CFHS code : PL257

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ALFRED TAYLOR d April 27 1916 aged 42 also of his beloved wife JESSIE d June 9 1961 aged 85

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The kerbstones in April 2021.


The kerb stones and inscription of this monument in the parish area of St Paul, are in perfect condition but hidden under a large tree and bushes close to the south path where it turns north onto the centre path.


‘In Loving Memory of ALFRED TAYLOR died April 27 1916 aged 42 years

Also of his beloved wife JESSIE died June 9 1961 aged 85 years

Alfred Taylor (1874 -1916)

Alfred was the second of eleven children born to George and Sarah Ann Taylor. He was born in 1874 and baptised in the family’s parish church of St Andrew the Great on June 24th 1877, along with his younger brother Herbert. He grew up at 3 Tibb’s Row in the centre of Cambridge (now part of Lion Yard and the Grand Arcade). He became a plumber and glazier like his father.

Jessie Taylor (née Nightingale) (d 1961)

Jessie was the seventh of ten children born to Edward, a shepherd, and Emma Nightingale. She grew up in the village of Coton, Cambridgeshire.

Wedding of Alfred and Jessie 1898

Alfred and Jessie married at St Andrew the Great church on March 10th 1898.

From left Annie wife of Herbert, Alfred Taylor, Charles Taylor and his wife Nell. Seated in front Herbert Taylor.

Their only child, Winifred Beatrice, was born on January 7th 1901 and baptised in Coton.

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CFHS parish transcripts

Edited by Mary Naylor using information from a great niece of Alfred Taylor.

Alfred Taylor; Jessie Taylor