CFHS code : MC5

Parish : St Michael

Inscription : In Affectionate Memory of JOHN KITTRIDGE b June 21 1847 d Janry 27th 1922 also of LOUISA ANN wife of above d Jan 8th 1931 in her 83rd year also of FREDERICK GEORGE aged 13 months ANNIE SOPHIA aged 15 days infant children of the above

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202509,  0.13793486 – click here for location

Kittridge grave
Kittridge monument

Monument

This headstone faces east stands half way between the east path and the central path, in the south east corner of the parish of St Michael.

Inscription

In Affectionate Memory of JOHN KITTRIDGE born June 21 1847 died Janry 27th 1922
“The souls of the righteous are in the hands of God.”

Also of LOUISA ANN wife of above died Jan 8th 1931 in her 83rd year

Also of FREDERICK GEORGE aged 13 months
ANNIE SOPHIA aged 15 days infant children of the above
“Jesus said suffer the little children to come unto him.”

John Kittridge (1847 – 27 January 1922)

John was the son of Edward and Mercy Kittridge and was baptised at St. Clement’s Church on 18 July 1847.  His father died when he was three years old and John grew up  at the Nine Pin pub on Thompson’s Lane, which his mother ran. He married Elizabeth Muggleton (1851-1875) in 1870 and they had two daughters: Eleanor Mercy (1872-1947) and Louise Emmeline (1873-1940). Elizabeth died in early 1875 aged 24 years old, and John married for a second time in 1876 to Louisa Flack.

John worked as journeyman upholster (1881) as an upholsterer and tobacconist and then as a tobacconist and cigar merchant.  He and Louisa had eight children of their own: Henry John (1877-1950), Charles Edward Flack (1878-1944), Ada Mary (1880-1972), Frederick George (1883-1884), Anne Sophia (1884-1884), Herbert Hugh (1885-1957), Ernest Robert (1885-1972) and Florence Annie (1888-1981).  The family lived at Green Street (1881/1891), St Andrew’s Terrace (1901), 9 Parkside (1911) and then at 19 Glisson Road.  He died at Glisson Road aged 74 years old.

Louisa Ann Kittridge (née Flack) (c.1848 – 8 January 1931)

Louisa was the daughter of shoemaker Robert Flack and his wife Ann Maria (née Muggleton). Both her parents died when she was young and by 1871 she was living at 23 Green Street with three of her siblings and working as an assistant in a hosiery shop. She married widower John Kittridge when she was c.26 years old. After she was widowed she continued to live at Glisson Road and died there at the age of 82.

Frederick George Kittridge (c.1883 – February 1884)

Frederick died at 6 Green Street aged 13 months old. He was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 13 February.

Annie Sophia Kittridge (August 1884)

Annie died aged 15 days old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 18 August 1884.

Related monument AL466 John’s sister-in-law and baby nephews 

Sources:

Ancestry

Parish Burial register

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Annie Sophia Kittridge; Frederick George Kittridge; John Kittridge; Louisa Ann Kittridge