CFHS code : HT249

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : IARO ELIZABETH the beloved wife of WILLIAM TAYLOR d Feb 19 1865 in her 63rd year also WILLIAM TAYLOR d Dec 16 1875 aged 74

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Taylor headstone February 2017


The headstone is intact but the inscription has faded.


In Affectionate Remembrance Of ELIZABETH
the beloved wife of WILLIAM TAYLOR who died Feb 19 1865 in her 63rd year

Also WILLIAM TAYLOR died Dec 16 1875 aged 74

Elizabeth Taylor (c.1802 – 19 February 1865)

Elizabeth was born in Bow, London and married William Taylor. They had at least five children: Elizabeth (1829-), William (1829-), Mary (1830-), Sarah (1832-1904), and Ann Maria (1844-1889). William was a master bootmaker and the family lived at 17 King Street (at least 1851 onwards).  Elizabeth died at home ‘after many years of great affliction, borne with Christian resignation’ and was described as ‘the beloved wife of Mr. William Taylor’.

William Taylor (1801 – 16 December  1875)

William was born in Swavesey, Cambridgeshire and in 1861 was employing 3 people in his bootmaking business. He died at Fulbourn Asylum and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 21 December 1875.

William and Elizabeth’s grandchildren Harry Goodwin Legge (son of Ann Maria), Richard Arthur Royall (son of Sarah) and  Minnie Maud Orpwood (daughter of Sarah) are also  buried at Mill Road Cemetery,



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Elizabeth Taylor; William Taylor