CFHS code : AL191a

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of DAVID HARVEY who departed this life Dec 10th 1894 aged 51 also of JANE MARY HARVEY wife of the above d August 10th 1935 in her 89th year

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



In loving memory of


who departed this life

Dec 19th 1894

Aged 51 years

In the midst of life we are in death

Also of


Wife of the above

Died August 10th 1935

in her 89th year

“At Rest”

David Harvey (c.1843 – 10 December 1894)

David was the son of agricultural labourer William Harvey and was born in Elmdon, Essex – a village 15 miles south of Cambridge. By 1861 he was living at St. Paul’s Walk in Cambridge and working as a college cook.  He married Jane Webb in 1871 and the couple had at least six children: Emily A (1872-), Ethel Anne (1873-), Florence (1875-1949), Ernest Webb (1877-1970), Edith Maude (1878-1967) and Sydney David (1881-1973).  In 1881/1891 the family were living at  Lander Cottage, 13 Histon Road.  In 1881 David was recorded as a cook, but he was not resident at the address when the 1891 census was taken.  In April 1882 he had been declared bankrupt.

By 1894 he was the landlord of the Waggon and Horses on Burleigh Street.  He died suddenly and an inquest was held into his death.  David had complained of a headache the previous night and when he woke on Monday 10 December he again complained of a headache and went back to bed.  When Jane went up to check on him at 11am he was still asleep, but later he was found to have died.  The cause of death was recorded as ‘apoplexy’ (haemorrhage or stoke). The post mortem found his brain to be ‘much congested, both ventricles filled with an amount of fluid, the lungs slightly diseased and he was suffering from pneumonia’.

Jane Mary Harvey (née Webb) (1846 – 10 August 1935)

Jane was born in Little Thurlow Suffolk, four miles north of Haverhill and was baptised there on 2 April 1847.  She was the daughter of John and Rebecca Webb and married David Harvey when she was c.25 years old.  After she was widowed Jane became the landlady of the Golden Rose pub on Emmanuel Street (1901).  She ran it with her daughter Edith and was still listed as the landlady in the 1904 Kelly’s Directory.  Jane died in Edmonton aged 88 years old, and it is thought she was living with her daughter Florence at the time she died.



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