CFHS code : AL147

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JANE the dearly beloved wife of JOHN [LEVERAGE] CLARK d June [23] 1899 aged 61 also of JOHN LEVERAGE CLARK remainder illegible [died 30 October 1924]

Monument : Headstone (fallen)/Kerb stones

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Jane Clark (née Smith) (c.1838 – 23 June 1899)

Jane was born in Soham and married carpenter John Clark in 1865.  The couple first lived in Elm Street, and in 1871 Jane was working as a dressmaker.  The couple later had two sons: Ernest John (1873-1955) and Jesse Smith (1875-1921) and  1891 they had moved to live at 25 Prospect Row. Jane died aged 61 years old.

John Leverage Clark (1838 – 30 October 1924)

John was born in Soham and was the son of John and Charlotte (née Leverage) Clark. His father worked as an agricultural labourer, and by the age of 23 John was working as a carpenter. After being widowed he married Hannah Sophia Howe (1854-1907).  Hannah was a spinster, who had been working as a domestic servant prior to marriage.  In 1901 the couple were living at 25 Prospect Row. Hannah died in 1907 aged 53 years old.  John continued to live at  Prospect Row, and in 1911 was living there with widow Jane Eaton as his housekeeper – he was no longer working at this point.  He died at home aged 86 years old.



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Jane Clark; John Leverage Clark