CFHS code : HT505

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of SAMUEL FLINDERS d Feb 16 1897 aged 54 also of THEODORE ALEXANDER son of the above d Feb 16 1912 aged 49 also of EMILY FRANCES FLINDERS d Nov 26 1920 aged 76

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Flinders headstone February 2017


This headstone located in the parish of Holy Trinity stands under a large tree ten rows east of the central path and nine monuments north of the south path.


In Loving Memory of SAMUEL FLINDERS who died Feb 16 1897 aged 54 years

Also of THEODORE ALEXANDER son of the above who died Feb 16 1912 aged 49 years

“Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord”

Also of EMILY FRANCES FLINDERS who died Nov 26 1920 aged 76 years

Stonemasons mark

At the bottom of the stone on the left corner is the name of the stonemason.


Only a few monuments have been marked in this way. For some reason it was not thought correct.

Relationship: Husband and wife, son born to wife before marriage.

Samuel Flinders (1843 – 1897) 

Samuel was the third child of Thomas, a blacksmith, and Caroline. He was baptised in Great Gransden on July 16th 1843. When he was 13 years old both his parents died on the same day both had been suffering ill health. They were in their mid thirties and left eight children, five of whom were too young to support themselves. By the time he married Emily Flinders on September 8th 1871 Samuel was living in Corn Exchange Street, Cambridge and working as a brewer or plumber. In 1881 he was living with Emily, Theodore and Emily’s father Charles in Wellington Street and working as a painter and glazier. By 1891 they were living in Corn Exchange Street. In 1892 Samuel had an accident when working atop scaffolding it collapsed and the injury may have impacted the last 5 years of his life.

Theodore Alexander Tingey-Flinders (1862 – 1912)

The only child of Emily Tingey,  Theodore was born in London. Whatever his parentage it seems obvious that he was treated as a son by Samuel. After his mother’s marriage he became Theodore Alexander Tingey-Flinders.. He was a compositor in a printing house and lived with Emily and Samuel in Prospect Road. At the age of 27 he married Harriet Cash, a neighbour’s daughter. The wedding took place on August 12th 1889 at the church of St Andrew’s the Less on Newmarket Road. The couple had no children.

Emily Frances Flinders (née Tingey) (1844 – 1920)

Emily at her niece’s wedding in 1901.

Emily was the youngest of the seven children born to Charles and Ann Tingey. She was born in New Court off King Street, Cambridge  and baptised with two older sisters on April 28th at Holy Trinity Church. Her father was a baker and mother a laundress. It is not know when she went to London or who the father of her only child Theodore was, but she married Samuel Flinders in Cambridge in 1871. After Samuel’s death she moved to 1 Causeway Court off Newmarket Road. Samuel had left her enough money to live on which she supplemented by having a lady boarder. She left £324 16s 1d,  probate was granted to her niece Mrs Wallis and her sister’s husband Henry Charles Barrett.

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Emily Frances Flinders; Samuel Flinders; Theodore Alexander Tingey-Flinders