CFHS code : BE125

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ETHELBERTA CARRIE TAYLOR b June 21 1876 d Nov 18 1925 also JOSHUA ALFRED TAYLOR b Sept 27 1873 d Dec 15 1926

Monument : Stone cross

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202649, 0.13618538 – click here for location

Taylor cross November 2017



born June 21st 1876 died Nov 18th 1925

“In God’s keeping”

Also JOSHUA ALFRED TAYLOR born Sept 27 1873 died Dec 15 1926

Ethelberta Carrie Taylor (née Cluff) (21 June 1876 – 18 November 1925)

Ethelberta was born in Huntingdon and was the only daughter of William and Mary Ann Cluff.  In 1881 her father was described as a professor of music and captain in the Cambridge army, and in 1891 he was recorded as an organist and collector.  By 1901 Ethelberta was living at home and working as a school governess. She married Joshua Taylor on 7 July 1903 at All Saints’ Church in Huntingdon and the couple had at least three children: Joan (1904-), Dulcie Margaret (1907-2005) and Joshua Kenneth (1910-1999). Joshua worked in the family clothing store, and the family lived at Wykeham House, 35 Tenison Road until at least 1911, before moving to 1 Grange Road (1914 onwards).  She died aged 49 years old.

Joshua Alfred Taylor (27 September 1873 – 15 December 1926)

Joshua was the eldest son of Joshua and Mary Taylor, his parents ran a large clothing store with locations at 58-60 Sidney Street and 1 Market Street.  He grew up at 6 Trumpington Street (1881), Milton Road (1891) and Saxon Barns, Grange Road (1901) before marrying Ethelberta Cluff.

He received a grade 2 exemption from being called up for the War in 1918 on account of him being director and secretary of Messrs. Joshua Taylor and Co. Ltd.  The store marketed itself as selling military wear during the war years. Joshua Taylor Senior died in November 1922, and it is thought that Joshua took over the business with his brother Ernest.  He died of T.B. at the Papworth Everard Hospital in 1926 aged 53 years old.

Joshua Taylor Store c.1930



Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Ethelberta Carrie Taylor; Joshua Alfred Taylor