CFHS code : AS330a

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Loving Memory of WILLIAM TODD d April 8 1879 aged 76 In Loving Memory of HARRIET TODD d Feb 16 1914 In Loving Memory of MARY ANN TODD d Feb 6 1916 In Loving Memory of name illegible d May 30 1908

Monument : Stone cross (fallen)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The east face of the cross in 2019


Located 3 monuments to the south of the north path just before it bends to become the west path. The cross was restored after the CFHS survey of 2002. The inscription is in good order.


east face
In Loving Memory of MARY the wife of William Todd
died April 19 1869 aged 73
Also the above named
WILLIAM TODD died April 8 1879 aged 76 

In Loving Memory of WILLIAM TOOD died May 30 1908

north face
In Loving Memory of HARRIET TODD died Feb 16 1914

south face
In Loving Memory of MARY ANN TODD died Feb 6 1916

Relationships mother, father and 3 adult children

Mary Todd née Gray (1796 – 1865)

Mary was baptised in Wittlesford in 1796. She was the daughter of John and Martha Gray.  On May 24th 1827 she married shoemaker William Todd. they had at least five children: William (1828), Harriet (1829), Mary Ann (1832), George (1835) and Charles 1839). The family moved several times before settling in Jesus Lane. Mary was working for one of the colleges in 1851 but was not working outside the home in 1861.  A student lodger, 25 year old  William Baldock  studying at Trinity collage was also living with the family. in 1861.
Mary’s  death was announced in the local paper.

William Todd (c 1803 – 1879) 
William was a shoemaker and originally from London. After Mary died he became an assistant at the Fitzwilliam Museum. in 1871 he was living at 24 Jesus Lane with his daughter Harriet who was listed as housekeeper, presumably for her father. Next door at no 24 was William Junior with his daughter now 16 and his sister Mary  Ann was acting as housekeeper. Thus the 2 unmarried daughters were able to keep both households going.
William died at the family home in Jesus Lane after a short illness. His death was announced in the local paper.

William Todd (15.4.1828 – 1908)

William was baptised in 1828. He became an upholsterer’s clerk. His younger brother Charles also became an upholsterer (1861 census).
On August 2nd 1853 William married Elizabeth Denny. Elizabeth’s father Thomas was choir schoolmaster at Trinity College.  They moved to City Road where Elizabeth died in April 1855 after the birth of their daughter Mary Ann Elizabeth, who survived.  Elizabeth was buried with her parents in the parish of St Paul in the south of the cemetery. We have not found a monument.
William died at 60 Jesus Lane aged 80

Harriet Todd (d 1914)

Harriet was baptised in June 1830 when the family were living in Downing Terrace. She was still at the family home 24 Jesus Lane in 1871 where she listed as a housekeeper.
Harriet died at 10 Malcolm St aged 85

Mary Ann Todd (5.4.1832 – 1916)

Mary Ann was baptised in Holy Trinity church when the family were living in Clement Place, Garlick (sic) Fair Lane* (now Park St.). She became a milliner.
Mary Ann died at 10 Malcolm Street aged 81

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by May Naylor

CFHS transcripts of parish & census records
British Newspaper Archive

Harriet Todd; Mary Todd; Mary Ann Todd; William Todd