CFHS code : CL47

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : In Loving Memory of AGNES ELIZABETH wife of JOSEPH WALTER JELLEY d April 29 [19–] also of JOSEPH WALTER JELLEY d June 15th 1954 aged 93 DORA M L COE d August 30 1941

Monument : Cruciform Coped stone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202372, 0.13807461 – click here for location

Coe and Jelley monument December 2017

Monument

Inscription

In Loving Memory of AGNES ELIZABETH
wife of JOSEPH WALTER JELLEY d April 29 1938

Also of JOSEPH WALTER JELLEY d June 15th 1954 aged 93

DORA M L COE d August 30 1941

“Lord Jesus give us grace
on Earth to love Thee more
In Heaven to see thy face,
and with thy saints adore.”

Agnes Elizabeth Jelley (née Coe) (1866 – 29 April  1938)

Agnes was the daughter of farmer Walter and Lydia (née Dare), sister of Kate and was born in Steeple Bumpstead. She was baptised there on 30 November 1866. Her father died in 1868 and she grew up at Old Park Farm (1871) then Freezes Farm, Steeple Bumpstead  (1881) with her mother and sisters. Agnes had an illegitimate children: Dora and by 1891 was living with her mother, Dora and sister Susanna in Great Shelford.   Agnes, Dora and her mother then moved to live at 1 St. John’s Road (at least 1901 onwards). She was running it as a Lodging House in 1911 and married widower Joseph Jelley in 1923. They continued to live at 1 St. John’s Road, where Agnes died aged  72 and her funeral took place on 4 May.

Joseph Walter Jelley (21 October 1860 – 15 June 1954)

Joseph was born in Chelsea, and was baptised at St. Luke’s Church on 18 November 1860. He was the son of William (1826-1916) and Emma (1829-1920) and grew up at Church Street, where his father was a butcher. Joseph also trained as a butcher and married Harriet Edwards (1862-1910) on 2 June 1884 at St. Peter’s Church, Cranley Gardens. They had two children: Walter James (1885-1914) and Mabel Caroline (1889-1965). Harriet died in Chelsea in 1910,  and in 1911 Joseph was living in Teddington with son Walter where both were recorded as being dairymen.  He married Agnes in Cambridge in 1923 and in 1939 was living at 1 St. John’s Road with her sister Kate and daughter Dora. He died at Addenbrookes Hospital aged 93 years old.

Dora Mabel Lilian Coe (30 May 1885 – 30 August 1941)

Dora was born in Ely and was Agnes Coe’s daughter. She went to Park Street Higher Grade School and won a punctuality and conduct prize at the 1898 school prize giving. In April 1900 she once again was awarded an attendance prize for four years od perfect attendance.  She also won third prize in that year’s school cookery competition for her ‘fancy pudding’. Dora worked as a secretary and it is known she sailed to the ‘Dutch East Indies’ in August 1928. In 1939 she was seeking work, and died at 1 St. John’s Road.

Sources:

Ancestry

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Dora Mabel Lilian Coe; Agnes Elizabeth Jelley; Joseph Walter Jelley