CFHS code : HT440

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of EMILY TARRANT d June 9th 1942 aged 70 also ITMO GEORGE beloved husband of MAY TARRANT d Oct 16th 1952 aged 80

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Tarrant grave set September 2017


This small headstone with set of kerbs and a flower holder lies midway between the central path and the east wall. It is easiest to find by walking east from the goldfinch sculpture. One kerb stone has fallen and it is liable to have been covered by bramble since the photo was taken.


In Loving Memory of EMILY TARRANT died June 9th 1942 aged 70 years

“At Rest”

Also In Treasured Memory of GEORGE beloved husband of MAY TARRANT died Oct 16th 1952 aged 80 years

“Sleep on beloved . Sleep and take thy rest.”

Emily Tarrant (1872 – 1942)  

Emily was the daughter of Joseph Taylor a dealer. She married George Tarrant at St Barnabas Church, Mill Road, on October 8th 1893 when she was 21 years old. They had at least twelve children; Ethel (b 1894), George (b 1897), Ellen (b 1898), Blanche (b 1900), Florence (b 1901), Ruth (b 1907), Charles (b 1909), Donald (b 1911), Frederick (b 1914), Ivy (b 1918), Jack and Ruby.

Emily spent many years in and out of hospital where she eventually died. Family recollections were that she was a lovely lady.

George Tarrant (1872 – 1952) 

George was the son of Charles and Lucy Tarrant. Charles was a painter and Lucy a laundress. He was brought up in Norfolk Terrace and at 201 Mill Road (3 Rochester Villas). In 1891 he was a harness maker but by 1901 had taken up his father’s trade of house painting.
In 1901 the family were living in Thoday Street but by 1911 they had moved to 398 Mill Road (on the corner of Montreal Road) where George ran a tobacconist and sweet shop as well as continuing with his trade as a decorator.
After Emily’s death George married Hilda May Thompson in 1950. The family remembered that she had been his housekeeper for many years. She continued to live in the Mill Road house after George died and in 1959 she married a William Appleton. She died in 1964.

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Edited by Mary Naylor from information sent in by family of the deceased.

Emily Tarrant; George Tarrant