CFHS code : PL109

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Memory of JOHN WHITEHEAD d 19 April 1849 aged 60 also CATHERINE his widow 19 Nov 1859 aged 59 also FREDERICK remainder illegible

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



John Whitehead (c.1789 – 19 April 1849)

John married Catherine Taylor on 3 July 1824 at St. John’s Church, Manchester and they had at least four children: Mary Jane (1824-), Rev. Frederick William (1827-1895), Henry John (1829-1898) and Rev W.C. Whitehead. They lived in Manchester where he was the ‘surveyor of taxes’ and then moved to Cambridge where he was ‘receiving inspector of taxes for the counties of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Bedford, Northampton and Rutland’.  The family lived at Hills Road, and John died at home.

Catherine Whitehead (née Taylor)  (1800 – 19 November 1859)

Catherine died at 14 Panton Street Cambridge aged 59 years old. After she was widowed she moved to live with her sister Jane Sarah Taylor and her funeral took place on 22 November.

Frederick Ernest Whitehead (30 August 1860 – October 1863)

Frederick was the third son of Henry and Margaret Whitehead, grandson  of John and Catherine.  He was baptised on 23 September 1860 and grew up at Parson’s Court. He died aged 3 years old at Felbrigge, Hills Road and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 6 October 1863.

John and Catherine’s son Frederick William Whitehead was also buried at Mill Road Cemetery in 1895, but his grave has not yet been identified.



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Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Catherine Whitehead; Frederick Whitehead; John Whitehead