CFHS code : AG475

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Affectionate Remembrance of ANNE wife of WILLIAM FOOTITT b 30.10.1818 d 8.1.1877 also WILLIAM FOOTITT husband of the above d 5.1.1891 aged 70

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202988, 0.13732853 – click here for location

Footitt grave
Footitt headstone



Anne Footitt (née Peach) (30 October 1818 – 8 January 1877)

Anne was born in Thetford in Norfolk.  She married William Footitt in 1857.  They had one daughter: Alice Louisa (1858-1946).  The family lived at 3 Drummer Street and both Anne and William worked as ‘college servants’. It is not known which college Anne worked in.

She died in Cambridge aged 58 years old

William Footitt (c.1822 – 5 January 1891)

William was the son of William and Rette (sic) Footitt.  His father died when he was a child, and he grew up with his mother who worked as a laundry woman.  William worked as an assistant to Mr R.D. Lenton, who was the cook of Christ’s College.  In 1846 he appeared as a witness in a trial relating to fifteen stolen chickens, which were subsequently sold on to Mr Lenton.  He married Ann Peach when he was 35 years old.

Although he was recorded as working as a college servant on the census returns of 1861 and 1871, by 1881 he was working as a general labourer. In 1880 he was living at 3 Spotted Leopard Passageway (otherwise known as Goss’ Passageway) which lay behind the Spotted Leopard Pub on Bridge Street. He lived there with his sister Betsy Easton.  He died in January 1891.



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Anne Footitt; William Footitt