CFHS code : BO44

Parish : St Botolph

Inscription : In Loving Memory of THOMAS CHARLES HASLOP d Mar 28 1891 aged 36 also ELIZABETH HASLOP the beloved wife of the above d Jul 20 1930 aged 73 erected by direction of the wife ELIZABETH HASLOP

Monument : Headstone (fallen and broken)/Stone cross

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202868, 0.13751301 – click here for location

Haslop monument

Monument
This headstone, fallen and broken (with cross, according to the CFHS), in the parish area of St Botolph, is located in the centre circle, due north. The inscription is now largely indecipherable.

Inscription
[Inscription below derived from CFHS transcript:]

‘In loving memory of Thomas Charles Haslop died Mar 28 1894 aged 36’

‘Also Elizabeth Haslop the beloved wife of the above
died Jul 20 1930 aged73’

Erected by direction of the wife Elizabeth Haslop

Thomas Charles (or Charles Thomas) Haslop (1858-94)
Note: This man’s name appears on the headstone and in the St Botolph burial register as ‘Thomas Charles’ and as ‘Thomas’ on the 1871 census, whereas in the baptismal and marriage registers and on the 1861 and 1881 censuses it appears as ‘Charles Thomas’.

Thomas was baptized on 12 December 1858 at St Botolph’s Church, son of John Edward Haslop and Matilda Haslop of 4 Silver Street, Cambridge. John was a butcher. He and Matilda had at least eight children between 1857 and 1872, of whom at least two died in childhood.

Spalding’s street directory for 1881 lists for 4 Silver Street:

Haslop, Jno, butcher

Thomas was the third of the eight, and the second son. He seems to have inherited the business at 4 Silver Street from his father, and is described as ‘butcher’. Thomas married Elizabeth Unwin of Christmas Day 1879. The couple seem not to have had children. Thomas died young, aged 36, and was buried on 2 April 1894.

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Elizabeth (née Unwin) Haslop (c.1857-1930)
Elizabeth was the daughter of Alfred Unwin, carpenter, and Elizabeth Unwin, of 44 New Street, Cambridge. In 1871, aged 14, she was described as “apprentice seamstress”. She married Thomas Charles Haslop on Christmas Day 1879. She seems not to have had any children.

After Thomas’s early death in 1894, she took over the business, and was described as ‘butcher’, employing two men (both of whom are described as her ‘nephews’, Thomas J and Albert E Butler), and a domestic servant. She was still in charge of the business in 1911, aged 51, and presumably continued to be so without remarrying, since at the time of her death aged 73, she was still living at 4 Silver Street. She was buried on 23 July 1930.

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Sources:
St Botolph: baptismal register
St Botolph: marriage register
St Botolph: burial register
Census reports 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911

By Ian Bent

Elizabeth Haslop; Thomas Charles Haslop