CFHS code : MG153

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Piam Memoriam EDWARD WOODALL NAYLOR Mus D MDCCLXVII MCMXXXIV Necnon uxoris eivs SUSAN MARIAN MDCCLXXI MCMXXXIV In morte quoque non Sunt divisi

Monument : Ground slab

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202107, 0.13831067 – click here for location

Naylor grave
Naylor monument


Ground slab: this is one of very few graves in the cemetery with an inscription entirely in Latin. In the parish area of St Mary the Great, this grave is located between the east path and the east wall.

Naylor inscription
Naylor inscription


‘In piam memoriam [In pious memory of]
Edward Woodall Naylor Mus D
MDCCCLXVII /[-] MCMXXXIV’ [1867-1934]

‘Necnon uxoris eivs [and of also his wife]
Susan Marian
MDCCCLXXI [-] MCMXXXIV’ [1871-1934]

“In morte quoque non sunt divisi”
[Even in death they are not divided!]

Edward Woodall Naylor (1867 – 1934)see also Life Story page

Edward was born in Scarborough 9 February 1867, came up to Emmanuel College as an undergraduate in 1884, in which year his father, John Naylor (1838–97), became organist of York Minster. He received his BA degree in classics and theology in 1887, after which he studied organ, viola and composition with, among others, Charles Villiers Stanford and Frederick Bridge at the Royal College of Music in London. He subsequently took his MusB (1891) and MA degrees and served as organist at the London churches of St Michael’s, Chester Square (1889–96) and St Mary’s, Kilburn (1896–97). In 1898, he returned to Emmanuel College as its organist – a post he held for a time concurrently with an assistant mastership at the Leys School.

Susan Marian Woodall Naylor (née Wharton) (1871-1934)

Susan was the daughter of James and Elizabeth Wharton. She was born in Gilling, Yorkshire. James was vicar of Gilling. She married Edward in 1903 in Battle, Sussex. When in Cambridge the family lived at 19 Lyndewode Road and later 49 Bateman Street (Sylfield House).

John and Roger, two children born to Edward and Susan died in childhood and are buried in the parish of St Paul.  Other children were Guy Darnley (1906) and Bernard Naylor (1907).

The New Grove Dictionary of Music (2001 – online)
Emmanuel College Magazine xxix (1933/34), pp. 2–7
Frank Stubbings, Forty-Nine Lives: An Anthology of Portraits of Emmanuel Men (1983)
CFHS Census and Parish registers

By Amanda Goode, Archivist, Emmanuel College (with Ian Bent )

Edward Woodall Naylor; Susan Marian Woodall Naylor