CFHS code : ED112

Parish : St Edward

Inscription : base of cross In Loving Memory of WILFRED THOMAS TITTERINGTON b Aug 5 1903 d June 26 1907 kerbs EDWARD THOMAS TITTERINGTON d March 15 1922 age 63 also ALICE ELIZA TITTERINGTON d May 29 1956 age 91

Monument : Stone cross (broken)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203196, 0.1367385 – click here for location

Titterington monument 2017


The monument was restored sometime after the CFHS survey. It is in the second row east of the west path.


base of cross

born Aug 5 1903 died June 26 1907


EDWARD THOMAS TITTERINGTON died March 15 1922 age 63
Also ALICE ELIZA TITTERINGTON died May 29 1956 age 91

Edward Thomas Titterington ( 1858 – 15 March 1922)

Edward was born in Windermere, Cumbria.  His parents were John and Bettey [sic] Titterington and his father worked as a waiter at the Windermere Hotel. Aged 15 he was living and working in Liverpool for the Post Office.  This is perhaps where he met his first wife Helen Baker.  In 1881 aged 23 he was living at 12 College Terrace in Cambridge and working as a telephone engineer.  He married Helen Baker in Buckland near Dover, Kent on 2nd June 1883. Their son Edward John Goodall [1884-1957] was born the following year in Cambridge.  Sadly Helen died one week after giving birth and is buried in Mill Road Cemetery.

In 1890 Edward re-married to Alice Eliza Cross.  They lived at 117 Hills Road [1891] and later at 14 Lyndewode Road.    Edward continued to work as a post office telegraph engineer.  He and Alice had five further children Eric [1892 – 1971], Doris Margaret [1894-1943], Cyril [1897-1974], Wilfred Thomas [1903-1907] and Kenneth [1910-1951].

He died at 14 Lyndewode Road aged 63 years old, and leaving effects valued at £3,429.

Alice Eliza Titterington [nee Cross] ( 16 March 1865 – 29 May 1956)

Alice was born in Cambridge.  Her mother died when she was very young and she was raised by her father, first at 9 Free School Lane whilst he was working as a Librarian and later at the Cambridge Union Society where he was the chief clerk of the Society.   She married the widower Edward Thomas Titterington on 25 January 1890 at St Sepulchre church, when she was 25. In 1891 she living at 117 Hills Road with Edward and her step-son Edward John Goodall.

She was widowed in 1922 the day before her 57th birthday. In 1939 she is recorded as living at The Vicarage, 14 St Pauls Road and working as a housekeeper for two unmarried vicars.  She died at Chesterton Nursing Home in 1956 aged 91 years. She left effects valued at £5,873.  Alice outlived three of her five children.

Wilfred Thomas Titterington (5 August 1903 – 26 June 1907)

Wilfred was the fourth of the five children born to Edward and Alice Titterington.  He died aged 3 years.


By Claire Martinsen

Alice Eliza Titterington; Edward Thomas Titterington; Wilfred Thomas Titterington