CFHS code : AS144

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Loving Memory of BENJAMIN LANGTON d March 21 1873 aged 60 MARY ANN TWITCHETT widow of the above d Sunday Dec 5 1886 aged 63 also of GEORGE OLIVER LANGTON son of BENJ and MARY ANN LANGTON died in his infancy 1836

Monument : Column

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203556, 0.13675575 – click here for location

This column is carved with angels at the 4 corners and Jesus carrying the cross on the top. It is inaccessible at present. Photo 2015
Langton and Twitchett column 2015
East face inscription.
East face inscription.

Monument

This column, in the parish area of All Saints, is carved with angels at the four corners and an angel carrying the cross on the top. It is located three rows from the west wall hidden behind vegetation.

Inscription

east face

‘In Loving Memory of Benjamin Langton died March 21 1873 aged 60′

“I waited patiently for the Lord”

Mary Ann Twitchett widow of the above died Sunday Dec 5 1886 aged 68’

“Into thy hands oh Lord we commend her spirit”

south face

Also of George Oliver Langton  son of Benj and Mary Ann Langton died in his infancy 1836′

“Of such is the kingdom of Heaven”

The angel at the top of the monument. There is some erosion to the face.
The angel at the top of the monument. There is some erosion to the face.
The angel on the north east corner of the plinth.
The angel on the north east corner of the plinth.

Benjamin Langton (c.1813 – 21 March 1873)

Benjamin was born in Cambridge and married Mary Collear at St. Andrew the Great Church on 12 March 1835.  They had two children: George Oliver (1835-1836) and adopted daughter Henrietta Florence (known as Florence) (1861-1927). The family lived at Downing Street (1841) and 22 Jesus Lane (1851/1861).

Benjamin was a whitesmith, bellhanger and shoeing smith when he married.  He had a shop at Bridge Street, but in September 1835 moved the business to Downing Street.  By at least 1849 he had combined being a whitesmith with brewing beer, and in August 1853 bought the Elephant and Castle Brewery on Gold Street.  Thereafter he was described as a brewer and maltster.

The family moved to 5 Maid’s Causeway (1869) and then Sunnyside, Chesterton Road where Benjamin died aged 60 years old.

Mary Ann Twitchett  Langton (née Collear) (c.1818 – 5 December 1886)

Mary was the daughter of George and Ann (née Scoffield) Collear and married Benjamin Langton when she was c.16 years old. She died at Sunnyside  aged 68 years old.

George Oliver Langton (21 October 1836 –  November 1836)

George was baptised at St. Andrew the Great Church on 3 November 1836 and buried on 2 December.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Benjamin Langton; George Oliver Langton; Mary Ann Twitchett
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