a leather seller/currier (leather curer) and had a shop at 64 Sidney Street.  Cuthbert married Emily Fullagar on 5 November 1867 in Boxley Kent.  The couple had eight children: William Henry (1868-), Frank Ernest (1870-1905), Thomas Percy (1871-1969), Herbert Arthur (1872-), Walter Charles (1874-1966), Leonard (1875-1938), Edith Emily (1877-1962) and Alice Mary (1879-1947).

Cuthbert worked in the family leather business and the family initially lived at 25 New Square (1871/1881) before moving to live above 64 Sidney Street after his father died in 1888.  He died at Sidney Street aged 72 years old.  The details of his will were printed in the Cambridge Independent Press.  The value of the estate was £5,442 1s 5d (c.£330k at 2018 values). ‘The will is dated 29th May 1912 with one codicil.  Testator left: £100 to his wife and the business and stock to his sons William Henry and Leonard, they pay £100 a year to Mrs Holt and £50 a year for the rent of the premises. The residue of his property he left in trust for his wife for life and then £1,300 in trust for his daughter Emily Edith, furniture etc. to his son Leonard and his two daughters and the ultimate residue to his children, except his daughter Emily Edith’.

Frank Ernest Holt (1870 – 17 August 1905)

Frank was Cuthbert and Emily’s second son.  He was baptised on 27 April 1870 and grew up at New Square (1871/1881). No further census records have been located.  At the time of his death aged 35 years he was living at 95 North Station Road in Colchester, but died at his parent’s home in Sidney Street.

Emily Holt (née Fullagar) (1843 – 14 February 1920)

Emily was born in Boxley, Kent about two miles outside of Maidstone.  She was the daughter of farmer William Fullagar and his wife Elizabeth and married Cuthbert Holt when she was 24 years old. She continued to live at 64 Sidney Street after being widowed and died there ‘suddenly’ aged 76 years old.  She was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 18 February and the funeral was reported in the Cambridge Independent Press. It reported that she ‘was well known and highly respected’.  The service was held at Holy Trinity Church before internment at the Cemetery.



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Cuthbert Thomas Holt; Emily Holt; Frank Ernest Holt