CFHS code : PL116

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of WILLIAM HENRY TUNGATT b 21 Aug 1896 d 8 Feb 1900 ELIZABETH TUNGATT d 23 Dec 1923 aged 51 also WILLIAM JAMES TUNGATT d 6 Feb 1946 aged 75

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Inscription

William Henry Tungatt (21 August 1896 – 8 February 1900)

William was the eldest son of William and Bessie Tungatt, and died at 15 Cross Street aged 3 years old.

Elizabeth (Bessie) Tungatt (née Hiller) (1870 – 23 December 1923)

Bessie was born in Broadstairs, Kent, the second daughter of bricklayer George Hiller and Maria. She grew up at Flint Place (1871) ,1 Grafton House (1881)  and 25 High Street (1891) in Broadstairs. Aged 21 she was working asa  mother’s help and married William Tungatt in Cambridge in 1896.  The couple lived at 15 Cross Street had two sons:  William Henry, and Frederick James (1899-1971). William worked as a groom/fly driver (carriage driver) in a Livery yard. Bessie died at home and her funeral took place on Boxing Day 1923.

NB- Her age at death was recorded as 51 years old, but she was actually 53 years old.  After her marriage her age shows discrepancies to those recorded pre marriage.

William James Tungatt (1871 – 6 February 1946)

William was the son of George and Eliza and was baptised on 27 December 1875 at St. Paul’s Church.  He grew up at 13 Staffordshire Gardens and his father worked as a gas fitter.  In 1891 William was living with his aunt Ann Love at 19 Staffordshire Street. Ann ran a diary and Wiliam was working for her as a milkman. After Bessie’s death he continued to live at Cross Street and died there aged 75 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Elizabeth Tungatt; William Henry Tungatt; William James Tungatt