CFHS code : HS27

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JAMES ALEXANDER b July 7 [1837] d July [7][1908] also [MARGARET ALEXANDER] [b Jan 17 1888] d Aug 10 1889 In Loving Memory of FANNY ALEXANDER d July 16 1911 age 64

Monument : Stone cross (broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202425, 0.13763811 – click here for location



James Alexander (7 July 1837 – 7 July 1908)

James was born in Cliddesden, Hampshire (a village just south of Basingstoke) and baptised there on 6 August 1837.  He was the son of agricultural labourer Alexander Alexander and his wife Amelia and aged 24 was also working as an agricultural labourer.  He married Fanny Weston in Sulham, Berkshire on 4 November 1880 and the couple moved to Cambridge to run Lodging Houses at 15 Jesus Lane (1881), 61 Park Street (1891/1901) and then 7 Warkworth Street.  The couple had two daughters: Henrietta (1884-1962) and Margaret (1888-1889).  James died at Warkworth Street aged 71 years old.

Margaret Alexander (17 January 1888 – 10 August 1889)

Margaret died at Park Street aged one year.

Fanny Alexander (née Weston)  (1847 – 16 July  1911)

Fanny was born in Sulham, Reading and  was the daughter of James and Kezia – Kezia died when Fanny was 2 years old and she grew up with her agricultural labourer father and siblings in Sulham. Aged 26 she was working as a housemaid to Rev. George Deane, the Vicar of Bighton, near Winchester, which is perhaps where she met James Alexander.   In April 1911 she was still running a Lodging House from Warkworth Street iwth the hlep of daughter Henrietta, and died in July the same year.



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Fanny Alexander; James Alexander; Margaret Alexander