CFHS code : ML30

Parish : St Mary the Less

Inscription : side 1 In Memory of JOHN HAZARD d August 21 1869 in the 88th year of his age side 2 In Memory of [Mrs] SARAH TRUSLOVE d October 1 1869 aged 91 side 3 In Memory of HENRY HAZARD d May 13 1866 in the 80th year of his age side 4 In Memory of [THOMAS ED]LESTON d August 3 1846 aged  [60]– ——– of the above [interred] in the churchyard also ———- of MARTHA  [ED]LESTON wife of the above d — F—— 187[3] aged [83]

Monument : 6ft High Square Carved

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202845, 0.13777535 – click here for location

Hazard, Leston and Truslove grave
Hazard, Edleston and Truslove monument



Relationship: siblings

John Hazard (1871 – 21 August 1869)

John was the son of Joseph and died at his home, 1 Camden Place Cambridge aged 88 years old.  The notice of his death in the Cambridge Chronicle and Journal said he was ‘formerly of Old Brentford, Middlesex’.

Sarah Truslove (née Hazard) (c.1778 – 1 October 1869)

Sarah married Joseph Truslove (1868-1845) on 14 January 1806 at St. Benet’s Church.  Joseph was a solicitor who worked for Messrs. Twiss and Marshall. Sarah died at 62 St. Andrew Street aged 91 years old.

Henry Hazard (c.1786 – 13 May 1866)

Henry lived at the Counting House on Mill Lane and worked as a coal and corn merchant. He ran a company called ‘Comings and Hazard’. He died aged 80 years old was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 18 May. The Cambridge Independent Press wrote a short obituary which read ‘Truly it may be said he was a fine old English gentleman, whose removal will be missed by all, but especially by the many recipients of his bounty. To any tale of woe or distress his care and his purse were ever open. But, like others whose bounty is boundless, he had neither wisdom or wariness of Solomon, and the consequence was that he was liable to be imposed upon by the plausible tales and unscrupulous appeals of the unprincipled. Still, taking him all in all it will be long, perhaps, before we look upon his like again’.  The Cambridge Chronicle and Journal printed a more charitable obituary saying ‘it would be fruitless to  attempt to describe the good qualities of the deceased gentleman. His kindness of heart was proverbial – he was incapable of anything mean and in all his transactions in business no one could be more honourable or straightforward.  He died at a ripe old age, and his memory will be long cherished and revered, for ‘take him for all in all, we shall never look on his like again”.

He left an estate valued at c£25,000 (£2m at 2019 values)

Martha Edleston (née Hazard) (c.1790 – 29 April 1873)

Martha was born in Cambridge and married Thomas Edleston (1786-1846) on 12 December 1814. Thomas was a solicitor and the couple lived at 1 Benet Place.  After she was widowed Martha continued to live at Benet Place and in 1851 was living there with a cook and housemaid and was described as being a ‘brewer’. In 1861 she was living there with her widowed sister Elizabeth (1787-1866).

She died at Benet Place aged 83 years old leaving an estate valued at  £70,000 (c.£5.3m at 2019 values).  After her death  the leasehold of 1 Benet Place was auctioned on 5 June and details said it was ‘fitted up with every regard to comfort, most desirably situated at the south entrance to the town, commanding a pleasant view of the ornamentally planted grounds of the Leys, with garden in the rear, planted with thriving fruit trees in full bearing’.  The leasehold had a term of c.26 years to run and ground rent was £10 per annum. Martha’s stockholding in the Cambridge University and Town Waterworks Company were also sold at the same auction, as were the contents of Benet Place.   The contents included: ‘two sideboards, couch, sofa, chairs and tables in rosewood and mahogany….excellent feather beds and bedding, Brussels and other carpets…and a Bath chair’.



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Martha Edleston; Henry Hazard; John Hazard; Sarah Truslove