CFHS code : BE106

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : In Memory of The Rev MATTHEW GENT MA sometime curate of St Benedicts d Dec 16 1857 age 30 also his mother MARY ANN GENT d March 19 1877 age 77

Monument : Ground slab

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202604, 0.13616861 – click here for location

Gent ground slab October 2017


In the parish area of St Bene’t, this slab is located to the west of the west path.  Interestingly it is at right angles to the path.


In Memory of
sometime curate of St Benedicts.
Who died Dec. 16. 1857. Aged 30

Also his mother MARY ANN GENT.
Who died March 19. 1877. Aged 77

Matthew Gent (d 1857)

Matthew was born in London. In the 1851 census he was a student and living with his mother at 9 Portugal Place, Cambridge.

Mary Ann Gent (d 1877)

Mary Ann was born in London. In the burial record her address was 15 Portugal Place, Cambridge and her age 78.

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Mary Ann Gent; Matthew Gent