CFHS code : HS15

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : In Loving Memory of EDWARD BAXTER TWEED d Sunday Oct 15 1882 age 41 also HARRY EW TWEED youngest son of the above d Dec 16 1902 age 31 reverse: ILMO / SARAH ANN TWEED wife of EDWARD BAXTER TWEED / d March 1st 1929 / age 87

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.20241, 0.1374764 – click here for location

West face of headstone
East face of headstone



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who died Sunday Oct 15 1882.  Aged 41 years.

Also HARRY EW TWEED youngest son of the above
who fell asleep Dec 16 1902 aged 31 years

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In loving memory of SARAH ANN TWEED wife of EDWARD BAXTER TWEED
who passed peacefully away March 1st 1929. Aged 87 years.

“Holy Father. . . . Keep our loved ones . . . Neath Thy care.”

Edward Baxter Tweed  (1841 – 15 October 1882)

Edward was born in Brighton, and was the son of Edward and Mary Ann Tweed.    He married Sarah Ann Wallis at St John the Baptist Church in Shoreditch on 16th January 1866 when he was  25 years old.

Sarah and Edward had at least four children together: Laura Sarah [1867-1935], Rev Edward Martin [1868-1939], Harry Ernest Walker [1871-1902] and Emily Alice [1874-]. All the children were born in Cambridge, so  Sarah and Edward must have moved to the city soon after marriage.  Edward had maternal aunts in Cambridge who were victuallers on Jesus Lane, so had connections in the city.

In 1871 they were living at 39/40 Gold Street, and Edward was a brewer, and partner in a brewery.  By at least 1875 the family had moved to 55 Bridge Street, where Edward ran his business. On the 1881 census he is recorded as a ‘commercial traveller wine’ [sic].  He died at 55 Bridge Street aged 41 years old.  He left an estate valued at £293 19s.

Harry Ernest Walker Tweed  (March 1871 – 16 December 1902)

Harry was the youngest on of Edward and Sarah Ann Tweed.  He was born in Cambridge and was brought up at 55 Bridge Street. His father died when he was 11 years old. In 1891 he was still living at 55 Bridge Street with his widowed mother and siblings and was working as a clerk.

He married Maude Rowell in Chesterton in 1895 when he was 24 years old. They had one daughter Doris Maude Tweet [1896-1977] who was born in Stockton, Durham. Aged 30 [1901] he was running the Half Moon Hotel on Borough High Street in London.  He died there on 16th December 1902 aged 31 years old, leaving a widow and a six year old daughter.

Sarah Ann Tweed (née Wallis)  (c.1842 – 1 March 1929)

Sarah Ann was born in Cambridgeshire, and married Edward Tweed when she was 23 years old.   She was widowed aged 39 years old. She continued to live at 55 Bridge Street, and traded as a grocer [1891], and then a University Lodging House Keeper [1901 and 1911]. Her daughter Emily Alice helped her in running the Lodging House. She died at 55 Bridge Street in 1929 at the age of  87 years old. Her estate was valued at £709 7s and 5d.

Emily Alice who had lived with her mother her whole life, married Frederick George Morgan in Grantham later that same year.



by Claire Martinsen

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Edward Baxter Tweed; Harry Ernest Walker Tweed; Sarah Ann Tweed