CFHS code : AS39
Parish : All Saints
Inscription : In Memory of THOMAS HALL only son of THOMAS IVATT HALL of Cottenham b Sept 3 1850 d Dec 5 1916 also SARAH ANN his widow d Dec 15 1923 age 86 also In Memory of PAGE WALLIS MRCVS b Jan 29 1827 d May 6 1891
Monument : Stone cross
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Monument 2 rows north of the east west path that runs through the parish. This monument was damaged in 2019.
In Memory of THOMAS HALL only son of THOMAS IVATT HALL of Cottenham
born Sept 3 1850 died Dec. 5. 1916.
Also SARAH ANN his widow d Dec 15 1923 age 86
Also In Memory of PAGE WALLIS MRCVS b Jan 29 1827 d May 6 1891
A token of our esteem from his friends
Relationship: brother, sister and brother-in-law
Thomas Hall (3 October 1850 – 5 December 1916)
Thomas was born in Cottenham and baptised there on 15th October 1850. He was the son of Thomas Ivatt and Ann Hall. Thomas was a farmer, who farmed 330 acres in Cottenham. He became a farmer, and after his fathers death in 1888 took over the running of the farm. In 1891 he was living in Cottenham with his widowed mother Ann. She died in 1892 aged 86 years old.
By 1901 he had retired from farming and was living with his sister Sarah Ann at 84 Hills Road. He continued to live at 84 Hills Road until his death in 1916 aged 66 years old. There is no record of him having married, nor had any children.
He died a very wealthy man, leaving an estate valued at £45,831 8s and 3d [approximately £4.6m at 2019 values].
Sarah Ann Hall [nee Sutton] (c.1838 – 15 December 1923)
Sarah was the illegitimate child of Thomas’s mother Ann, and was born before she married Thomas Ivatt Hall in 1950. Sarah married Page Wallis on 29th February 1860 in Cottenham when she was 22 years old. They lived at 8 Jesus Lane where Page was a vetinary surgeon from 1861 until at least 1891. By 1891 Page had retired, and he and Sarah were living at 10 Jesus Lane with two domestic servants and a sick nurse.
After being widowed Sarah lived with her half-brother Thomas Hall at 84 Hills Road. She died there in December 1923 aged 85 years old. She left an estate valued at £58,076 3s [£3.24 million at 2019 prices]
Page Wallis (29 January 1827 – 6 May 1891)
Page was the son of Thomas and Emma Wallis and was born in Haslingfield. He was baptised there on 14th September 1828. Thomas Wallis was a farmer of 114 acres, and employed 7 men. He trained to be a vet under Whitmore Baker at Dedham Hall, Essex and qualified on 11th May 1848.
Page married Sarah Sutton in 1860 when he was 33 years old. They lived at 8 Jesus Lane, and they did not have any children. By 1891 he had retired, and he died at home aged 64 years old. Newspaper reports of the time reported his death ‘after a long illness’ which perhaps explains the sick nurse who was resident at his home in April 1891. Newspapers also reported his long association with All Saints Church and that he had represented the church on old Improvement Board of Commissioners and the Cambridge Board of Guardians.
His funeral was reported at the time:
On Monday afternoon last, the remains of the late Mr. Page Wallis, Veterinary Surgeon, of Cambridge, whose death we had last week to record, were interred in the Mill-road Cemetery, amid many expressions sorrow from large circle friends. He was followed to his grave by his widow as well as by his brother and two sisters. The Vicar of All [Rev. J. A. Robinson) officiated, and was assisted by the Rev. G. C. Clements, Vicar of Hasingfield. The coffin was thickly covered with wreaths and crosses, and the funeral ceremony was attended a large number of the deceased gentleman’s fellow parishioners, and others of his many friends.
Source: Ancestry/Newspaper archives
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