CFHS code : AS197
Parish : All Saints
Inscription : In Loving Memory of EDWARD HALL d Feb 13 1919 aged 75 reverse In Loving Memory of ELIZA HALL the beloved wife of EDWARD HALL d Dec 31 1899 aged 56 also EDITH MARY EWART the beloved wife of JOSEPH EWART b Oct 31 1873 d Dec 10 1901
Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
In Loving Memory of EDWARD HALL d Feb 13 1919 aged 75
In Loving Memory of ELIZA HALL the beloved wife of EDWARD HALL
Who departed this life Dec. 3.1 1899 aged 56 years.
“Abide with me, fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens, Lord with me abide.”
Also EDITH MARY EWART the beloved wife of JOSEPH EWART
born Oct. 31. 1873. died Dec. 10. 1901.
“Day by day the voice saith enter thine eternal home. Asking not if we can spar this dear soul it summons there.”
Relationship: Husband, wife and niece
Edward Phillip Hall (1844 – 13 February 1919)
Edward was the son of George and Mary Ann (née Martin). His mother died in 1849 and he grew up with his father and two siblings at Old Red Lion Yard, off Bridge Street (1851). Edward worked at Trinity College for over 50 years and in 1861 was lodging with Sarah Shadbolt at 4 St. John’s Back Lane.
He married Eliza Curtis on 31 December 1867 in Kingston, Cambridgeshire. They went to live at 28 Park Street (1871) and then at 4 Jesus Lane (at least 1881 onwards). They did not have any children of their own, but raised their nephew Thomas Carter (1876-) and Edith Mapson (1873-). After he was widowed he lived with Edith and another niece Eliza Carter at Jesus Lane (1901). Eliza was still acting as his housekeeper in 1911, and Edward was said to have died ‘very suddenly’ aged 75 years old. He was still employed by Trinity College when he died.
His funeral took place on 17 February and it was reported that ‘several of his old friends met outside his house, 4 Jesus Lane where he had lived for some years and others at the chapel to pay a tribute of respect to his memory’.
Eliza Hall (née Curtis) (4 September 1842 – 3 December 1899)
Eliza was born in Kingston and baptised there on 11 September 1842. She was the daughter of agricultural labourer James and his wife Frances. She died at 4 Jesus Lane aged 57 years old (although her grave monument reads 56 years).
Edith Mary Ewart (née Mapson) (31 October 1873 – 10 December 1901)
Edith was the daughter of John and Susan (née Hall) Mapson and was born in Stansted. She was baptised on 25 January 1874 at St Mary the Virgin and St. John the Evangelist church in Stansted Mountfitchet. Her mother died in 1878 and she was then raised by her maternal uncle and aunt at 4 Jesus Lane. She married Joseph Alexander Ewart (1872-1951) on 12 July 1899 at All Saints’ Church. Joseph was a credit draper (a draper who sold goods on credit). Edith died at 4 Jesus Lane aged 28 years old.
by Claire Martinsen
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