CFHS code : HS14

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HENRY MUTTON b May 23 1813 d Nov 25 1873 also MARIA WILES d Nov 18 1880 age 88 Rest in the Lord wait Patiently for him LYDIA MUTTON b Oct 15 1811 d Mar 20 1886 The Lord knoweth them that are his

Monument : Column

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202427, 0.13749189 – click here for location

Mutton and Wiles monument October 2017



west face

In Loving Memory of HENRY MUTTON.
Born May 23. 1813. Died Nov. 25. 1873.

“Not my will O God . But Thine, be done.”

south face

LYDIA MUTTON. Born Oct. 15. 1811. Died March 20. 1886

“The Lord knoweth them that are his”

Also MARIA WILES died Nov 18 1880 age 88

“Rest in the Lord wait Patiently for him”

Henry Mutton (23 May 1813 – 25 November 1873)

Henry was born in Huntingdon, and baptised at All Saints’ Church in Huntingdon on 16 June 1813.  He was the son of Thomas and Alice (née Wiles) and married Lydia Baker on 11 February at St. Mary’s Church in Comberton.  Henry was a carver/guilder and print seller and had a shop at 4 All Saint’s Passage.  The  couple lived at the shop until at least 1861, but then moved to live at 54 Rhadegund Buildings, Jesus Lane.  They had no children of their own, but raised their niece Elizabeth Mutton (1843-) from a young age.  54 Rhadegund Buildings was leased from Jesus College and was a six bedroomed house with ‘entrance hall, dining and drawing rooms…kitchens, cellars and offices with garden in the rear, having capital stable, coach house and harness room, at the end of which there is an approach over a private road’.

Henry frequently advertised his business in local newspapers, and a typical one from 1858 read: ‘Henry Mutton, print seller and publisher, 4 All Saints’ Passage, Cambridge, respectfully announces that he has now on hand an extensive stock of first class foreign and English engravings, by eminent artists.  All the new publications are the same prices as in Paris. NB – all kinds of picture frames manufactured on the premises’. He died at home aged 60 years old, and newspapers announced that his death had been ‘somewhat sudden’.

Lydia Mutton (née Baker) (15 October 1811 – 20 March 1886) 

Lydia was born in Comberton and baptised there on 17 November 1811. She was the daughter of William and Hannah Baker and sister of Harriet.  After she was widowed she continued to live at 54 Rhadegund Buildings with a companion and two domestic servants. She died at home aged 74 years old.

The couple had acquired a considerable property portfolio which was auctioned after Lydia’s death.  It included: 72 Bridge Street [a shop and workshops], 5 All Saints’ Passage [house and shop], the remaining lease on 54 Rhadegund Buildings [29 years left to run in 1886],  two cottages in Comberton, a house in Great Eversden, land at Swavesey,  a house at Hemingford Grey and two fields at St. Ives.

Maria Wiles (1792 -18 November 1880)

Little is known of Maria’s life. She died a widow at 41 Jesus Lane and is presumed to have been an maternal aunt of Henry Mutton.



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by Claire Martinsen

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Henry Mutton; Lydia Mutton; Maria Wiles