CFHS code : AS108
Parish : All Saints
Inscription : In Memory of JOHN GILLAM BELL d July 24 1863 aged 72
Monument : Ground slab
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.203592, 0.13675747 – click here for location
The slab is part of AS109 They appear to belong to one grave. The inscription is clear but partly inaccessible.
In Memory of JOHN GILLAM BELL d July 24 1863 aged 72
John Gillam Bell (c.1792 – 24 July 1863)
John was the son of William and Sarah (née Gillam) Bell. He took over the seed/corn business of his Uncle John Gillam in December 1822. The business was based at Peas Hill and was said to be an ‘old established seed, corn and salt warehouse’. John married Eliza Robson and they had one son: John Gillam (1826-1859). It is thought that Eliza died as a complication of childbirth in early March 1826.
From at least 1845 John was living at 11 Emmanuel Lane. In 1851 he was recorded as being a farmer of 21 acres, and employing 6 staff. In 1861 he was living with his sister in law Sarah Robson and two servants. He died aged 72 years.
by Claire Martinsen
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