CFHS code : MG68

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : open book Treasured Memories of a beloved husband GEORGE HASDELL ALLEN d Jan 26 1955 age 69 also his beloved wife AGNES ELIZABETH ALLEN d 8 May 1968 age 82 kerbs SARAH ALLEN d Aug 14 1929 aged 75 also FREDERICK HASDELL ALLEN d Dec 19 1933 aged 74

Monument : Open Book/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202141, 0.13790255 – click here for location

Allen grave
Allen monument 2015


This monument, an open book surrounded by kerb stones, in the parish area of St Mary the Great, appears intact.


Open Book

Treasured Memories of a beloved husband GEORGE HASDELL ALLEN
who entered into rest Jan 26th 1955 aged 69  years.
‘In God’s keeping’

Also his beloved wife AGNES ELIZABETH ALLEN
who fell asleep 8th May 1968 age 82


SARAH ALLEN who departed this life August 14 1929 aged 75

Also FREDERICK HASDELL ALLEN passed away December 19 1933 aged 74

Relationship: Mother, father, son and daughter in law

George Hasdell Allen (19 June 1885 – 26 January 1955)

George was the only son of Frederick and Sarah Allen and married Agnes Wallis in 1909 .  They lived at 102 Ainsworth Street and  George worked as a cabinet maker. They are not believed to have had any children and he died at home.

Agnes Elizabeth Allen (née Wallis) (13 December 1885 – 8 May 1968)

Agnes was the daughter of Sidney and Elizabeth (née Cousins)  and  lived at 12 Norfolk Terrace as a child.She died at Ainsworth Street aged 82 years old.

Sarah Allen (née Feary) (1854 – 14 August 1929)

Sarah was born in March and grew up at Church End.   She was the daughter of John and Sarah (née Chambers) and her father was an agricultural labourer.  Aged 26 (1881) Sarah was working as a cook for James and Emma Brittin in Grantchester and married Frederick Allen in 1884.  They had one son and lived at Ainsworth Street.  Frederick worked as a railway fireman (1891) and later as a railway engine driver (at least 1901 onwards).

Frederick Hasdell Allen (20 October 1859 – 19 December 1933)

Frederick was the eldest child of James and Hannah (née Hasdell) and brother of Caroline. He was born in Wisbech and baptised at St. Peter’s Church Wisbech on 13 November 1859, but grew up in Cambridge.  His father was a railway driver and Frederick followed in his father’s footsteps to work for Great Eastern Railway. He died at 102 Ainsworth Street in December 1933.



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Agnes Elizabeth Allen; Frederick Hasdell Allen; George Hasdell Allen; Sarah Allen