CFHS code : HT356g

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ELLEN (NELL) dearly beloved wife of WILLIAM N JACOB b Oct 8 1864 d May 23 1918 also WILLIAM NEWMAN JACOB d Nov 5 1940 age 75

Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Jacob plinth February 2018


This monument, in the parish area of Holy Trinity, is located to the west of the east path in the south east corner of the cemetery.


east face

In Loving Memory of ELLEN (NELL) dearly beloved wife of WILLIAM N JACOB
Born Oct. 8th 1864. Died May 23rd 1918.

south face

Also WILLIAM NEWMAN JACOB died Nov 5 1940 age 75

Ellen (Nell) Jacob (née Taylor) (8 October 1864 – 23 May 1918)

Nell was the youngest daughter of Charles and Mary Ann (née Gardiner)  and grew up at Tennis Court Road. Her father was a builder, who was employing eleven men in 1871. She married William Jacob in 1889 and they had three children: Charles George (1891-1973), Ethel May (1893-1982) and Elsie Lilian (1895-1973).  William was a builder/undertaker and they lived at 54 Hills Road (1891) and then 31 Glisson Road (at least 1901 onwards). Nell died aged 53 years old and her funeral took place on 27 May 1918.

William Newman Jacob (4 February 1865 – 5 November 1940)

William was the son of George and Annie (née Newman) Jacob, and although born in Stoke Newington was raised in Cambridge from the age of 6 onwards. His father was a carpenter and the family lived at 17 James Street (1871) and 29 Hills Road (1881). William was a carpenter’s apprentice aged 16, but later worked as a builder. He was a trustee of the Romsey Town Wesleyan Mission Chapel and died at Glisson Road aged 75 years old.



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Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Ellen (Nell) Jacob; William Newman Jacob