CFHS code : PL395

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of GEORGE BOLTON d June 12 1933 aged 78 also MARY ELIZABETH BOLTON d Dec 17 1918 aged 54 also their two sons who died in infancy

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The warehouse in Tenison Road. Photo Allan Brigham


This is a double grave with a single headstone which we have not yet been able to photograph.


In Loving Memory of GEORGE BOLTON d June 12 1933 aged 78

Also MARY ELIZABETH BOLTON d Dec 17 1918 aged 54

Also their two sons who died in infancy

George Bolton (1855 – 1933)

George Bolton was the sixth of the ten children born to Thomas and Charlotte Bolton of Union Road, Cambridge. George joined the family firm of furniture removals and storage.

George married Mary Elizabeth Whyman in Islington in 1887.  They had at least eight children:  Alice (b 1888), Tom (b 1890), George (1892-1892), Edith (b 1895), George (1899-1899), Jack (1901-1901), Olive (b 1904) and George (b 1907).

Three years after Mary’s death George married Elizabeth Florence Thomas of 78 Norwich Street, Cambridge. The wedding took place at St Paul’s church, Hills Road, on March 19th 1921.  When George died he was living at 110 Regent Street, Cambridge.

Mary Elizabeth Bolton (1864 – 1918) 

Elizabeth was the daughter of John and Alice Whyman of Magdalen Street, Cambridge. John was a cow keeper and dairyman. Her mother died in December 1864 and Mary was baptised three months later suggesting her mother died as a result of childbirth. In 1871 the two girls were staying with their paternal grandparents while their father was lodging with Alice’s parents in Magdalen Street. This was probably a temporary arrangement as by 1881 the family is reunited in a house in Castle Street with an aunt, Sarah Green.

According to the grave record book for the parish of St Paul there are three children buried here.

George Bolton (died July 1892 aged 4 months)

George Bolton (died February 1899 aged 4 days)

Jack Bolton (died August 1901 aged 11 months)

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Allan Brigham has written about the Bolton family business.
CFHS parish and census records transcripts

by Mary Naylor

George Bolton; Mary Elizabeth Bolton