CFHS code : AL606

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : CHARLOTTE S MALTBY daughter of WILLIAM & ELIZ ELEANOR MALTBY b October [3rd or 5th] [1852 or 1862] d March 9 1876 also the above named ELIZ ELEANOR MALTBY b Jan 12th 1822 d Nov 10 1883 a loving wife and mother and a faithful friend also AUGUSTUS JOHN MALTBY b Dec 19 1856 d Sep 7 1887 also WILLIAM MALTBY d March 11th 1907 aged 80

Monument : Headstone (broken, one kerb stone remains)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Maltby grave
Maltby headstone

Monument Three rows west of the central path and 6 rows north of the northern path.



Elizabeth Eleanor Maltby [nee Ridgley] (12 January 1822 – 10 November 1883)

Elizabeth was born in Bourn, Cambridgeshire and baptised there on 19th January.  Her parents were William and Ann Ridgely, and William was a farmer at Caxton End.  She married William Maltby in 1849 when she was 27 years old.

They had at least six children together: Elizabeth Ellen [1851-], Charlotte Susannah [1953-1876], Eugene William [1855-1893], Augustus John [1856-1887], Albert Arthur [1862-1900] and Annie Rebecca [1866-1907].

William and Elizabeth lived at 35 Broad Street [1851] and later at 36 South Street .  On some census returns she is recorded with the occupation of dressmaker. Elizabeth died in November 1883 aged 61 years old.

Inspector William Maltby

William Maltby (1827 – 11 March 1907)

William was the son of Samuel and Sarah Maltby.  He was baptised on 10th May 1828 at St Mary the Less Church, Cambridge.  He grew up at 19 Broad Street, and his father worked as a tailor.  He married Elizabeth Ridgley when he was 21 years old in 1849.  William was a police constable, and later a police inspector.

He was widowed in 1883 and in 1891 he was living at 4 Argyle Quadrant with his daughter Annie Rebecca Armstead and her husband William.  On the census return he is described as a retired inspector of police. He was still living with Annie and William in 1901, but they had moved to 21 Devonshire Road.  He died there on March 11th 1907 aged 80 years old. He left an estate valued at  £469 1s and 9d.

He was buried on 14th March at Mill Road and The Cambridge Independent Press reported on 22nd March 1907:

The funeral of the late Mr William Maltby of Devonshire Road, took place at Mill Road Cemetery on Saturday afternoon.  Mr Maltby who died at his residence on the 11th was 80 years of age, and was an old public servant.  He joined the Borough Police Force in 1849 and was connected with the force for 36 years, retiring with the rank of Inspector.  Amongst those attending the funeral were the Mayor, [Mr G Stace], the Chief Constable [Mr C E Holland], Superintendent Hargreaves, Inspector Baker, Sergeants Gates, Simmonds, Lilley, White and Free, and eight constables.



Augustus John Maltby (19 December 1856 –  7 September 1887)

Augustus was the son of William and Elizabeth Maltby. He grew up on 36 South Street.In 1874 he was working as an errand boy to a Mr Cole.  He appeared in newspaper reports of that year as having been assaulted by John Parker, a drunk labourer. He married Annie Elizabeth in 1880 when he was 23 years old.

They had four children together: Annie Ellen [1880-1961], William Augustus [1883 – 1932], Percy Arthur [1886-1953], and Frances Maud [1887 – 1952]

In 1881 he was working as a waiter.  In the Kelly’s Directory of 1883 he is recorded at the Lord Nelson Pub  at 11 South Street, Cambridge.  He died at 42 South Street aged 30 years old


Charlotte Susannah  Maltby (3 October 1852 – 9 March 1876)

Charlotte was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Maltby.  Aged 19 she was working as a kitchen maid to the Pike Family at Paston House, Bateman Street.  She died aged 23 years old.




Claire Martinsen

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