CFHS code : PL37

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of FRANCES beloved wife of JOHN HASLER d Dec 22 1876 aged 60 also the above JOHN HASLER d Dec [13] 1886 age 70

Monument : Headstone

Above information amended from the Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The Hasler headstone is in good condition though some parts of the inscription are hard to read. Photo 2016
Hasler headstone 2016


This headstone, in the parish area of St Paul, is located to the south of the southern access road roughly twenty nine rows from the water tap. It is intact but some parts of the inscription are difficult to read, due to erosion.


In Loving Memory of Frances
beloved wife of John Hasler died Dec 22 1876 aged 60 years

Also the above John Hasler died Dec [13] 1886 age 70

Herald the ………….. Jesus
And till the day
to Jesus
thy radiant sun

Frances Hasler (née Dean)(c.1816 – 22 December 1876)

Frances was born in Great Shelford and married John Hasler in 1842.  They had at least eight children: Maria (1845-), Sarah Ann (1846-1846), William (1847-1895), George (1849-1915), Sarah Ann (1851-), Frances Debnam (1853-1940), Frederick Watson (1854-1928) and Emily (1858-).  The family lived at 21 Gothic Street and John worked as a cabinet maker.

In May 1871 Frances was called as a witness in the inquest of 86 years old Sophia Lanceby, who was a neighbour on Gothic Street. The old lady had fainted and fallen in the fire, and her grand daughters had called for Frances to help them.  Frances had attempted to put out the flames but Sophia died of her burns at Addenbrookes Hospital.

Frances Hasler died in 1876 aged 60 years old.

John Hasler (c.1816 – 13 December 1886)

John was born in Saffron Walden, and by 1841 was lodging at Clement Lane, Cambridge and working as a cabinet maker. After he was widowed he went to live at 4 Bentinck Street (1881) and died there aged 70 years old.

John and Frances’ granddaughter Ellen Benton – daughter of Sarah Ann is also buried at Mill Road Cemetery.



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Frances Hasler; John Hasler