CFHS code : PL262

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of MARY ANN wife of WILLIAM TAYLOR d Apr 14 1883 age 54 also WILLIAM ARTHUR son of the above d Jan 24 1874 aged 17 WILLIAM TAYLOR beloved husband of the above d Feb 28 1894 aged [63] also AMELIA TAYLOR

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Relationship: Mother, father, son and daughter in law

Mary Ann Taylor (c.1829 – 14 April 1883)

Mary was born in Hingham, Norfolk but little else is known of her early life. She married  William Taylor and they had at least five children: William Arthur (1856-1874), Mary Ann (1858-1934), Frederick Albert (known as Fred) (1860-1945), Charles Horace (1863-1939) and Kate A (1868-). In 1861/71 the family were living at 24 Regent Street, where William ran a pub. By 1874 he was a bootmaker and they lived at 12 Norwich Street. Mary died at Norwich Street aged 54 years old.

William Arthur Taylor (1856 – 20 January 1874)

William died at Norwich Street aged 17 years old. Parish burial records show that William was buried in a grave two rows to the west and just commemorated on his parent’s grave monument.

William Taylor (c.1830- 28 February 1894)

William was born in Castle Camps, fifteen miles south east of Cambridge. In 1851 he was living at 7 Warwick Street, Cambridge where he was a shopman for shoe and bootmaker William White. After he was widowed he lived at Norwich Street with daughter Kate, who acted as his housekeeper. William died at home aged 64 years old and his funeral took place on 28 February (meaning the inscription on the grave monument is probably incorrect).

William and Mary’s grandson Bertie Kerrison Southgate is also buried at Mill Road Cemetery

Amelia Taylor (née Jakes) (1862 – 12 May 1924)

Amelia was born in Willingham and baptised there on 21 June 1867 when she was 5 years old. She was the daughter of Jonas and Elizabeth (née Badcock) and grew up in Willingham where her father farmed 31 acres of land.  Aged 19 she was living at 52 Hills road and was working as a needlewoman. She married Fred Taylor in 1886 and they had one daughter: Olive Maud (1887-1962). Fred trained as a bootmaker and had worked with his father prior to marrying Amelia.  In 1891/1901 the family were living at 14 Norwich Street, and Fred was working as a college porter, Amelia as a dressmaker. From at least 1911 onwards they lived at 7 Regent Street. Amelia died at home aged 62 years old and her funeral was held on 15 May.

Fred married widow Nellie Blanche Chapman (née Staples) (1887-1959) in 1925.  By 1939 he had retired and was living at 36 Norwich Street with Nellie. He died at Fulbourn Hospital on 8 August 1945 and is thought to have been buried elsewhere.



Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen 

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Amelia Taylor; Mary Ann Taylor; William Taylor; William Arthur Taylor