CFHS code : HS29a

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : In Loving Memory of GEORGE TITMUSS the beloved son of WILLIAM & KATE TITMUSS d June 15 1905 aged 15 also ALFRED TITMUSS d April 9th 1913 at Pietermaritzburg Natal aged 27 also KATE GODDARD the beloved wife of WILLIAM TITMUSS d March 22 1916 aged 63 also In Loving Memory of WILLIAM TITMUSS husband of the above d Dec 1935

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey 



George Titmuss (1889 – 15 June 1905)

George was the son of William and Kate and was born in Hitchin.  By the age of 12 he had moved to live at 22 Thoday Street in Cambridge and died aged 15 years old.

Alfred Titmuss (1885 – 9 April 1913)

Alfred was George’s elder brother and was also born in Hitchin.  Aged 16 he was living at Thoday Street and working as a shop assistant.  It is not known why or how he came to be in South Africa where he died aged 27 years old.

Kate Titmuss (née Goddard) (1852 – 22 March 1916)

Kate was born in King’s Lynn and was the daughter of John and Sarah (née True).  She grew up in Terrington St. John (a village between King’s Lynn and Wisbech) where her father was the station master (1861) before moving to Hitchin to work in service (1871).  Kate married William Titmuss in 1878 and they had eight children: William Goddard (179-), Walter (1881-), Alfred, Kate Louisa (1887-), George and a further three children who died as infants.

William was a fireman on the railway and later worked as an engine driver.  The family lived in Hitchin until at least 1891 before moving to live at 22 Thoday Street. Kate died in Cambridge aged 63 years old.

William Titmuss (1854 – 9 December 1935)

William was born in Hitchin and is believed to have been the son of William and Sarah. He was baptised at St. Mary’s Church, Hitchin on 31 July 1857. His father was a railway labourer and aged 16 William was also working as a labourer. He married Kate when he was 24 and after he was widowed married Alice Cooper (1871-1954) in 1917. William died at their home  at 105 Burnside, Mill Road aged 81 years old.

Alice Titmuss continued to live at 105 Burnside and died there in 1954.



by Claire Martinsen

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