CFHS code : BO7

Parish : St Botolph

Inscription : side 1 illegible side 2 In Loving Memory of WILLIAM CRABB HALL JP d June — [1898] aged 60 side 3 In Memory of —- CHARLOTTE [F]ULLER HALL d Jan [11] [1861] aged [23] also of CECIL —— d March [11 1891]  aged [20] side 4 illegible

Monument : Plinth and Pillar (broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.20292, 0.13758871 – click here for location

Hall grave
Hall monument


This octagonal column, on a four-tiered square plinth, in the parish area of St Botolph, is located north east of the centre circle, beside the north-bound central path. The inscription is indecipherable in parts; the transcript given below is derived from that of the CFHS.

[side 1: illegible]
[side 2:]
‘In loving memory of William Crabb Hall JP died June [?] [1898] aged 60’
[side 3:]
‘In memory of Ethel Charlotte Fuller Hall
died Jan [11] [1891] aged [25]’
‘Also of William [illegible]
died March [11] [1891] aged [20]’
[side 4: illegible]

The grave register has been used to establish which members of the family are buried in the family grave.

William Crabb Hall, JP (1837-1898) – see also Life Story page

William, the son of John and Mary Hall, born 5 December 1837 and baptised 5 July 1838 at St Botolph’s Church, was a bookseller, publisher and printer at 51 Trumpington Street, Cambridge for at least the period 1861‒91.

He married Charlotte Martha Fuller on 13 August 1862, at All Saints Church, Cambridge. The couple had at least six children: Maude Mary (1864-1937), Ethel Charlotte Fuller (1865-91), Percy John (1867-1939), Rev. Gilbert Montague (1869-1937), Arthur Cecil (1870-1891), and Florence Emily (1872-1937).

"Elmhurst" Brooklands Avenue
“Elmhurst” Brooklands Avenue

By 1891, the family was living at “Elmhurst”, Brooklands Avenue (see illustration) and William died there aged 60 years. He was buried on 8 June 1898 and left an estate valued at £36,472 10d, 4s (c.£4.9m at 2019 values).

Ethel Charlotte Fuller Hall (1865-1891)
Ethel was the second child of William and Charlotte. At the time of her death in 1891 aged 25, she was still living with her parents at Elmhurst. She was buried on 19 January 1891.

Arthur Cecil Hall (24 November 1870 – 11 March 1891)

Arthur was the youngest of the three sons born to William and Charlotte. He went to Felstead School in Essex, and then to Peterhouse College in October 1888. He died aged 20 years old at Elmhurst and was buried on 14 March.

Charlotte Martha Hall (née Fuller) (c.1841 – 2 May 1903)

Charlotte was the daughter of John and Mary Ann (née Brewster) Fuller.  She was baptised at All Saints Church on 31 January 1841 and her mother died in 1842 when she was a year old. John Fuller was the cook at Caius College and she grew up on Jesus Lane, before marrying William Hall in 1862. After she was widowed she went to live at 47 Glisson Road (1901) and died at Lyndhurst Avenue.  She was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 6 May.

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


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Ethel Charlotte Fuller Hall; William Hall; William Crabb Hall