CFHS code : HT392a

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of AMOS WILLOUGHBY STANFORD d Dec 19th 1916 aged 53 also of ELLEN ADA STANFORD d Oct 16th 1939 aged 68 and HARRY WILLOUGHBY STANFORD d 10th July 1952 aged 58

Monument : Headstone (fallen)/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Stanford monument September 2018


Hidden under a tree in the centre of the parish of Holy Trinity.


Sacred to the Memory of AMOS WILLOUGHBY STANFORD
died Dec 19th 1916 aged 53 years

Also of ELLEN ADA STANFORD died Oct 16th 1939 aged 68 years

And HARRY WILLOUGHBY STANFORD died 10th July 1952 aged 58 years

Amos Willoughby (known as Willoughby) Stanford (1863 – 19 December 1916)

Willoughby was the son of Ward and Mary Ann Stanford. He was born in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire and grew up at Fishers Lane, Orwell where his father worked as an agricultural labourer (1871). In 1881 the family had returned to live at The Moor in Melbourn and Willoughby was also working as a farm labourer.  By 1891 they had moved to Argyle Street, Cambridge and Willoughby was documented as a labourer. He married Ellen Lee in 1892 and they had at least eight children: Henry Willoughby (1893-1952), Florence Daisy (1896-1893), Constance May (1897-1898), George Charles (1901-1974), Stanley Albert (1906-1990), Elsie (1909-1986), Edwin John (1911-1997) and one more child who died as an infant. Willoughby worked as a  corporation carman (delivery driver) and Ellen worked as a bedmaker and they lived at 4 Portland Place (1901) then 2 Tabernacle Row (1911). He died at home aged 53 years old.

Ellen Ada Stanford (née Lee)  (29 March 1871 – 16 October 1939)

Ada was born in Great Abington, the daughter of George and Harriet. George was an agricultural labourer and before her marriage to Willoughby, Ellen was working as a domestic servant. After she was widowed she moved to live at 60 Suez Road where she died in October 1939. The funeral took place at Mill Road Cemetery chapel on 19 October.

Henry (Harry) Willoughby Stanford (11 June 1893 – 10 July 1952)

Harry was the eldest child of Willoughby and Ellen and aged 18 was working as a cycle repairer. He served as a  private in the Suffolk Regiment in World War One from June 1915 to October 1918 .By 1939 he was working as a railway signalman and living at 60 Suez Road with his mother, sister Elsie and Elsie’s family.



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Amos Willoughby Stanford; Ellen Ada Stanford; Harry Willoughby Stanford