CFHS code : AL407

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of MARY ANN beloved wife of E WORTLEY d 24 March 1899 aged 76 also of HARRY SAVILLE WORTLEY d 7 May 1888 aged 35 also of EDWARD WORTLEY beloved husband of the above d 14 Jan 1903 age 80

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The headstone in April 2021.


This headstone and footstone stand roughly 5 rows east of the central path and 4 monument south of the north path. The kerbstones are now buried under grass. The carved inscription is still legible in good light.

Inscription awaiting site visit

In Loving Memory of MARY ANN beloved wife of E WORTLEY who died 24 March 1899 aged 76 years

“Let us ……….

Also of HARRY SAVILLE WORTLEY who died 7 May 1888 aged 35 years

” —-

Also of EDWARD WORTLEY beloved husband of the above who died 14 Jan 1903 age 80 years

” —


Mary Ann Wortley (née Spriggs)  (1826-24 March 1899)

Mary was born in Cambridge and married Edward Wortley on 14 November 1848 at St. Andrew’s Church.  They had at least four children: Harriet Saville (1849-1853), Emily Saville (1852-1918), Harry Saville (1853-1888) and William Saville (1856-1940).  They ran a farm of 30 acres from 78 Newmarket Road  and it believed Mary died at home aged 76 years old.

Harry Saville Wortley (1853 – 7 May  1888)

Harry was the eldest son of Edward and Mary  and was baptised on 30 July 1865 at Cherry Hinton. – Edward and Mary baptised their three children on one day. Aged 18 he was working an ironmongers assistant (1871) and was later a general clerk at the gas works. He married in 1885 and lived at Abbey Road. Harry died at home aged 35 years old.

Edward Wortley (1822 – 14 January 1903)

Edward was born in Newborough, a suburb of Peterborough and was the son of farmer William and his wife Sarah. He was baptised on 16 February 1823 and married Mary Spriggs when he was 25 years old. After he was widowed he continued to live at 78 Newmarket Road with a housekeeper (1901) and died aged 81 years.



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Edward Wortley; Harry Saville Wortley; Mary Ann Wortley