CFHS code : AS74

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Memory of JOHN LEEKE d Jan 28 1927 age 68 also JANE LUCAS LEEKE d June 21 1936 age 77

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Inscription

John Leeke (1858 – 28 January 1927)

John was born in Oswestry, Shropshire, but grew up in Liverpool. He was the son of dock worker Thomas Leeke and his wife Caroline. He married Jane Fuller in Cambridge in 1881 and the couple had ten children: Ernest (1882-1950), John (1884-1956), Mildred Victoria (1887-1968), Emma Payne (1889-1966), Horace (1890-1910), Sidney (1892-1916),  Lilian (1893-1981), Owen (1897-1950) and one further child who died as an infant.

John worked as a bricklayer and the family lived at Belgrave Road (1889) 1 Burnham Cottage, Mill Road (1891) and then at 11 Natal Road (at least 1901 onwards).  John and Jane’s son Horace committed suicide at Natal Road in April 1910 as a result of mental ill-health and their son Sidney died in the 1st World War. John Leeke died at home aged 68 years old.

Jane Lucas Leeke (née Fuller) (1858 – 21 June 1936)

Jane was baptised at St Paul’s Church on 26 December 1858 and was the daughter of Joshua and Ann (née Haggis) Fuller.  She grew up at 8 Doric Street and her father worked as a painter.  She married John Leeke when she was 22 years old.  After she was widowed she continued to live at 11 Natal Road and died there aged 77 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Jane Lucas Leeke; John Leeke