CFHS code : AL528

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : SMO SAMUEL TAYLOR d March 20 1881 aged 29 also of SARAH LAVINIA PARKER d 25 Sept 1927 aged 79

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Headstone in the 1980s. Photo by Roy Hammans
The original photo, by Roy Hammans, showing the headstones along the north west wall. Some of these monuments are now fallen or hidden from view.


Two rows from the west wall in the far north of the cemetery.


Sacred to the Memory 0f

who departed this life March 20 1881. Aged 29 years

“In prime of life I was cut off
No longer could I stay
Because it was my Saviour’s wish
To call me hence away.”

Also of SARAH LAVINIA PARKER who departed this 25 Sep. 25. 1927. Aged 79 years.

Relationship: Brother and sister

Samuel Taylor (1851 – 20th March 1881)

Samuel was the son of John and Charlotte Taylor.  He was the third child of at least eight children born to the couple.  He was christened John Samuel, but appears to have been known as Samuel through his life.  The family were raised at 49 Burleigh Street, where John Taylor was a fishmonger.  On the 1871 census Samuel was working as a fishmonger in the family business.  He doesn’t appear to have married, and died just before the 1881 census.

Sarah Lavinia Parker (nee Taylor) (1848 – 25th September 1927)

Sarah Lavinia was the eldest daughter and second child of John and Charlotte Taylor.  She married James Parker in 1868 and they had ten children six of whom died early. In 1871 the family were living at 65 Newmarket Road, and James was working as a fishmonger, by 1881 he was working as a painter.  In 1891 the family were still at 65 Newmarket Road and James was a painter and glazier.

By the 1891 census James had changed direction and was a greengrocer and Sarah was helping in the business. They ran this from 65 Newmarket Road and later 150 Newmarket Road.  Sarah died in 1927 aged 78 and was a widow when she died.

By Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry

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Sarah Lavinia Parker; Samuel Taylor