CFHS code : CL135

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of BASS JACKSON d Jan 25 1888 age 79 MARY his wife d Apr 16 1891 aged 75 MARY E JACKSON d Sep 6 1939 aged 89 FLORENCE MAUD JOHNSON d Oct 3 1937 aged 82

Monument : Stone cross

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202449, 0.1382832 – click here for location

Jackson, Johnson and Yates monument August 2018


Located a few rows west of the eastern path. The inscriptions are in reasonably good order.


In Ever Loving Memory of BASS JACKSON died Jan 25 1888 age 79

MARY his wife died Apr 16 1891 aged 75

MARY E JACKSON died Sep 6 1939 aged 89 years

FLORENCE MAUD JOHNSON died Oct. 3. 1937 aged 82 years

GRACE MARY YATES their granddaughter died Oct. 20. 1900 aged 7 years

ALEXANDER FRANCIS JACKSON their only son died Nov 20 1921 aged 62

Bass Jackson (2 September 1808 – 25 January 1888)

Bass was born in Barnard Castle and baptised there on 9 June 1809. He was the son of ‘gentleman’ Benjamin Jackson and Grace (née Watson) and by 1841 was living in London and working as a silk mercer (trader). He marrried Mary Cave on 28 March 1846 in Marylebone and they had four children, three of whom are buried in the same grave: Benjamin Bass Matthew (1848-1849), Mary Elizabeth, Florence Maud and Alexander Francis.  In 1851 the family were living in Tottenham Court Road and he was a draper, then then moved to 57 Denbigh Street (1858-at least 1860) before relocating to Thorndon, near Eye  from c.1869-at least 1875. Thorndon was a large and scattered village with 701 inhabitants at the time and Bass was the postmaster/grocer/draper of the village.

In 1881 the family had moved to live at 2 Clement Passage (later known as Portugal Place) and Bass was documented as being a draper/lodging house keeper.

Mary Jackson (née Cave) (21 June 1815 – 16 April 1891)

Mary was born in London and baptised at St. Mary’s Church, Marylebone on 27 March 1817. She was the daughter of china dealer Mathew Cave and Elizabeth and  died at 1 Richmond Terrace aged  75 years old.

Mary Elizabeth Jackson (c.June 1850 – 6 September  1939)

Mary was the eldest daughter of Bass and Mary and was born in London.  She lived at 2 Clement Passage (1881) and then moved to live at 1 Richmond Terrace, off Thompson’s Lane (at least 1891 onwards).  In 1901 she was documented as being a Lodging house keeper and in 1911 as Trinity college housekeeper. She died at Richmond Terrace aged 89 years old. Her death was announced in the local paper.

Florence Maud Johnson (née Jackson) (1855 – 3 October 1937)

Florence is believed to have been married twice – to a Mr Yates and a Mr Johnson, but no marriage records have been found. In 1911 she was living at 1 Richmond Terrace with her sister Mary and brother Alexander and died there in 1937.

Grace Mary Yates (c.1883 – 20 October 1900)

Grace was the daughter of Florence Maud Jackson. No further information is known about her.

Alexander Francis Jackson (1858 – 20 November 1921)

Alexander was the youngest son of Bass and Mary and in 1891 was working as a hosier’s assistant for hosier/glover/haberdasher Hannah Cave in Fulham. Hannah might have been a relative of his mother.  In 1911 he was living at Richmond Terrace with his sisters and was documented as being an unemployed hosier.  He died at Richmond Terrace and was described on probate records as being a ‘retired hosier’.


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Alexander Jackson; Bass Jackson; Mary Jackson; Mary Elizabeth Jackson; Florence Maud Johnson; Grace Yates