CFHS code : AG462
Parish : St Andrew the Great
Inscription : In Loving Memory of THOMAS GRAY d June 14th 1900 aged 57 In Loving Remembrance of ELEANOR GRAY wife of THOMAS GRAY d 20th September 1920 aged 73
Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This cross stands on the west of the path under a large tree, to the north of the centre circle.
‘In Loving Memory of THOMAS GRAY who died June 14th 1900 aged 57 years’
‘In Loving Remembrance of ELEANOR GRAY wife of THOMAS GRAY
Who died 20th September 1920 aged 73 years’
Thomas Gray (19 January 1843 – 14 June 1900)
Thomas was the son of Thomas and Rebecca Gray and was baptised on 19 February 1843. His father was a shoemaker and he grew up at 3 Sussex Street. At the age of 18 he was a Private in the army posted in Portsea, Hampshire but by April 1871 had returned to live with his parents and was working as a shoemaker along side his father. He married Eleanor Peck on 20 June 1871 and the couple had two sons: William Ernest (1872-1934) and Thomas Cecil (1877-1956). After marriage Thomas worked as a rate collector and the family lived at 6 Church Street (1881) and then at 11 Emmanuel Road (at least 1891 onwards). He died at home aged 57 years old.
Eleanor Gray (née Peck) (1847 – 20 September 1920)
Eleanor was baptised at All Saint’s Church on 29 August 1847 and was the daughter of Edward and Ann Peck. She grew up at 8 Malcolm Street and both her parents were college servants. After she was widowed she ran a lodging house from 11 Emmanuel Road (1901) and in 1911 lived with her niece Emily Bennett at her lodging house in Regent Street. Eleanor later moved to live at 40 Norton Road in Letchworth, and died at the Three Counties Asylum in Arlesey, Bedfordshire.
by Claire Martinsen
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