CFHS code : BE111

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of MARY TAYLOR the beloved wife of JOSHUA TAYLOR b 23 Jan 1846 d 28 June 1919 also of JOSHUA TAYLOR JP b Jan 31 1846 d 25 Nov 1922

Monument : Celtic cross

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202639, 0.13622882 – click here for location

Taylor monument November 2017


The cross, in the parish area of St Bene’t, is well preserved and the kerb stones intact. It is not known where the small stone marking May’s grave should be placed. It was found leaning against the cross of her elder brother’s grave which is directly behind this one.


east face
In Ever Loving Memory of MARY TAYLOR,
the beloved wife of JOSHUA TAYLOR.
Born Jan. 23. 1846. Died  June 28. 1919

“I have redeemed thee, thou art mine.”

Born Jan. 31. 1846. Died Nov. 25. 1922.

The small stone of May Taylor leaning against her elder brother’s cross. November 2017

south face
ERNEST ROBERT TAYLOR. Born Dec. 30.1874. Died July 26. 1930.

north face
ELIZABETH ANN TAYLOR. Born March 10. 1870. Died May  16. 1950

MAY TAYLOR died Sept.3. 1882 aged 2 years 3 months

“safe in the arms of Jesus”

Relationships: mother, father, son and two daughters

Mary Taylor (1846-1919)

Mary died at the family home, 43 Grange Road, Cambridge known as Saxon Barns. She was 73 years old.

Mary and Joshua had at least six children;  Ann Elizabeth (b 1870), Mary Ann Ground (b 1872), Joshua Alfred (b 1874), Ernest R (b 1874), Thomas T (b 1877) and May (b 1880).

The shop at 59 Sidney St, Cambridge.

Joshua Taylor (1846-1922)

Joshua was the eldest child of Joshua and Ann (née Ground). He was born in Hackney but brought up in Ely where his father kept a draper’s shop.
When he died, at the age of 76, he was living at 43 Grange Road, Cambridge. He was buried on the 29th November.

Ernest Robert Taylor (1874 – 1930)

Elizabeth Ann Taylor (1870 – 19)

May Taylor (1880 – 1882)

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Elizabeth Taylor; Ernest Taylor; Joshua Taylor; Mary Taylor; May Taylor