CFHS code : AG482

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of GEORGE TAYLOR for 38 years Steeple Keeper at the church of St Mary the Great d 4 Oct 1915 aged 66 also wife SARAH ANN TAYLOR d 21 Dec 1920 aged 73 also of FLORENCE TAYLOR eldest daughter d 6 Nov 1932 aged 60

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.2030223, 0.13731757 – click here for location

Taylor monument May 2017

Monument

Hidden under a large bush close to the centre circle, in the parish area of St Andrew the Great. The headstone has fallen and only the lower half was found. The kerbs are still in place but badly eroded.

Inscription

In Ever Loving Memory of GEORGE TAYLOR
for 38 years Steeple Keeper at the church of St Mary the Great
died 4 Oct 1915 aged 66
Also his wife SARAH ANN TAYLOR died 21 Dec 1920 aged 73
Also of FLORENCE TAYLOR eldest daughter d 6 Nov 1932 aged 60

Lower half of  Taylor headstone May 2017

George Taylor (1848-1915)

George was born in Haddenham, Cambridgeshire, but not baptised until 1860 along with four of his siblings. His father was John Burdett Taylor originally from Soham, a glazier, plumber and  painter by trade. His mother Mary Ann was from Haddenham. The family lived on Main Street in Haddenham before moving to the High Street in Sutton.
George worked as a glazier and plumber for the firm of Fable & Ellis in St Tibbs Row, Cambridge. He was also chief bell ringer at the church of St Mary the Great in Cambridge town centre. He was remembered as a kind and loving father. He died at the family home in St Tibbs Row.

George and Sarah Ann were married at All Saints church, Milton, Cambridgeshire, on December 1st 1870 . They had eleven children, Florence, (1872), Alfred (1874), Herbert (1876), Charles (1879), Walter (1880), Emily (1882), Percy (1884), Ellen (1886), Lilly (1887), Ernest (1888-1892) and Emma (1891).

Sarah Ann Taylor (née Burton) (1847-1920)

Sarah was the eldest of the four children born to Wilson and Ann Burton. She was born and brought up in Church Street,  Milton, Cambridgeshire, where her father was an agricultural labourer. She died at the family home in St Tibbs Row.

Florence Taylor (1872-1932)

Florence was baptised in the church of St Andrew the Great, Cambridge on April 18th 1872. She grew up at 3 St Tibb’s Row and became a cook at the Perse School for boys. She died at the family home in St Tibbs Row.

George and Sarah surrounded by their family c1896

Back Row
Emily, Charles, Nell, Herbert, Walter

Middle Row
Florence, Emma, George, Sarah Ann (Sally), Alfred

Front Row
Percy, Lilly

This photo may have been taken in St Tibb’s Row. Note the rug used to protect the clothing.

Sources:
Free BMD
Family Search
CFHS parish transcripts

Edited by Mary Naylor with information supplied by a great granddaughter.

Florence Taylor; George Taylor; Sarah Ann Taylor