CFHS code : HT253

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : IARO JOHN ROE BEETON d Jan – 1890 aged 50 also SUSANNAH BEETON sister of the above d Oct 13 1915 aged 80 also JOHN ROE beloved husband of ELIZABETH WEEDEN nephew of the above d ——— [23] 1944 aged 78 also ELIZABETH WEEDEN d Sept 27 1955 in her 90th year

Monument : Headstone (broken)/Kerb stones

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Beeton and Weeden headstone July 2018

Monument

This fallen headstone is located 1 row south of the south path and 6 rows east of the central path. The inscription is very eroded and the various sources have been used to complete it..

Inscription

In Affectionate Remembrance Of JOHN ROE BEETON died Jan 15 1890 aged 50

Also SUSANNAH BEETON sister of the above d Oct 13 1915 aged 80

Also JOHN ROE beloved husband of ELIZABETH WEEDEN nephew of the above d  Jan 27 1944 aged 78

Also ELIZABETH WEEDEN d Sept 27 1955 in her 90th year

“Eternal Rest”

Relationships Brother & Sister, their nephew and his wife
The name Weeden was also spelled Weedon.

John Roe Beeton (1838 – 1890)

John was the 2nd child of William & Hannah Beeton and was born in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire in 1838. His father died when he was young and the family moved to Cambridge where his mother ran The Shakespeare Public house in Sun Street.
John joined the Royal Navy, took, served in China then returned to Cambridge and worked as a grocer before marrying shoemakers daughter, Emily Rocket on March 24th 1868 at Holy Trinity Church. Then following in his mother’s footsteps became landlord of the Zebra public house at 80 Maids Causeway in 1869. He was also swimming master of the University Swimming Club. It was in this capacity that his death was recorded in the Cambridge Independent Press on January 19th.

Emily died in 1878 and 3 years later in 1881 he married 36 year old Maria Golding in the parish of St Andrew the Less. She died tragically  in 1889 when she drowned in the river Cam. Both wives are buried in this parish but we have not found a monument.

John died of Consumption, at the home of his sister Mary Ann, 32 Maids Causeway, just 6 months after his wife drowned. The newspaper recorded his age as 54 but his actual age would have been 52.

Susannah remained at The Zebra assisted by  niece Kate & nephew  Frederick  Weedon who eventually took over pub.

Susannah Beeton (1835 – 1915)

Susannah was the elder sister of John Roe. She gives her birth place as Stilton, Huntingtonshire.  In 1871 she was living at The Shakespeare public house 15 Newmarket Road, (Later renumbered to 44) where her widowed mother was the publican. It is not known why Hannah moved to Cambridge with her 3 children after William’s death but they may already have been connected to the trade in Market Deeping. Hannah was the licensee of the pub from at least 1851 until her death in 1870. Susan then took over the licence and in 1881 was helped by her nephew Frederick and niece Kate Weedon and in 1891 was still the publican. When she eventually retired she went to live with her nephew John Roe Weeden at 101 Hemmingford Road which is where she died at the age of 80.

John Roe Weeden (1865 – 1944)

John was the son of the youngest daughter of William & Hannah Beeton, Mary Ann. She had married Charles Deaming Weeden on December 24th 1858. Charles was a mechanic / gas fitter. Charles and Mary Ann are buried in the pariah of St Pauls but we have not found a monument.
John was brought up on Newmarket Road and became a railway guard.

John married Elizabeth Woodbine at Cambridge Registry Office on June 30th 1893. They both gave their address as 4 York St.

John was buried on February 2nd but we do not have the exact date of death. He had been living at 101 Hemmingford Road.

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Elizabeth Weeden née Woodbine (1866 – 1955)

Elizabeth was born in Bridge Road, Ely. She was most likely to have been the daughter of George & Mary Ann Woodbine who, by 1871 lived at Annesdale, in Ely. Her father was a labourer. In 1881 she was probably the Elizabeth Woodbine living in Chelsea and working as a servant to the Hall family. It is not known how she met John Roe.  She and John had no children.

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by Mary Naylor

Sources
CFHS Transcripts of parish & census records
https://pubwiki.co.uk/Cambridgeshire/Cambridge/ShakespeareInn.shtml
Family Search

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John Roe Beeton; Susannah Beeton; Elizabeth Weeden; John Roe Weeden