CFHS code : MG139

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : ELLEN the beloved wife WALTER THOMAS SOUTHWARD d 11 March 1898 aged 51

Monument : Stone cross (fallen)/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.20217, 0.13831369 – click here for location

The grave of Ellen Southward is to the left of this large monument.
The grave of Ellen Southward is to the left of the large monument.
The Southward plinth taken in 2016.
Southward plinth 2016



Ellen the beloved wife Walter Thomas Southward died 11 March 1898 aged 51

Ellen Southward (née Bartlett)(1847 – 11 March 1898)

Ellen was born in Abingdon in Berkshire and was the daughter of Alfred and Ellen Bartlett. She grew up on Oak Street in Abingdon and her father was a solicitor.  In 1881 aged 34 years old she was visiting her brother Rev. Frederick Bartlett, who was the Vicar of St. Michaels in Liverpool.   It was probably through this connection that she met her future husband Rev. Walter Thomas Southward (1851-1919) who had been Vicar of St Michael’s from 1878-1879.  The couple married on 28 August 1889 in Liverpool.

Walter Southward was a Cambridge graduate and Fellow of St Catherine’s College.  He had been born in Liverpool and was ordained in 1877.  He worked as a tutor at the University in 1892, and was Senior Proctor from 1889-1890, and Junior Proctor from 1898-1899.  The couple had one son:  Walter Christopher Bartlett (1891-1955). In 1891 the family were living at 4 Glisson Road with a cook and a housemaid.  By the time Ellen died in 1898 they were living at Brookfield in Newnham, and she died there.

Walter Southward married for a second time to Ellen Banks (1867-1935) and is buried nearby.






by Claire Martinsen

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Ellen Southward