CFHS code : ED153

Parish : St Edward

Inscription : In Memory of JANE HALL widow of the late THOMAS HALL (formerly of Glasgow) d 5.8.1905 aged 91 also ELIZABETH her sister beloved wife of GEORGE LEVER d 12.2.1906 in her 65th year also GEORGE LEVER d 22.1.1923 in his 83rd year

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203226, 0.13657895 – click here for location

Hall and Lever headstone


This tall, pointed Gothic-shaped limestone headstone with decorative carving and metal lettering, in the parish area of St Edward (Row III, grave A2), is located to the west of the western path 20 yards beyond the junction with the crosspath to the centre circle (heading north), two rows back, behind the Celtic cross of the Sennitt family. (Jane Hall is buried 10 feet deep, Elizabeth Lever 8 feet 6 inches deep, and George Lever 7 feet deep.)


In memory of Jane Hall
widow of the late Thomas Hall (formerly of Glasgow)
who died August 5th 1905 aged 91 years
“From a beautiful necessity, God is love in all that he doeth.”

Also Elizabeth her sister beloved wife of George Lever
who died February 12th 1906 in her 65th year
“Peace ‒ Perfect ‒ Peace”

And of George Lever
who entered into rest 22n

d January 1923 in his 83rd year.
“Until the day break.”

Relationship: Sisters and brother-in-law

Jane Beck Hall  (nee Cave) (4 December 1814 ‒ 5 August 1905)

Jane was born in Chatteris and was baptised there on 1st January 1815. She was the eldest daughter of John and Elizabeth Cave. John Cave was an agricultural worker. She married Thomas Hall at St Martin in the Fields, Westminster on 12th March 1850. It is not known when Thomas died, but Jane returned to Cambridge to live with her sister Elizabeth. She died in 1905, at 1 Brunswick Street leaving effects of £450

Elizabeth Lever (nee Cave) (21 April 1840 ‒ 12 February 1906)

Elizabeth was the youngest of John and Elizabeth Cave’s ten children. She was known as Lizzie. She was born in Chatteris, and grew up on Hive Lane (1851).  Aged 20 she was still living at home in 1861 and working as a milliner and dressmaker.

She married George Lever on 8th August 1867. They had at least six children:  Walter George (1870-1940), Susie Jane (1872-1945), Clara Elizabeth (1873-1958), Arthur Charles (1874-1954) and Edith Alice (1877-1966). George Lever worked as a painter and in 1871 he was employing one man and one boy in his business. The family were living at 19 Bentinck Street in 1871.  In 1881 they had moved to 4 Prospect Row and George was employing three men and one boy. They continued to live at 4 Prospect Row, and Elizabeth died there aged 75 years old.  She left an estate valued at £376 16s 10d.

George Lever (c.1840 ‒ 22 January 1923)

George was born in Cambridge and was the son of Joseph and Mary Ann Lever.  Joseph Lever ran a grocery shop at 17 Orchard Street, and George grew up there.  By 1861 he was working as a painter, and still living at home.  He was widowed in 1906 when he was 66 years old.  He continued to live at 4 Prospect Row, and died aged 82 years old in January 1923.

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By Ian Bent and Claire Martinsen

Jane Beck Hall; Elizabeth Lever; George Lever